Alex Cross Played by Tyler Perry in the movie release “ALEX CROSS” over the weekend. I thought that Tyler was absolutely phenomenal in the movie. In a sense I thought the character was unbelievably on point…and I mean that literally…Alex Cross was waaaayyy to skilled as a detective…but then I had a chance to review where the character came from. He is actually a fictitious character from a series of books…and the character is an African American detective and psychologist living and working in the Southeast quadrant of Washington, D.C. He worked in the homicide division of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPDC), but eventually becomes a Senior Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). After his stint with the FBI, Alex returns to private psychology practice but continues to consult for the MPDC and the FBI as needed, ultimately rejoining the MPDC as a special consultant to the Major Case Squad.
Congratulations again to Tyler Perry for going out of his boundaries and succeeding again, he is born for entertainment. Alex Cross earned an amazing $11.7M over the weekend.
(a portion of this post courtesy of wikipedia)