Tale of grim re­venge in Eli Roth’s ‘Death Wish’

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

ššš DEATH WISH. Di­rected by: Eli Roth. Star­ring: Bruce Wil­lis, Vin­cent D’Onofrio, Dean Nor­ris, Kim­berly Elise and Mike Epps. Show­ing at: Bay­west, Board­walk and Hem­ing­ways. SUR­GEON Paul Kersey lives with his wife and teenage daugh­ter and works at a lo­cal hos­pi­tal in Chicago in the US in this re­make of a ’70s clas­sic.

One night, while Paul is work­ing, thugs break into his house, shoot his wife dead and at­tempt to rape his daugh­ter be­fore beat­ing her into a coma.

Paul is shat­tered by the in­ci­dent and hopes the law will take its course. But, when weeks pass with­out any leads on his wife’s mur­der, he de­cides to takes mat­ters into his own hands and makes un­usual strides in se­cur­ing some form of jus­tice for his fam­ily.

The pub­lic be­gins to won­der if the deadly avenger is a guardian an­gel or the Grim Reaper it­self.

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