“People rely on the police to keep them safe. That’s the problem. The police only arrive after the crime has taken place. That’s like. Trapping the fox as he’s comin’ out of the hen house. If a man really wants to protect what’s his. He has to do it for himself.” – Ben
Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 Mar 2019)
Brief Synopsis – After his wife and daughter are attacked by thieves who break into their house, a surgeon decides to take justice into his own hands.
My Take on it – This is a film that I’ve actually been avoiding seeing for quite some time because it looked terrible.
This is another film in the long list of unwatchable and unnecessary remakes that Hollywood loves to churn out every year.
The original film from 45 years ago starring Charles Bronson was so much better than this one because it actually made us care about the characters unlike the way that this film is presented.
It seems as if Bruce Willis has chosen to take the Liam Neeson road to continued stardom by taking on roles of near-geriatric characters who decide to go on a vengeance spree after suffering a trauma.
This film isn’t able to add anything to the original idea presented in Death Wish (1974) and fails to be even tense or thrilling especially due to the fact that this film is quite predictable throughout.
The action scenes are quite uneven and the way that they portray the detectives in the film as bumbling idiots and amaztuerish makes this so bland and uninteresting.
Bottom Line – Very bland and uninteresting remake that didn’t really need to be made. Willis seems to be taking on Neeson’s role of playing a near-geriatric avenger who wants to show the young what it truly means to be wronged. This film adds nothing to the original Bronson Death Wish (1974) and isn’t even close to being as tense or interesting because things are much too predictable throughout. The action is uneven and the cops trying to solve the mystery are much too amateur in the way they do things.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – During a torture scene, Bruce Willis comments saying its “the most pain a human can endure before going into cardiac arrest”. This was discovered by scientists of Unit 731 (a covert biological and chemical warfare R&D unit of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II) who experimented with various ways to torture someone without killing them by actually torturing prisoners of war. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)
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