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Midknight
05-26-2006, 11:03 PM
After taking the advice of some folks in the IRC room saying that it was great, I got aholf of the movie and watched it...

It rather sucked more nuts then a starved squirrel with a bottomless stomach let loose inside a acron stockpile.

The movie seems so fake and they try too hard. I've seen better camera work done on some Discovery channel documentaries. Nick Cage constantly talking over the scenes got old really fast. Nothing happened that I gave a flying shit about.

The Interpol agent hunting him was painful to watch, and included some of the worst acting I've seen throughout the movie.

Lord Ravenclaw
05-27-2006, 12:57 AM
What did you expect from a movie named "Lord of War"?

The Dark Monarch
05-27-2006, 12:59 AM
give it some credit its actually really good @ 2am in the morning when there's nothing on TV.

Midknight
05-27-2006, 10:39 AM
What did you expect from a movie named "Lord of War"?

/me slaps Raven

I was actually told it was good by some folks whose opinions I respect enough to trust, heh

His acting was horrible, it was like he was on speed the entire movie. The bit I liked was when his brother goes apeshit and blows up one of the weapons trucks, and the warlord's men kill him, Nick Cage's character looks devestated, but still does the deal.

The rest of it just looks like they phoned in the acting.

ip82
06-01-2006, 12:32 PM
I actually liked this movie. It gave me an interesting view on the whole arms trafficking thing. Any movie where I learn something is good in my book.

But I agree that the acting was bad, especially Cage's. Interpol agent wasn't so bad, actually. Also, some of these characters tended to go all emo at the sight of firearms, especially Cage's wife (that twist with her figuring out secret arms stash and going all berserk was totally OOC).

Oh, and that scene from the start, with a bullet traveling from factory to its victim was so cool.

Syn
06-01-2006, 02:28 PM
didn't this come out a couple years ago with johnny depp?

oh wait, that was Blow.

same difference.

Midknight
06-01-2006, 06:59 PM
I actually liked this movie. It gave me an interesting view on the whole arms trafficking thing. Any movie where I learn something is good in my book.

But I agree that the acting was bad, especially Cage's. Interpol agent wasn't so bad, actually. Also, some of these characters tended to go all emo at the sight of firearms, especially Cage's wife (that twist with her figuring out secret arms stash and going all berserk was totally OOC).

Oh, and that scene from the start, with a bullet traveling from factory to its victim was so cool.

Yeah I agree with the entry scene.

The whole african dictator thing was a bit of a stretch with the batshit insane son wanting the gun of Rambo, but the scene where he gives in and screws the whore, and then remembers at the end to ask her about AID's was a good bit seeing how low he'd sunk.

His wife going into the cache was stupid, especially when they'd made a big deal about how he could spot a helicopter trailing him a thousand + feet above his head, but not a fucking car following him into a deserted area.

The interpol agent just seemed to me like the guy was high on speed, his skin seemed greasy, and he was really twitchy.

ghst.san
06-09-2006, 04:05 AM
Can't help it but I liked that movie. Sure the acting wasn't great but I like the storyline. Especially the end. That agent hunts him for years and when he is finally able to catch him he is simply covered by some high ups. But Nicolas cage didn't win, he has basicly lost everything.