Compared to the original, the remake is like the new Audi TV commercial that says "goodbye to old luxury" and replaces it with a built-in GPS system. Foster, though, finds ways to strut his stuff. He makes his character unpredictable and volatile, yet also just quick and strong and gutsy enough to warrant his mentor's trust. Foster embraces his character's malevolent streak. As villain-loving actors go, he's the John Cassavetes of contemporary action exploitation.