Must Watch: First The Taking of Pelham 123 Trailer!
Sony has just debuted the trailer for their summer thriller The Taking of Pelham 123, a remake of the same 1974 movie that starred Walter Matthau. In this remake, Denzel Washington plays the subway officer and John Travolta plays the "bad guy" in a very taut hijacking cat-and-mouse kind of game. I really love this dynamic, with the tension that builds up while one is sitting in his office talking to the other guy, who is on the subway threatening hostages. Could make for a really great summer thriller, which is what I'm looking forward to seeing. Hopefully Tony Scott delivers a solid hit this time, unlike Deja Vu. Thoughts?
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The Taking of Pelham 123 is directed by Tony Scott, of numerous action classics, including Top Gun, The Last Boy Scout, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, Spy Game, and Deja Vu most recently. The screenplay was written by Oscar winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland, of L.A. Confidential, Conspiracy Theory, Payback, Mystic River, and Man on Fire previously. While John Godey's novel is credited as the inspiration, this is also a remake of the 1974 film of the same name that starred Walter Matthau. Sony Pictures is bringing The Taking of Pelham 123 to theaters on June 12th this summer.
Reader Feedback - 45 Comments
this looks quite good Travolta looks great in this i think he needed this
nelson on Feb 12, 2009
Roberto Dinamite on Feb 12, 2009
this might have a little bit too much dialogue for my liking, although from what i saw on the trailer, this has great potential. hopefully the movie doesn't end with the sneeze.
LeeMan on Feb 12, 2009
Al on Feb 12, 2009
reminds me of Inside Man an awful lot, but less smarts and more action... which I'm completely ok with. Travolta looks badass tho.
Alfredo on Feb 12, 2009
scm1000 on Feb 12, 2009
Film Fan on Feb 12, 2009
Ryan on Feb 12, 2009
I like how you listed Deja Vu and not that he directed Man On Fire. Deja Vu was only interesting because of Tony Scott's direction. I wouldn't mind seeing a Travolta flick that didn't suck.
Fuelbot on Feb 12, 2009
I second Film Fan...Meh
Brabs on Feb 12, 2009
I third it...meh
Niko on Feb 12, 2009
I fourth that you three are clowns... this movie looks good
jackson pollack on Feb 12, 2009
I liked Deja Vu. And you forgot to add Man on Fire to Tony Scott's list!
????? on Feb 12, 2009
It's a shame, I can't see how the action really plays into this movie. Not to mention, John Travolta on the opposite said of Denzel. If I can afford him, I'll be hiring Denzel as the priest at my wedding, that man delivers every line with such grace, hot damn! "I'm just a man, just a man on the other line." lol pure gold. Oh well, who knows, maybe it won't be terrible and some thrills will be found.
Matthew on Feb 12, 2009
Tony Scott's movies kick ass. I really loved "Deja Vu" and "Man On Fire" I am sick of people putting his work down. If you don't like his films, then don't watch them. This new film looks fantastic, and it's good to see Travolta play a villian where he doesn't look like he's phoning in his performance like he did with "The Punisher".
Jamie on Feb 12, 2009
I liked Deja Vu. Also, the casting of John Travolta is inspired in my book. Face/Off is awesome, and that makes this all the more exciting. I think it will work.
Itri on Feb 12, 2009
I agree with Jamie about Travolta in "The Punisher". The trailer looks good, but then again looks can be deceiving.
Said on Feb 12, 2009
Scott McHenry on Feb 12, 2009
hate the fact that this is a remake, but it looks great
Darrin on Feb 12, 2009
Travolta needs good direction. All of the films he's been "meh" in have been helmed by sub-par directors. Look what Tarantino, Woo and a couple others have been able to get out of him. And let's not forget Domino. Tony Scott is a good director, and he and Washington make a good team. I've been looking forward to this since I first heard about it, as the original is rightly regarded as a classic, but so few people have seen it. Hopefully this will get people to see the original as well as being a solid remake (as rare as that may be).
Squiggly on Feb 12, 2009
This looks like it could have some great potential. Will be seeing it when it comes out.
Amani on Feb 12, 2009
I'm such a fan of the original that this worries me a little. The trailer makes it look pretty good but I have my reservations.
Paul on Feb 12, 2009
Looks good. Tony Scott's films are what they are, popcorn movies. Some of them are really well done, Crimson Tide, some not so great. But he does have merit as a director. Hes not his brother but, not many are.
C. Pas on Feb 13, 2009
This looks fantastic, I loved the original and it seems to be somewhat close enough for me to still enjoy it. Here's hoping.
Movieraider321 on Feb 13, 2009
Wow, I don't have to watch it, I saw the whole movie already in 2:30. It looks ok but seriously, the Trailer is not supposed to be complete rundown of the plot.
Captain Subtext on Feb 13, 2009
I think the producers of this film are running low on self-esteem because for its promotion they applied the old trick: "i-want-to-see-the-whole-movie-in-the-trailer" hoping that it will make a pre-emptive impact on the audience. You see, they already know that this film is yesterday's dinner. So they placed all their money (literally..) on the action scenes, which undoubtedly will be good...Scott is an experienced director. Concerning the performances , we will have to see...but that dialogue excerpt heard in the trailer: "..bring me a gallon of milk.." makes my skin itch with a very itchy sensation.
MajesticXIII on Feb 13, 2009
The Awsome Norwegian Dude With Sunglasses on Feb 13, 2009
Looks good! Travolta always plays a great bad ass!
K on Feb 13, 2009
This will be an okay film for anybody who has never seen the original. Otherwise, zzzzzzzzzzzz.
yep on Feb 13, 2009
Robert Shaw is spinning in his grave, I have a soft spot for scott but this looks like it just gave the original a labotomy. generic waste of time.
lee on Feb 13, 2009
Looks so so.
Darunia on Feb 13, 2009
#20! YOU nailed it! Perfect comment on the Direction Travolta needs and the orginal film. Kudos Dawg!
Tim "Cloverfield" on Feb 13, 2009
Alex.. How did you NOT like Deja Vu? I mean yeah there were a few blank moments in the movie where it didn't go anywhere but it was one of Scotts best works! Ranks up there with Spy Game for me. Excited to see just about anything Scott does.
Jim Chavizel on Feb 13, 2009
The fact that Denzel and Travolta are in this interests me. I think it looks pretty bad from the trailer, but the fact that those two actors agreed to be in it seems to negate that. The milk thing was strange.... half a gallon
Simpsons on Feb 13, 2009
Xerxex on Feb 13, 2009
tony scott made true romance, which i'd throw in the top 10 movies of the 90's. give this guy denzel and travolta and i'm there.
Johnny on Feb 13, 2009
I'm wondering if Tony Scott has stolen back the color names (Mr. Blue, Mr. Brown...), from Tarantino.
Dave Lister, J.M.C. on Feb 13, 2009
Denzel is becoming more amazing actor by the time, Travolta looks BADASS in this movie with the mustache and the tattoo on his neck.Michael Mann is a great director hope he done a good job with the movie.
Fisherr on Feb 13, 2009
@ 2 LOL .. thats all I have to say!!!
Brent L on Feb 13, 2009
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL Maaaaa Nigga!!!!!!!!
yjtyuj on Feb 14, 2009
i like this trailer and i also like deja vu
Darrin on Feb 14, 2009
This movie looks like a sham and follows along Tony Scott's pile of scripts he wrote after the first time he banged Denzel. They only made this movie so they could put a Church of Scientology in New York City.
Travolta on Feb 16, 2009
That looks amazing! I'm so in!
dave13 on Feb 17, 2009
The term 'Denzel Washington' means 'Oscars'. Tony's Best - Crimson Tide(1995) - A Masterpiece. Helgeland's Best - L. A. Confidential(1997) - A Masterpiece. Travolta's Best - Pulp Fiction(1994), Face/Off(1997) - Two Masterpieces. It's a matter of whether these three are back to their best in this movie. Because Washington is always at his b... at the film industry's Best. Frankly, Tony Scott is neither an Oscar material nor has he been able to extract that type of performance from Washington since Crimson Tide(1995). And Washington should have had THREE more Oscars added to the two he already has. One each for Cry Freedom(1987), Malcolm X(1992), Crimson Tide. I expect much better from Denzy than what he has been serving me since after 'The Hurricane(1999)'.
Amol on Feb 18, 2009
This looks so bad, yet I'll still love it because stuff gets blown up, and that's what we guys like.
Terry on Feb 24, 2009
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