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YMMV: Deathwish

The movies:

  • Awesome Music: The soundtracks for 2 and 3. It is to be expected when you have Jimmy Page being the composer.
  • Complete Monster: 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.
  • Contested Sequel: 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 So Bad, It's Good.
  • Cult Classic: Death Wish 3.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The movies are very popular in Mexico, to the grade the Spanish title of the movie, El Vengador Anonimo (The Anonymous Avenger) is synonymous of a cop who fights crime outside the law.
  • Narm: So many moments in 3.
  • Sequelitis
  • So Bad, It's Good: Death Wish 3.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Kersey seems to kill mostly black men but first movie itself seems to lampshade this.
    "What do you want, racial equality among muggers?"

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