|Haven't we seen an old bald man doing this before?|
Our Predictions for Death Wish based solely off of the trailers (kinda, sorta)
Joe's Take- A Chicago doctor's daughter gets injured and his wife murdered, during a home invasion. Since the cops like to play it by the book and twiddle their thumbs, the doc decides to get surgical on the scumbags of the greater Chicago area with some serious hardware. Some love him, some hate him, but nobody can deny that he's taking out the trash and making things safer. I just wonder how does he make the time for vigilante justice with double shifts, an ailing daughter, nosy police detectives poking around, and visits to a very supportive psychiatrist? It's all good though, as long as he kills more white guys than black and it's never with an AR-15.
My Prediction- With a familiar cast, an AC/DC tune that we've never heard before, and enough "controversial" violence to stir up political SJW's, what's not to like? I want to like this film, but nothing here seems special or original. It's nice that Bruce Willis (Pulp Fiction) seems to be in a less grumpy spoiled actor mood than he has for the past near decade, but until proven otherwise, Death Wish is going to be a Piece Of Shit. Yet I do hope that it's an Eli Roth (Hostel) over the top gory as hell turd at least.
Mike's Take -
Charles Bronson ushered in the age of the vigilante with the groundbreaking Death Wish. By today's standards it is not as violent or as controversial as when it was filmed. Then like 5400 sequels came out and each got worse than the previous one. Now, we have a remake and in the original trailer, we see Bruce Willis's character start to take his vengeance out on unsuspecting criminals as he hunts down his wife's killers.
It wasn't a bad trailer, but c'mon, Back in Black? Why the hell are they using that song, AGAIN!. Should have used AC/DC's Inject The Venom or Metallica's Disposable Heroes. Then we have Bruce Willis helping a young black kid who can't go to school without having to deal with a vicious drug dealer. Then the next series of trailers have not hint of any of that, no real hint that it's basically a shot by shot remake of the original, with few exceptions.
Hollywood isn't out of ideas, they just don't want to pay to take risks on movies and have just become a franchise factory. A McDonald's style shit fest of badly remade brain food. They don't care, they just want to suck as much money out of us as they can.
Piece Of SHIT
Death Wish (2018)
R | 1h 47min | Action, Crime, Drama | 2 March 2018 (USA)
A family man becomes a vigilante killing machine when his family is violently attacked by robbers.
Director: Eli Roth
Writers: Joe Carnahan (screenplay by), Brian Garfield (from the novel by)
Stars: Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue