By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox.
Every time I encounter a new project starring Kevin Bacon I can't help but chuckle. I used to date a girl that had a phobia of the actor, something that actually exists in others I have met. Though their Baconphobia wasn't as severe as my ex, they all prove that there is something going on here that should be researched. Seriously, why Kevin Bacon? Is it because he is prone to creepy roles or the fact that he flashed a fleshy penis in Hollow Man?
I personally do not share this phobia, and usually enjoy most films Bacon stars in. The same should go for Death Sentence, a film that places Bacon in a role strangely similar to Jodie Foster in The Brave One.
Death Sentence Poster and Trailer
Like The Brave One, Kevin Bacon is placed in a position where he must take part in vigilante justice. After his son is murdered during a convenient store robbery, Bacon discovers that no justice will come from the courts.
Both Death Sentence and The Brave One should attract an audience for a single reason -- people love watching characters get what's coming to them. And who better to get back at than a bunch of harmful gangbangers? Unlike The Brave One, however, Death Sentence has the charm of all out street warfare.