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Old 09-06-2010, 01:15 AM   #1
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First 95 minutes I was like



But in the last 15 minutes I was like



Seriously, I had this movie pegged into my top 10 by the 50-ish minute mark but the ending screwed everything up
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:20 AM   #2
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What would you want the ending to be like?
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:21 AM   #3
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I thought it was a good movie.
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:21 AM   #4
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as soon as they dropped the bit about him being CIA the movie started to lose me. When they asked us to believe that a man so smart he can kill people without being there is too stupid to have some sort of alarm to let him know intruders have made it into his hideout, I became annoyed I had sat through the thing.

The more I thought about it the days after seeing it, the less I liked it.

I give it a C.

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Old 09-06-2010, 01:26 AM   #5
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What would you want the ending to be like?

I would have loved it if Gerard's plans actually worked since everyone in the movie was saying he was a mastermind. I also thought he wanted Foxx to find his secret layer as part of the master plan. Turns out, though, that Butler made a stupid mistake and then Foxx planted that bomb to kill him.

Now a better ending could have been something like this:

Butler still dies, but not before killing those city hall people and eventually causing Foxx to kill him, thereby putting him in custody and eventually changing the criminal justice system. That's the direction I was hoping the movie would go.
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:32 AM   #6
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I would have loved it if Gerard's plans actually worked since everyone in the movie was saying he was a mastermind. I also thought he wanted Foxx to find his secret layer as part of the master plan. Turns out, though, that Butler made a stupid mistake and then Foxx planted that bomb to kill him.

Now a better ending could have been something like this:

Butler still dies, but not before killing those city hall people and eventually causing Foxx to kill him, thereby putting him in custody and eventually changing the criminal justice system. That's the direction I was hoping the movie would go.

Spoiler alert!!!

That would be a pretty good ending, but hollywood is full of morons that are incompetent at best. The hiding inside the jail angle is so absurd....
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:38 AM   #7
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbLWeBWX3JQ

best part in the film
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:41 AM   #8
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I would have loved it if Gerard's plans actually worked since everyone in the movie was saying he was a mastermind. I also thought he wanted Foxx to find his secret layer as part of the master plan. Turns out, though, that Butler made a stupid mistake and then Foxx planted that bomb to kill him.

Now a better ending could have been something like this:

Butler still dies, but not before killing those city hall people and eventually causing Foxx to kill him, thereby putting him in custody and eventually changing the criminal justice system. That's the direction I was hoping the movie would go.

Yeah I basically wanted your ending. I love the movie, but the ending was disappointing. They sorta killed the entire message behind the movie by not having Butler's plan go through.
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:44 AM   #9
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I was thinking that someone was gonna end up harming or trying to harm Foxx's daughter in the movie and that he'd get a taste of his own medicine. The ending was wack but the movie was good. Why are we talking about this like it just came out again?
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:54 AM   #10
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I was thinking that someone was gonna end up harming or trying to harm Foxx's daughter in the movie and that he'd get a taste of his own medicine. The ending was wack but the movie was good. Why are we talking about this like it just came out again?

Kind of an underrated film I'd say. Minus the ending it's a very good movie.
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:46 AM   #11
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as soon as they dropped the bit about...

The more I thought about it the days after seeing it, the less I liked it.

I give it a C.

That's exactly when it started to lose me too. I kept watching thinking maybe it wasn't a big deal, but the ending blew it. I wouldn't say a different ending would make it a great movie, but it definitely would've made it much better as a whole.
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:47 AM   #12
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Watched it the other day, loved the movie but the ending was average...
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:05 AM   #13
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Foxx was out of his league in this one. His acting skills or lack thereof, were exposed
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:56 AM   #14
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I liked this part the best
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:30 AM   #15
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well well... law-abiding-zitizen.
i found this movie average at least. mainly because on seen-before patterns and the stupidness of that guy in jail. revenge isn't the answer.
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