Monday, July 2, 2012
On the drive in this morning, I suddenly had a random thought about vigilante films. I’ve seen quite a few, and I definitely have my favorites. I think vigilante films appeal to a large portion of the audience because they are escapist fantasy. I mean, who doesn’t think about taking the law into their own hands on occasion?
So, here’s a list of my favorite vigilante films.
Interestingly, even though they technically qualify as vigilante films by nature, comic book films (particularly the Batman movies) get a pass, as I see these as a separate genre. There are things in them that take them out of the psychological fantasy of a true vigilante movie, and into the realm of urban fantasy with the magic of super powers and techno-gadgets.
I’m sure there are others out there that I am forgetting, or that I haven’t seen. So, if you know of some good ones, let me know!