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.