Recently released on DVD and Blu-Ray – The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is the Tony Scott re-make of the classic 1974 movie starring
Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw. The new movie stars Denzel Washington (Book of Eli) and John Travolta taking over the roles of the
lead characters in this 21st Century update. Having only watched the 1974 version last Summer myself (and loving it), I decided it
was about time I rented the new version of the film to see how it compared. From the point of view of a blog about glasses, it was
pretty obvious just from the movie poster and DVD cover that both the leading actors of the film are wearing <a href=”http://www.ukraybanssale.com/”>ray ban uk</a> glasses or sunglasses,
which obviously gives us a bit more incentive to take a closer look at the movie.
Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) is a New York City subway dispatcher, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos when four heavily
armed men led by Ryder (John Travolta) hijack a subway train, holding the passengers to ransom, they give Garber and the City of New
York just 1 hour to come up with the money before they begin executing a hostage for every minute the ransom is delayed.
The movie proves to be an exciting, suspenseful game of cat and mouse which reeks of Tony Scott’s adrenaline charged film making
style. It’s a film which has been updated and Hollywood-ized to satisfy today’s MTV generation of movie goers, who should find the
overall experience a blast, despite some minor quibbles and imperfections.
But as good as this film is, it’s nowhere near as perfect as the 1974 original, but sadly, films aren’t quite made the way they used
to be, which is a real shame as the final act and the ending of the original is a classic and very different to what you would
expect to see in a modern day movie. Quite simply, this re-make of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is on steroids from beginning to end,
but not necessarily in a bad way!
Phil Ramos played by Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzmán, one of the four hijackers has the skills and expertise to pull of the job. He
formerly worked for the New York Transit Department as a motorman, but was sent to prison for negligence when he crashed a train
killing 10 people while high on drugs.
Apart from the obvious hat and plaster over the nose helping to cover his face, he also wears solid black plastic rimmed glasses
with distinctive yellow tinted prescription lenses.
Checkout the massive rims and styles worn in the Classic 1974 version of this film. In fact, check out how bad movie trailers used
to be. I can promise you though, this original version of the film is brilliant, despite the trailer’s best efforts to destroy it.
Further to my previous post about Denzel Washington wearing Oakley Sunglasses in The Book of Eli, I have just been informed that
another character in the film is also wearing <a href=”http://www.ukraybanssale.com/”>cheap ray bans</a> sunglasses. The rather hot looking Mila Kunis, who voiced over Meg Griffin in Family
Guy for the past 10 years and stared in the 2008 movie Max Payne, wears Mosley Tribes Raynes (created by Oliver Peoples) during her
role as Solara.
“The Book of Eli“, is a post-apocalyptic tale in which a lone warrior, (Washington) fights his way across the wastelands of
America in order to protect the sacred Book of Eli that holds the secrets to saving the future of humanity.