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Not as good as the originals, but still worthwhile for action fans
This is a remake of a remake and yet still packs a punch. I’ve seen the original “Rio Bravo” several times, including when it first came out. It was masterfully done and was one of the Duke’s best movies from the 1950’s. I saw John Carpenter’s “Assault on Precinct 13” when it first came out in 1976 and remember it as being one of Carpenter’s best movies. Now we have another version with basically the same characters including the drunk, originally played by Dean Martin, who is tested by the struggle for survival and eventually passes with flying colors. When I first heard the Christmas music in the movie, it took me a moment to grasp the reason for the Dean Martin selection until I realized it was the producer’s way of paying homage to the crooner’s performance in “Rio Bravo.” This would be more entertaining for those who have not seen the originals. This remake follows the originals to the point of spoiling some of the surprises intended. I won’t go into detail on this since it would then spoil the surprises for those who have not seen the originals. The story is there; the action is there; and the entertainment is there, especially for those who are seeing it for the first time.
Sloppy, boring remake
I didn’t have much hope for this when I when went to Copenhagen to see this remake of the ’76 film, which isn’t a masterpiece itself, but highly entertaining and one of Carpenter’s best.
So when I came out of the theater, I wasn’t that disappointed. It was as bad as I thought it would be. Hollywoodized for the average viewer’s enjoyment. Quick cuts and flashy shots. It doesn’t take its time to tell the story.
One of the problems is the clichés. I almost laughed when Jasper (Brian Dennehy) said “I’m retiring in two days”, or something of the sort. You just know that he’ll be dead before the credits roll. Also, even the biggest retard in the audience can figure out halfway through the movie that he’s a bad guy.
Another thing is that the situation is not believable. In the original “Assault” it was crazed gang members that was attacking the station, but now it’s 33 top trained S.W.A.T. members. No way can 8 people hold them off. But I guess it’s the corrupt cop’s (played by a very dull Gabriel Byrne) own damn fault; First he sends three S.W.A:T.’s in to take care of business, and when they get killed off, what does he do then? He sends in three more! If he would just send in all their guys at once, Ethan Hawke and co. would be dead and buried 45 minutes into the film and I wouldn’t have missed my train home.
And that brings me to the likable characters. There aren’t any. When Beck, a paranoid junkie who won’t shut up, is the most likable of the bunch, you know it’s bad. For instance, there’s the annoying, playboy pin-up psychologist. Or the convict who refers to himself in the third person (how totally funny). Laurence Fishburne does what he can with this, but I’m getting tired of him.
And Ja Rule does an extremely poor job. Why do people keep hiring rappers/singers in movies? They don’t make good actors, with few exceptions like Meat Loaf’s Bob in Fight Club and Björk’s Selma in Dancer in the Dark.
This remake doesn’t have the charm or watch-ability as the original “Assault” has, and Lars doesn’t like that.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Jean-François Richet
Writer John Carpenter (earlier film), James DeMonaco (screenplay)
Actors Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Byrne, Maria Bello
Country France, USA
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company Focus Features
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, USA (prints), EFilm (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji)