Friday November 13th 2009
Law Abiding Citizen is a movie I was very excited about a couple of months ago. It’s about a Gerard-Butler-type man whose wife and daughter are killed during a home invasion and subsequently decides to go around brutally slaughtering everyone within a five mile radius.
What you don’t see in the trailer is that there’s a ‘Ten Years Later’ jump about 15 minutes into the movie. You might think that this would be a bad idea and that by using the same actors in both parts the aging wouldn’t be realistic, but of course you’d be wrong. Just look at these phenomenal transformations:
Despite this, and the film’s 23% score on Rotten Tomatoes, I actually really liked it. It’s often stupid and it’s always insane and illogical, but it also has great pacing and some hella exciting moments. You’d be extremely hard pushed to get bored.
Apart from anything else, I’d much rather watch Jamie Foxx swanning around repeatedly using the phrase ‘Fuck Your Civil Rights!’ than sitting in a trolley playing the violin.
Oh, and I’m bringing this back: