'Walter Matthau then hunts down the final hijacker with the help of Jerry Stiller.'
C'mon, for those reasons alone I would have to say the original wins by a landslide, I mean these guys were the real odd couple. Sounds like the synopsis to a slapstick comedy, not a thriller.
But in all seriousness, this movie was ripe for a remake, and it sounds like Tony Scott squandered it.
Anyone interested in seeing this movie should check out the original, its free on HULU.
Jun 12 - 01:03 PM
Actually, I was reading this article, and the moment I saw Jerry Stiller's name I added it to my Netflix queue. I'm sorry but if Jerry Stiller's in it, it's gotta be good!
Jun 12 - 02:27 PM
You should just watch it on Hulu, its free and you don't have to take up space in your netflix queue
Jun 12 - 03:04 PM
Yeah the original is an awesome movie, but I do have to admit I found Jerry Stiller distracting. The new one is actually kind of entertaining, not particularly good, but a lot better then the trailers. Its worth renting.
Jun 12 - 06:21 PM
Sorry but you know this movie will be awful. The idea of the subway hijack in 2009 in silly (there surely are better jobs to pull lol).
Travolta & Washington? Me thinks will be wasted in a CGI shoot-em-up, explosion infested, story lacking (the story will be lost in the explosions and worried looks at the camera)...pile of action pooh...
Give me Walter any day...
Jun 14 - 05:02 PM
Also, the Mayor's wife in the original is Raymond's mom from Everybody Loves Raymond.....can't remember the actress's name.
Jun 15 - 07:45 AM
300 seizes $45 million
Watch 4-minute extended clip
It's still a hard knock life
A trailer to kill for