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Topic - Sam Peckinpah
Despite some superficial similarities including a nearly identical title, two hunky midlist lead actors and a storyline about a shadowy ring of international assassins, this is not a remake of the 1975 Sam Peckinpah film "The Killer Elite."
It's 1994 all over again, with a re-release of "The Lion King" opening at the top of the box office.
Director Rod Lurie's Americanized remake is a surprisingly respectful adaptation, with many scenes and lines of dialogue remaining virtually unchanged. But the tweaks he's made don't make the remake any better — quite the opposite.
If, as Michael Medved contends, Hollywood hates America, then it really, really hates Mississippi. A long line of films have cemented the state's image in American culture as a brutal, benighted backwater teeming with violent bigots.