Thursday 5 November 2009

The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)...

Having never heard of the original movie, let alone seen it, it's perhaps a little odd - for me at least - to see the remake before seeing the original. Regardless, this does allow me to come to this update completely cold ... in a way.

It's an effective enough thriller, and in typical Tony Scott fashion, it's all rather skittery - although not as much as Domino for example, which was just in desperate need to an overdose of Ritalin. It's slick, it's stylish, it's efficient, and ticks various boxes to be "good".

It's not a big "wow" by any means, but it's not total pish ... yeah, that's pretty much it, so there's no point banging on about it.

One thing that has always stuck with me was the TV advert for this movie, in typical fashion it was a rushed affair, so rushed the voice over guy had no time to announce the title, and with all the bangs going on with the soundtrack, the title was truncated to "...'ham 123!"

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