Sunday, 28 March 2010

The Taking of Pelham 123 / Metro 123 Kapret

Cool and catchy action thriller, based on a novel and movie from 1970’s. The movie is cool edited, has several good cinematographically shots, all right background score and script. It’s made by Tony Scott, who has made several cool movies earlier, i.e. Déjà Vu, Man on Fire and Spy Game.

The story is somehow typical; a group of men hijack a metro train in New York and demand $10 millions. Despite the fact that this kind of stories have been used earlier tremendous times, this movie is treated that well that it is still interesting to watch. Actually, the rhythm of this movie reminded me of Speed, who also had a story about hijack (of a bus).

Denzel Washington and John Travolta deliver good performances, but Travolta’s voice wasn’t that matching to his look, but this can easily be ignored when you take other positive elements of the movie into consideration.

Rating: 5 of 6