Revenge is a dish best served on the Hollywood big screen with special effects, explosions, chases, and stylized violence. If, as in Death Wish III (1985), the avenging alpha male also exudes a craggy-faced, pre-lingual charisma and dispenses a swift, vicious, and eternal brand of justice, so much the better. The fact that prototypical tough-guy actor Charles Bronson’s Death Wish series extended to four installments is no fluke. The pictures can be depended on for the triumph of good over evil in a series of take-no-prisoners street battles that treat the viewer to the twin thrills of performing as a cold-blooded jury, judge, and executioner while simultaneously functioning as an ethically superior human activated by the highest moral considerations. These are feel-good pictures for hard times in a cruel world.