In an effort to monopolize the opportunities a war-torn nation offers, a corporation's CEO hires a troubled hit man to kill a Middle East oil minister.
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As part of their attempts to satirize the market economy, the filmmakers wallpaper scenes with billboards, URLs, and corporate logos and pay lip service to well-known fast-food chains and products. Of course, these in-your-face ads are meant to be distasteful rather than effective.
Plenty of smoking, social drinking, and drunkenness. Hints that the Tamerlane soldiers are kept wired and violent through drugs.
Many uses of "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," and the like.
No nudity, but much talk, mostly about the character of a young pop princess with Britney Spears attributes. She calls herself a "whore," dresses in revealing outfits, puts a live scorpion in her panties (writhing lasciviously as a boyfriend obligingly tries to remove it), and tries to seduce the much-older main character. There's talk of her making a possible sex video.
Lots of shooting, both in close-up execution-style assassinations and crowds being riddled with bullets on the battlefield. Sometimes bullets are even sprayed at civilians for "laughs." Many bomb/grenade/missile explosions. Hand-to-hand combat, martial-arts style fighting, and one character killed with a spike through the head (after his finger is bitten off). A quadriplegic is tortured with hot sauce in the eyes. A threatened decapitation.
Parents need to know that although this film is technically a comedy, it's a dark one, and there's plenty of violence -- including gory fights and assassinations and people (including unarmed civilians) dying in bloody gunfire. Swear words also fly like shrapnel. Former tween star Hilary Duff plays a singer who sells her sexed-up image to the masses, dressing, singing and behaving (in her own words) like a "whore." The film satirizes giant companies that, with Washington D.C. firmly in their pockets, launch and manage an Iraq-style war purely for profit, with a mindless media repeating their lies about "freedom" and making the world a safer place. Soldiers (who are for-hire militia members, rather than U.S. Army troops) are portrayed as violent and drugged-up.