DVD – This movie is a remake of the 1974 version that I admit I did not watch. I saw this movie on the shelf and thought “Hey I love Bruce Willis and the Die Hard movie collection, why not try this one?” This is a great action thriller movie about an emergency room doctor (Bruce Willis) who is constantly fixing up the bad guys of Chicago. While he gets called into work, his family is targeted in his home and his wife and college bound daughter are brought to his ER with a grave prognosis. Suddenly he has this awakening moment that he needs to do something for revenge. The cops are clearly overwhelmed with cases and are coming up empty handed on his families case. He starts with lowly purse snatchers, and moves up to carjackers to murderers.
This was a great action movie for Bruce Willis. Not too much CGI and not an implausible storyline. It felt really honest and true to the types of mistakes one might make while learning to be an everyday incognito superhero. I am a little confused about the roll his brother plays in this film, but not enough to turn me away from watching it again. I think this one hits home for the action lover of the family as well as the romance/story lover of the family. An all around A+ in my book!