Heist movies are great. I love putting the plan that's unfolding onscreen under a microscope and picking it apart. Who doesn't like to think they are smarter than a criminal mastermind? Without even seeing Tony Scott's The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, I had a pretty good idea why the heist was bound to fail and what I'd do differently.
From the director of The Italian Job and A Man Apart, F. Gary Gray is bringing back John Travolta and pouncing on audiences with the sequel to Get Shorty. The follow-up film, Be Cool, is once again riding the surface of stereotypes which was the shtick that made its partner in crime Get Shorty a success.