I just took my kid up to Fortuna today (or yesterday by now I guess) to see Unstoppable. It’s probably the first action movie I’ve seen in years. Had some elements of a 1970s disaster movie. Entertaining enough if facile and trite. Boring sound track and completely unoriginal camera work.
Again, I’ve never really been into the genre, but I think an action movie might hold more attention from me if they adhere to the laws of physics. Some movies have done that in the past. The early James Bond movies for instance. Death Wish. Even to some degree Die Hard – the first one.
I know I’m in the extreme minority, but it’s not that I find the explosions objectionable. I find them tedious.
But Denzel is cool. He always plays the same character these days, but he’s cool. I don’t know who the young guy was but I guess he’s a star or something.
Actually, the best acting was done by the guys playing the dufuses who caused the problem. And the slimy corporate guy.