A lot of critics do not like this bold film. They accuse it of being a second-rate Dr. Strangelove. But how can War, Inc. be a second-rate Dr. Strangelove when its very content is completely different? The content of War, Inc., which stars John Cusack as 21st-century hitman for a privatized intelligence agency, is political from beginning to end. Kubrick's movie is ultimately apolitical. What makes one work political and another not? To be political is to care about human association, to care about the being-with-others. This is precisely the matter of War, Inc.and the anti-matter of Dr. Strangelove.

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