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  • Overall, Lord of War proves that Nicolas Cage still has what it takes and that interesting films are still possible

    • by Stephen Filippelli
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      Starring: Nicolas Cage, Bridget Moynahan, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke, Eamonn Walker, Ian Holm, Sammi Rotibi, and Yevgeni Lazarev.

      Directed by: Andrew Niccol.

      Lord of War is a highly entertaining and smart political crime thriller. This was made in 2005? Wow, that’s hard to believe amidst 99.9% of the garbage that is churned out these days. The film stars Nicolas Cage who plays


      as Yuri Orlov, an illegal arms dealer who’s trying to climb up in the business of selling weapons. Joining him is his brother Vitaly (played by Jared Leto). Before they got into selling illegal arms, they were first slaving away in the restaurant business.

      Director Andrew Niccol clearly sets this film apart as one of the unique right from the get-go ...


      • with the opening sequence in which we, from a bullet’s point of view, see how bullets are made, manufactured, shipped off, and used (the sequence ends as we, the bullet, are fired out through a rifle and into a little boy’s head).

        The entire story of Lord of War spans over five different periods of war which include the Soviet

        War in Afghanistan, Somali Civil War, Sierra Leone Civil War, Lebanese Civil War, and the Second Liberian Civil War. Also notable is Nicolas Cage’s main nemesis in the film played by Ethan Hawke, Jack Valentine, an Interpol agent who cannot be bribed whatsoever. Overall, Lord of War proves that Nicolas Cage still has what it takes and that interesting films are still possible.




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