Death Wish is a remake of the 1974 Death Wish movie.
Top two actors in this movie are;
Bruce Willis and Vincent D’onofrio.
Now Vincent is a legend. I’ve seen him play Wilson Fisk in the Netflix series Daredevil and man, this man is such a talented actor.
He might be hard to recognize in this movie (having hair and eyebrows this time instead of none at all like in Daredevil). He also might not be the lead of the story, but his character is very important and he does his supporting roll so well, you just got to love him.
On to Bruce, because let’s admit it, the man is also an icon. I must have seen a ton of movies where he plays the lead, though as always I feel the man is very typecasted, probably due to his looks 😉 but it doesn’t matter. The man acts, delivers and does not dissappoint.
In Death Wish, Willis plays Paul Kersey. A Doctor, a father and a husband. Overall Paul is a normal man, he works hard, he loves his wife and daugter, he has a beautiful house and a good relationship with his brother (played by Vincent D’Onofrio).
But as in real life, a small thing can cause a man to follow the path into the dark side (or light side depending on your opinion). Paul because the victim of a terrible tragedy and instead of letting the law and police handle things, he takes matters into his own hands.
Plot spoiler alert
Paul is at work when 2 victims of a shooting are braught in. Paul isn’t allowed to do the surgery as it turns out the victims are is wife and daughter. His wife dies but his daughter goes into a coma. Paul is set on finding out who did this to his family and he goed pretty far in taking justice into his own hands.
Whilst continuing the search for his wife’s murderers, he takes on other criminals, incognito. Well-known drug dealers, robbers, rapists. No one is safe.
The media portays Paul in two ways, a hero and a criminal. Not everyone agrees with the way this unkown man handles things.
But Paul is new to this world of guns and sneaking about. He gets hurt quite often and makes mistakes. The local detectives are on his tail but this doesn’t stop Paul from finding what he was looking for and dealing with it.
In the end the detectives find out who has beem dealing with all of these criminals and decide to look the other way. Which I really did not see coming and I loved it!
The reason why I loved this movie was pretty much because of the character Paul Kersey. I guess at some point in our life we wish we could have taken matters into our own hands or serving justice ourselves.
I rate this movie an 8 out of 10