Seeking Justice: movie review
Plot holes in 'Seeking Justice' make the movie simply a less smart version of the usual vigilante justice genre.
Nicolas Cage plays Will, a mild-mannered schoolteacher whose runway model-looking wife (January Jones) is attacked and raped in Roger Donaldsonâ€™s â€śSeeking Justice,â€ť a dumb-dumb variant on the â€śDeath Wishâ€ť vigilante justice genre. Highly distraught, Will is approached in the hospital by a shadowy figure, Simon (Guy Pearce), who makes him an offer he could easily refuse, but doesnâ€™t. For a favor to be named later, Simon will have the rapist murdered. By agreeing to this, Will, of course, lets himself in for a heap of trouble. If he didnâ€™t there wouldnâ€™t be a movie.
The idiocy of the filmâ€™s conceit is that Simon recruits innocents like Will to carry out these vigilante killings â€“ the killings our liberal legal system wonâ€™t sanction. Why would Simon bring these bumbling amateurs into the fray when he and his minions could obviously do a better job? Again, if he didnâ€™t, there wouldnâ€™t be a movie. Grade: C- (Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality.)