Plot: Paul is a surgeon who sees a lot of violence inflicted on his patients. When his wife and daughter are brutally murdered in their home, he becomes hell bent on getting justice.
Director: Eli Roth
Starring: Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Dean Norris, Camila Morrone, Elisabeth Shue.
I’m quite the fan of Eli Roth’s. He’s done a lot I’m a fan of but he has also done a lot I’m not a fan of. With him, it’s either hit or miss. Thankfully, this was a hit for me. I haven’t seen the original so I can’t compare but I really enjoyed it and I’m a fan of Bruce Willis’.
However, it’s not original. Obviously it’s not original, it’s a remake but even so, there’s just nothing that stands out or makes it a bit different from everything we’ve seen before. Paul’s family is attacked and he becomes a vigilante, taking the law into his own hands by running around the streets fighting bad guys. Sound familiar?
Don’t get me wrong, it’s an entertaining film but nothing special. It isn’t something I’d watch again.