The plot is explained with so much detail in the trailer, there is little left to surprise you in the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w87UlINbcWE
Blaming the scriptwriters solely isn’t fair. As the film’s tagline says: The System Must Pay; the director, the producers, the actors (some were also producers). If none of them could foresee that lines like, ‘It’s gonna be biblical’ and, ‘Isolated from the liver of a Caribbean Puffer Fish’ were going to cause laughter not suspense in their audience, and plot twists such as Clyde’s (Gerard Bulter, 300, The Ugly Truth) hidden past with the CIA (not a spoiler - it’s in the trailer), are so ridiculous that the film is more farce than thriller, then as the film’s message states- none are blameless.
The plot is overly complex, yet completely devoid of originality. With hints of gore, the most shocking thing about the de-limbing of one of the characters (who gets cut up into 25 pieces) is that his assailant (who is determined he die in the most painful drawn-out way) cuts his toes off after having first sawn off his leg (you don’t actually see any of this on screen). There is something just a little illogical about that, even for a deranged vigilante. Is the murderer really trying to rub salt into the wound by showing the victim what nasty things he can do with his already amputated leg? There are no more nerve attachments - it is a bloody waste of time and on the torture stakes is a pretty poor performance from someone supposedly CIA trained.
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