Monday, January 17, 2011

Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)

1st View
Format: VHS
Venue: Rivendell (Bronsothon)

The Good: Some solid kills, Bronson still doing his thing, and the film overall is still fairly entertaining. The opening sequence is absolutely incredible. It evokes early John Carpenter and frames Paul Kersey as a badass superhero. I loved the hell out of it.

The Bad: This is the first film in the series that feels as if it's going off the rails a bit. There's still quite a bit of greatness to be mined, including the final kill, but it just seems lost in the woods and estranged from its original concept.

The Weird: When are people going to learn that the quickest route to an early grave is association with Charles Bronson? It's become the running gag of the series.

Rating: 6/10 Atkins

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