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Do We Need Another Super Villain?,
This review is from: Law Abiding Citizen (DVD)
Maybe I've just watched too many movies but the premise of another "bad guy" that seems to be smarter than everyone else is starting to get old. This movie finds Gerard Butler trying to avenge his family's murder by murdering members of the justice system that he feels let him down. He manages to set up an overly elaborate plan to get even with everyone. One by one he kills people and no one can stop him even though they know he's doing it. Not to spoil the ending but guess what...his plans are eventually thwarted. Butler's character puts me in mind of Hannibal Lector or any one of a myriad of killers from any of the CSI shows that seems to be able to outsmart everyone until the end. The action was not bad but eventually you can't suspend your disbelief any more and you start wondering what ridiculous thing will happen next.