History Film / DeathSentence

2nd Apr '18 7:42:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Deconstruction}}: This film deconstructs the urban vigilante film that ''Death Wish'' pioneered by showing how vigilantism makes everything worse instead of its usual depiction of fighting wrongs with violence. By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Luke is the only surviving member of his immediate family -- and even then, he could still either die in his coma or manage to wake up but be DrivenToSuicide anyway upon learning about his entire family's deaths.]]


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* GenreDeconstruction: This film deconstructs the urban vigilante film that ''Death Wish'' pioneered by showing how vigilantism makes everything worse instead of its usual depiction of fighting wrongs with violence. By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Luke is the only surviving member of his immediate family -- and even then, he could still either die in his coma or manage to wake up but be DrivenToSuicide anyway upon learning about his entire family's deaths.]]
28th Dec '17 2:21:44 PM creader
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* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler:Nick manages to avenge his family, but at the cost of his wife's life, his own, and that his youngest son may be comatose.]]
27th Dec '17 6:45:08 PM creader
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: They may be murderous punks who slaughtered Brendan and another innocent bystander, but Joe was Billy's brother and his gang also feel the same way.



* EvenEvilHaveLovedOnes: They may be murderous punks who slaughtered Brendan and another innocent bystander, but Joe was Billy's brother and his gang also feel the same way.
27th Dec '17 6:42:50 PM creader
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* SignificantWardrobeShift: In the beginning, Nick sports a regular FamilyMan like attire but switches to clothing resembling [[spoiler:the gang who killed Brendan and Helen, and almost killed Luke.]]


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* TattooedCrook: All of the gang members have some kind of tattoo and each and every single one of them are murdering thugs.


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* TookALevelInBadass: Nick had some trouble killing Joe, but calmly [[spoiler:goes OneManArmy on the rest of the gang in the climax]].
27th Dec '17 6:39:15 PM creader
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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Bones, who has spent the entire movie ridiculing and debasing Billy, turns out to be the latter and Joe's father.]]



* AssholeVictim: Given the fact that Joe killed Brendan (an innocent), him getting killed isn't really that sad.



* {{Bald of Evil}}: Billy Darley.

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* {{Bald of Evil}}: BaldOfEvil: Billy Darley.



* BookEnds: The home movies playing.



* EvenEvilHaveLovedOnes: They may be murderous punks who slaughtered Brendan and another innocent bystander, but Joe was Billy's brother and his gang also feel the same way.
* FatBastard: Bones is played by the hefty John Goodman and is nothing but a yelling, politically incorrect asshole.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Nick goes from a normal FamilyMan to a vigilante PapaWolf.



* MoralMyopia: Despite Billy and his gang egging on Joe to murder an innocent stranger (Brendan) who had loved ones, they care more about the fact that Nick killed Joe in retaliation for his son's murder.



--> '''Billy''': Look at you. You look like one of us. Look what I made you.
* TheOner: The long continuous shot of Nick's shootout with several gangmembers in a parking garage while he's chasing down a certain {{mook}}. The camera continues filming the action, without cuts, as Nick (and the fleeing mook) run up the levels of the garage; at several points, the camera actually backs out of the garage to go up a floor (as if flying).

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--> '''Billy''': -->'''Billy''': Look at you. You look like one of us. Look what I made you.
* TheOner: The long continuous shot of Nick's shootout with several gangmembers gang members in a parking garage while he's chasing down a certain {{mook}}. The camera continues filming the action, without cuts, as Nick (and the fleeing mook) run up the levels of the garage; at several points, the camera actually backs out of the garage to go up a floor (as if flying).flying).
* OutlivingOnesOffspring:
** Nick and Helen lose their eldest son, Brendan, from a pointless murder.
** [[spoiler:Bones is this as his youngest son, Joe, was murdered by Nick]].
* PapaWolf:
** {{Deconstructed|Trope}} with Nick. His anger and hate over his son's pointless murder is sympathetic, but him going vigilante and killing Joe only served to have Joe's loved ones retaliate and [[spoiler:kill Helen and almost kill Luke]]. And in the end, he [[spoiler:realizes he's NotSoDifferent from them as he dies from his wounds.]]
** {{Subverted|Trope}} with [[spoiler:Bones. When he figures out that Nick killed Joe and is about to kill Billy, he cocks his gun threateningly while asking those questions. But, ultimately lets Nick go as he feels that whatever Billy did to warrant Nick to buy so many guns, his son deserves his oncoming death.]]



* PlotTriggeringDeath: Brendan's murder at the hands of Joe causes Nick to go vigilante.



* ARealManIsAKiller: The real, and horrifying, reason why Joe killed Brendan. It was part of an initiation from his brother and his gang to kill a random stranger to prove he was a "man".



%%* ShowerOfAngst

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%%* ShowerOfAngst* ShowerOfAngst: Nick cries while in the shower after he murdered Joe.



* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:Luke, apparently, as he is waking from coma, but his brother and parents are all dead.]]



2nd Oct '17 7:53:08 PM Dravencour
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* {{Deconstruction}}: This film deconstructs the urban vigilante film that ''Death Wish'' pioneered by showing how vigilantism makes everything worse instead of its usual depiction of fighting wrongs with violence. By the end of the movie, By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Luke is the only surviving member of his immediate family -- and even then, he could still either die in his coma or manage to wake up but be DrivenToSuicide anyway upon learning about his entire family's deaths.]]

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* {{Deconstruction}}: This film deconstructs the urban vigilante film that ''Death Wish'' pioneered by showing how vigilantism makes everything worse instead of its usual depiction of fighting wrongs with violence. By the end of the movie, By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Luke is the only surviving member of his immediate family -- and even then, he could still either die in his coma or manage to wake up but be DrivenToSuicide anyway upon learning about his entire family's deaths.]]
8th Mar '17 12:16:00 PM SCBlue
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Based on the 1975 novel by Brian Garfield (who also wrote ''Literature/DeathWish'') and directed by James Wan, one of the creators of ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'', ''Death Sentence'' is a 2007 action thriller revenge film about Nick Hume, a father who takes the law into his own hands after his son is murdered by a gang as an initiation ritual. Hume must then protect his family from the gang's resulting vengeance.

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Based on the 1975 novel by Brian Garfield (who also wrote ''Literature/DeathWish'') and directed by James Wan, one of the creators of ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'', ''Death Sentence'' is a 2007 action thriller revenge film about starring Creator/KevinBacon as Nick Hume, a father who takes the law into his own hands after his son is murdered by a gang as an initiation ritual. Hume must then protect his family from the gang's resulting vengeance.
16th Dec '16 9:46:54 PM Dravencour
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* {{Deconstruction}}: This film deconstructs the vigilante film, by showing how vigilantism makes everything worse instead of its usual depiction of fighting wrongs with violence. By the end of the movie, By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Luke is the only surviving member of his immediate family -- and even then, he could still either die in his coma or manage to wake up but be DrivenToSuicide anyway upon learning about his entire family's deaths.]]

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* {{Deconstruction}}: This film deconstructs the urban vigilante film, film that ''Death Wish'' pioneered by showing how vigilantism makes everything worse instead of its usual depiction of fighting wrongs with violence. By the end of the movie, By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Luke is the only surviving member of his immediate family -- and even then, he could still either die in his coma or manage to wake up but be DrivenToSuicide anyway upon learning about his entire family's deaths.]]
16th Dec '16 9:45:32 PM Dravencour
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* TitleDrop: Billy Darly does this [[spoiler:during his threat to go after the rest of Nick's family]].
-->'''Billy:''' You just bought them a death sentence, motherfucker!

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* TitleDrop: Billy Darly does this [[spoiler:during during his threat to go after the rest of Nick's family]].
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-->'''Billy:''' You ''You just bought them a death sentence, motherfucker!motherfucker!''
16th Dec '16 9:41:56 PM Dravencour
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* CycleOfRevenge: Unlike ''Film/DeathWish'', Nick's pursuit of revenge ends up sparking an escalating war [[spoiler:which utterly ruins his life and results in his death]].

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* CycleOfRevenge: Unlike ''Film/DeathWish'', Nick's pursuit of revenge ends up sparking an escalating war [[spoiler:which utterly ruins his life life, destroys what's left of his family and results in his death]].
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