What would you do if you saw your family murdered in front of you? What would you do if the justice system failed? How far would you go to get justice, or should I say vengeance?
These are all of the questions that are explored and brought up during this movie. Once your world is turned upside down, once you hit rock bottom, what do you become?
One of my coworkers said the other day that – I would colour outside of the law if the law contradicted my values and beliefs. When I heard him, my first thought was, who does this guy think he is? However, went I listened, and truly understood what he meant, I realized, he was right.
After watching, Peppermint, I realized that I walk to the beat of my own drum, and no mundane rules and regulations are going to stop me. I wouldn’t suggest committing a series of murders to get justice. Nonetheless, I will say this – despite all the murder, injustice, and corruption in this movie, it was impossible to NOT root for the widowed mother. It was impossible to not feel her pain, and see her suffering. It was impossible not to empathize with her, to root for her. My heart truly felt for her. I was the one crying in the theatre like a little bitch.
If you haven’t already, I would suggest you take some time and watch, Peppermint. In my opinion, Jennifer Garner, hasn’t been this good since Alias.
That’s all folks!