Watch the Bruce Willis 'Death Wish' trailer that Twitter is calling 'alt-right'

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Fans of Eli Roth, Bruce Willis, the 1974 action thriller Death Wish and/or movies with lots of guns will likely be thrilled by a new trailer. Many internet commentators, however, are not.

The trailer for Roth’s Death Wish remake arrived Thursday, featuring Willis playing Dr. Paul Kersey, a Chicago surgeon-turned-vigilante who, after criminals assault his wife and daughter, decides to brutally hunt them down himself.

While some fans celebrated the trailer’s release, many Twitter commenters condemned the violence of the trailer, calling its tone a poor fit for America’s fraught political climate.

“Fair or not, I can’t think of a more tone-deaf idea in this political/social environment than white filmmakers remaking #DEATHWISH,” tweeted Forbes critic Scott Mendelson.

“Pretty sure the NRA just found their next ad,” wrote one Twitter user, with another calling the trailer “a grim, grave, corrosive urban horror picture.”

The backlash to the backlash has already started, with voices on the rightcalling out the “Democratic meltdown over Death Wish.”

See what critics are saying below. Death Wish lands in theaters on Nov. 22.

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