Toronto Mike

Lord Of War

A Movie Reel

Lord of War: 6.5 out of 10.

Let's just say, I expected worse.  It was kind of neat before it sort of lost its way.  There was one scene, however, that was unintentionally hilarious because it was the most forced line I've heard in a while.

Nicholas Cage is an arms dealer who brags about selling to the worst of the worst.  He'll sell to anybody, it doesn't matter who they're killing.  He'll sell bombs, guns and grenades to anyone except Osama Bin Laden.  Selling to Bin Laden wouldn't sit right with the American theatre goers.  Here's the line Yuri Orlov throws at us early in the flick.  "Back then, I didn't sell to Osama Bin Laden. Not because of moral reasons, but because he was always bouncing checks."

See, Orlov is still bad, but OBL kept bouncin' them cheques.  Now it's okay to like Orlov for being so bad.  I feel better, do you?

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