A biting satire focusing on the failures associated with Afghanistan War, David Michod's War Machine is a story of ego and hubris, detailing a idiosyncratic general thrown into an unwinnable situation, fighting an enemy that is unquantifiable and undefinable. War Machine is honest and cynical, comedic yet depressing, using this general as a vessel to expose the absolutely absurdity of this war, and the perpetual state of it. Respectful towards the men and woman whom serve, War Machine showcases a man in General Glen McMahon who is well-intentioned but destructive, a pawn to the larger interests. In a way he eventually becomes a tragic character, a man whose ego and desire to gain respect and admiration leads him into a no-win situation, one which inevitably leads to his fall from grace.
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