Becky and I went to see Jodie Foster’s new movie The Brave One at the AMC Theaters in Highlands Ranch, Colorado on Friday night. The Yahoo website at The Brave One describes the movie as follows:
“New York radio host Erica Bain has a life that she loves and a fiancé she adores. All of it is taken from her when a brutal attack leaves Erica badly wounded and her fiancé dead. Unable to move past the tragedy, Erica begins prowling the city streets at night to track down the men she holds responsible. Her dark pursuit of justice catches the public’s attention, and the city is riveted by her anonymous…”
The Brave One is packed with action, suspense and drama all rolled into one very powerful and emotionally charged film. At times Becky and I thought we were watching The Silence of the Lambs. It’s very graphic and disturbing in that it makes you question when, if ever is it right to take another person’s life and when is revenge justified.
The Brave One really grabs you and forces you into some morality questions that you really don’t want to think about, but it also shows how screwed up our judicial system is and how a free society like American can be easily abused by criminals. This flick was far better than Charles Bronson’s Death Wish, but it dealt with the same vigilante issue of getting revenge on the wicked. The difference is that Jodie’s character is really struggling with losing herself and her soul where Bronson’s character made it clear that his victims deserved his justice.
Jody Foster was great in this movie and so was her co-star Terrence Howard. It’s an intense film, but Becky and I both liked it even though it’s disturbing on a number of levels. What’s that say about us? It will make you question your views on the death penalty since people get whacked without a trial and I was surprised that Jodie Foster played the role since she’s a pretty liberal Hollywood actor. She’s turned into quite the action hero with this flick and her previous Flight Plan and Panic Room.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
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