Excerpt: The collaborations between actor Denzel Washington and director Tony Scott are nearly in the double digits now. It’s hard to believe that some of their best work like “Crimson Tide” is now over fifteen years old. I’m all for a good actor/director pairing.
Summary: A balls-to-the-wall action flick that leaves little to the imagination, but plenty for the eyes and ears to take in. Good solid entertainment, a wonderful audio and video presentation, and a heaping of great extras make this one a excellent value for the money.
Conclusion: There may not be much of a plot and they characters aren’t completely fleshed out, but between the actors who made this better than it should have been and Scott’s eye for speed and talent for logistics, this movie was a lot of fun but it’s not something that will stay with you.
Summary: Unstoppable will fill all of your adrenaline needs and still offer you a nice piece of character drama as well. I actually liked it better the second time through. I wasn’t so focused on the background. There was a lot to pick up on as I watched it again. So this is more than just a rental.
Excerpt: Based very loosely on a 2001 story of a runaway train in Ohio, writer Mark Bomback jazzes it up for the sake of entertainment and action. As in real life, the adventure begins when an idiotic engineer jumps from the slowly moving train in order to reposition a switch before the train can damage it.
Conclusion: 'Unstoppable' takes a simple premise and runs with it full throttle, but this taut action flick from director Tony Scott never penetrates our hearts and minds. Cardboard characters and a one-dimensional script keep it mired in mediocrity, and though it's fun enough while it lasts, I can't imagine...
Excerpt: The Movie A lot like Speed on a train (but quite different from Under Siege II: The Dark Territory ), Unstoppable is the latest "non-stop thrill ride" to come out of Hollywood, this time about a powered, unmanned locomotive with no brakes.
Excerpt: A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Scranton, Pennsylvania, and only two men can stop it: a veteran engineer and a young conductor. Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to chase down one million tons of hurtling steel and...
Conclusion: Ever-so-loosely "Inspired by Real Events" that occurred in Ohio in 2001, Unstoppable is a man versus machine action epic that rapidly builds momentum and, once at top speed, rarely slows. It may be instantly forgettable after it's all over, but the ride is definitely worth it.