“Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua puts together a sound piece of pro-war propaganda in the idealistic, paper-thin plot of “Tears of the Sun.” There is enough genocide and ethnic strife ravaging the world where a film focusing on such could certainly cull the atrocities from reality, or create carnage in a fictitious Anywhere.

Todd Weiser
Courtesy of Columbia

Instead of using Hollywood’s accepted norm for fictional war films (tyranny encompasses a nonexistent nation) – “Tears of the Sun” resolves to dropping Nigeria, a nation with legitimate problems, into a fictional battleground – complete with a coup d’

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