I only just about remember watching the original film years ago. It was a hard hitting,gritty,violent film that probably shocked quite a few and is regarded a cult classic. This is more a modern day remake with an MTV make-over. With a strong all star cast including Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Bryne, Maria Bello, Brian Dennehy and even rapper Ja Rule pops up, to mention a few!
It's an ok action film probably enjoyed more by those who haven't seen the original, otherwise you compare the two and already know what will happen. The violence is turned down, only a 15 to reach a wider audience maybe? Not a classic, but not a bad film and definatelyworth checking out. It has some good action scenes, well acted and overall a film that will entertain if you don't over analyse it with the original. 6/10