Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Older movie, good viewing!

Last night we watched "Assault on Precinct 13".

Assault on Precinct 13 is a 2005 action thriller film directed by Jean-Fran├žois Richet, starring Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne. The cast also includes John Leguizamo, Maria Bello, Ja Rule and Drea de Matteo. It is a loose remake of John Carpenter's 1976 film of the same name, with an updated plot.

You can also see where Die Hard 2 got a lot of its cinematics from the 1976 version and in the 2005 remake of Assault on Precinct 13, the director drew on the actions in Die Hard 2 - a case of one imitaing the other and the other imitaing again, I s'pose!

Kept us watching all the way through - some dramatic moments and, again, the Americans seem to have an endless supply of ammunition in seige situations with pistols that can fire off 30 rounds+ - but it was enjoyable and with an anti-climatic ending. I particularly liked Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne in their roles with a great cameo from Brian Dennehy as Sgt Jasper O'Shea.

Rating a good 7.5 out of 10

1 comment:

Al said...

I always love the thirty round clips that last for about five minutes at 800rpm!