Director Tony Scott – is a classic victim of circumstances, a man which is almost in anecdotal situation. If he would shoot one more movie with Denzel Washington in the lead role (he is doing this at the moment), then everywhere will soon be heard laughing and ironical remarks: like, it’s time to remind to Tony, that there are other actors apart from Denzel and that clip style – not necessarily condition for the film’s release.
Of course, we all understand – it is necessary for the case. But, sorry, sad to see some kind of substitution of concepts – yes, aggressive image under the appropriate music creates the desired positive emotions, but if the action and the internal tension of the film can not boast of good conductivity, then the charge goes into the ground. And immediately everything goes sad and dark.
However, a good thriller – and “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3″ is that a good thriller, and no doubt that its true – on the road is not lying. We should only take into account that, despite its name, the film is perfectly safe in all. And really, you know, want to sacrifice a few nerve cells, a dip in the plot with the head and to fall in passions for one of the main characters, regardless of their affiliation to the good or bad guys. But in this case – completely fails.
For the almost sacred simple story of the picture comes close to the viewer with indignation: like, what was the reason to take so many hostages, Denzel Washington and John Travolta in same film? Because the relationship between the victims are minimized, with Denzel – belly, a hero who uses about a third of acting talent, well, and Travolta, though quite brutal to shoot people, but more funny with his hysterical seizures, rather than terrifying. “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3″ is far from the classics of the genre, like a locomotive, on which rolled Abraham Lincoln, to Japanese supersonic express.
Inconsistency to ideal – is a good and quite reasonable cause to familiarize some filmmakers with a nightmare, but still not compelling enough to outrage the innocent. In our case, the innocent – is this tape, that was able to be better, but simply turned out normal. We’re still not without a heart.