Trailer: The Taking of Pelham 123

by Joey Paur

Well, 'The Taking of Pelham 123' definitely looks like a Tony Scott film, but not one of his better ones. If you don't already know this is a remake from a 1974 film of the same name, lets just say this new version lacks what the original had. If you have not seen the original then you probably wont care, but even if this film wasn't a remake it still looks like it will fall flat.

In The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Denzel Washington stars as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. John Travolta stars as Ryder, the criminal mastermind who, as leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train's passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour. As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages. But there's one riddle Garber can't solve: even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape?

The film has a great cast that stars Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, and James Gandolfini. Check out the trailer and lets us know what you think.

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