|Directed by||:||Eli Roth||Produced by||:||Roger Birnbaum||Screenplay by||:||Joe Carnahan||Based on||:||Death Wish by Wendell Mayes Death Wish by Brian Garfield||Starring||:||Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris,,Kimberly Elise||Cinematography||:||Rogier Stoffers||Production company||:||Scott Free|
We may not need a Death Wish remake, but we’re getting one anyway. Eli Roth helms the updated revenge-thriller, which stars Bruce Willis as an angry man who takes the law into his own hands. In the first official Death Wish clip, Willis’ character very calmly decides to shove his daughter into a crawlspace.
I remain puzzled by the Death Wish remake. Maybe I’m wrong, but the film, about a guy who decides to get some guns and shoot a bunch of people, seems like the complete opposite type of movie we need in 2018. Also, the remake comes from director Eli Roth, who hasn’t exactly had the best track record lately. Then you have Bruce Willis, an actor who can occasionally deliver a great performance, but more often than not tends to sleepwalk through his roles. There’s always a chance Death Wish will turn out to be surprisingly good, but as of now, I’m skeptical.
Not helping matters is this first Death Wish clip, which is truly weird. In the clip, Willis’ character Dr. Paul Kersey calmly talks his daughter (Camila Morrone) into hiding in a crawlspace.