The hatred that Hollywood celebrities show for anyone on the political spectrum who isn’t a progressive is a real-time example of why this country is so divided. Over the holiday weekend, a massive wave of outrage was created when a video went viral of a group of Catholic high school students were alleged to have racially harassed a Native American man at the March for Life Rally. It wasn’t until hours later that people realized that the media along with their allies in Hollywood had completely mischaracterized the events of what happened that day, leading to people verbally abusing and threatening physical violence against the high school kids on social media, Why? Because the kids were wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ hats.
As a person who loves 80s action films Hollywood just doesn’t make anymore and whose favorite comic book character is the Punisher, Death Wish is almost everything I could ask for in a modern action film. I predict another split among the critics and audiences are upon us. Critics will no doubt hate the film for what it represents but speaking for the audiences who saw this with me, it will be hard for you not to root for Willis in his search for vengeance against the thugs who wronged him and boy does he get his revenge.
This isn’t the comedy of the year or even a smash hit, it just isn’t as bad as I thought it was. Dax Shepard put a lot of effort into this film and overall it was a decent effort. The chemistry works, the jokes are hit and miss, and Vincent D’Onofrio is never a waste of a film. CHiPs may have nothing to do with the original by it is a good movie to rent.