Lord of War
Posted by isilanes on July 6, 2006
They say, “Evil prevails when good men fail to act.” What they ought to say is, “Evil prevails.”
Yesterday I watched Lord of War… and what a movie it is!
I was a little worried that this could be one of Cage‘s bad actings, because I have a kind of love-hate relationship with this guy. I like most of his characters, but some of them are not well played, kind of not very believable.
However, in this movie Cage acts quite well, as do all other actors and actresses. The movie is very well made, with a photography, and specially a soundtrack, that helps telling the story quite beautifully.
However, the main point of the film is its truthfull, even cruel, portrayal of not only the weapon smuggling, but also the corruption and complicity of the “respectable” governments, and casts a dark shadow over the humanity as a whole, I believe. All that is accomplished through the speech of the main character, Yuri Orlov (Cage), a Ucranian immigrant in the USA who becomes the world’s biggers arm trafficker. Orlov tells us everything about his life as a smuggler, his moral degradation, his perception of the world, how the whole arm business works…
This movie is a definitive must-see, if you want to open your eyes to some sad truths. If you don’t, just go watch Superman and enjoy the good white American boy saving the world, the democracy, the right to bear arms, the land of the free, and the home of the brave.