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The Best Movie You Never Saw: Lord of War


No disrespect intended for Nicolas Cage, who I remain a fan of, but 2005 was the last great year for him as an A-list star. This was before the tax troubles that forced him into accepting too many roles that were beneath him, and, at the time, he was one of the biggest stars on the planet. Skillfully juggling commercial projects with more artistic ones, such as this and the same year’s The Weather Man, Cage was on an amazing roll at the time. LORD OF WAR was a pet project of his, with him able to play against type as the cold-blooded, amoral Yuri Orlov (a composite character based on several arms dealers, including the now incarcerated Viktor Bout).

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HRoach616620d ago

Did people really not see this movie? This movie is actually phenomenal. Nic Cage gave a great performance. One of his last really good ones before he went of trail. Granted he's still made a few really good movies but they are sparsely peppered in with the many bad ones.
Jared Leto was really good in it. First movie that made me go, okay this guy can actually act his ass off. He was decent in fight club but that was all I really knew him from otherwise.
It's a good movie. Couple other surprise actors show up that weren't massive stars at the time.
Movie has kind of a Guy Richie vibe to it.

If you haven't seen it go see it. It's on my top 10 list for sure.

HRoach616620d ago

Also watch Kingdom of Heaven. That's another amazing but under appreciated movie.

Aldous_Snow620d ago

Thought it was crap. Nic Cage has done some great movies... (The Rock, Con Air) but his voice just puts me to sleep.

Porcelain_Chicken619d ago

His voice puts you to sleep? Honestly that sounds like a personal problem and not anything to do with the movies or actor currently in question! xD

I personally loved Lord of War. It is definitely a movie that flew under the radar. It released in a time where Nick Cage was on the downside of his career so I can see why people were wary of it.