Damn good remake. Don't miss it!
Usually re-makes seem to be very pale compared to the original. This new take of “THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3” is super unleaded of the 1974 version “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” starred Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw and Martin Balsam. Of course, pretty tame up against John Travolta leading a small group of armed men who hijack a New York City subway train and holding passengers hostage for a small fortune. Denzel Washington is the dispatcher that tries to talk sense with mastermind Travolta. Most of the movie is their banter back and forth; and for a bad guy, Travolta has an edgy sense of humor.
A terrific car crash scene and real suspenseful face to face with Washington and Travolta, a must watch. The finale is well choreographed and the movie's pace fuels anxiety. Possibly Travolta's best character in a long time.
An action movie that has everything you want.