Kevin Bacon Talks Death SentenceMeh
MoviesOnline sat down and talked with Kevin Bacon about his upcomng role in Death Sentence. In Death Sentence Nick Hume played by Kevin Bacon is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family. One of the interesting highlights was the addressing of comparisons between Death Wish and Death Sentence Kevin responded:
Yeah. Death Wish was actually a novel, and it is the same novelist. This is another book that the guy wrote. I went back and looked at the first Death Wish. I didn’t make it through all of it. You know, which I knew very well as a young man, but I had not seen in a long time.
The thing that’s really different about Death Wish is that Death Wish is a movie about a guy who takes the law into his own hands and becomes a vigilante and goes after all criminals. In fact, Bronson doesn’t even go after the guys who hurt his family. He just doesn’t even focus on them. He just puts himself into situations where he knows he’s going to get mugged and turns around and smacks them in the head or shoots them or whatever.
And in Death Sentence, it’s much more of a revenge movie than a vigilante movie. True, the guy does go outside the law and makes that terrible, fatal mistake, but it’s really more about this cycle of violence that he unfortunately creates and that he is then focused on, on this one gang and seeking revenge.
Its a great interview, go give it a read: Kevin Bacon Death Sentence Interview