In suburban Georgia, family man and former marine William Duncan (Clive Standen) is out to pick up dinner with his 16-year-old daughter, Kat (Maddie Nichols), a softball player with dreams of playing professionally. While William retrieves the food, Kat is left in the car, where she is killed by brothers Rory (Theo Rossi) and Danny (Cabot Basden), on behalf of their father, kingpin Donnie (Bruce Willis). They are soon arrested by the authorities, but William rigs the court to fail, allowing Danny to go free. William elects to stalk and kill Danny the following night. Enraged, Donnie and Rory embark on a revenge path to eliminate William. Failing in their mission, William eventually kills Rory and Donnie.
In terms of the main actors, Clive Standen at least shows some range of emotion, from doting father to rage-filled vengeance-getter, even if his accent is inconsistent. His character is also the only one with any kind of development. The villains are just bad, with no sense of why they do what they do, except that they're just cartoonish bad guys like those seen in similar-themed revenge movies from the '70s and '80s. Almost all of this comes across as both rushed and phoned in.
In the political action revenge film V For Vendetta starring Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman, a freedom fighter known as \"V\" goes on a killing streak to dismantle the British tyrannical government that wronged him many years prior. Based on a graphic novel written by Alan Moore, both Weaving and Portman give fantastic performances, capturing their character's personalities flawlessly. The Guy Fawkes mask that V uses in the film is now synonymous with the hacker group \"Anonymous\" and many groups fighting against government injustices.
A loutish drunk finds himself imprisoned with nothing but a bed and a TV, on which he watches the news that his wife was murdered and that he is the prime suspect. With nothing but time, Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik) spends the next 15 years thinking of revenge. Then, he is mysteriously set free. What follows is a mystery to discover who imprisoned him. With brutal action and a shocking twist ending, Oldboy is the perfect story of revenge and punishment as the viewer gradually realizes that not only why Dae-su was imprisoned, but why he was set free.
1- A violent, driven revenge movie loosely derived from all the other revenge movies. Tired trope after copycat cliché, this is a stereotypical story with few redeeming features. Formulaic recipe, sprinkle a few known names, albeit past their sell-by-date, cook up a random murder and garnish with carnage. 153554b96e