Movies from Film Forum, 02/14/02Rollerball brought noise, chaos, violence, and extreme sports to the big screen this week in a reckless remake of the Norman Jewison sci-fi film from 1975. The movie focuses on a team of athletes who engage in a dangerous futuristic sport, exploiting violent play in order to earn high ratings for heartless entertainment execs. (Sounds like the February/March film calendar!) This updated edition stars Chris Klein (Election) and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (X-Men) as team players who share the court, the locker room, and too much more. Director John McTiernan built a reputation on standard-setting action films like Die Hard. Rollerball is apparently not one of his best works.Phil Boatwright (The Movie Reporter) says, "The dialogue is trite when not melodramatic, the...

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