Note: iOS 9 + Facebook users w/ trouble scrolling: #super sorry# we hope to fix it asap. In the meantime Chrome Mobile is a reach around

Death Wish

Eli Roths Death Wish trailer makes me wish for death

8:00 AM on 08.04.2017 // Anthony Marzano

Set your sights on good fortune

I unabashedly love the Death Wish series. It were hokey, over the top and I have fond memories of watching it with my college roommate one weekend when AMC played them all back to back years ago. So when I heard Eli Roth was going to direct a remake with Bruce Willis in the lead role as Paul Kersey I was a bit mixed on my feelings.On one hand Eli Roth is a competent director but he skews more towards gore horror, and depending on which side of the coin you get Willis he can either be great (Looper) or he can be crap (Cop Out). Also the fact that no one could ever replace Charles Bronson was also a sticking point for me but I'm willing to give anything a chance so let's take a look at the trailer and get an idea for ourselves.

Well, that was a tale of two trailers if you ask me. For the first half I felt like they were going to get it right with the police not doing their job and Kersey taking the law into his own hands, it seemed to have some gravity and looked to be a good update on the classic American tale of gun ownership and vigilantism. Then the most cliche trailer music kicked in and it all came crumbling down.

I'm gonna put this in a paragraph by itself so the gravity is made clear. When I am made supreme ruler of Earth, using AC/DC's "Back in Black" for trailer music will be an offense punishable by exile to a deserted island as well as forfeiture of all family property to me personally.

Right then, maybe the second half of the trailer was ruined because I was watching it through rolled eyes thanks to that music but it just seemed to lose the point there and devolve into the usual action movie cliches, but is that what I want? I don't know I'm so confused. Someone hold me or beat me with a sock full of quarters please, whichever you choose. So even after the trailer I still don't know to feel about this. I'll probably still see it because like I said I love the original with all my heart but I'm apprehensive. Death Wish comes out on November 22nd this year and is distributed by Annapurna Pictures domestically and MGM internationally.

Anthony Marzano, Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure Tips
Anthony Marzano likes naturally lit diner scenes and long wide-angled shots in the desert. more   |   staff directory

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community fisters, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding * to your whitelists.

Flixist's previous coverage:
Death Wish

View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant
Ads on Flixist may be purchased from:

Please contact Crave Online, thanks!

Review of Sacachispas: Documenting Argentina’s Passion

VPN Service Provider

Poker Films

Tips for the cricket fielding to improve performance

Facts for Cricket Betting Online


Benefits of Human Growth Hormones

The Power of Social Media for You Small Business

Five Reasons Why Slumber is Ideal for Your Fitness

Constantly on the Road? Use these 7 Best Apps for Watching Movies on your iPhone

 Add your impressions


Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme

Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo

Back to Top

We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -