GOING IN STYLE [PG-13] C-
Heading into the release for Zach Braff’s new comedy with Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin, I completely forgot that “Going in Style” was a remake of a 1979 comedic caper from writer-director Martin Brest (“Midnight Run”) featuring George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as the trio of old-timers who hatch a plan to organize a bank robbery. In hindsight, I actually remember catching and enjoying the original take, which had a low-key vibe and charm. I’m willing to forgive myself for this oversight though because the remake does its level best to distract audiences with its high-concept approach (the elders taking on the corrupt banking and retirement fund system) and the razzle-dazzle of its stars. But, man, Freeman, Caine, and Arkin could have given the OG’s a run for their money in a more faithful take, minus all the style.