Yes, there are a bunch of old guy actors around at the mo who are just churning out movie after movie and refuse to retire.
Bruce Willis, we’re sorry to say, is among this group, having not had any standout, compelling leading role in years.
At that, there could be hope yet for his latest. While there’s undoubtedly inspiration from the Taken formula here, there’s also something of a Gran Torino ('old guy can still kick ass so you punk kids better watch out') feel to it too. Moreover, the film is directed by Eli Roth.
The film has been described as a ‘reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish’ and its synopsis reads: “Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago 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 vigilante is a guardian angel or a grim reaper.”