No, there's no cute title today. And no, I didn't get to see Where the Wild Things Are. It was the boy's pick the weekend, and we only wound up seeing one movie this weekend. I clearly missed out. But next weekend will be my pick, and I will most likely choose to see Where the Wild Thins Are. Which does mean I won't get to see Amelia next weekend, but sacrifices must be made. Till then...
Law Abiding Citizen
I'm not a fan of vigilante revenge type movies, and so I knew going into this I wouldn't be a fan. I wasn't a fan of Kevin Bacon's Death Sentence when the boy dragged me to it, nor was I a fan of Jodie Foster's The Brave One. Both of those movies came out within a month of each other back in 2007, not a fun month for me. But in case you do enjoy those type of movies, the basic plot line is that Gerard Butler's wife and daughter are murdered by two men. Jamie Foxx is the lawyer prosecuting them, and he makes a deal with of the the men in order to convict the other. So Gerald Butler's character believes the right path wasn't taken and vows to get revenge and everyone involved in the situation. Sounds like a fun time right?
I will say that there was some thought put into his scheme. It wasn't like Death Sentence or The Brave One, where something seems to crack and they wind up going a little crazy without much thought. No there was definitely a lot of so-called intelligent thinking going in here, to the point where as an audience you were a bit stumped.
Of course, the whole movie wasn't intelligent. There were a few bloody and gruesome scenes. I was practically cowering from the screen, and I'm surprised that the few young boys in the theater didn't make a scene when they saw certain things happen.
I can't say I have any strong desire to see this movie again. I'd like to say this movie is awful and advice you not to see it. But the boy was a huge fan, and I can admit that it was at least a little thought provoking. I guess if you a fan of those "justice must be served" type of movies, then go see it. Otherwise stay away. Too bad its too late to follow my own advice.
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