“War Dogs” takes theaters by (desert) storm

Nicholas Ronk, Reporter

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Warner Brother’s most recent film “War Dogs” is a must see for all action-and-based-on-true-story film fans. It contains the perfect amount of action and drama with humor. The film, starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, with an assist from Bradley Cooper, most certainly exceeded my expectations.

“War Dogs” shares  the rags-to-riches tale of two 25-year-old Jewish kids from Miami looking for a way to make it big. Efraim Diveroli, played by Hill, makes his way into the arms-dealing business with his uncle and moves back to Miami to give his childhood best friend David Packouz (played by Miles Teller) the opportunity of a lifetime. The two become very successful as “war dogs,”, people who supply guns to the military and other militias without ever having to set foot on the battlefield.

The movie did a phenomenal job explaining the complicated and ambiguous process of arm dealing. The constant change of scenery, whether lounging on a Miami beach or driving a convoy through “the triangle of death” while being chased by the Taliban, keeps you both visually and emotionally entertained with humor, action, and even suspenseful moments.

I would compare the film to “The Wolf of Wall Street, but with a much more serious approach. “War Dogs” follows the same formula,  from the beginning of their fortune, to their peak, and then their fall. However, it has much less vulgarity, humor, and exaggeration than “The Wolf of Wall Street.

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