Bruce Willis is a vigilante in Death Wish trailer

Watch: Bruce Willis is back in action - and Eli Roth directs him - in Death Wish

Film critic Alan Zilberman called the clip "so nakedly fascist that alt-righters will have an erection before the trailer ends". It's been awhile since Willis has played the lead in an action film that just about anyone would call truly great - and casting him also brings along all of his John McClane baggage, as that character has evolved into nearly a superhero in latter Die Hard entries.

A remake of the 1974 revenge-action film starring Charles Bronson, the updated version relocates the story to Chicago, following a well-worn path of people who understand little about the city's problems and exploiting that for gain.

Director Eli Roth, perhaps best known for his early, bloody horror films Cabin Fever and Hostel, has not yet commented on the backlash to his film's new trailer.

Can Willis recapture his former cinematic glory, and do justice to the character of loving family man turned merciless vigilante Paul Kersey? "The fun is watching him go insane and watching someone slowly move the moral goal post".

That's basically the premise for the updated "Death Wish", which sees Willis trawl through the city, armed and unsafe and on a one-man mission to take down the bad guys.

Vincent D'Onofrio, Dean Norris, Mike Epps, Elisabeth Shue and Camila Morrone are also among the cast.

The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on November 22nd, 2017.

Alas, here we're left with the Death Wish remake that MGM wanted to see, as envisioned by Roth, and to be honest I'm not quite sure what to make of it just yet.

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