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Law Abiding Citizen Trailer Online
Gerry Butler's in vendetta mode

14 August 2009  |  Written by Sam Toy  

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The first trailer for Law Abiding Citizen has hit the intertubes, and we like what we see. What do we see? Well, Gerry Butler transforming from nice, family man to puppet-master and tirade of destruction, mostly. That, and Jamie Foxx looking progressively more fearful of his personal safety. Amid some confusion over the launching of the trailer, you can for the moment see the trailer for Law Abiding Citizen here.
 

The F. Gary Gray thriller has had a rocky journey to the screen, first catching our attention as a screenplay from Kurt Wimmer (creator of one of Empire Online’s all–time favourite films in Equilibrium), before the project was handed over to another of our much loved movie makers, Frank Darabont. Sadly he too left the project, and in stepped Gray, to deliver what looks like a nicely nasty chunk of Man On Fire style remorseless revenge –albeit with a twist.

Butler is Clyde Shelton, a seemingly all-round good guy, who sees his family viciously murdered in front of him during a home invasion. The perpetrators are caught and sentenced, but one gets off with a plea bargain, thanks to oily lawyer Nick Rice (Foxx). This doesn’t go down well with Clyde, who progressively reveals his true colours as a very, very dangerous and well-connected man.

Both leads look on fine form, and there’s also a terrific supporting cast to look forward to, in Bruce McGill, Colm Meaney and Michael Gambon.

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No Tom, No Ray, just Gerr?
Tag this as the punisher 3 hahaha Basically the same thing, just like the rest fo us would do? More

Posted by CUrraNT at 23:04 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

Oh Yeah!
Nice one. He's a bit too lumpy looking for Bond but he's certainly got this movie in the palm of his hand - and a strong cast too. Will definately be watching this. Looks proper gritty. More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 15:19 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

Death Sentence was shit!! This looks good... no GREAT!! :-D More

Posted by Bubba76 at 18:04 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

My Goodness!
Whoa, this movie rocks! Gerard Butler has never been so good, this is excellent stuff and I really can't wait to see this. I'm glad he's back in these sort of roles, Gamer will be brilliant but this will hit box office like fire. So going to see this, without doubt. More

Posted by joanna likes films at 16:55 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

Being kind referring to Man on Fire aren't we? This looks more like run of the mill schlock in the same vein as Death Sentence. More

Posted by UTB at 14:57 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

Not bad
But is it just me or does this not remind anyone of Kevin Bacon's Death Sentence from 2007? The whole death of a family member(s), killers getting off with it and taking the law into his own hands with all manner of wicked kill scenes. But it does look good and I think Butler is suited to more 'bad' roles - although he needs to brush up on his accents. Between this and PS I Love You, the man is fast-becoming a weird hybrid! More

Posted by Scoop1980 at 09:38 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: I just want throw this out there...
L: mighty mick ... but a thought went through my head the other day and I have to ask: does anyone else think Gerard Butler would make a good Bond? It too rough round the edges to be Bond. he's good there's no doubt but i would question whether or not he could pull off the charming rogue aspect required for Bond. just My opinion. would also add that i very much like the look of this. More

Posted by livewire at 09:16 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

I just want throw this out there...
... but a thought went through my head the other day and I have to ask: does anyone else think Gerard Butler would make a good Bond? More

Posted by mighty mick at 07:23 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

Looks like it's gonna be a good'un
The film looks to turn itself on his head - Gerrard starting out as a loving father and at the end he turns out to be a one man army nutjob. I wouldn't put it passed his character if he sacrificed his own daughter to set the wheels of this plan in motion. Oh Leonidas, what are you like :-). More

Posted by Taz69 at 06:32 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

Hell yeah!
Just watched the Trailer for this one and it looks great! Gerard Butler is fast becoming one of my all time favourite actors! Always entertaining to watch. Im looking forward to this film and Gamer! More

Posted by beamo at 03:42 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

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