Worth A Look
Lord of War is a light, fast paced movie that poses a question on the morality of actions, but doesn't allow it to to get bogged down. Its light and easy viewing, with great performances from Cage and Leto.
I like Nic Cage. He's starred in a lot of 'duds', but when he chooses the right vehicle (Leaving Las Vegas, Lord of War, National Treasure), he can produce the goods.
Due to his profilagate lifestyle, which resulted in unpaid taxes of $20 million or so, he's gone into overdrive, churning out such turkeys as Bangkok Dangerous, Stolen, Trespass, Ghost Rider and a few others, to keep the IRS off his back. Cage had to sell some of his most prized assets, such as his English castle, his Bavarian castle, an island in the Bahamas, homes in California, Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York, one of his yachts, a gulfstream jet, and a few of the 50 luxury or sports cars he owns. When you've earned $150 million, you can indulge in a few luxuries.
Lord of War is good fun. Give it a shot.
Name: Lord Of War
Director: Andrew Niccol
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Jared Letto, Ethan Hawke.