Seeking Justice (2012) Movie Review
Released : March 16th, 2012
Reviewed : Dec. 15th, 2012
Genre : Thriller
Story (from IMDB) :
After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. Then he discovers they want a ‘favor’ from him in return.
Nicolas Cage rarely makes a great movie anymore. Instead we get another limited release from him.
I thought the story in this was a mix of several different over done plots mixed. You have the story of a mans wife is raped and he goes for revenge, then throw in the mix of he meets a mysterious man who will fix his problem but at any time he has to do a favor in return, and last they mix in the bad revenge plot. A lot that’s been done and really nothing new was added. I can’t even say the story was interesting really as I felt it often was moving too slow and tried focusing on one thing to much that in the end did nothing for the movie.
The pace of the movie though hurts it. There isn’t enough action to make it a action movie but it’s not gripping enough to be a good thriller or suspense so the movie is almost stuck in limbo. Nicholas Cage gives a pretty cold acting job with little emotion thrown in makes him come off as stiff and a dry character. Guy Pearce comes off as another generic and very easily forgettable bad guy who still thinks he is doing good. January Jones is by far the best role in here as you can really start to feel her stress and sadness from the traumatic event and she is the only character that actually has any layer of depth to her.
It isn’t a horrible movie but at no time is something great. It might keep you entertained but after that it is a easily forgettable movie that after viewing it you can see why it was on a limited release.