Film Watch – 228. Justice

Fast Facts

Title: Justice (or Seeking Justice)
Director: Roger Donaldson
Year: 2011
Run time: 1hr 35

Background Info

The trailer for this was interesting enough. I’m not sure it’s a film we were particularly excited about, but Mr C’s fandom regarding Nicolas Cage meant we were going to have to watch it at some point. I was also curious to see January Jones in something other than Mad Men, although I have only seen one series of that show.

Live Blog

0:33 – Neither of us can remember what this is about but it has Cage in it so it must be good… oh wait.
3:32 – It’s their anniversary which can only mean bad things are going to happen.
7:01 – Metal detecting machines at school is kinda scary.
9:58 – Not often a film starts with chess club.
14:44 – “An organisation that deals with people.” Specific.
16:24 – I suppose the question is, if they are seeking justice, why do they need his say so? They could just do it.
19:06 – A vending machine is a unique means of communication.
25:44 – Did she just go ahead and get the gun without him? Secrets, eh?
28:02 – Delivering a letter can’t possibly make you even with killing someone.
29:32 – That’s your first mistake, see. I don’t answer my phone when it is a blocked number.
30:28 – Flamingoes! There should be more flamingoes in films.
36:40 – You don’t want to disappoint Mike from Neighbours.
38:09 – He has quite a good stare.
41:00 – Note to self: Don’t have a-z fridge magnets that people can leave scary messages with.
43:24 – I think she would be more worried about hearing someone walking around and him saying it wasn’t him.
45:21 – You can put your bike on the front of a bus? That’s way cool!
54:21 – My favourite colour is purple too.
1:00:29 – At least he’s told his wife. That shows some hope for their relationship!
1:05:57 – Is it wrong that I quite like Simon even though he is clearly evil? He seems so organised.
1:08:51 – Yay for some self-defense!
1:11:41 – He’s an English teacher, he knows that stuff!
1:15:38 – He doesn’t seem to be even slightly worried about his wife, despite the fact the bad guys know where he lives.
1:21:23 – I like that that was someone chasing to beat a level crossing and didn’t actually make it. That never happens.
1:28:14 – How the tables have turned, he is dictating the orders now.
1:34:57 – Mutiny!
1:40:18 – They’re everywhere.

Conclusions

This film seems to have gone down the same way the previous Cage one did and that is not well. I didn’t mind it. I found the story intriguing enough, although there were some irritating plot holes in terms of character reactions. It wasn’t particularly thrilling, did not get the adrenaline going, but I was curious how the story was going to turn out, so it at least had something going for it. I thought January Jones played acted her role the same as her 1950s housewife, and a review suggested Cage “phoned it in” which I can understand.

Rating: 3/5

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