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2018-01-03 01:14:57 PM  
Fark that. The original "Death Wish" series was just fine without a bald geezer pretending to be Charles goddamned Bronson, first off. Second off, the whole point of that series was to exploit the fear of urban crime in the 70's. The crime rate, right now, is lower than it's ever been - but as recent political interests have stirred up the irrational fear of violent crime, especially from immigrants and Muslims, during a presidency encouraging vigilantes and direct, personal violence, the timing of this film is piss-poor at best, highly suspect at worst.

I'll pass, thanks.
 
2018-01-03 01:23:12 PM  
I just don't find vigilante murder nearly as entertaining as I used to.
 
2018-01-03 01:27:25 PM  
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2018-01-03 01:27:57 PM  
The movie was supposed to release last November. I'm sure that's a good sign.
 
2018-01-03 01:28:09 PM  

FormlessOne: the whole point of that series was to exploit the fear of urban crime in the 70's


I'll add that Bronson's original was interesting for its portrayal of a moral man descending into violence. There was a slow and self-doubting evolution into the vigilante that became so famous. The Willis version seems to miss that, based on the trailers so far.
 
2018-01-03 01:30:18 PM  
I'd rather watch the Dirty Laundry short with Thomas Jane 9 times than another Death Wish movie

DIRTY LAUNDRY [BOOTLEG UNIVERSE]
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2018-01-03 01:32:11 PM  

skyotter: I just don't find vigilante murder nearly as entertaining as I used to.


Well, sure, now that Batman is apparently killing guys!

Off topic, I used to love Bruce Willis.  I'm not sure what happened, maybe Demi leaving him, but he's so miserable ALL.  THE.  TIME.  now.
Looking at his IMDB, I have to go all the way back to the animated Over the Hedge to find a movie where he didn't just seem angry and miserable.

John McClane was fun because he was human, he LAUGHED, he made jokes.
I also see they're making Die Hard: Year One which it says is an origin story of the Die Hard franchise.  I'm pretty sure "Die Hard" was the origin story of the Die Hard frnchise!
 
2018-01-03 01:33:12 PM  
I wish Jimmy Page does this soundtrack.
 
2018-01-03 01:38:42 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: FormlessOne: the whole point of that series was to exploit the fear of urban crime in the 70's

I'll add that Bronson's original was interesting for its portrayal of a moral man descending into violence. There was a slow and self-doubting evolution into the vigilante that became so famous. The Willis version seems to miss that, based on the trailers so far.


Plus Bronson did a ton of damage with sock full of nickels.  Look up "Bad-Ass" in the dictionary and I'm sure Bronson's face is there.
 
2018-01-03 01:49:28 PM  
Charles Bronson Murders Everyone!
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2018-01-03 01:50:19 PM  
This has even less to do with the original Death Wish than Denzel's Equalizer had to do with the TV series. The whole point was that Bronson's Paul Kersey was not a "hero" in the usual sense, just an angry desperate man who wanted justice. He was portrayed as very human (witness how he became violently ill after attacking that one person with the sockful of quarters, IIRC). Also, him being an architect made him more of a regular person, IMO. When he took the trip to the west to develop some land, the man who hired him gave him his first gun. He never used more than a pistol, so seeing the scene where Willis uses an automatic weapon is laughable. Not to mention that Death Wish was shot during a period in time when movies shot on location and made the city look realistically gritty. I could go on and on. All that said, I enjoyed the hell out of Denzel's Equalizer, but that was Denzel, not Willis. I'll save this one for Redbox or Netflix or HBO.
 
2018-01-03 01:54:41 PM  
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2018-01-03 02:10:49 PM  

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The safest town in America:


Bronson, Missouri
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2018-01-03 02:11:08 PM  
The Simpsons - Charles Bronson on The Andy Griffith Show
Youtube DUgKUspKisY
 
2018-01-03 02:13:30 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: FormlessOne: the whole point of that series was to exploit the fear of urban crime in the 70's

I'll add that Bronson's original was interesting for its portrayal of a moral man descending into violence. There was a slow and self-doubting evolution into the vigilante that became so famous. The Willis version seems to miss that, based on the trailers so far.


Charles Bronson was the proto-Punisher. The first and, to a lesser extent, second movies were an interesting commentary on the situation as it existed over 40 years ago. The rest, like the Rambo series, were gratuitous, subverting the original message to push a completely different one.

That is, I fear, the purpose of this "remake."
 
2018-01-03 02:15:47 PM  

FormlessOne: rzrwiresunrise: FormlessOne: the whole point of that series was to exploit the fear of urban crime in the 70's

I'll add that Bronson's original was interesting for its portrayal of a moral man descending into violence. There was a slow and self-doubting evolution into the vigilante that became so famous. The Willis version seems to miss that, based on the trailers so far.

Charles Bronson was the proto-Punisher. The first and, to a lesser extent, second movies were an interesting commentary on the situation as it existed over 40 years ago. The rest, like the Rambo series, were gratuitous, subverting the original message to push a completely different one.

That is, I fear, the purpose of this "remake."


The original trailer played like a red state wet dream.  This feels less like a movie and more like a carefully crafted revenge porn.
 
2018-01-03 02:31:23 PM  

FormlessOne: rzrwiresunrise: FormlessOne: the whole point of that series was to exploit the fear of urban crime in the 70's

I'll add that Bronson's original was interesting for its portrayal of a moral man descending into violence. There was a slow and self-doubting evolution into the vigilante that became so famous. The Willis version seems to miss that, based on the trailers so far.

Charles Bronson was the proto-Punisher. The first and, to a lesser extent, second movies were an interesting commentary on the situation as it existed over 40 years ago. The rest, like the Rambo series, were gratuitous, subverting the original message to push a completely different one.

That is, I fear, the purpose of this "remake."


Rich White Doctor Elegy?
 
2018-01-03 02:41:04 PM  
There are several reasons this doesn't work for me.

1.  Bronson's character was an everyman descending into the rush and the madness of revenge.  Willis' appears to be playing a cool dude blowing away bad guys.
2.  Death Wish was of its time - dirty New York descending into chaos.  That time is gone.  With violent crime in NYC about 1/4 of what it was in the 1970s, this doesn't feel relevant anymore.  So they go with Chicago, but the murder rate is still only a 3rd of what it was in the mid-80s.

You can't really talk about the remaining Death Wish movies.  In those movies, they just took the bad thing of the day and had Bronson kill it.

In Death Wish II (1982), he kills muggers including Laurence Fishburne.
n Death Wish III (1985) he defeats a break-dancing punk rock street gang.
In Death Wish IV (1987), he kills all the drug dealers so now there are no more drugs.
In Death Wish V (1994) , he takes on the mob.

Also, apparently this is not Denzel in Death Wish I, but it does look kind of like him.
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This, however, is Jeff Goldblum in his on-screen debut playing "Freak #1"
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2018-01-03 02:42:35 PM  
Fark off already, Bruce.
 
2018-01-03 02:47:18 PM  
Jim Carrey - Make a Death Wish Foundation
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2018-01-03 02:49:39 PM  

Rapmaster2000: In Death Wish II (1982), he kills muggers including Laurence Fishburne.


Also, soundtrack by 1/4th of Led Zeppelin:
Jimmy Page featuring Steve Winwood - Who's To Blame (Live at The Concert for ARMS, Sep 20 1983)
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2018-01-03 02:51:03 PM  

Rapmaster2000: This, however, is Jeff Goldblum in his on-screen debut playing "Freak #1"


And Billy Corgan, apparently.
 
2018-01-03 02:51:21 PM  

Rapmaster2000: There are several reasons this doesn't work for me.

1.  Bronson's character was an everyman descending into the rush and the madness of revenge.  Willis' appears to be playing a cool dude blowing away bad guys.
2.  Death Wish was of its time - dirty New York descending into chaos.  That time is gone.  With violent crime in NYC about 1/4 of what it was in the 1970s, this doesn't feel relevant anymore.  So they go with Chicago, but the murder rate is still only a 3rd of what it was in the mid-80s.

You can't really talk about the remaining Death Wish movies.  In those movies, they just took the bad thing of the day and had Bronson kill it.

In Death Wish II (1982), he kills muggers including Laurence Fishburne.
n Death Wish III (1985) he defeats a break-dancing punk rock street gang.
In Death Wish IV (1987), he kills all the drug dealers so now there are no more drugs.
In Death Wish V (1994) , he takes on the mob.

Also, apparently this is not Denzel in Death Wish I, but it does look kind of like him.
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This, however, is Jeff Goldblum in his on-screen debut playing "Freak #1"
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Yeah, but Elisabeth Shue!
 
2018-01-03 02:52:28 PM  

bluorangefyre: Also, soundtrack by 1/4th of Led Zeppelin:


That... was godawful.
 
2018-01-03 02:55:17 PM  
Rapmaster2000: In Death Wish III (1985) he defeats a break-dancing punk rock street gang.

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He defeats Bill S. Preston (Esq) and Deanna Troi. (Left and 2nd from left)
 
2018-01-03 02:55:33 PM  

Rapmaster2000: There are several reasons this doesn't work for me.

1.  Bronson's character was an everyman descending into the rush and the madness of revenge.  Willis' appears to be playing a cool dude blowing away bad guys.
2.  Death Wish was of its time - dirty New York descending into chaos.  That time is gone.  With violent crime in NYC about 1/4 of what it was in the 1970s, this doesn't feel relevant anymore.  So they go with Chicago, but the murder rate is still only a 3rd of what it was in the mid-80s.

You can't really talk about the remaining Death Wish movies.  In those movies, they just took the bad thing of the day and had Bronson kill it.

In Death Wish II (1982), he kills muggers including Laurence Fishburne.
n Death Wish III (1985) he defeats a break-dancing punk rock street gang.
In Death Wish IV (1987), he kills all the drug dealers so now there are no more drugs.
In Death Wish V (1994) , he takes on the mob.

Also, apparently this is not Denzel in Death Wish I, but it does look kind of like him.
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That is Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs aka Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington  from Welcome Back Kotter.

Also Sonia Manzano aka Maria from Seasame Street is in the film.

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/one time machine please.
 
2018-01-03 03:01:39 PM  

This text is now purple: Rapmaster2000: In Death Wish III (1985) he defeats a break-dancing punk rock street gang.

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He defeats Bill S. Preston (Esq) and Deanna Troi. (Left and 2nd from left)


I love that gang so much.

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A plunger?

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A rastafarian?

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Sweatpants with a belt?  OK.  Sure.
 
2018-01-03 03:05:10 PM  
This isn't a Death Wish reboot.  It's just another Death Wish sequel.

Death Wish VI:  Paul Kersey goes to Chicago and kills all the gang members so now there are no more gangs and Real Americans can now safely drive up from the suburbs of Indianapolis and go to Pizzeria Uno on Michigan Avenue.
 
2018-01-03 03:34:49 PM  
Dont forget the original Death Wish also gave us Jeff Goldblum... therapist.
Sorry, the rapist.
 
2018-01-03 03:34:51 PM  
What's next?  A remake of The Born Losers starring Keanu Reeves coming soon?

Actually....
 
2018-01-03 03:58:55 PM  

Gandalf_is_dead: Dont forget the original Death Wish also gave us Jeff Goldblum... therapist.
Sorry, the rapist.


How does he feel about rich women?
 
2018-01-03 04:01:34 PM  
Willis can't pull of the bad-assery that Bronson brought to the original.
 
2018-01-03 04:10:12 PM  
No way I'm paying to watch Willis asshole-smirk for 120 minutes.
 
2018-01-03 04:16:07 PM  
Rapmaster2000:
This, however, is Jeff Goldblum in his on-screen debut playing "Freak #1"
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I'm not convinced that's not a time travelling Andy Samberg
 
2018-01-03 04:17:49 PM  
Goddamn Elisabeth Shue has aged well.
 
2018-01-03 04:33:40 PM  
STUDIO MEMO

Re: reasons to remake Death Wish

Charles Bronson was a real coal miner from the ages of 16-20.  (Coal is cool again, right?)
Violent crime is the worst it's ever been (ha ha, at least, to Fox viewers, Republican suburbanites)
We get a rape scene that is organic to the plot, not included simply because we want a rape scene
We get to trash law enforcement as ineffectual, liberal, too concerned with things like, rights.
We get to beat down and kill brown people

Target audience: suburban conservatives

If we can cast a well-known conservative lead, this piece of shiat is greenlit today!
 
2018-01-03 04:34:17 PM  

Gandalf_is_dead: Dont forget the original Death Wish also gave us Jeff Goldblum... therapist.
Sorry, the rapist.


Is it really possible to not want to have sex with Jeff Goldblum?
 
2018-01-03 04:42:40 PM  

This text is now purple: Rapmaster2000: In Death Wish III (1985) he defeats a break-dancing punk rock street gang.

[img.fark.net image 500x391]
He defeats Bill S. Preston (Esq) and Deanna Troi. (Left and 2nd from left)


Almost. He defeats Bill S. Preston (Esq.) because the gang raped and killed Deanna Troi.
 
2018-01-03 04:45:29 PM  
Fascism porn
 
2018-01-03 04:50:24 PM  
.475 Wildey.  This was Bronson's personal gun.

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According to Wildey every time someone ran the film on cable he always got a ton of orders for it.
 
2018-01-03 04:54:25 PM  

Truman Burbank: This text is now purple: Rapmaster2000: In Death Wish III (1985) he defeats a break-dancing punk rock street gang.

[img.fark.net image 500x391]
He defeats Bill S. Preston (Esq) and Deanna Troi. (Left and 2nd from left)

Almost. He defeats Bill S. Preston (Esq.) because the gang raped and killed Deanna Troi.


I wouldn't want the janitor to clean-up that mess in the holodeck.
 
2018-01-03 04:56:00 PM  

Truman Burbank: This text is now purple: Rapmaster2000: In Death Wish III (1985) he defeats a break-dancing punk rock street gang.

[img.fark.net image 500x391]
He defeats Bill S. Preston (Esq) and Deanna Troi. (Left and 2nd from left)

Almost. He defeats Bill S. Preston (Esq.) because the gang raped and killed Deanna Troi.


Never would have happened to Lwaxana.
 
2018-01-03 04:57:14 PM  

Snatch Bandergrip: Fascism porn


I don't think Paul Kersey wanted to co-opt the means of production for nationalistic purposes.
 
2018-01-03 04:59:21 PM  

Snatch Bandergrip: Fascism porn


As an aside, Death Wish isn't that different from M. M involves a failed legal pursuit of a child murder, who is killed extra-legally by a kangaroo court of criminals, in revenge for the heat being applied to them by the main investigator.

The Nazis banned it because it showed the failure of legal authorities and law and order. They didn't want to encourage vigilantism.
 
2018-01-03 05:38:33 PM  

FormlessOne: Fark that. The original "Death Wish" series was just fine without a bald geezer pretending to be Charles goddamned Bronson, first off. Second off, the whole point of that series was to exploit the fear of urban crime in the 70's. The crime rate, right now, is lower than it's ever been - but as recent political interests have stirred up the irrational fear of violent crime, especially from immigrants and Muslims, during a presidency encouraging vigilantes and direct, personal violence, the timing of this film is piss-poor at best, highly suspect at worst.

I'll pass, thanks.


There was only one DW in the 70s.  The other's were in 82, 85, and 87, respectively.  So how were the majority of the films in the series used to exploit urban crime in a decade they were not filmed or set in?

Or someone is just rehashing an old title for the bucks.

I will just leave these tidbits here from Kinjite.  The movie that targeted an Asian pervert.  The movie also has Bronson shoving a dildo up a guys ass.

Added bonus Charles was a geezer in the last three death wishes.

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2018-01-03 06:11:46 PM  

FormlessOne: Charles Bronson was the proto-Punisher.


The Punisher's debut preceded Death Wish and was inspired by The Executioner paperback series.
 
2018-01-03 06:31:47 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: FormlessOne: Charles Bronson was the proto-Punisher.

The Punisher's debut preceded Death Wish and was inspired by The Executioner paperback series.


His Death Wish Knowledge was all outta whack.
 
2018-01-03 08:12:37 PM  

theflatline: I will just leave these tidbits here from Kinjite.  The movie that targeted an Asian pervert.  The movie also has Bronson shoving a dildo up a guys ass.


I remember seeing that uncut on Cinemax late at night.  I don't think I've even seen a Rogue Cop Out For Revenge whose primary weapon was sodomy.
 
2018-01-03 08:14:01 PM  

FormlessOne: Fark that. The original "Death Wish" series was just fine without a bald geezer pretending to be Charles goddamned Bronson, first off. Second off, the whole point of that series was to exploit the fear of urban crime in the 70's. The crime rate, right now, is lower than it's ever been - but as recent political interests have stirred up the irrational fear of violent crime, especially from immigrants and Muslims, during a presidency encouraging vigilantes and direct, personal violence, the timing of this film is piss-poor at best, highly suspect at worst.

I'll pass, thanks.


Aren't you FARKers the same folks who declared the new Jumanji film a failure and an insult to Robin Williams' memory when that films initial trailer came out?

/sigh
 
2018-01-03 08:28:49 PM  

peterthx: FormlessOne: Fark that. The original "Death Wish" series was just fine without a bald geezer pretending to be Charles goddamned Bronson, first off. Second off, the whole point of that series was to exploit the fear of urban crime in the 70's. The crime rate, right now, is lower than it's ever been - but as recent political interests have stirred up the irrational fear of violent crime, especially from immigrants and Muslims, during a presidency encouraging vigilantes and direct, personal violence, the timing of this film is piss-poor at best, highly suspect at worst.

I'll pass, thanks.

Aren't you FARKers the same folks who declared the new Jumanji film a failure and an insult to Robin Williams' memory when that films initial trailer came out?

/sigh


But but but TRUMP!!!! FASCISM!!!   Herrrrr derrrrrr!!!
 
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