In Mexico City, a government operative/soldier of fortune (Denzel Washington
) who has pretty much given up on life, reluctantly agrees to take a job to protect a child (Dakota Fanning
) whose parents are threatened by a wave of kidnappings. He eventually becomes close to the child and their relationship reawakens and rekindles his spirit. When she is abducted, his fiery rage is unleashed on those he feels responsible, and he stops at nothing to save her.
I'm not sure why people are saying it is too bloody. With films like Terminator and Rambo holding the box office throughout the 80's, and Braveheart and Saving Private Ryan in the 90's, this is much newer, and less violent.
The character development was superb, a slow paced beginning building up to a fast paced climax. Only those with a defective attention span would become bored. Denzel and Dakota gave us a mesmerizing performance.
My Fiancee and I watched this last week, and I was hesitant because she is very squeamish about any sort of violence, but the characters were so likeable, she was rooting for revenge on the edge of her seat.
This movie is fantastic. I fe
My husband and I really liked the beginning of this. It seemed like a nice crime drama with good character development. Unfortunately, we were both disgusted with the way the tone did a complete 180 halfway through. It suddenly became riddled with senseless and extreme violence. We didn't watch the end. I gave it 2 stars instead of just 1 because, as I mentioned, we did enjoy the beginning.
It shows how bad some people have to pay for their mistakes.