Tuesday, February 22, 2011


It doesn’t work.  It’s not because the action takes place on a train or has way too many reaction shots of people looking worried, scared, or relieved, but the way it blatantly force feeds the viewer with fake suspense.  The relentless rising mood music with ominous bass, the yelling into phones that so and so just won’t listen, and the silly family trouble at home back story combines into a mess which needs a decent story editing.  For Denzel and/or train fans, go watch The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 instead and for the Chris Pine fans, he did an episode of Six Feet Under, start that series from the beginning and take it all the through.  If you’re here for Rosario Dawson, just move along.  We’re supposed to believe Rosario when she yells, “I was a yard boss for 10 years!”  No, the people in the film don’t believe you and I don’t either. 

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