Earlier today, I decided to go to the mall for something to do and I wanted to go see the new, “Death Wish” remake w/ Bruce Willis. Turned out that I thought the movie was freakin’ GREAT like the title says. It’s definitely one of the best action thrillers I’ve seen in a long time.
Bruce Willis is finally back on the big screen after several years of making straight to video films. This is the Bruce Willis we all want to see, though. The bad ass Bruce Willis like how we all like to see him. This role will remind you of John McClane a little bit from the first two “Die Hard” movies.
Ya know how most remakes sucks nowadays? Well, we finally get a really good one here. As a matter of fact, I think the “Death Wish” remake w/ Bruce Willis was a lot better than the original which starred Charles Bronson. Even though both movies have pretty similar story lines, still though the films are pretty different. I’m glad the remake isn’t exactly like the original. The one with Bruce Willis is a modern day “Death Wish” film of what it would have been like today. That’s the whole point of it, I believe.
What I liked about this film is that this is an action thriller where you get to cheer on the hero and also get grossed out by the gritty scenes. There are a few scenes in this film that will make you want to look away from the screen. Eli Roth is the master of making gritty scenes since he is mostly known as a horror director.
I was very impressed with this film. Glad I went and saw it. It’s a good revenge movie. Bruce Willis haven’t been starring in that many great roles lately and the true Bruce Willis is finally back. This is not just a remake, I think it’s gonna be a reboot too ’cause this could be ongoing series. There’s probably gonna be a sequel.
The action scenes were a blast to watch and the entire cast did great on the acting too. It was good to see Elizabeth Shue in a movie again, though. I haven’t seen her in a movie since “Hollow Man” w/ Kevin Bacon. Remember Elizabeth Shue played Laruso’s love interest in the first “Karate Kid” movie and she was McFly’s girlfriend in “Back to the Future II and III”. She was also the leading star in “Adventures in Babysitting”.
The “Death Wish” remake kicked ass. If you’re a fan of action thrillers, definitely go see this one. I’m definitely getting the BluRay when it comes out for sure.
What’s next for Sly Stallone after, “The Expendables” and “Rambo 5”? Sly is thinking about either doing, “Death Wish” remake or the Edgar Allan Poe biopic next after the fifth “Rambo”. It seems he is more excited in remaking “Death Wish”.
Sly plans to star the leading role as Charles Bronson’s character, Paul Kersey, in “Death Wish” but he won’t be starring in the Edgar Allan Poe biopic at all. He needs a younger actor to play Poe.
More on it here:
That’s good news that Sly still wants to do “Death Wish” and “Edgar Allan Poe”. Looking forward to seeing what he’s going to do with them.
As to play a young Edgar Allan Poe, I would choose either Robert Downey Jr, Johnny Depp or Leo Dicaprio.
It really sucks Heath Ledger is gone, ’cause I think Heath would have been perfect for Poe.
MGM studios the home of the Rocky movies has announced a huge slew of films they will be releasing this year. MGM announced they are releasing movies such as “Valkyrie” a film starring Tom Cruise and directed by Bryan Singer, “The Thomas Crown Affair 2” sequel, “007 – Quantum of Solace”, they have also partnered with the former New Line (now Warner Bros.) to help make the two “Hobbit” films with Peter Jackson and more films announced.
They have also announced a few surprising remakes that are officially greenlighted. “Death Wish” is one of them. A remake of the sci-fi action/adventure “Robocop” is coming and we are also getting a remake of the classic 1980 film “Fame”.
Take a look at this interesting article on budgeting and financing movies, they also announce a bunch of films they have greenlighted:
Remember, Sylvester Stallone is officially signed to direct, write, and “star” the leading role portraying Charles Bronson in “Death Wish”.
I know there are so many movie remakes coming out, but I can understand why Hollywood wants classic films to have an update to today’s version.
The only remake I care about is “Death Wish”. Seriously, Stallone is going to make a great “Death Wish” film, after seeing to what he did to the new”Rambo” think how he’s gonna make “Death Wish”. I think that’s the whole point of MGM signing Sly to make “Death Wish” ’cause of what he did to the new “Rambo” film. They want the new “Death Wish” violent and gory. The original Charles Bronson film of “Death Wish” was very violent and brutal, but Sly can make the film 10 times worse.
I’m sure Sly will start working on “Death Wish” once he comes back home from promoting Rambo overseas!