'Death Wish' Called 'Alt-Right' and 'Nakedly Fascist' by Critics After Releasing First Trailer

Bruce Willis' upcoming action thriller sparks online outrage soon after the first trailer is released, with many calling the revenge tale 'alt-right' and 'dangerous' due to its setting.

AceShowbiz - %cBruce Willis%' new movie "Death Wish" sparks online outrage soon after the first trailer is released. The trailer features the actor as Paul Kersey, who was made famous by %cCharles Bronson% in the original film series, seeking revenge for the death of his wife.

Bronson's 1974 movie took place in New York City, while Willis' revenge tale happens around the streets of Chicago. Many Twitter users pointed out that moving it to Chicago "is basically code for 'let's shoot black people,' " while some others called the %cEli Roth%-directed movie "alt-right" and "fascist."

"Eli Roth's 'Death Wish' remake is so nakedly fascist that alt-righters will have an erection before the trailer ends," Alan Zilberman said.

Scott Mendelson wrote, "Fair or not, I can't think of a more tone-deaf idea in this political/social environment than white filmmakers remaking."

"Angry, old white man becomes an armed vigilante against Chicago civilians. That's a dangerous message. Is Death Wish alt-right fan fiction?" Adam Best tweeted. He said he did "understand it's a remake of a 1974 movie based on a novel, but the original took place in NYC. Moving it to Chicago now seems irresponsible."

Agreeing, Just Say Simbo commented, " Moving it to Chicago is basically code for 'let's shoot black people.' " He added that "changing the film to Chicago is just such an awful look."

Some others, meanwhile, said that "it's a remake. Not everything is a conspiracy." Dennis Meek added, "If you want to be offended by something, it should be Hollywood's lack of originality." Boerboel wondered, "Not sure what you're worried about," before jokingly adding, "[%cSamuel L. Jackson%] is bound to show up and save Bruce."

"Death Wish" is coming to theaters across the nation on November 22. Co-written by Eli and Joe Carnahan ("The A-Team"), the R-rated action thriller also stars %cVincent D'Onofrio%, %cDean Norris%, %cKimberly Elise% and %cMike Epps% among others.

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