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Coriolistic Anachronisms | Movie night in Vancouver – Lord of War

Coriolistic Anachronisms


Movie night in Vancouver – Lord of War

"While private gunrunners continue to thrive, the world’s biggest arms suppliers are the U.S., U.K., Russia, France and China.

They also are the five permanent members of the U.N. security council."

These two sentences appearing before the end credits of Andrew Niccol’s Lord of War are probably the strongest message of the whole movie. The intention was right but the result is weak. Important theme chosen, good questions asked, correct answers offered (or the lack thereof), but without sufficient power and through a moderate drama intensity diluted by the somewhat comical narration of Yuri (Cage).

However the acting is good, the photography excellent and the soundtrack, superb. Worth watching, even if only to have seen it.

"It’s so easy, even a child can use it; and they do."

[Yuri about the Russian AK-47 assault rifle.]

1 Comment

  • jeeves

    We all know it, we live in that kind of
    world where everybody has access to all
    information. Unfortunately, we leave it
    at that : we content ourselves with knowing. So few go one step further :

    Comment logged on 2006-3-16

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