Seeking Justice with Nicholas Cage

Nicholas Cage roars back onto the screen with a passionate, revenge thriller which hasn’t tasted so good since Charles Bronson went AWOL in the 1970s with Death Wish.

Cage plays Will Gerard, a New Orleans inner-city teacher who puts his safe comfortable lifestyle aside after his wife is raped and beaten in an horrific attack. He is the kind of middle class softy that recites Shakespeare to bored students and his world is turned upside down by low life criminals.

His attractive wife, Laura (January Jones) is left battered and badly hurt after the attack on her way home from rehearsal, but it is Will who has the problems coming to terms with his rage over the appalling crime. A mysterious stranger Simon, played by Guy Pearce, offers to save Will and his wife a traumatic court case by dishing out eye for an eye justice on their behalf.

The perpetrator of the crime soon finds home in a body bag, but the matter gets more complicated when Will finds out that he has to return the favour. Directed by Roger Donaldson (Thirteen Days, No Way Out) it is a high-octane, pacy thriller which will satisfy fans of movies such as Taken.

There are some fiery action sequences designed by Screenwriter Robert Tannen and the plot, persuasive in the main, has many twists and turns to keep viewers on their toes. This is an emphatic thriller which explores what lengths men will go to seek revenge on those who have wronged them.