Good Potential that never arrived
Buried in this film is a good movie. It's biggest problem is that they
took too long to capture viewer interest. 25 minutes into the film I
had no clue of motivations, no real connection to the lead characters,
and no real interest in what happens to to anyone.
Finally, at 35 minutes in, it FINALLY started to get interesting. Since
I was watching this on the computer and chatting with a friend on my
other monitor about movies, I hadn't turned it off yet. Had I not been
doing that, I would have stopped the movie and sent it back and missed
the good parts.
A character driven film should NOT take that long to create a
connection between the viewer and the protagonist and antagonist. The
action sequences, as they try to get the money to the train on time,
don't seem to fit into the film very well.
Once I got interested in the film, I kept hoping it would get really
good, it always seemed to be on the verge of doing so, but never
reached that point. I can't give it a score better than a Five..
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THE TAKING OF PELHAM123 IS A DAM GOOD MOVIE YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!! I GIVE IT A 9!!!!!!!.
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great train movie couldnt wait for it to end.
t starts fast and stays steady the entire film. I would definitely recomend this picture if you are a fan.
The taking of Pelham 123 (2009): I saw this film recently in 'Star Movies". Such a thrilling experience. Really it IS a thriller. A Railway Officer( under suspension, for his alleged involvement in accepting bribe from a Japanese Railway Company) accidentally has to negotiate with an abductor who is trying to kidnap a train with 19 innocent passengers. How the police plans and executes the release of the passengers with the help of the Hero is the film. Very good film! Troy: "Helen of Troy" inspired by Homer's ILIAD retold with mammoth settings and hi-fi graphics. Before you watch this great epic, better you study the plot, heros and the land before 3500 years. Nice experience! keyebee .
Great movie Denzel and John are the best in this movie.
the taking of pelham 123 by denzel.
pelicula de accion, con diferentes tintes en la trama.
two solid leads but the results are underwhelming
It started out like any ordinary day; that's likely what New York City
subway dispatcher Walter Garber, an employee of questionable character,
was thinking when he got up and went to work in the morning. Little did
he know that he'd become the confidante and "stand-in" hostage
negotiator for a slick criminal mastermind who takes over the Pelham
subway train and demands money in exchange for the lives of its
passengers. Hearing the names Washington, Travolta, and Scott creates a
lot of anticipation, but unfortunately what wants to be a slick
combination of suspense thriller and character study instead results in
a ponderous film with a weak setup, predictable plot twists, shallow
characters, and little tension. It's easy to watch with actors of
Washington and Travolta's caliber at work, but Scott's direction is
pretentious and throws out some obligatory action scenes that seem to
exist for the sole purpose of padding the time on the way to an
expected climax. The leads do what they can with the strained material
but really deserve better. **.