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The Culture Current: Eli Roth Gets It Right—“Death Wish” Trailer Enrages The Left

Posted: August 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm   /   by

You most likely know Eli Roth from his unforgettable, hammy-yet-awesome turn as Donny “Bear Jew” Donowitz in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious.  But he’s also a master of the modern horror film genre, best known for Cabin Fever and the Hostel series.  He’s also become a major warrior against Political Correctness and the self-righteous Lefty activists commonly called Social Justice “Warriors”.  In his last flick, Green Inferno, he fed a bunch of them to cannibals.  (Basically, a bunch of activists fighting to “save” jungle natives from civilization end up being dinner for a tribe who couldn’t care less.  Sweet, poetic justice….)  And now, with the trailer for his Death Wish remake, he’s done it yet again.

The trailer is a beautiful, masterful act of trolling against those self-righteous activists.  But don’t take my word for it.  Watch…and behold:

(Incidentally, a lot of folks have noted that Bruce seems to have been phoning it in, lately.  The first half of this trailer strongly indicates he’s giving his all, this time.  The pain in his eyes looks real.  Kudos to Eli Roth.)

To recap: This is a remake of a classic thriller starring Charles Bronson.  That film specifically makes clear Bronson’s character starts out as a liberal, only to find his ideals shaken up when his family’s destroyed by a band of thugs.  He rejects his Leftism, gets a gun, and hunts the bad guys down—becoming an urban legend in the process.  The original Death Wish spawned a series of sequels—which eventually apparently declined in quality, lacking the pathos of the earlier installments.

Now, will this one have the clear politics of the original?

Looking at the trailer, it’ll be an undertone, at least.  And the Left knows it—and they…can’tstand it!

“It’s Alt Right fan-fiction!”  “It’s nakedly fascist!”  And you knew they were going to say this: “It’s RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST!!!”

Oh, and “fascist” again?  Really?  A private citizen who takes it upon himself to do the right thing, on the grounds that you can’t trust the government to solve your problems for you…and you’re telling me that’s somehow an economic system where the government freely tells private businesses what to do?

Oh, and I’m pretty sure all the bad guys are white.  Certainly the vast majority of the villains from the old series were.  And yet an idiot posing as a film critic laughably claims that the franchise was “always racist”.

SO—aside from the movie being Death Wish…what set off the Snowflakes?


  • A private citizen who takes it upon himself to do the right thing, on the grounds that you can’t trust the government to solve your problems for you.
  • Where does said private citizen go to get the tools to do the right thing? Trigger warning, dear readers: A GUN SHOP!!!
  • His “uniform” as he hits the streets to take down the scum that ruined his family—and other scum hurting innocent people? A hoodie.

Oh…that one set them off like crazy!  Remember Travon Martin’s hoodie?—and how the BLM crew used it as their “symbol”, to “remind” us of innocent black victims (who dealt drugs, robbed stores, and beat Hispanics up) of evil white gun nuts (who were actually Hispanic, and was beaten up by the “victim” just before firing the gun)?

Moving right along:

  • The movie’s set in Chicago. Apparently the Lefties think Eli’s cheapening the city’s problems…or something.
  • In the second half of the trailer, the hero seems perfectly cool with doing what he’s doing. It even seems like he’s kinda having fun—if AC/DC’s any indication.

Honestly, that last one’s the only half-legitimate issue in the trailer—that halfway in, “Back In Black” kicks in, and suddenly the mood changes into…“fun”.  It’s what we call a “mood whiplash”, and it doesn’t quite work.

But taking it into account with everything else…one really gets the idea that Eli Roth made it a point to cram in as many “triggers” as humanly possible.

Can’t help but love him for that.


Image source: Wikimedia Commons / pinguino k

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Eric Blake

Eric Blake

Team Writer at Western Free Press
Eric M. Blake is a recent graduate of the University of South Florida, with a Bachelor's in Political Science and a Master's in Film Studies.  As that implies, he is very passionate about political theory and filmmaking--and the connections between the two.  Inspired by Andrew Breitbart's axiom that "Politics is downstream from culture", he is deeply fascinated by the great influence that popular culture has on public opinion, and is a firm believer in the power of storytelling.  He proudly owns his second copy of Ben Shapiro's Primetime Propaganda...his first copy having been worn out though intense re-reading.

Eric was raised by Conservative Christian parents, but first became especially passionate about politics in high school, through reading up on economic theory.  He also first read The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged around this time, for the ARI's essay contests.  He now owns a great deal of Ayn Rand's work.  Also included in his library are the collected works of Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Ann Coulter, etc.

Eric is no stranger to writing commentary, as the writer of the Conservative Considerations column on, and as a film critic and commentator on  He has also carried on the Conservative tradition of talk radio commentary, as the host of "Avengers of America" for the USF student radio station, Bulls Radio.  In the meantime, he is practicing what he preaches: Striving to enter the professional realm of Hollywood, he has already written and directed short films for the Campus MovieFest, which can be found on his YouTube channel, Hard Boiled Entertainment.
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The Culture Current: Eli Roth Gets It Right—“Death Wish” Trailer Enrages The Left