Bruce Willis goes on a one man rampage for justice after his wife is brutally murdered.
Director Eli Roth (Hostel) is back with the remake of the 1974 movie stars Bruce Willis. A man who takes matters into his own hands, purchases a weapon and tracks down the perpetrators one by one. It has a strong Law Abiding Citizen vibe to it. A great film if you haven’t seen it starring Gerard Butler who avenges his wife’s death by going on a one man rampage to kill not only the ones who commited the crime, but all of the people involved with the murder case.
Death Wish takes place in Chicago where an overloaded police department appears to be overlooking the majority of violent crimes in the local area. In steps Bruce Willis, he throws on a hoodie and becomes the savior of Chicago. Like Batman with a pistol. But for those who love Bruce Willis movies, I feel as thou the hoodie has more significance. I might simply be spiralling into a whirlwind of crossed film genre’s and previous characters but if you’ve seen the M.Night shyamalan movie Unbreakable you’ll see where I’m going with this. The hood signifies that veil between reality and fiction. But also defines the character as immortal, a risk taker, one who will preveil through all that is thrown at them. In essence, unbreakable.
Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly vigilante is a guardian angel or a grim reaper.
I’ve seen articles where people have said this trailer is ‘out of touch with society’ blah, blah, blah. Jesus christ, take your bullshit elsewhere. It’s a movie and I’m looking forward to seeing it!
Death Wish will open in theatre’s November 22nd and it’s great to see Eli Roth helming this particular piece.