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Lord of War Critical Review

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Technosavant, Jun 23, 2006.

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  1. Technosavant

    Technosavant Member

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    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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  2. Commissar Gribb

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    ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!

    excellent review.
     
  3. mljdeckard

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    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.
     
  4. BigFatKen

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    thanks

    I just removed it from my Netflix Queue.
     
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    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.
     
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    Thanks for the review.
     
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    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.
     
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    It is still worth watching, if only for the decent cinematography. I love the slo-mo of the Kalashnikov in the Afghan desert.
     
  9. Linux&Gun Guy

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    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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