Lord of War

I was sympathetic to the viewpoint of the movie against arms dealing. However, Lord of War became too full of clichés even for me. Thus, I rate it 5/10.

I watched Lord of War in the plane on our trip to Pakistan. Yes, I am far behind in my movie reviews.

Lord of War was on a topic made for me. I think the perniciousness of the military hardware industry and dealers (as well as countries) was well on display in the movie and coincided well with my views on the subject.

The movie started out well. However, later it got too clichéd. Instead of making its point subtly or even normally, it decided to hammer it in with a sledgehammer. That didn’t go too well.

Overall, I would rate Lord of War 5/10.

Author: Zack

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4 thoughts on “Lord of War”

  1. Hi,

    Surprised that you only gave it a 5. I thought that artistically it could have been better – only a 6 on that score. However, in terms of plot and being a challenging piece of work it was 9-9.5 . I found the fact that it didn’t have a cliched ‘hollywood’ ending to be one of the most satisfying parts of the film.

    rm

  2. Kianoush:

    Since you have watched it on board, what is the correction factor? 1.5 ?

    Watching it on the plane definitely meant I did not enjoy it as much as I could have. I would say the correction factor might be up to 1.

    Are you out of town?

    No, just busy.

    reformist_muslim:

    I found the fact that it didn’t have a cliched ‘hollywood’ ending to be one of the most satisfying parts of the film.

    I found the ending to be cliched actually. I guess we were expecting different things.

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