Sunday, October 16, 2011

Re Law Abiding Citizen

I may be repeating myself but I'm mindful lately of the encroachment of the state and our response to it.

Law Abiding Citizen is a disturbing flick that deals with not just encroachment, but the murky rules and world of 'law' and the courts.

A man's wife and young daughter are beaten raped and murdered, while he is bound and beaten.

The culprits are caught and tried. In spite of the husband's wishes, a deal is made that turns 'evidence' allowing the real perp to go and the accomplice to be put on death row.

The husband enacts, as it turns out, a carefully planned mission of not just revenge, but a scathing indictment of the criminal justice system.

He kills both perps, in unusual ways but goes on to punish the system by executing or murdering (depending on the view), the judge, and several lawyers.

Now, the husband happens to be a black bag scenario artist for apparently the CIA. You might suspend disbelief for the sake of the story. A lot of questions otherwise would arise.

There are btw, people like this. All I care to sasy -s-.

With his abilities and ten years of planning he is ahead of the game.

The movie plays him as a guy royally screwed by the system. Then he becomes an avenging angel. But it shifts so that he seems to be warped and murderous.

Still, the question remains what to do with a system, a Republic that has receded into an increasing police state?

Will there be people as skilled waging a black ops war during a civil war?

War is hell.

Let's hope justice wins and the Republic is restored.

The question remains yet again. Is all fair in love and war?

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