Willis breathes new life into another classic franchises that didn't need saving. There was nothing wrong with Charles Bronson's "Death Wish" series, but one can see why movie studios would be attracted to the movie's storyline in 2017. An off-kilter family man, who then goes out into the city and gets revenge on the men who kill his wife, and rape and leave his daughter in a coma.
While the new Death Wish follows the original Death Wish's broad strokes, the reboot is fast-paced, glossy, and there's just enough smarm in Willis's vibe to take you out of the scene. Compare the two trailers and judge for yourself.