I knew Law Abiding Citizen would have some action. But I thought it would lean more towards being a psychological thriller. I think I may have thought wrong...
Here's a new clip of Gerard Butler striking and wasting what vampires love most. I'm hoping this is just one of a few gruesome scenes. Because with this new clip, and the trailer featuring Butler looking and acting like it's a Hostel movie, I have a bad feeling they went for gimmicks.
I was hoping this movie would turn out more of an non-glamorized History of Violence vibe, but now it's looking like Hostel "torture porn" with some legal jargon thrown in. But maybe that's just what some of you are looking for. Or maybe this was not what I wanted to wake up to this morning. A combination of the two perhaps?
I'm torn because the premise is damn good. Check out the synopsis:
Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx), a hotshot young Philadelphia prosecutor, is assigned to the case. Over his objections, Nick is forced by his boss to offer one of the suspects a light sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice. Fast forward ten years. The man who got away with murder is found dead and Clyde Shelton coolly admits his guilt. Then he issues a warning to Nick: Either fix the flawed justice system that failed his family, or key players in the trial will die. Soon Shelton follows through on his threats, orchestrating from his jail cell a string of spectacularly diabolical assassinations that can be neither predicted nor prevented. Philadelphia is gripped with fear as Shelton’s high-profile targets are slain one after another and the authorities are powerless to halt his reign of terror. Only Nick can stop the killing, and to do so he must outwit this brilliant sociopath in a harrowing contest of wills in which even the smallest misstep means death. With his own family now in Shelton’s crosshairs, Nick finds himself in a desperate race against time facing a deadly adversary who seems always to be one step ahead.
Check out the red-band clip via the guys at Bloody-Disgusting, and the clip is just that... bloody and disgusting, and let us know what you think.
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