try me and wa-da-da-DANG!

when a new york talk radio deejay is beaten nearly to death by street thugs, awakening in a hospital to find herself terrified of the city she once loved and dead to all that she formerly cared about, she buys a gun for protection. she soon sees the gun as a way to set things right, going on a vigilante killing spree that sets the city on fire. Along the way, the deejay makes friends with a divorced, frustrated detective (Terrence Howard) who has his sights set on catching the vigilante that everyone says is doing his job! despite the obvious chemistry these two characters have, it seems inevitable that their paths collide violently...

after hearing from several sources that it stank, i still wanted to see The Brave One, starring Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs, Contact, ) and Terrence Howard (Iron Man, Pride, Hustle and Flow), because it just sounded like a comic book movie without the comic (i.e. The Matrix, Man On Fire, Kill Bill, Unbreakable, etc): "A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge." the tag line for the film was "How many wrongs to make it right?" so when saw it was on Cinemax, i decided to record it and watch it later... and i'm glad i did!
director Neil Jordan (Breakfast On Pluto, The Crying Game) uses a storytelling style that evokes the spirit of dark, brooding comics and manga, and in Tbe Brave One, Foster plays along, sporting a cropped cut that reminds me of the lead from Gunsmith Cats. as the film wears on, Foster's character becomes more and more violent and bad ass, from the shook bystander who kills in self-defense, to the... well, you don't wanna know!
so anyways, The Brave One is available on DVD, Blu-ray, etc...

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