“Advanced Warfare thus turns into an opposing statement on selling war, seemingly without noticing Call of Duty’s own lucrativeness is doing the same thing. Whether an entertainment venue or private military contractor is irrelevant; they both exist to glamorize the unglamorous.
And really, this is all glamor with the production value of Hollywood and the showy technical gusto to texturally render pores on Kevin Spacey’s digital face rather than film the actor himself. Point-to-point, Advanced Warfare guns down spawning streams of rival militants and terror groups in a near future almost too cozy with normalcy. Illogically holographic computer hardware and mechanical Exo Suits are comfort food futurism born of Tom Clancy-isms.”