Lord of War is just one of Cage’s finest – granted I volley with the important Deputy Dog eyed lug – but here the lad shines. And that’s in no small part because of the great writer/director Andrew Niccol’s potential to rattle the comfort zone of yours with his big brotheresque (think Gattaca or Truman or maybe Simone) stories and the intelligence of his to cast a non rattler in the lead a part of a huge ol’ world class rat rattler.
Story goesYuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage is actually from the old neighborhood. Though it is not the jolly Goodfellas’ marina & Dino tinged roadways of mobster lore. It is the Russian mob’s landoschevitz aka “Little Odessa,” and those wiseguys place the capital T in difficult.
Yuri decides in the beginning he is gonna be 1 of them; it is status, glam, and money because of this lad – regardless of what part-o-the-soul it gnaws away
Because of the cold war and all of the weapons laying waste, Yuri discovers a grand profession in running weapons. Selling to smaller hate filled individuals who decide they’ve an advantage when holding an Uzi. Yuri might care less about what is truly being completed with the product of his; he is disattached himself from the direct result of the deeds of his many, many years ago, and it is living “the American Dream.”
We watch in half horror as this planet of negotiating’ tween the tough guys, as well as the war profiteers usually means to an end comes clearly to life. There is a moral lesson here – as well as the film’s a tad wise, with a hearty slaps of deep socio comical undertones (like the Tradewinds, it is going to carry several and some will stay away from the breeze of truths)
Yuri is a multi layered fella. He is a family male, and nevertheless the adaptation of his to operating as a person would promote facial kitchen area cabinets to the world’s stable dictators and would be wanna be and warmongers is actually chilling. You cannot help but know, clearly, this guy or perhaps gal is over there as I sort. One of the more deep scenes (in my humble all knowing opinion) happens when Yuri announces he has never sold arms to Osama Bin Laden. Nevertheless, before you are able to breath out that there is a soul anywhere in this cold when charming faade, he states, it’s really’ cause the guy’s checks are likely to bounce.
Interpol agent Valentine (Ethan Hawke) tries in an all-too-true approach to get Yuri as well as the cohorts of his; the reality of the futility and also the chase of the change is actually a tad frustrating, as you immediately feel this’s not fiction ablazon before you on a sixty foot screen.
Bridget Moynahan is actually “Yuri’s” moll. She is a beauty with a burgeoning career here. Mr. Ian Holm shows as an especially uber creepy ying to Cage’s yang, Jared Leto is actually huge as Yuri’s go along brother, Hawke’s his adorable scruffy small self, and of particular note is actually Eamonn Walker as a heartless, driven dictator that steals each and every scene he graces!
Mantort Nicolas Cage is quite calminghe’s similar to a chamomile tea of actors; loaded with taste, but delightfully wonderful. And you will need Nic’s weighty steeped approach here folks;’ cause Niccol does not play tidily winks with the emotions of ours – he grabs you and says, “THIS Is actually HAPPENING!”
Go, run, and find out the film. It is truthful and smart too to be nearly long