Law Abiding Citizen

United States
October 13, 2009 9:45pm CST
My sister wants to see Law Abiding Citizen really bad--I do too. But my issue with it is it's R for violent and bloody torture and death scenes...I don't like blood so I'm sure that all those parts in the movie will upset me... BUT...Gerard Butler is in it--and looks GOOOOOD! lol. I love Gerard Butler and always enjoy his movies, he's a good actor! I'm weighing the pros and cons of this movie
6 responses
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
17 Oct 09
Never even heard of it. What's the scoop--the major draw of it for you?
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• United States
18 Oct 09
Wow, come to think of it, I have seen a preview for it... It looked good, and you just made it sound completely awesome. Gonna' have to check it out at some point. thanks again, DR...
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• United States
19 Oct 09
You see, I suspect that most people cannot communicate, let alone think, and thus do not like to read, write, speak while being scrutinized, recieve and kind of criticism, or listen... On the other hand you're a writer, I'm a writer, we're both passionate about our own various things, and I think I can speak for both of us when I say we read and research, etc., What I'm saying in a long drawn out way is that it's next to impossible for you (or for anyone with anything intelligible to say) to ramble to me--make sense? I like messages, I like clarification, I like details, unlike most of the mensch...
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• United States
21 Oct 09
I do understand what you mean, it does make sense. So, of course I went back and reread my description of the movie--and while it might not be a rambling, I found myself editting it lol. It has some mistakes!
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
17 Oct 09
But isn't he the bad guy in this one??? That would be enough for me to get upset. Torture would disturb me. I would wait for the next GB movie. But, that's just me.
• United States
18 Oct 09
Yeah he is bad... Before I saw it I would have said he is just a...sympathetic anti-hero....but now that I know...he's pretty bad! lol. Well I was happy to find out that the torture scene is very short, you actually don't even see him get through one leg...you do see the aftermath but that just isn't the same as seeing the actual torture. *Gerard Butler wears a cop uniform in it...I'm going to write a screen play for G.B where he's a cop...because he looks good in uniform! LOL!
@UmiNoor (3487)
• Malaysia
5 Dec 09
Gerard Butler plays a great 'bad' guy in Law Abiding Citizen. He's actually the good guy pushed to become bad so the audience's sympathy is with him and not the ambitious and self-centred prosecutor played by Jamie Foxx. In fact, when I saw the movie I don't really like Jamie Foxx character even though he's the one playing the good guy.
• United States
17 Oct 09
Its supposed to be a really good movie to watch. If you like a " thriller drama" i would suggest to send your sister to go see it first then her let you know if it's really grossing for you to want to see or not. Sometimes a movie gets over talked about and it might not be as bad as you might think. Go for it. Rated r is hard to tell. But one thing it should be a good movie. You could wait until the movie came out in rental or in the stores. Rental is good because you pay one time for the rental and you can watch and then if you don't like you haven't spent as much money as if you were going to the theater. Also it could tell you if you want to buy it when it's in the retail store. good luck.
• United States
18 Oct 09
It wasn't as bad as I thought...the two scenes I was worried about were actually really short and not as bad as the rating detail made them sound. BUT I did manage to close my eyes perfectly during this movie, and didn't see much of anything I didn't want to...lol. It was pretty good...it defeniatly makes your cringe...but I didn't really care for the ending...
@millertime (1398)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Oh, you should go see it. You can always close your eyes during the parts you don't like, lol. It looks like a good movie. Definitely on my list of movies I want to see.
• United States
16 Oct 09
Yeah! That's what I'm telling myself...I always go to movies where I have to close my eyes--so why not this one!? lol. Of course most of the movies don't have long, violent torture scenes...and I really hate torture. (Hostel was the biggest movie mistake of my life!!) But I will probably end up going to it lol. Gerard Butler is too sexy too pass up :P But I dont see how it can end well for him 8*(
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
Haven't seen the film, Gerard Butler is he the lead actor in the movie The Ugly Truth? and the one also in the movie PS I love you. He seems to be found in any release movies isn't he?. Got to check this movie first.
• United States
15 Oct 09
Yes he was in The Ugly Truth and PS I Love you. He was also in Rock N Rolla, Phantom of the Opera, Dear Frankie, 300....he's been in a lot of movies! People love him!!! Because he is incredibly sexy, sexy voice, good actor, can sing--and he is a really personable guy.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
14 Oct 09
I have heard a little bit about the movies but do not know a whole lot about it. I have taken some surveys on it. I think I may like to see it also but I do not like a whole lot of gory scenes in movies either so I am not sure.
• United States
14 Oct 09
For some reason it didn't finish my whole post above! lol. I wanted to end by saying the pro (Gerard Butler) may be outweighing the con (torture) because I can close my eyes at those scenes...and keep them open on Gerard Butler! lol If you see it before me let me know how it is!