Saturday, 22 September 2007
Deja bleedin' vu. Again
Those pesky remakes, they just keep on coming. Tony Scott, it seems, is reuniting with his Crimson Tide/Deja Vu/Man On Fire star Denzel Washington for a new version of the Walter Matthau subway-set thriller The Taking Of Pelham One, Two, Three. I tend to react to these remakes on a case by case basis. Long Good Friday — terrible idea. Halloween — sacrilege. Assault On Precinct 13 — dull. The Thing — brilliant. In this case, I really like the original movie, I have an unhealthy love for Scott's work (well, everything except Beverly Hills Cop 2 which I think is despicable), and Denzel's always worth watching. (I saw him this week in Ridley Scott's American Gangster, a film I'll be writing about very soon.) So I'm certainly not against this one. Although, to be honest, what I really want to know is whatever happened to Scott's (as in Tony) remake of The Warriors?