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September 12, 2018

Death Wish (2018) --- “They Came For His Family And Now He’s Coming For Them. How Far Would You Go?”

Plot Summary
Dr. Paul Kersey is a surgeon who often sees the consequences of the city's violence in the emergency room. When home intruders brutally attack his wife and young daughter, Kersey becomes obsessed with delivering vigilante justice to the perpetrators. As the anonymous slayings grab the media's attention, the public begins to wonder if the deadly avenger is a guardian angel -- or the Grim Reaper itself. (1)

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     Directed by Eli Roth (Knock Knock), written by Joe Carnahan (The Raid), and based off the 1974 film starring Charles Bronson, Death Wish (2018) is an Equalizer meets Kick-Ass type of film with great pacing, memorable dialogue, and intense action and thrill.

     Based solely on the trailers alone, I found that the 2018 version of Death Wish is better than the 1974 version because there is more of everything. This is the best action thriller I have seen since John Wick 2 (2017) and The Equalizer 2 (2018). The storyline is straightforward it follows ER Doctor Paul Kersey after his wife and daughter were attacked during a home invasion while he was working. With his wife dead and daughter in a coma (It WAS IN THE TRAILER), Kersey goes on a rampage and starts killing people who have wronged his patients all while searching for those how attacked his family. Although the story is straight forward the pace was great and there is plenty of violent action to thrill audiences. The ending was very satisfying and leaves the door open for a sequel film.
     The cast is great all around and the characters have pretty good character depth. This is Bruce Willis’ (Die Hard) best role yet and it was interesting to see him play in a doctor role. I think Bronson would be proud of Willis. The supporting cast did great as well. It was interesting to see Vincent D'Onofrio (Jurassic World) and Dean Norris (Under the Dome; Claws) play the good guys this time around, I was not expecting this from them. Elisabeth Shue (Adventures in Babysitting; Battle of the Sexes) and Camila Morrone (Never Go Back) had limited screen time but their performance presence was so good that you miss them when their absent.

     Overall, Death Wish (2018) is an excellent film that deserves an equally excellent sequel. The storyline is straight forward but no less exciting, the pacing was good, the dialogue is memorable, the action is intense, and the characters have a surprising depth to them. If you are a fan of The Equalizer films (’14 & ‘18) and John Wick films (’14 & ‘17) then you will enjoy this film, possible even more than the aforementioned.

"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

Final Vote
Worth Seeing: 8 of 10 star
Worth Buying: 8 of 10 stars

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