I'm currently battling insomnia and haven't slept in two days, so, this morning I watched "Shindler's list", immedietly followed by "Death Sentence". Shindler's list is an awesome movie that I've loved since I was I watched it when I was a kid (why the hell did anyone let me watch that?). Everyone in the movie is a superb actor, and it's directed by Speilberg, nuff said lol. Death sentence stars Kevin Bacon, and it's about a man who witnesses his twenty something yr. old song get murdered by a gang. After finding out the murderer will only get 3-5 years in prison, he decides to drop the charges and deliver justice himself...the Bacon way. I originally waited so long to watch this movie because at the time it was released, there was another "Renegade" movie out called "The brave one", which had a very similiar plot of having a loved one murdered, then taking the law into their own hands. In all fairness, it was writeen by the same author who wrote the famous "Death wish" stories, which is pretty much the godfather of these types of movies. However, I must say...it was pretty damn good. The story is kind of a rip off of taxi driver...especially towards later parts of the film, but it still adds many original elements to keep it fresh.
It's also directed by the young man who directed "Saw", and I think this was his first big non-horror movie and he did a job well done. There's plenty of gore, plenty of action, and suprisingly touching moments, all done with a very nice soundtrack. The soundtrack is actually something I might consider tracking down...the theme is pretty awesome. So, I recommend you see "Death Sentence", because it's a pretty good movie. Also, does anyone else think the leader of the gang looks like Jay from Jay and Silent Bob, but bald and on steroids?
Anyways, here's a spoiler pic for those of you who are wondering how badass Bacon is in this flick.Spoiler: