The Taking of Pelham 123 Sneak Preview

On June 3, 2009, in Movies, by Adelard

I just got back from viewing This Pelham 123 movie that comes out June 12, next next Friday. Sneak Peek Preview, gotta love them, I don’t paid anything. Staring Denzel Washington and John Travolta. “Chris” from “The Wire” is a passenger on the train, as well as the lead police detective from Transformers.

It is all the usual hostage taking negotiation, and someone the guy talking to the leading “terrorist” ends up at the scene of the hostage, this time it happens to be on a train.

Reading others, apparently this is a rewrite or remake of an earlier version of the movie. This is definitely a movie that the actors in it are only there to get their money. There will be no awards nominees for this bit.

Honestly there were a lot of great laughs throughout the movie. The writers got that part right at least.

When it comes down to it, it has all the typical bad guys die and good guy goes home to wife and lives happily ever after. I guess the best part was not paying to see this, cause I would’ve asked for a refund if I had.

Travolta has a great line that got me laughing. First he pretended to pray, and a minute later comes back on the radio and tells everyone he talked to God and stated “I trust in God, everyone else pays in cash.” LOL. Other than that I give this movie a C+ or B- to be generous.

The really sad part is I was able to predict the exact scenarios that where going to happen, someone in the ball park of what the characters where going to say, and the exact ending of the movie. It was really a typical hostage negotiation movie. If you seen one, you seen them all.

The opening was pretty interesting, they had Jay-Z’s 99 Problems playing as part of the intro. They really took it back getting that song on there. WTF, that was BEFORE Jay-z retired. They just threw that in there so Jay Z could get paid in my opinion. Let him get his money though. I ain’t mad.

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Okay, I just got back from a sneak peek preview of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine. When the movie started, the films reel burnt… WTF. So it took another 15 minutes to fix that and get is running back up again. This is exactly why I don’t go to the movies anymore, especially Muvico… lucky this was free…

It had its moment, one moment; the very very beginning of the story is what I found to be the most interesting. Apparently Wolverine and Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber) are get this… brothers… Seriously, or half-brothers… That kinda got me pissed off… Schreiber was pretty good in the part of Sabretooth.

Anyways the story goes on through the wars they fought, and then Stryker comes into the picture, with the whole brotherhood thing. Then they break apart cause Login get a conscious. Then Login ends up in Canada with some chick. The Sabertooth “kills” her. Stryker comes in and offers Wolverine a chance to get even, the put the metal on him… bla bla bla. Story goes on. Nothing really surprising there.

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. WTF. Seriously. I still see him as Van Wilder, so that really pissed me off even more.

This clown Cyclops is in the movie as well. I really don’t know what that angle was. Even Xavier makes a cameo walking… This movie was a disaster in my opinion. There was more cameo of mutants they I think where necessary and when they were there, it was simply that a cameo.

I was ready to see Gambit do some serious action, but all I got was 2 good scenes, and then an ending scene where he is playing with his stick. Honestly if you are going to put a character in like Gambit, give people what they want. I think they got a little out of hand with the CGI with Gambit’s powers… What else happened..? Oh yeah, Sabretooth breaks wolverine’s claws. on his left hand anyway…

I give it a grade of C-, see it just to see it, nothing exciting going on. What really needs to happen is they need to bring in Apocalypse into an X-Men movie. I would pay to see that. I got to see this movie for free thanks to the Sneak Preview, but I felt it was a waste of a Thursday afternoon. But it wasn’t all bad; my favorite part of the movie was seeing the Transforms 2 movie trailer…

I didn’t even stay for the end of the credit BS, cause I knew it would be retarded…

Bring Apocalypse!!! I’ll leave you with some quotes…

Apocalypse: I am Apocalypse! Look upon the future and tremble!

Apocalypse: I am Apocalypse! Look upon the future and tremble!

Apocalypse: I am the rocks of the eternal shore. Crash against me and be broken!

Apocalypse: Fool! You dare to claim dominion over me?

Apocalypse: [to Graydon Creed] I am as far beyond mutants as they are beyond you! I am eternal!

Apocalypse: I shall not forget this impudence!

Apocalypse: Two aspects apart a single Power beyond the comprehension to all but myself.

Spare me your petty judgment, for it springs from a brain too meager to comprehend my reality

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