Gimpdiggity, you weren't paying close enough attention to the movie. All of the things you mentioned were fairly well explained and motivated in the storyline. The system was corrupt, the judge was corrupt, the DA was corrupt. Corruption in the judicial system was the primary theme of the movie. The DA wouldn't bring the bomb into the prison? Really? Well, seeing that the main character had threatened this guys family, blew off a judges head in front of him and killed several of his colleagues including the completely innocent lady attorney, I think that reaction was pretty well motivated.
Doesn't change the fact that it was completely unbelievable and basically impossible. You must've missed all of the lack of logic in it...don't really know how, because it's basically slapping you in the face the whole time you watch it...but somehow you managed to miss it.
Again, he was in PRISON before his trial. He was in PRISON while they didn't have enough evidence to warrant an arrest. Both of these are completely incorrect. People that are being held before trial get held in a jail, not a prison. People that don't have enough evidence to get a warrant issued against them, even if the police do decide to take them in, don't get held in a PRISON. Prison is for lengthy incarcerations. Generally anything over 365 days. It's not for holding a suspect during a trial, it's not for holding a suspect for questioning, it's not for anything other than holding convicted prisoners that are serving more than a year worth of time. Yet, here he was, in a prison...before and during his trial...while they didn't have enough evidence to get a warrant...and while they didn't really even have any reason to even suspect him of a crime in the first place.
That doesn't even go into the fact that he was in solitary confinement in prison and sneaking out for hours at a time, when in fact solitary confinement would require him to be checked on quite regularly...usually every half hour. And when those checks are made, flesh AND movement must be witnessed...meaning that it was LITERALLY impossible that he would have been able to be out of his cell doing what he was doing.
The reasons that I have given don't show that I wasn't paying attention...it shows that I was paying too much attention...and it shows that the movie is really only entertaining people that have very little knowledge about how the justice system in the United States actually works. There was no corruption...the trial at the beginning of the movie contained no corruption. It was exactly like MANY trials are, where one criminal offered to testify against another criminal in exchange for a lighter sentence. I ask you, what was corrupt about that?? It wasn't. At all. It was as normal as can possibly be. Butler's character was targeting those people solely out of an idiotic plot for revenge...a plot for revenge that was idiotic even by Hollywood's standards. He wasn't fighting corruption, he wasn't fighting for justice, he was fighting because HE didn't get what HE wanted...he was fighting for personal reasons, not against corruption.
I won't even go into what must be wrong with you if you actually think that it would be possible for the DA to bring a bomb into a prison. That may have been the type of reaction one would expect to WANT to have, but the actual logistics of it are completely and utterly absurd. Being motivated to do something and actually being able to do that thing are two completely different things. While I agree that he probably wanted to kill Butler's character, the fact that he brought a bomb into a prison is just ludicrous. The fact that you think it's a logical and actually a possibility is pretty amusing.
It was a horrible, horrible movie with no redeeming factors. The fact that you do NOT like "Se7en" but do like "Law Abiding Citizen" says a lot about your taste...