Death Wish

Frank Kersey: “You can't do're not a cop.”
Paul Kersey: “Then somebody has to do it!"

release year: 2018
genre: drama/action
viewing setting: home Bluray 7/1/18

synopsis: After his family is assaulted during a robbery, and the police aren't able to find the criminals, a doctor takes matters into his own hands.

impressions: It was fine, considering it's yet another remake of a classic. I think I've figured out what's up with all these remakes in the last decade or so: Hollywood is out of good ideas, plus they're trying to attract a younger generation who won't ever watch older classic movies, so why not solve both problems by just "re-imagining" movies from the past? Yeahhhhh. Anyway. This one was actually fine; it was well-done, with a fairly tight plot and plenty of vigilante action. Could have been worse.

acting: Bruce Willis is the doctor who (in his own words, paraphrased) did everything right but still couldn't protect his family; he teaches himself to take matters into his own hands. Vincent D'Onofrio is his helpful brother. Dean Norris and Kimberly Elise are the overworked detectives who aren't really able to obtain justice.

final word: Decent (if unnecessary) remake.

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