Leftists are slamming a new Bruce Willis movie as a “racist” “commercial for the NRA.”
Opening this weekend, “Death Wish,” a remake of the 1974 film of the same name, stars Willis as Paul Kersey, a Chicago doctor who turns vigilante to exact his revenge on a group of men who murdered his wife and brutally attacked his daughter. Here’s a synopsis from RottenTomatoes:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish. Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city’s violence when it is rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly avenger is a guardian angel or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense action-thriller Death Wish. Paul Kersey becomes a divided person: a man who saves lives, and a man who takes them; a husband and father trying to take care of his family, and a shadowy figure fighting crime; a surgeon extracting bullets from suspects’ bodies, and a man seeking justice that detectives are quickly closing in on.
Sounds awesome, right? Leftist critics are hating on this movie, blasting it as “NRA-Agitprop” and white man “wish fulfillment.”
'Death Wish' is Evil, Racist, Irresponsible Bullshit NRA-Agitprop https://t.co/EuFlE2XhDJ
— pajiba (pronounced with a long i) (@pajiba) March 2, 2018
I wrote about how Death Wish isn't a movie. It's an NRA commercial for anti black violence that'll get black people killed in real life. https://t.co/aZYq97OWsT
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) March 1, 2018
This whole movie, including the ad campaign, could have been sponsored by the NRA. “Death Wish: the only way to keep your white family safe from scary minorities is to shoot people in the face with guns!” pic.twitter.com/fQ7PCuw6Vp
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) March 2, 2018
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) March 2, 2018
It’s an argument for more guns!
This new Bruce Willis movie has a plot that strikes a resemblance to Trump's and the NRA's "good guy with a gun" stance https://t.co/VkbyXA5isu
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) February 28, 2018
The foreign title for “Death Wish” is “@NRA Training Video.”
— Alan Spencer (@MrAlanSpencer) March 1, 2018
And then there’s NPR’s take: “A film ruthlessly engineered to target the pleasure-centers of the most fearful and fragile cohort of American maleness.” NPR!
Death Wish: A film ruthlessly engineered to target the pleasure-centers of the most fearful and fragile cohort of American maleness. https://t.co/RYk5OEBV5w
— Jeffrey Vagle (@jvagle) March 2, 2018
So with all the leftist hate for this film dragging the NRA into another cultural controversy, conservatives are excited to see it.
god i cannot wait to see this movie pic.twitter.com/iE0fMqy4F1
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) March 2, 2018
I'm telling everybody, this is republican black panther. We need to make sure this has a monster opening.
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) March 2, 2018
I literally wasn't going to see this movie, but ironically, this high-pitched freakout actually makes me want to see it https://t.co/JMGyU6J7eD
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) March 2, 2018
I will watch this 100 times. https://t.co/sBUgcJLLUw
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 2, 2018
OK. I'm in! https://t.co/bTeEBvgCXJ
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) March 2, 2018
The critic score on RottenTomatoes may be a measly 15 percent, but 80 percent of the audience loved it so far. “Death Wish” opens this weekend. Will all the leftist hate turn out conservatives to see this movie?
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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