The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Walter Garber, New York City Dispatcher

Denzel Washington as Walter Garber

This weekend I went out to the movies to see “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3,” the latest movie featuring my man Denzel Washington (one of the greatest actors ever in my opinion) and John Travolta (who seems to have a thing for playing the psychotic evil mastermind).  First and foremost I want to point out that this film is a remake of 1974 thriller based off of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three a novel by John Godey. But, back to the present…the movie centers around the chaos created from a train hijacking in New York City which pits the criminal mind Ryder, played by John Travolta, and his goons demand a ransom be paid to them within an hour, cash of course. In the movie Denzel Washington plays Walter Garber, a New York City train dispatcher who serves as the contact man between the perpetrators and the authorities; Garber uses his knowledge of the New York City subway system to stay a step ahead of Ryder and save the hostages. But here is the catch, how do the perpetrators think they can escape the subway? Go find out because I’m not telling! If you like crime/action thrillers this is definitely the movie to see.

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One Response to The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

  1. P says:

    Here’s my thing:

    Whats so great about Denzel? I’ve watched his movies. He is good, but he is not GREAT!
    Denzel had become “our” token greatest actor out there because there are no other male black actors (currently working) who have his longevity and have enjoyed the caliber of movies he has made…that are great. Bump the Nick Cannon-esque nonsense.

    Will Smith is a money actor $$$$$$, who does an occasional deep movie
    Jamie Foxx… sigh, he makes me tired
    Forest Whitaker… I actually like him

    Token. He is good but not GREAT

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