Review of “The Taking of Pelham 123”
Jenn and I just got done watching “The Taking of Pelham 123”. The story is about a hostage situation in the New York Subway. I am a big fan of Denzel Washington and I am hot/cold on John Travolta. Overall I thought their performances in this movie were pretty solid. Not the BEST for either, but pretty decent. I don’t want to spoil anything, but the movie did a decent job building characters and threw in a couple interesting wrinkles into the plot.
- Good pace, not too fast or slow
- Believable scenario (more than you can say for quite a few action movies)
- Excessive profanity (I’m not hugely sensitive to it personally, but how many F-Bombs do you REALLY need in a movie?)
- Some may find it too violent (I thought the violence level was “appropriate” given that it was an action movie)
Overall Rating: 7/10