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Death Wish Destroyed By Political Critics

Bruce Willis’ new remake, Death Wish, is about to be released.  But ahead of time, critics appear to have went to their screenings with their political notebooks and left their entertainment/movie notebooks in the car.

Here are some selections from the rage that is brewing;

“An old man’s movie, made for even older men — impotent, angry ones.”

“There’s something distinctly odious about a storyteller exploiting both a city’s tragic reality and a country’s debate about firearms to make a film that thrives on violence.”

“Death Wish is an NRA member’s wet dream, a perfect film for the America that only exists in the poisoned imagination of the pathetic would-be bully in the White House.”

“Now is such a terrible time to release a movie about a white vigilante “taking out the trash” that I expected it to justify its existence somehow. It never did. If anything it’s *less* satirical than the original.”

Is this a movie, or a documentary?  And are the above four writers movie critics, or aspiring politicians?  Here is more…

“This is a wish-fulfillment fantasy the NRA will celebrate – and that’s what’s truly disturbing.”

“It’s very obvious that Roth doesn’t really care about the film’s political baggage – he just wants an excuse to have Bruce Willis shoot battery acid into a guy’s sciatic nerve and watch the blood.”

“It’s the absolute wrong movie at the absolute wrong time.”

“To criticize Death Wish for its indelicate timing would be to suggest that there might ever be an appropriate moment to see it.”

“At a time when Americans are constantly bombarded with reports of unpunished police brutality, the film suggests that the true problem with justice in our country is that law enforcement isn’t violent enough.”

“Guns, for all their destruction, are a wussy, arm’s-length way to exact vengeance, and Dr. Kersey seems like a video game avatar. Roth, whose films earned the “torture porn” label, could have plunged much deeper into the theme of a blood debt.”

The film is currently sitting at 15% on Rotten Tomatoes and it isn’t even out, riding a wave of epic extremist butthurt. I think we got a live on here!

26 Comments

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    Mulla Krekar

    March 2, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Lol, that seals it. I’m going to the theatre. Day. One. Support this film.

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    Mucho Macho

    March 2, 2018 at 10:41 am

    The hatred is real

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      French Predator

      March 2, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      as the salt haha

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        Mucho Macho

        March 2, 2018 at 5:22 pm

        😂👍

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    Mucho Macho

    March 2, 2018 at 10:43 am

    The media loves the fictional character played by Michael B Jordan in “Black Panther” who smacks a woman and yet a fictional character played by Bruce Willis who seeks revenge for the murder of his wife it’s hated by the media.
    Go Figure

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      Slater93

      March 2, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      He’s a villain. Him smacking a woman makes him the villain. Fuck some of these reviews over politicizing it, but the movie is just also plain bad. Fun in that the action is good and it’s kinda goofy, but also just mediocre and boring otherwise.

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      Derk

      March 3, 2018 at 6:39 am

      Show me one article, just one article or clip, where “the media” loves what the character does, as apposed to just loving the fact he’s a great villain. I’ll wait.

      We all know who you mean when you say “the media”. Don’t worry, I’m sure they won’t replace you.

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    Jack Caine

    March 2, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Imagine the media shitstorm if this movie knocked Black Panther off the box office top spot. I know that can’t possibly happen, but it’d be hilarious if it did.

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    cory ellis

    March 2, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    The media loves the fictional character played by Michael B Jordan in “Black Panther” who smacks a woman and yet a fictional character played by Bruce Willis who seeks revenge for the murder of his wife it’s hated by the media.Go Figure

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      Slater93

      March 2, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      B. Jordan is playing the bad guy. smacking a woman makes him a bad guy. bruce willis is just an angry dude with a gun. this is the fantasy of every dude on this website, who wish we could all run around with guns and take care of our own business any way we want. That’s not how society works.

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    GWB 8219

    March 2, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    So basically these critics are trying to tell us that this is going to be fucking great!!! I will be going this evening to see this!!

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    Slater93

    March 2, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Man for some tough guys you’re pretty fragile. It’s cuz the movie sucked. I saw it. Badass and fun, but it sucks. Seems like meany liberal words are your kryptonite

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    katherines

    March 2, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Man for some tough guys you’re pretty fragile. It’s cuz the movie sucked. I saw it. Badass and fun, but it sucks. Seems like meany liberal words are your kryptonite

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      Jacob Phillips

      March 3, 2018 at 5:36 am

      How can it be badass and fun and suck at the same time?

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    The Sentry

    March 2, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Predictable. Could see this coming months and months ago. I’d bet these reviewers even had their review all typed up, except for a couple of specifics, before they even saw the movie.

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    Stig Johansen

    March 2, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    If the main character had been female, this movie would have gotten 90+ score on the critic’s list.

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    Jake

    March 3, 2018 at 4:42 am

    Yeah considering how much the original films were trashed back in the 70s and 80s, this film never had a chance in 2018.

    I just hope older audiences can give it some decent legs domestically and overseas crowds respond to Bruce back in action mode. I feel like we need a sequel where Kersey’s brother runs afoul of some bookies and Paul has to shoot each one in the face.

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    TheOldMcClane

    March 3, 2018 at 12:31 am

    While I’m not a fan of this movie (don’t like watered-down remakes of classics), at least it’s triggering butthurt liberals, so it’s good for something.

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    malthalus

    March 3, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Predictable. Could see this coming months and months ago. I’d bet these reviewers even had their review all typed up, except for a couple of specifics, before they even saw the movie.

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    Tiana

    March 3, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Predictable. Could see this coming months and months ago. I’d bet these reviewers even had their review all typed up, except for a couple of specifics, before they even saw the movie.

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    laila smith

    March 3, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    If the main character had been female, this movie would have gotten 90+ score on the critic’s list.

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    Molly Murphy

    March 3, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    How can it be badass and fun and suck at the same time?

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    autopsy12

    March 7, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Movies are allowed to have political agendas, these people that complain about a certain movie’s political view would not be doing so if they agreed with it. That’s all it is, just another case of people being afraid of opposing viewpoints.

    In the case of Death Wish, I think people are giving Eli Roth way too much credit. Have they seen any of his other movies? Political is not his forte. He just likes to make dumb violent movies.. Of course the movie features guns and violence, that’s why it’s called a REVENGE movie. What is he supposed to do? Go around hugging everyone that wronged him? That would not make for an entertaining action movie.

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      Max Borg

      March 10, 2018 at 2:12 pm

      It’s not the opposing viewpoint that’s the problem, it’s how it’s presented. Critics love the Dirty Harry movies (the first two, anyway), because they’re well made and deliver a nuanced take on right-wing politics and vigilantism. This film does try to satirize America’s gun issue via a a couple of scenes set in a weapons store and Willis watching tutorials on YouTube, but those scenes just fall flat, like the film in general.