The film is based on the book of the same name by Brian Garfield, the guy who wrote the mostly identical Death Wish. This time Bacon plays a dad whose family is attacked in a gang initiation ritual and he seeks revenge. In the original book Tyler’s character is a cop who helps Bacon despite thinking he may have committed murder – the gender and age change is an obvious grab for a love interest for Bacon’s character. It’s like a classic example of Hollywoodizing what is already a pretty mainstream and pulpy story. I wonder if Kevin Bacon is having flashbacks to The Big Picture right now.
I would summon up more outrage, but this is a Death Wish clone directed James Wan. Bemusment is all I can get.