Lord of War Critical Review


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Technosavant
June 23, 2006, 03:45 PM
OK, I just saw the Lord of War movie (I was waiting for Netflix; I wasn't interested in giving them REAL money). Although I realize there have been a few threads with comments already posted, I just feel the need to post my own critical review. It is a MS Word document, attached below.

My conclusion:
Guns in the hands of evil people can cause great suffering, but those same weapons in the hands of honorable people can alleviate that same suffering. This is the point that the film ignores, and ultimately, suffers for it.

Feel free to read it, critique it, or ignore it. I just felt it therapeutic to write it.

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Commissar Gribb
June 23, 2006, 05:56 PM
ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!

excellent review.

mljdeckard
June 24, 2006, 05:32 AM
Yes, exactly. I've been in the IMDB.com forum for this film for months, trying to convince people in Europe that George Bush has nothing to do with bad people bribing Russian officials to sell Russian guns to civil wars in Africa. In the 1980s and 90s.

BigFatKen
June 24, 2006, 05:02 PM
I just removed it from my Netflix Queue.

Firethorn
June 24, 2006, 08:23 PM
I remember that when watching the movie, saying that many of the problems with genocide would have been alot less if everybody had the weapons.

Keeping weapons away from the badguys is pretty much impossible. The best you can do is make sure the good guys are as well armed.

hoji
June 24, 2006, 09:05 PM
Thanks for the review.

dman4384
June 24, 2006, 09:26 PM
I just saw the movie last weekend myself.

Its a bit strange. I found some of the presumptions and the message of the movie ridiculous and insulting, yet I enjoyed the movie and find it to be a good but misguided movie.

Taken as fiction is fine. The problem is that somepeople soak this stuff up like a documentary.

No_Brakes23
June 25, 2006, 12:30 AM
I just removed it from my Netflix Queue.

It is still worth watching, if only for the decent cinematography. I love the slo-mo of the Kalashnikov in the Afghan desert.

Linux&Gun Guy
June 25, 2006, 08:43 PM
I loved the movie! It was well done all around.

The message I got from it was that if guns were not around people will use something else and that killing is an important part of humans and will be around whether or not there are guns.

And it also showed the wonderful capitalistic instinct of the arms dealer.

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