History YMMV / DeathWish

11th Apr '16 1:26:07 PM Anddrix
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: the original is a gritty, realistic, look at urban decay and out of control crime in major American cities during the era. The movie was such a hit largely because it embodied the feelings of many honest citizens at the time. In the end there is no dramatic showdown with the men who killed his wife and raped his daughter, they simply disappear into the city and Paul will never know who they were. There's little graphic violence, but what there is is very disturbing. Nothing in the movie could be defined as gratuitous. The sequels all follow all the cliches avoided in the original.



* IronWoobie: The only woman who survived being related to Paul Kersey is the one who abandoned him. Being ''a friend'' of Paul is no guarantee of survival, either. But Paul Kersey only grieves for a short while... [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and then gets even. With interests.]]



** IronWoobie: The only woman who survived being related to Paul Kersey is the one who abandoned him. Being ''a friend'' of Paul is no guarantee of survival, either. But Paul Kersey only grieves for a short while... [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and then gets even. With interests.]]
6th Mar '16 9:45:05 PM marcoasalazarm
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* MoralEventHorizon: The three [[NoNameGiven unnamed]] thugs from the first movie rape Jersey's wide and daughter, killing the former.

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* MoralEventHorizon: The three [[NoNameGiven unnamed]] thugs from the first movie rape Jersey's Kersey's wide and daughter, killing the former.


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** IronWoobie: The only woman who survived being related to Paul Kersey is the one who abandoned him. Being ''a friend'' of Paul is no guarantee of survival, either. But Paul Kersey only grieves for a short while... [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and then gets even. With interests.]]
6th Mar '16 9:41:36 PM marcoasalazarm
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** The end credits music of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L76mr0WW2ro The Crackdown]]'' is not a bad piece of jazz instrumental, either.
17th Oct '15 10:51:59 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* MoralEventHorizon:
** The three [[NoNameGiven unnamed]] thugs from the first movie rape Jersey's wide and daughter, killing the former.
** Nirvana and his gang rape and murder Jersey's daughter and maid.

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* MoralEventHorizon:
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MoralEventHorizon: The three [[NoNameGiven unnamed]] thugs from the first movie rape Jersey's wide and daughter, killing the former.
** Nirvana and his gang rape and murder Jersey's daughter and maid.
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17th Oct '15 10:50:04 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* MoralEventHorizon:
** The three [[NoNameGiven unnamed]] thugs from the first movie rape Jersey's wide and daughter, killing the former.
** Nirvana and his gang rape and murder Jersey's daughter and maid.
27th May '15 2:28:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''YMMV/DeathWish3''
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* CompleteMonster: Manny Fraker from the third film trumps all others in psychotic evil. Introduced in prison when he informs the hero Paul Kersey he's going to "kill a little old lady, just for you later," Fraker is soon out of prison and on to ruling the streets with an iron fist. Anyone who so much as looks at his gang wrong end up dead, and he orders several horrible murders, and one event has a woman brutally raped, later dying from her injuries. Fraker kills Kersey's love interest by pushing her into traffic before blowing her up as well.
* ContestedSequel: ''Death Wish 3''. It has a negative critical reception, but it has a positive fan reception. The reason for both is because the movie is SoBadItsGood.
* CultClassic: ''Death Wish 3''.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: the original is a gritty, realistic, look at urban decay and out of control crime in major American cities during the era. The movie was such a hit largely because it embodied the feelings of many honest citizens at the time. In the end there is no dramatic showdown with the men who killed his wife and raped his daughter, they simply disappear into the city and Paul will never know who they were. There's little graphic violence, but what there is is very disturbing. Nothing in the movie could be defined as gratuitous. The sequels all follow all the cliches avoided in the original.

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* CompleteMonster: Manny Fraker from the third film trumps all others in psychotic evil. Introduced in prison when he informs the hero Paul Kersey he's going to "kill a little old lady, just for you later," Fraker is soon out of prison and on to ruling the streets with an iron fist. Anyone who so much as looks at his gang wrong end up dead, and he orders several horrible murders, and one event has a woman brutally raped, later dying from her injuries. Fraker kills Kersey's love interest by pushing her into traffic before blowing her up as well.
* ContestedSequel: ''Death Wish 3''. It has a negative critical reception, but it has a positive fan reception. The reason for both is because the movie is SoBadItsGood.
* CultClassic: ''Death Wish 3''.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: the original is a gritty, realistic, look at urban decay and out of control crime in major American cities during the era. The movie was such a hit largely because it embodied the feelings of many honest citizens at the time. In the end there is no dramatic showdown with the men who killed his wife and raped his daughter, they simply disappear into the city and Paul will never know who they were. There's little graphic violence, but what there is is very disturbing. Nothing in the movie could be defined as gratuitous. The sequels all follow all the cliches avoided in the original.



* {{Narm}}: So many moments in ''3''.



* SoBadItsGood: ''Death Wish 3''.
* TheWoobie: Kersey's poor daughter just could not catch a break...

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* SoBadItsGood: ''Death Wish 3''.
* TheWoobie: Kersey's poor daughter just could not catch a break...break...
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22nd May '15 3:29:18 PM DrOO7
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* HarsherInHindsight: The killers in the first film targeting Kersey' s wife and daughter after spotting them in the grocery store and following them home. 33 years later, this is ''exactly'' how the horrific rape and murder of Dr. William Petit' s wife and daughters began.
19th Dec '14 3:04:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* UnfortunateImplications: Kersey seems to kill mostly black men but first movie itself seems to lampshade this.
-->"What do you want, racial equality among muggers?"
7th Nov '14 1:40:00 AM Asger
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-->"What do you want, racial equality among muggers?"

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-->"What do you want, racial equality among muggers?"muggers?"
* TheWoobie: Kersey's poor daughter just could not catch a break...
24th Sep '14 10:16:15 AM falcon2484
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* . Early Installment Weirdness: the original is a gritty, realistic, look at urban decay and out of control crime in major American cities during the era. The movie was such a hit largely because it embodied the feelings of many honest citizens at the time. In the end there is no dramatic showdown with the men who killed his wife and raped his daughter, they simply disappear into the city and Paul will never know who they were. There's little graphic violence, but what there is is very disturbing. Nothing in the movie could be defined as gratuitous. The sequels all follow all the cliches avoided in the original.

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* . Early Installment Weirdness: * EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: the original is a gritty, realistic, look at urban decay and out of control crime in major American cities during the era. The movie was such a hit largely because it embodied the feelings of many honest citizens at the time. In the end there is no dramatic showdown with the men who killed his wife and raped his daughter, they simply disappear into the city and Paul will never know who they were. There's little graphic violence, but what there is is very disturbing. Nothing in the movie could be defined as gratuitous. The sequels all follow all the cliches avoided in the original.
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