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Is the 'Death Wish' remake doomed?

The remake of "Death Wish" just came out in theaters, and critics aren't feeling it. While some think the reboot looks badass,\ with Bruce Willis in the lead, others argue the film is problematic and outdated. Critics argue in a world of police violence and gun control issues, it's tone deaf to have a white male vigilante in a hoodie gunning down people of color and calling it justice. But skeptics also just don't like the idea of a reboot. Is "Death Wish" doomed? 🎥 🔫

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Forbes' Luke Y. Thompson writes the timing of the theatrical release is bad, but not the movie itself:

If you can divorce your knowledge of the real world from this fictionalized telling, however, you can have fun with this; it's an above-average Bruce Willis In Peril flick, presumably taking on the Death Wish franchise brand mainly to save it from direct-to-video obscurity, where the erstwhile John McClane has been mostly languishing since the Sin City and RED sequels. Possibly because he's opposite a powerhouse like D'Onofrio, he brings his A-game, and helps make this remake an overall more satisfying viewing experience than the honestly overrated original. That's right, I said it: the Bronson tale tried and fell short of being morally complex; the new version knows what it is (mostly) and goes for it. While it's missing the satirical edge Roth brought to The Green Inferno and Hostel 2, it's more than acceptable as a calling card to make more straightforward action.
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But "Death Wish" only has a 13 percent rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Many critics argue the film's timing is bad and tone deaf, due to America's political climate in regards to gun control and police violence issues.

Do you expect me to tell you that the film is not the thin and cynical fever-dream of those who ache to be reassured that cities are cesspits, the police ineffectual, and, as one character (Len Cariou, what are you doing?) intones, "If a man wants to protect his own [cocks shotgun], he has to do it himself"? Because it is that. It is precisely that.
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