Jodie Foster's New Movie "The Brave One" Looks to be Very Disappointing

"The Brave One" looked like a revival of the old "Death Wish" movies, or at least that was what I thought at first. Warner Brothers describes the movie as follows:

The first time she shoots someone, it is kill or be killed. The second time is also in self-defense . . . or did she make a choice not to take herself out of harm's way? The fear that once paralyzed her has been replaced by something else . . .

I have posted positive notes on this movie earlier, but this summary and Jodie Foster's discussion here are very disappointing:

''Here's my commentary: I don't believe that any gun should be in the hand of a thinking, feeling, breathing human being. Americans are by nature filled with rage-slash-fear. And guns are a huge part of our culture. I know I'm crazy because I'm only supposed to say that in Europe. But violence corrupts absolutely. By the end of this, her transformation is complete. ''F--- all of you, now I'm just going to kill people with my bare hands.''' . . .

Does this mean that Switzerland isn't part of Europe? In any case, the synopsis of the movie stating she "has been replaced by something else" with Foster's own views is not very promising. It appears to give this movie a decidedly anti-self defense twist.

Well, at least some of the recent reviews have picked up on this heavily anti-self defense sentiment that seems apparent in the movie:

an impeccable dissection of gun control, as well as a wicked mockery of NRA mentality. . . .

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Anonymous Daniel J. D'Amico said...

Originally I was unimpressed with the previews for Kevin Bacon's upcoming movie "Death Sentence," which also shares vigilante themes with "Death Wish." No wonder, seeing as how they are both based on novels by Brian Garfield. It's reason enough for me to see it now that I know. Perhaps you're better off seeing this instead?

9/04/2007 7:58 PM  
Blogger Boyd said...

I haven't yet not seen a movie (sorry for the tortured sentence construction there) because a cast member says stupid things I disagree with. I go to see a movie to be entertained. All the trailers I've seen for "The Brave One" (stupid name, by the way) keep me wanting to see it.

So Jodie can spout her internally inconsistent arguments all she wants. I'll still go to her movies, even if she's a twit in real life.

9/05/2007 3:43 PM  
Anonymous jose said...

ok, let me get this straight, you havent seen the movie??

9/09/2007 2:28 AM  

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