I actually saw this before I saw 1990's Nikita [Blu-ray], and back then, I had no idea Luc Besson has anything to do with it, but watching it now after 16 years, I really think this isn't a bad remake - it has everything that was in the original, plus Bridget Fonda's take on the story, who gives a different style to Anne Parillaud, who was more moody and restrained, yet had that punk-like rebellion we saw at the beginning of the movie.
If you thought breaking into a drug store for a fix, then killing a few guys was a big crime, then you'd be right, and so much that the judge thinks she needs to be put to sleep. So Maggie has to die, but really she's just having to spend some time renewing herself - and bucking up her ideas, oh, and do the dirty jobs others won't do.
This is a great film, with plenty of action, suspense and tension. Fonda's excellent as Maggie, and I liked Gabriel Byrne as Bob. If I am honest though, I think Nikita is the better picture, but that's because I like Jean Reno as the cleaner, and there was better tension, and it was niche for a European movie.
This Blu-Ray is a let down really, yes, the transfer is good, with an average of 20MB/s VC1. The audio is DTS 5.1, but not at the best bitrate. They really didn't go for the best quality possible, you would forgive them if it had a lot of extras, but just the trailer and that;s your lot.
Get this if you are a big fan - otherwise wait for a better BD.
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