Death Wish review by Abi Silverthorne.
Death Wish review
Eli Roth, he of Hostel and The Green Inferno fame, seemed an interesting directorial choice when news broke that Brian Garfield’s nuanced literary condemnation of vigilante violence was getting a second on-screen adaptation—given that his prior films are mostly known for their gleeful, performative gore-gasms.
The plot is relatively similar to the 70’s versions: Paul Kersey is a peaceful and happily-married Chicagoan, father to a beautiful and loving daughter, and basically thriving in every way a person can be until his life is shattered by a single night of violence, as his family is attacked during a violent burglary.
Kersey finds himself widowed and grieving, doting on a daughter left in a coma from her injuries. Detectives