★★★★ Watched 22 Jun, 2006
All of Andrew Niccol’s films set a mirror to modern society. Whether it’s the issue of genetic engineering (Gattaca), the neglect of the entertainment industry (S1m0ne), or the international arms industry, which is supposed to statistically kill fewer people than tobacco and alcohol. Nicolas Cage excels in his role as a shrewd and commercially unsurpassed immigrant and international arms dealer, but he attracts us with his bitter black humor, despite the intellectual arrogance with which he defends even the most unjustifiable acts. Recently, more and more films that try to present a certain issue through a fictional story are built on statistics and intertwined with cognitive information that contributes to a more pronounced sense of reality.
This review was published in the June 2006 issue of Slovene financial magazine “Manager”.