Monday, October 25, 2010

Movie: Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen stars Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler in a thriller film that will dumbfound the regular audience until the last scenes of the movie.  Gerard Butler plays Clyde, a husband and dad whose wife and daughter was murdered by two perpetrators breaking into his home.  When Philadelphia prosecutor Nick (Jamie Foxx) makes a deal with the criminal instead of going to court to maintain his high conviction rate, Clyde loses hope in the justice system.  Instead, after 10 years, using his insane sets of skills he acquired through various intelligence work, he becomes the main villain of the film and exacts total revenge on the justice system itself. 


The main attraction of the movie is that Clyde willingly turns himself in, and while he is in maximum security prison, he is still able to keep killing the municipal legal officials.  He is undoubtedly, a true mastermind.  Ultimately though, the film ends on a weak note, but I suppose there is no other good way to end it as not to send out any wrong messages.  Some of the scenes can be a bit graphic and unexpected.  In short, a nice thriller and good entertainment value.

重案對決」是由「300壯士」的Gerard Butler 以及 「心靈傳奇」的Jamie Foxx主演的驚悚片。Gerard Butler演的角色是Clyde,有一天妻小被闖入家中的歹徒姦殺。當費城的檢察官Nick(Jamie Foxx)為求高勝訴率,而和另一位邪惡的歹徒進行認罪協商,最後只被輕判。使Clyde完全對法律失去了信心。

十年後,Clyde開始他一連串的復仇活動,除了將原本的二位歹徒用更殘忍的方式殺掉之外,他還揚言要將整個費城的法律體制完全破壞掉,從現任的司法人員開始。觀眾慢慢得知,Clyde才智過人,做情報工作多年,是個厲害的發明家,可做出各種道具。Clyde自願被關進牢中,但他人在坐牢,但外面的人卻一一慘遭毒手,除了片中的人物不解之外,想必觀眾一開始也摸不著頭腦。這個謎底,只有在快結束時才會揭曉。

如何在牢裡時仍然能行兇,也算是本片唯一的賣點,因為最後的結局有點弱。不過認真想想,好也找不到更好的結束方法。如要做一句評論,如果只當一個商業的驚悚片來觀賞,那娛樂價值肯定是夠的。如果要認真思考其中的合理性和倫理問題,那只能說你吃太飽,和自己過意不去。最後,這部片有幾幕算比較血腥且突然,要有點心理準備。

4 comments:

GGs Adventure said...

兇手在獄中為什麼還可以繼續殺人? 我猜是跟88 minutes一樣...

Deadlockcp said...

呵呵,看了就知道 :) 跟88 minutes不大一樣 ~~`

Mingus said...

不覺得許多Hollywood 的電影都這樣? 前面鋪陳的很妙、很大攤、很複雜,結果卻被一個突轉直下的結尾搞壞一鍋粥? 這是一個動作片與推理/驚悚片迷的心聲。

好奇他們的品管為何都只做前面與中間。

我也看了這電影。最近這種「不信司法,自我制裁」的復仇片好像特別多。從 The Brave One, Edge of Darkness 到這部。

Deadlockcp said...

嗯,The Brave One 和 Edge of Darkness 我也都有看。我覺得Edge of Darkness 還真的普普,因為片子性質的定位有點混亂。The Brave One 我是覺得Foster的演出可圈可點,而且拍的方式,至少讓人同情她的處境。

Law Abiding Citizen,的確,前面剛開始弄得太屌,以致收尾遜掉了。但是,劇情到那個地步,還真不知道怎麼收場較好。這個也不行,那個也不好 XD

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