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(Film) Lord of War

I finally got round of watching Lord of War starring Nicholas Cage. Now I've been possibly an overly harsh crictic of Mr Cage but I have to be honest that I think he has actually done some very good films. I think it was initially his voice that wound me up but some of the films he's been in have helped combat that by just being good films.

Lord of War is a good film. Not great but certainly on the positive side of the spectrum.

I'll try not to be so harsh on Mr Cage in the future (although I will say I didn't like the trailer I saw for Ghost Rider the other day...but that's because of the style and effects rather than starring old Nick).

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angusabranson
Oct. 5th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
I'd forgotten he was in the remake of The Wicker Man and also in World Trade Centre - but then neither of those are films I would have considered seeing anyway.

I wasn't a big fan of the Ghost Rider character in the first place so maybe that's influenced me but I did feel the film looked a bit OTT on CGI. Saying that, I'll probably still go and see what it's like. Some films can look very stylised and feel odd for the first few minutes and then seem perfectly natural once you've settled into them (ala V For Vendetta).
dan_g
Oct. 5th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
By all accounts however feel free to rattle your sabre against Cage's remake of 'The Wicker Man'. For which Empire magazine had this to say (paraphrase);
"The biggest suspence in this movie is waiting to find out if they tacked on a hollywood happy ending."
pwca
Oct. 5th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
Nicholas Cage Movies
I must admit to not being a fan of Nicholas Cage, but then the actor is never the reason that i want to see a movie. I usually base my decision upon the director.

Anyway, do check out Ridley Scott's Matchstick Men, a really good little movie that also stars Sam Rockwell. I always thought Cage's acting was comprised of too many ticks and quirks, but here they are put to excellent use.

As to the new version of The Wicker Man, I really wish that Nicholas Cage had been around in Margate to be thrown onto the burning man made of rubbish.
angusabranson
Oct. 5th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Nicholas Cage Movies
Matchstick Men was a good film. I did enjoy that :)
doktor_xombie
Oct. 5th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
I don't hate Nick Cage, but rather am indifferent. I was at first upset that he was cast as Ghost Rider, but seeing as how he should have a flaming skull for a majority of the movie it might not be that bad. It does look like it may be way to CG laden but so was Blade II and I actually liked that movie. Guilty pleasures, what can you do?
angusabranson
Oct. 5th, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC)
I reckon after the first few minutes I might stop noticing the CGI and just be taken along with the film. I'm hoping so anyway as I'm not keen on films where the CGI really stands out as imposed. I prefer it to look real and natural even if it is fantastical. I just dislike it when it's badly done and looks false/wrong.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 5th, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I myself prefer old school visual effects. If CG disappeared I would not be too upset in truth.

Actually I've nailed down the reason for my excitement that there's a Ghost Rider film on the way. I can't wait for the inevitable deluxe reprints of the Ghost Rider graphic novels. Now these may be available now, I don't know. It's been years since I followed comics too closely. Plus it's not something I'm likely to hunt for online, but if say my local bookstore were to stock them, I'd probably be too tempted to pass them up.
gabby2600
Oct. 5th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
Lord of War is one of those nice little low budget films. I just picked up the special edition.

As getting fake guns was so expensive, they acutaully baught msot of the weapons of arms dealers used them in the film and sold them back. Even the plane belonged to an arms dealer.

It's kinda amuzing that they baught 3000 AKs then sold them afterwards.
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