May 14, 2021
Law Abiding Citizen
Play • 36 min

Horribly violent. Morally bankrupt. Batshit from the first minutes. And I say that as someone that liked Law Abiding Citizen

This time I chatted to the delightful Harris Dang, all the way from Australia, about this B-movie thriller from 2009. Gerard Butler plays Clyde Shelton, a mysterious man seeking revenge a decade after his wife and child were brutally murdered in a home invasion. His target isn’t just Ames and Darby, the two killers; he’s also after Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx), the prosecuting attorney who cut a deal with the most sadistic of the two.

We discuss our own personal jump-the-shark moments in a movie Rotten Tomatoes rather unfairly called “unflinchingly absurd”; the bizarre Duxiana beds prison product placement; and — in a film crammed with gruesome and very different killings — which death is the best death.

Plus: put Paddington in the next Has Fallen movie, you cowards!

My usual warning: this episode is very spoilery (with a synopsis at the start if you need to recap)

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