Written by: Ash's missing hand
"Frailty" is about a man who is a good father, who is visited by an angel who assigns him to murder demons in human form. The father enlists his two sons to join him in the murders of victims he brings home.
Fenton Meiks (Matthew McConaughey) shows up in the office of FBI agent Wesley Doyle (Powers Boothe), and says he knows who committed the serial killings that have haunted the area for years. His story narrarates two long flashbacks in which Bill Paxton plays the father and Matthew O' Leary and Jeremy Sumpter play young Fenton and Adam. Their mother is dead and they live in a happy home until the night their father wakes them saying he has been visited by an angel.
Adam simply believes everything his father tells him. Fenton is old enough to know it is wrong. There is the fact that when dad touches his victims, he has graphic visions of their sins and why they need to be killed. Are his visions accurate?
"Frailty" follows it's logic right down into Hell. Bill Paxton made his directorial debut and shows he is a gifted director. It is a complex film with the intensity of a simple one. I was with it every step of the way and had no idea where it was going. What more could you ask for?