This may be one of the best 'remakes' I've ever seen. Rather than having the movie take place in a hundred years or so, as in the original, this plausibly takes place a few years from now. A violent, hockey-like game has emerged in the former Soviet Union and Asia, which has recruited a young American by the name of Jonathon to be its new hero. But Jonathon soon discovers that his fame and fortune have a very big price--and realizing this, sets forth to change things. About the only thing this movie has in common with the 70's version is the title, the concept of the game and names of the characters. About as different as Tim Burton's PLANET OF THE APES is from its 70's counterpart. Highly recommended.