Sunday, November 14, 2010

REVIEW: Unstoppable


Denzel Washington, Chris Pine


November 12, 2010

Tony Scott

20th Century Fox

1 hour 38 minutes

A (96)



Trains, trains, more trains, action, comedy, suspense. These are the words I first thought of when I first saw the trailer for Unstoppable, the 5th collaboration between Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, and acclaimed director Tony Scott. From the trailers, I wasn't so enthusiastic about this movie, since it looked like any other action thriller. In fact, this was only my second Denzel Washington movie in theaters, and my first one for Tony Scott , so that was a slight plus for me. But boy, was I surprised by this movie. It's not going to win any Oscars I bet, but this movie is surely one hell of a good time!

So here's the basic plot: Two men are working on a railroad, both of whom don't like each other. Then an idiot accidentally lets a train go 60+ miles heading to destroy many towns and cities. Now it's up to these two men to eventually thin of a plan to stop the train from destroying/killing towns and citizens. Pretty basic, right? Just from that simple plot you can already tell what happens in the end. But it's not the story that drives the movie, it's everything else in the movie that drives it.

One of the main things that kept driving this movie was the acting. I don't think that there has ever been a bad Denzel Washington movie that I've seen. The same goes for Chris Pine, but his other main starring role was in the superb 2009 hit Star Trek. Rosario Dawson and Kevin Dunn both are good as the supporting characters. But I was the most impressed with Kevin Dunn's performance as the guy who doesn't want to risk his job for anything. This is a step for Kevin Dunn who is probably best known to me as Shia LaBeouf's father in the Transformers series. Chris Pine has a lot of charisma that will surely take him to super-stardom. As for Mr. Washington, he should just keep doing what he's doing.

Teens may not think that this movie looks appealing, but believe me if your kid really enjoys lots of action and suspense, with lots of your daily dose of "Boom, Boom, POW!" then this is their kind of movie. I'm rarely into these kinds of movies, since their mostly just lots of explosions nonstop, but with it's charismic charm and great acting, I enjoyed just as much to get into my top 20's of the year. But overall, Unstoppable is a fast paced, action packed thrill ride that may keep you on the edge of your seats until the ending. So if you like to spend 2 hours watching action packed movies with Denzel, then your mind may just be surprised by Unstoppable. And a quick point out that this movie IS a theater experience, not a DVD rental on a cold Sunday afternoon. So in truth, Unstoppable is a nearly superb movie.


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1 comment:

  1. Thriller and drama film. Unstoppable is Bravura Entertainment, Old School Style. All actors and co-actors played well role in this movie.


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