Even though this movie has a lame reputation, somehow, I still ended much watching the damned thing. Well, even though I had some rather low expectations, it turned out to be even weaker than I expected. I mean, I don't think it was a bad idea to make a prequel involving Alex Cross and I do think that Tyler Perry was actually a decent choice to play a younger version of Morgan Freeman, at least, physically. However, pretty much nothing really worked with this movie. Where should I start? The opening scene was just so generic and tedious but the rest of the movie was never really much better. Then, when Morgan Freeman was playing this character, have you ever him seen running around and shooting at some bad guys? Well, that's what Tyler Perry kept on doing through the whole thing which was just so annoying. Indeed, Alex Cross was always meant to be some kind of modern Sherlock Holmes who's supposed to use his brain to solve crimes and not some weapon like any other average cop. At least, I have to admit that Matthew Fox did a pretty good job and his killer was quite charismatic and entertaining but even the only slightly interesting character was ruined by the fact that you get exactly zero information about his background. Anyway, I think I was actually rather generous with my rating here, the damned thing was really weak and I don't think it is really worth a look.