THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3 (2009)

Though not a terribly original movie, THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3 manages to punch enough old-fashioned action to keep the viewer mostly occupied through the hijacking of the Pelham 123 train in the subways of New York City.

The movie is adapted from a novel by John Godey, and is a re-make of a 1974 film Taking of Pelham One Two Three directed by Joseph Sargent and starring Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo and Earl Hindman.

The latest incarnation is directed by Tony Scott. Hollywood acting powerhouses Denzel Washington and John Travolta play the roles of train dispatcher Walter Garber and bad guy hijacker Ryder respectively.

Watch the theatrical trailer online (You Tube) :