It’s hard to watch a film set in a post-Giuliani New York City and not wonder whether it would even be recognizable to certain denizens of its famed cinematic past. The greedy, seedy city of Ratso Rizzo, Popeye Doyle, and Travis Bickle has transformed over the years into a place suitable for tourists, gentrifying families, and Garry Marshall rom-coms.
Most New Yorkers don’t notice bike messengers until they’re about to get hit by one…and even then, most of us have had some pretty close calls. That being said, I bet we’d pay a little more attention if the average bike messenger looked like the ones featured in Premium Rush. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael