Aug 032017

Hollywood goes back to the remake well for the billionth time, this time the 1974 “classic” Death Wish (a series of movies that I never care for because they were, well, just not at all good). This time, though, the remake has two things going for it:

1) Casting. Who better to play Paul Kersey than Bruce Willis?

2) The SJWs. They are already offended.

SJWs Melt Down over Bruce Willis’ ‘Death Wish’ Trailer: ‘Alt-Right,’ ‘Racist,’ ‘Nakedly Fascist’

I have a challenge. Watch the trailer and explain to me how:

A) Bruce Willis killing a bunch of fellow white guys is “racist”

B) Depicting the police – and the rest of the government- as completely ineffectual is “fascist.”


 Posted by at 8:07 pm
  • Nick Gaston

    You know, if people are just going to call any movie “racist” and “nakedly fascist” anyway, maybe I should just go ahead and pitch that “Sun Koh” movie.

    ‘Probably be cheaper than snagging the Doc Savage license, in any case.

  • James Cambias

    Or as noted film critic (seriously!) George Orwell put it:

    “It will be seen that, as used, the word ‘Fascism’ is almost entirely meaningless. In conversation, of course, it is used even more wildly than in print. I have heard it applied to farmers, shopkeepers, Social Credit, corporal punishment, fox-hunting, bull-fighting, the 1922 Committee, the 1941 Committee, Kipling, Gandhi, Chiang Kai-Shek, homosexuality, Priestley’s broadcasts, Youth Hostels, astrology, women, dogs and I do not know what else.”

  • xvdougl

    The louder the bitching from these idiots the more interested I become.

    • Scottlowther

      It’s an old strategy… run up business by getting the idiots of the day to complain about your business. Remember “The Last Temptation of Christ?” A crushingly dull flick. Left alone, it woulda tanked. But a bunch of zealots who hadn’t seen the movie decided they were offended by it, protested it, and raised awareness and doubtless ticket sales.

  • Randino

    On a purely technical note: “racist” might have been a reference to the gangbangers in the “Ice Cream Man” segment? “Fascist” escapes me, though. (Maybe there was a subliminal swastika? Maybe it was just that Bruce Willis is bald…mistaken for “skin-head”?)

  • George Allegrezza

    I like the media frenzy angle. In the original it was just the New York newspapers. Now with talk radio and social media, not to mention Nancy Frakin’ Grace and her ilk, this kind of thing would be a moment of national psychosis for sure.

    Bruce needs a comeback hit and if this picture has modicum of realism (e.g., no alternative physics where only the hero’s rounds hit the target) it might have legs.

    Also, Chicago: Rahm Emanuel FTW!!

    • Scottlowther

      I really hope “Glass” is good and is that comeback hit.. That said, “Death Wish” looks like it’s only one step away from being the sequel to “Unbreakable” we all wanted…

  • Bob