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(Boomstick Comics)   Bruce Willis forgets to say Yippee ki-yay in 'Death Wish'   ( boomstickcomics.com) divider line
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2018-03-01 01:31:22 PM  
Can't they just rename it Bruce Willis as Liam Neeson in Taken
 
2018-03-01 01:37:16 PM  
then went on to the successful hyper-violent 'Hostile' film series.

You had one job.

How 'John Wick' is completely satisfying when he takes out the bad guys for killing his dog and you feel great that revenge is the best dish, the same feeling is earned here with 'Death Wish', but it isn't as fun nor does it have any martial arts.

Again, 'Death Wish' (2018) is completely satisfying and fun.


So it's not as fun or satisfying as John Wick, but it's completely fun and satisfying.
 
2018-03-01 01:57:10 PM  
Bruce Willis is great and all, but why are we rebooting Death Wish with an old man? Seriously, this should be given to a Millennial or even Gen X actor not some baby boomer well past his prime. I'd much rather watch a Death Wish featuring Jason Momoa or even Vin Diesel than the Bruce
 
2018-03-01 02:42:02 PM  

rcain: Bruce Willis is great and all, but why are we rebooting Death Wish with an old man? Seriously, this should be given to a Millennial or even Gen X actor not some baby boomer well past his prime. I'd much rather watch a Death Wish featuring Jason Momoa or even Vin Diesel than the Bruce


You might be being sarcastic, but if not, him being an old guy is part of the charm.   Its a guy, that had his family not been killed, would've been content to live out his days, uneventfully.   Plus, an old guy is wise, and knows how to shirk the law and the baddies in strategic ways.
 
2018-03-01 02:42:29 PM  
This is about as tone deaf as doing a remake of Heathers, not that anyone would be stupid enough to...excuse me...what was that? Who would...oh ! ...Sorry, some new information has come to light. Never mind.
 
2018-03-01 02:46:02 PM  

scottydoesntknow: then went on to the successful hyper-violent 'Hostile' film series.

You had one job.

How 'John Wick' is completely satisfying when he takes out the bad guys for killing his dog and you feel great that revenge is the best dish, the same feeling is earned here with 'Death Wish', but it isn't as fun nor does it have any martial arts.

Again, 'Death Wish' (2018) is completely satisfying and fun.

So it's not as fun or satisfying as John Wick, but it's completely fun and satisfying.


Yeah, this review was kind of all over the place. No interest in seeing the movie, but this writer needs to be a little more decisive in their criticism.

With that said, I hope they keep making sequels for the possibility they have that Canon camp like the original sequels

Charles Bronson Murders Everyone!
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2018-03-01 02:47:36 PM  
That was the laziest review I've ever read.
 
2018-03-01 02:49:25 PM  
It looks like, rather than remaking the original Death Wish, they just jumped straight to Death Wish 3.
 
2018-03-01 02:56:31 PM  
To all who thought remaking Death Wish in 2018 was a good idea, here is Jeff Goldblum with my rebuttal:

Jeff Goldblum owns
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2018-03-01 02:57:26 PM  
They already remade this movie countless times since the original Death Wish.  Why would I want to go see lazy, tired Bruce Willis in it when I can watch Michael Caine burn the mother-f*cker to the ground!

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2018-03-01 02:57:38 PM  

scottydoesntknow: then went on to the successful hyper-violent 'Hostile' film series.

You had one job.

How 'John Wick' is completely satisfying when he takes out the bad guys for killing his dog and you feel great that revenge is the best dish, the same feeling is earned here with 'Death Wish', but it isn't as fun nor does it have any martial arts.

Again, 'Death Wish' (2018) is completely satisfying and fun.

So it's not as fun or satisfying as John Wick, but it's completely fun and satisfying.


Yeah, that was a head scratcher for me as well...

rcain: Bruce Willis is great and all, but why are we rebooting Death Wish with an old man? Seriously, this should be given to a Millennial or even Gen X actor not some baby boomer well past his prime. I'd much rather watch a Death Wish featuring Jason Momoa or even Vin Diesel than the Bruce


That's kind of the deal. You want a more or less Normal Joe, not a big Vin Diesel tough guy type. Death Wish is a bout a regular guy who flips when his regular family is killed and becomes not-so-nice.

spongeboob: Can't they just rename it Bruce Willis as Liam Neeson in Taken


No, because Death Wish isn't about a former CIA operative who knows ways to make you hurt. It's about a surgeon(here) and an architect in the original film. He's more or less a pacifist type who takes that extra step Liam Neeson is a bad-ass who decides to use his special training.

Jesus, this isn't rocket surgery.
 
2018-03-01 03:02:08 PM  
T.rex:

  Plus, an old guy is wise, and knows how to shirk the law and the baddies in strategic ways.

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2018-03-01 03:04:24 PM  

scottydoesntknow: then went on to the successful hyper-violent 'Hostile' film series.



You'll love this:

I'm going to Slovakia in October...and I'll make it a point NOT to mention Hostel or EuroTrip.
 
2018-03-01 03:04:56 PM  
Didn't work out too well for Bruce last time he played s surgeon:

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2018-03-01 03:07:22 PM  
This movie look terrible
 
2018-03-01 03:07:43 PM  
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2018-03-01 03:08:22 PM  
I stopped enjoying his movies when HE stopped enjoying his movies.
He looks like someone has a gun to head FORCING him to make these movies anymore.

Can you think of the last time Bruce smiled, let alone look like he was trying??
 
2018-03-01 03:11:39 PM  

weddingsinger: They already remade this movie countless times since the original Death Wish.  Why would I want to go see lazy, tired Bruce Willis in it when I can watch Michael Caine burn the mother-f*cker to the ground!

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/OVOSfHFN​lcI]


In the original Death Wish, Paul Kersey (Bronson's character) is an architect.

Harry Brown is a former Royal Marine who is a veteran of The Troubles. His character is more like Liam Neeson's in Taken.
 
2018-03-01 03:13:24 PM  

buntz: Can you think of the last time Bruce smiled, let alone look like he was trying??


GI Joe: Retaliation.

His character got the best lines.

He seemed to be trying in RED and Looper, too.
 
2018-03-01 03:23:29 PM  

This text is now purple: buntz: Can you think of the last time Bruce smiled, let alone look like he was trying??

GI Joe: Retaliation.

His character got the best lines.

He seemed to be trying in RED and Looper, too.


I was gonna say RED as well. That's such a fun movie and I think Bruce enjoyed playing a retired bad-ass.

He was not trying in RED 2 though.
 
2018-03-01 03:24:56 PM  

This text is now purple: He seemed to be trying in RED and Looper, too.


I actually went down his IMDB and thought "Ok, I'll give him Looper"

I haven't seen RED though.  But it's still a long IMDB of stone-faced, angry, emotionless dudes.

Just saying, I miss "Blind Date" Bruce.
 
2018-03-01 03:29:48 PM  

buntz: Just saying, I miss "Blind Date" Bruce.


Last seen in Death Becomes Her?

Moonrise Kingdom, maybe?
 
2018-03-01 03:53:33 PM  
Vigilante gun-murder is fun and entertaining.
 
2018-03-01 04:15:49 PM  

scottydoesntknow: He was not trying in RED 2 though.


I don't think anyone was trying in RED 2.  My guess is even the catering company was phoning it in.
 
2018-03-01 04:29:30 PM  

T.rex: rcain: Bruce Willis is great and all, but why are we rebooting Death Wish with an old man? Seriously, this should be given to a Millennial or even Gen X actor not some baby boomer well past his prime. I'd much rather watch a Death Wish featuring Jason Momoa or even Vin Diesel than the Bruce

You might be being sarcastic, but if not, him being an old guy is part of the charm.   Its a guy, that had his family not been killed, would've been content to live out his days, uneventfully.   Plus, an old guy is wise, and knows how to shirk the law and the baddies in strategic ways.


So a mash-up of Red and Taken? and that's supposed to get my interest?
Hey I know -- let' have them kill his dog too, just for good measure, and make him a former member of an International Assassins Club with their own Diners Club Card

FFS -- I haven't even seen the trailer and I already want to retch
 
2018-03-01 04:38:23 PM  

skyotter: Vigilante gun-murder is fun and entertaining.



I bet you're a blast at parties.
 
2018-03-01 04:40:46 PM  

The_Sponge: skyotter: Vigilante gun-murder is fun and entertaining.


I bet you're a blast at parties.


Doesn't mean he doesn't have a point
 
2018-03-01 04:42:26 PM  

Mikey1969: That's kind of the deal. You want a more or less Normal Joe, not a big Vin Diesel tough guy type. Death Wish is a bout a regular guy who flips when his regular family is killed and becomes not-so-nice.


There's plenty of regular joe-blow millenial actors that fit the bill. Frankly, I'm tired of the likable tough guy that is the Bruce Will brand. He's the Bruce in every role, it's his only role. He's literally a one-note actor. He's not the everyman like Hanks or Keaton, nor is he capable of adapting to a role like they are. I'd rather see Paul Dano or Alfie Allen in this role -- where you actually see someone that appears normal transform in very real, very dramatic and profound ways. Bruce will just be Bruce, no transformation. Just funny quips and tough guy cliches all the way through
 
2018-03-01 05:11:57 PM  
I'm amazed it got a good review. I like Eli Roth as a director and I like the first two Death Wish movies, so I was interested in seeing this remake, but the marketing put me off. It looks like they're selling it as a comedy, when, imho, Death Wish is pretty dark and nihilistic.
 
2018-03-01 05:20:01 PM  
Bronson, Missouri
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2018-03-01 05:28:07 PM  

daklat2k1: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/-Bt4Ly9_​9Qg]



That has to be the safest town in America.
 
2018-03-01 06:13:10 PM  
DEATH WISH 4 (1987): Charles Bronson, Wine Salesman
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Bronson blows 'em away!!!!
 
2018-03-01 06:15:30 PM  

rcain: Mikey1969: That's kind of the deal. You want a more or less Normal Joe, not a big Vin Diesel tough guy type. Death Wish is a bout a regular guy who flips when his regular family is killed and becomes not-so-nice.

There's plenty of regular joe-blow millenial actors that fit the bill. Frankly, I'm tired of the likable tough guy that is the Bruce Will brand. He's the Bruce in every role, it's his only role. He's literally a one-note actor. He's not the everyman like Hanks or Keaton, nor is he capable of adapting to a role like they are. I'd rather see Paul Dano or Alfie Allen in this role -- where you actually see someone that appears normal transform in very real, very dramatic and profound ways. Bruce will just be Bruce, no transformation. Just funny quips and tough guy cliches all the way through


So you think Vin Diesel would undertgo a dramatic transformation? Because that's who you asked for in the original post. And I like Vin Diesel, I mean I actually think he's a cool actor, but I'm not going to be able to buy him as the surgeon-who-turns-into-a-bad-ass-throu​gh-a-life-changing-event.
 
2018-03-01 07:14:57 PM  

UberNeuman: [Youtube emt-ufnM58I image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/emt-ufnM​58I]
Bronson blows 'em away!!!!


1:20 lol
 
2018-03-01 07:29:26 PM  
rcain:
So a mash-up of Red and Taken? and that's supposed to get my interest?

How about a mash-up of About Schmidt and The Equalizer?
/did u get your ticket yet?
 
2018-03-01 08:17:24 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: I'm amazed it got a good review. I like Eli Roth as a director and I like the first two Death Wish movies, so I was interested in seeing this remake, but the marketing put me off. It looks like they're selling it as a comedy, when, imho, Death Wish is pretty dark and nihilistic.


Eli Roth stepped in after Joe Carnahan, who wrote the movie, quit. Apparently rewrites were taking too long to make Willis happy and he decided to move on to a Mel Gibson movie he wrote.
I wouldn't expect a lot of Eli Roth touches as far as the directing goes, save for probably more gore than the initial vision had.
 
2018-03-01 08:25:39 PM  

weddingsinger: They already remade this movie countless times since the original Death Wish.  Why would I want to go see lazy, tired Bruce Willis in it when I can watch Michael Caine burn the mother-f*cker to the ground!

[YouTube video: Harry Brown - Official Trailer!]


I really enjoyed this film.
 
2018-03-01 09:02:11 PM  

Mikey1969: rcain: Mikey1969: That's kind of the deal. You want a more or less Normal Joe, not a big Vin Diesel tough guy type. Death Wish is a bout a regular guy who flips when his regular family is killed and becomes not-so-nice.

There's plenty of regular joe-blow millenial actors that fit the bill. Frankly, I'm tired of the likable tough guy that is the Bruce Will brand. He's the Bruce in every role, it's his only role. He's literally a one-note actor. He's not the everyman like Hanks or Keaton, nor is he capable of adapting to a role like they are. I'd rather see Paul Dano or Alfie Allen in this role -- where you actually see someone that appears normal transform in very real, very dramatic and profound ways. Bruce will just be Bruce, no transformation. Just funny quips and tough guy cliches all the way through

So you think Vin Diesel would undertgo a dramatic transformation? Because that's who you asked for in the original post. And I like Vin Diesel, I mean I actually think he's a cool actor, but I'm not going to be able to buy him as the surgeon-who-turns-into-a-bad-ass-throu​gh-a-life-changing-event.


Yeah, I think Vin Diesel could if he applied himself. Firstly, no farking jokes/comedy shiat which totally ruin the Darkness of Death Wish. And yeah I can see him going from laid back, family guy (playing a character more like himself in real life -- or do you think he's in bad ass mode 24/7?) to full on rage fest (XXX on Roids), I think he could. We're not talking The Machinist territory here. And I know it's a weird thing to bring up, but the voice acting Vin Diesel did in GotG2 as baby Groot was damned impressive, it shows he can get some range if he really applies himself. Hit up the Directors commentary on Vin Diesel's work in GotG2 on Youtube for more on that
 
2018-03-01 10:08:24 PM  

rcain: Yeah, I think Vin Diesel could if he applied himself. Firstly, no farking jokes/comedy shiat which totally ruin the Darkness of Death Wish. And yeah I can see him going from laid back, family guy (playing a character more like himself in real life -- or do you think he's in bad ass mode 24/7?) to full on rage fest (XXX on Roids), I think he could. We're not talking The Machinist territory here. And I know it's a weird thing to bring up, but the voice acting Vin Diesel did in GotG2 as baby Groot was damned impressive, it shows he can get some range if he really applies himself. Hit up the Directors commentary on Vin Diesel's work in GotG2 on Youtube for more on that


He did his Death Wish movie 15 years ago. It was called A Man Apart.
 
2018-03-01 11:14:34 PM  

T.rex: rcain: Bruce Willis is great and all, but why are we rebooting Death Wish with an old man? Seriously, this should be given to a Millennial or even Gen X actor not some baby boomer well past his prime. I'd much rather watch a Death Wish featuring Jason Momoa or even Vin Diesel than the Bruce

You might be being sarcastic, but if not, him being an old guy is part of the charm.   Its a guy, that had his family not been killed, would've been content to live out his days, uneventfully.   Plus, an old guy is wise, and knows how to shirk the law and the baddies in strategic ways.


No it's not part of the charm.  The next action movie he should be doing should be called, Die Hard, Depends and Nursing Home.  The big action scene will be dealing with golf course hooligans.  A 62 yro is not the action guy for the average person.  Someone 20 years younger, and we're talking.  Do like Demi Moore, and replace him with Ashton Kutcher.  Heck, Marlon Wayans even.  Unless you can't see a black man portray a wise fighter without being Will Smith.  A guy in his 40s is what we need.  Old enough to have wisdom, yet still spry enough to do some stuff.
 
2018-03-01 11:47:55 PM  
I'm not feeling it. The original was the descent of what happens when a man becomes the monsters he's slaying. It was gritty in its low budget look and it fit its times.  This is just cool guy Bruce Willis totally wasting some bad guys.
 
2018-03-02 01:04:19 PM  
lack of warmth:

No it's not part of the charm.  The next action movie he should be doing should be called, Die Hard, Depends and Nursing Home.  The big action scene will be dealing with golf course hooligans.  A 62 yro is not the action guy for the average person.

I don't consider these 'action movies', in the first place.  They are revenge movies....   The character is a vigilante who need not be jumping around like the energizer bunny.       You put a younger guy in the role, and it becomes exactly the same as a 1000 other movies.  There's no novelty.
 
2018-03-02 08:59:47 PM  

T.rex: lack of warmth:

No it's not part of the charm.  The next action movie he should be doing should be called, Die Hard, Depends and Nursing Home.  The big action scene will be dealing with golf course hooligans.  A 62 yro is not the action guy for the average person.

I don't consider these 'action movies', in the first place.  They are revenge movies....   The character is a vigilante who need not be jumping around like the energizer bunny.       You put a younger guy in the role, and it becomes exactly the same as a 1000 other movies.  There's no novelty.


They're action movies.  The action in those movies are far beyond normal life.  In case you forgot, Bruce ran around a lot like the energizer bunny in many of his movies.
 
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