Hot Take: A mediocre remake that not only fails to bring anything relevantly new to the film but also has awful timing.
I might be one of the biggest Bruce Willis fans there is. Case in point, I actually liked 1994’s Color Of Night. Need more proof? I went to see a marathon showing of every Die Hard which included not leaving during A Good Day to Die Hard. I think that’s enough to establish my fandom for Mr. Willis. I’m also not one of those people who frowns on every reboot or remake coming down the pike. Every once in a while, they surprise and delight which is where my hopes were for Death Wish, the 2018 remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson film that spawned a five film franchise. Considering director Eli Roth has had no qualms with a little bit of shock and awe in his filmmaking career, it came as quite the surprise when this remake failed to do much in the way of bringing any sort of new twist to the classic film which isn’t always bad but, in this case, it drags the film into mediocrity and it looked at some points as if Willis were sleepwalking through the lead role.Read More →