By Ryan Parsons | Images property of Lions Gate Films
Lord of War
Everybody-- listen up! I have a major suspicion
that the one film to be completely looked over for the month of September
is Nicolas Cage's Lord
of War. I don't know if it is the fact that this film
touches on a taboo political subject, if the film is under-marketed or if
the trailer just didn't impress, but I have been getting multiple reports
claiming that Lord of War is the shit [in the best possible sense].
Check out this latest review and movie stills to see what I mean.
Lord of War Stills
The good people over at AICN
have recently posted their first review for the upcoming film Lord of War
starring Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan, Ethan Hawke and Ian
Holm. They claim that this film is everything anybody could hope it to be
and, judging by what I've seen so far, I couldn't hope for any better.
Lord of War is a wild ride, a healthy
mix of comedy, drama, sex and disturbing images that doesn’t play around
– it goes right for the jugular and never apologizes. Harsh, gritty and
ballsy, the film gains its power and significance from the almost completely
detached narration of Nicholas Cage (Yuri) who seems more concerned with
explaining the ins and outs of the Gun Running trade than he ever is with
the ramifications of his product’s ownership. Yuri’s a scumbag, but a likable
Yuri Orlov gets some tips.
'You buy now and get employee discount and cash back'
Nicolas Cage and Jared Leto
Aside from the aforementioned problem of the seemingly tacked on opening and closing credit sequences, I have zero complaints about the structure, performances and writing of this film – although others may.
The biggest issue, also brought up in this review,
is the fact that Lord of War only shows one side of international
arms dealing; therefore making it a little biased. However, if you can enjoy
the film for what it is, then you may just be praising this Lord
on September 16th.
To read the entire review for Lord of War, head over to Aintitcoolnews.