Revenge is a dish best served cold if old proverbs are anything to be believed.
The video you’re about to see shows a kid being attacked in the street and beaten savagely by a group of five young men.
These five thugs later upload the footage of their ruthless attack on social media and the kid who was attacked works out exactly who each person is, and begins to hunt them down. If you’ve seen the new martial arts classic John Wick, or Liam Neeson’s Taken, you have a reasonable idea of how this story line is about to go down.
Guy’s life gets messed with, Guy finds people who messed with his life, Guy goes on to create mayhem and carnage wherever he goes while being hellbent on revenge. It’s a standard vengeance filled story line, and that’s why we love it.
The man is walking along minding his own business when he’s confronted by a group of young hoodlums who chase him across the street and begin to beat him up. He eventually ends up pinned down in the gutter, being kicked and punched as he tries to roll away.
Cue the music from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” playing as the kid who was gang bashed hunts down and absolutely wrecks his assailants one by one.
“Next time, don’t jump nobody,” says the camerawoman as she films the kid landing ground and pound on his former bully. A teacher (presumably) then tries to break up the fight, but our John Wick style hero comes back for me and takes his bully to the ground again.
We later see the kid knock on someone’s door, waiting to get his revenge on another one of his bullies. He very soon takes the bully to the ground, raining down ground and pound as an adult says “Hit that n*gga, he hit my daughter.”
The kid gets up and kicks the bully a few more times then ends the video by saying “you ain’t sh*t”. Seriously, you can bet those guys aren’t going to try and gang bash him again, and if they do, they’ll need a goddamned army.
Revenge is a form of justice[neutrality is disputed] usually assumed[by whom?] to be enacted in the absence of the norms of formal law and jurisprudence. Often, revenge is defined as being a harmful action against a person or group in response to a grievance, be it real or perceived. It is used to punish a wrong by going outside the law. This is because the individual taking revenge feels as though the law will not do justice.
Revenge is also known as retribution or vengeance; it may be characterized as a form of justice (not to be confused with retributive justice),[clarification needed] an altruistic action which enforces societal or moral justice aside from the legal system. Francis Bacon described it as a kind of “wild justice” that “does… offend the law [and] putteth the law out of office”. Primitive justice or retributive justice is often differentiated from more formal and refined forms of justice such as distributive justice and divine judgment.