My Thoughts on the Taking of Pelham 123

I always believe that a good thriller can be a quite entertaining film that you don’t have to put too much thought into.

That’s what this film happens to be.

The only Tony Scott film I really saw before this was Top Gun, however I may now be willing to check out some of the other. I didn’t know that this was a remake of a 1974 film staring Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw until recently (in fact I just happened to see the DVD in Best Buy this past week).

I can’t really compare versions, however I can see this film features Denzel Washington and John Travolta doing what they do best, especially Travolta (it’s been WAY too long since he last has a good villainous role).

The best parts of this film are the tense moments when Washington and Travolta are having a battle of wits over the radio.

Overall the film was a fun escapist film.


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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).