June 13, 2009

WHY REMAKE A FINE MOVIE?:

Take “Pelham 1 2 3″ (Kyle Smith, June 12, 2009)

I was thoroughly thrilled by the remake of “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3,” the original of which used to be a mainstay of (I think) channel 9 TV back in the 1970s (or was it channel 11?). I never saw the movie as a kid and didn’t know what that title meant, being a Western Massachusetts lad. It always sounded like the weirdest title to me. Anyway, I’d give the remake 3 1/2 stars and I’m glad to call it one of the finest New York City subway movies of all time. (The original might be no. 1 in this department, though “The Warriors” is close.)

Bulletproof Monk isn't great, but does feature Chow Yun Fat.


Posted by Orrin Judd at June 13, 2009 7:17 AM
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