A few weeks back we had a look at the original Gone in 60 Seconds, and noted how that film – despite its low budget and somewhat crude filmmaking – was vastly superior to its ’90s remake. Today’s trailer is for another film that was so revered that someone thought it a good idea to give the title another go, and again with the later film offering less than satisfying results.
Now, don’t get me wrong, the 2003 version isn’t a bad film, and Marky Mark doesn’t seem to be schlocking it the way Nic Cage does in Gone in 60 Seconds, but the original version of The Italian Job seems to spend more of its running time in – you know, Italy – than does the reboot. Other benefits of the original include a bunch of ’60s super cars that, admittedly, don’t end up all that well, and REAL Minis doing things only REAL Minis can do because they are REALLY mini. The original also has Michael Caine AND Benny Hill. BENNY HILL! Check them out right after the jump. … Continue Reading