Thursday, November 12, 2009
Have you seen the movie - Death Wish starring Charles Bronson in 1974??
Well, it is the perfect Vigilante film - where ordinary folks got tired and pissed off with the high crime rates, and decided that enough is enough. They said "Let's take the law into our own hands. Kill all those murderers, drug dealers, robbers, muggers, rapists, kidnappers and other bad guys. But leave the good guys alone."!!!
Death Wish movie was a great success. Death Wish Part 2, 3, 4 and 5 followed for a period of 20 years, the last sequel was Death Wish 5, released in 1994.
In those 5 movies, Charles Bronson played the role of Paul Kersey, not a cop, but an architect with deadly shooting skill - a sharp shooter. Kersey got fed up with the inefficiency of the New York Police to clean up the streets infested with hardcore criminals. So, he took the law into his own hands and single handedly killed as many as 300 bad guys in 5 Death Wish movies.!!!!!
Bronson or Kersey used all sorts of weaponry in his one man mission and crusade to kill, annihilate and wipe out, once and for all, those bad asses.
His arsenal of killing machines included a Magnum .357 (a huge long barrelled revolver like 9.1 mm pistol), an Israeli-made UZI rapid fire fully automatic submachine gun, a 2 kilometre range high tech Sniper rifle, a 600 rounds per minute Browning M1919 .30 calibre medium Machine Gun, an M203 automatic rifle fitted with grenade launcher and even a Bazooka!!!!
A Browning M1919 Medium Machine Gun capable of firing 600 rounds of .30 calibre bullets per minute
An Israeli made UZI rapid fire submachine gun capable of also firing 600 rounds per minute
An M203 rifle equipped with Grenade Launcher
A Magnum .357 hand gun
What if we have our own real-life vigilantes out there? Surely the streets will be safer for our children right???