Apparently, the director's choosing Chicago as the story's location is one of those dreaded dog whistles. In Chicago, of course, murder is out of control, and blacks commit 99.99999 percent of them. Thus, the movie is "alt-right fan fiction."
Eli Roth's Death Wish remake is so nakedly fascist that alt-righters will have an erection before the trailer ends https://t.co/sDY5fQXR9W— Alan Zilberman (@alanzilberman) August 3, 2017
There goes that theory