History YMMV / LawAbidingCitizen

1st May '16 8:00:28 AM Psyga315
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* UnfortunateImplications: The line "Fuck his civil rights" can ''really'' rub people the wrong way and give them the wrong impression, as it more or less implies the law is pretty corrupt and will throw ordinary people to the wolves if need be, as [[http://www.flickfilosopher.com/2009/10/law-abiding-citizen-review.html one review]] points out:
--> "''But if Law Abiding Citizen wants to be a story about an ordinary man — Shelton — who takes back a power he believes has been given up to those in charge — Rice — a power those in charge have abused, why is it ultimately espousing a route that would do nothing but give those in authority even more power over ordinary people? If Shelton’s civil rights are fucked, then so are yours and mine.''"
17th Mar '16 8:33:24 PM creader
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* NightmareFuel: Ames being injected with acid, Darby being paralyzed and dismembered, and Darby's lawyer from a decade ago being BuriedAlive.
6th Jan '16 3:48:04 PM Dragon101
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: For most of the movie, we are led to believe that Clyde is getting away with his crimes because he has someone helping him on the inside. [[spoiler: When we find out that he has no help, and that he has a tunnel system that takes him from his solitary confinement cell to wherever he wants to go to carry out his crimes and back again before anyone notices, many thought him having a partner was better and made more sense, and this twist broke many a suspension of disbelief. If ANYONE checked up on him while he was out committing his crimes, he would have been exposed, plus it means he carried out highly elaborate and sophisticated murders, many of which required precision timing ''and'' a level of improvisation, entirely by himself, when again a partner would have been more plausible.]]
30th Aug '15 6:57:18 PM Sestren_NK
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: This feeling hits home for viewers who become increasingly disillusioned with Clyde's actions halfway through the film. Clyde starts off as sympathetic, but he eventually becomes worse than the madman (Darby) who sparked off his rage in the first place. As for the attorneys and lawyers on the other side, they're [[StrawmanPolitical immoral strawmen made to look as corrupt as possible]], except for Cindy, [[spoiler: who dies thanks to Clyde]]. When one realizes Clyde's hypocrisy reaches the level of [[{{Franchise/Saw}} Jigsaw]] it's impossible to root for anybody. See BlackAndGrayMorality.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: This feeling hits home for viewers who become increasingly disillusioned with Clyde's actions halfway through the film. Clyde starts off as sympathetic, but he eventually becomes worse than the madman (Darby) who sparked off his rage in the first place. As for the attorneys and lawyers on the other side, they're [[StrawmanPolitical immoral strawmen made to look as corrupt as possible]], except for Cindy, Sarah, [[spoiler: who dies thanks to Clyde]]. When one realizes Clyde's hypocrisy reaches the level of [[{{Franchise/Saw}} Jigsaw]] it's impossible to root for anybody. See BlackAndGrayMorality.



*** And for those who think that all of Clyde's victims were {{Asshole Victim}}s in some way or form, the final straw is when [[spoiler: Cindy becomes one]].

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*** And for those who think that all of Clyde's victims were {{Asshole Victim}}s in some way or form, the final straw is when [[spoiler: Cindy Sarah becomes one]].
30th Aug '15 6:24:26 PM Sestren_NK
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*** And for those who think that all of Clyde's victims were {{Asshole Victim}}s in some way or form, the final straw is when [[spoiler: Cindy becomes one]].
17th May '15 1:28:20 AM erforce
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: This feeling hits home for viewers who become increasingly disillusioned with Clyde's actions halfway through the film. Clyde starts off as sympathetic, but he eventually becomes worse than the madman (Darby) who sparked off his rage in the first place. As for the attorneys and lawyers on the other side, they're [[StrawmanPolitical immoral strawmen made to look as corrupt as possible]], except for Cindy, [[spoiler: who dies thanks to Clyde]]. When one realizes Clyde's hypocrisy reaches the level of [[{{Film/Saw}} Jigsaw]] it's impossible to root for anybody. See BlackAndGrayMorality.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: This feeling hits home for viewers who become increasingly disillusioned with Clyde's actions halfway through the film. Clyde starts off as sympathetic, but he eventually becomes worse than the madman (Darby) who sparked off his rage in the first place. As for the attorneys and lawyers on the other side, they're [[StrawmanPolitical immoral strawmen made to look as corrupt as possible]], except for Cindy, [[spoiler: who dies thanks to Clyde]]. When one realizes Clyde's hypocrisy reaches the level of [[{{Film/Saw}} [[{{Franchise/Saw}} Jigsaw]] it's impossible to root for anybody. See BlackAndGrayMorality.
17th Apr '15 8:51:32 AM Peridonyx
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* NightmareFuel: Ames's and Darby's deaths.

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* NightmareFuel: Ames's Ames being injected with acid, Darby being paralyzed and dismembered, and Darby's deaths.lawyer from a decade ago being BuriedAlive.
2nd Nov '14 5:29:48 PM TheFightingIrishman
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** Also, Nick's response to his partner asking about Clyde's civil rights? "''Fuck'' his civil rights." It's supposed to come off as awesome, but that's a ''really'' ''bad'' ideology.
17th Oct '14 2:50:41 PM Hailfire25
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* RootingForTheEmpire: {{Deconstructed}}. At the beginning one is hardfelt to not be rooting for Shelton's RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the people that wronged him and the system that deliberately let his killer go just to keep up appearances. But it slowly changes when it becomes clear of how vast Shelton believes the people involved are and is ready to kill a lot of innocent people just to get his revenge.
14th Oct '14 3:12:26 PM bobg
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* JerkassWoobie: Clyde, he kills a lot of people, but he had his wife and daughter murdered and the main perpetrator got off with a slap on the wrist.
** Ames could also count. Yeah, he was Darby's accomplice, but he only wanted to rob the place, he didn't want to kill anyone. Darby sold him up the river when he tried to stop him. Just before his execution, he says that he regrets ever having been there that night. The fact he died a horrible death is pretty sad.
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