|Title:||Lord of War|
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|09.19.05||Cinemark Pflugerville|| Due to QT6, I missed a couple first-run opening weekends so I am now playing catch-up. I'd heard that this movie was good and while I no longer really trust Nicolas Cage to deliver anything, I still had a glimmer of hope based on Niccol's Gattaca (perhaps this is because I never got around to seeing S1m0ne)... The movie is about a big-time gun runner, using him as an antihero and making the conventionally "good" guys (interpol, ATF) into antagonists that get their come-uppance at the end. I can see why some don't care for a story like this since it asks us to sympathize with this guy who sells guns to terrorists, but the movie actually makes several really pat moral statements about how crappy his life actually is and how he's really just an animal driven by greed and pride. I'm honstly not really sure if i see the point and execution of this movie as good or bad.|
The big picture aside, there are a few little filmic trickshots that are pretty entertaining, and regardless of what the story actually is, it's told pretty well. Nicolas Cage does better in here than expected... Not bad for a Hollywood movie, I guess. At least it says something, even if that something's really muddled and alternately subversive and conservative.