Unstoppable (2010) [Blu-ray]
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Directed by Tony Scott
Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson
20th Century Fox | 2010 | 98 min | Rated PG-13 | Released Feb 15, 2011
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
English SDH, Cantonese, French, Mandarin (Traditional), Portuguese, Spanish
50GB Blu-ray Disc
The Film 4/5
After directing movies about planes, cars and a submarine, Tony Scott's last two efforts have involved trains. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 used a train as a setting, but Scott goes a step further in Unstoppable, making a train one of the movies' stars. Trains are big. Scott has Washington walk in front of a few at the start of the movie to show us just how big they are.
An irresponsible worker makes two mistakes that set events in motion, deciding to move a train without connecting the air brakes and then leaving the cabin to pull a lever at the side of the track. The train is moving too fast for him to get back on and pulls away under full power.
Will Colson (Pine) has been a conductor for four months. He reports to work and faces resentment from the older workers. They assume he's inexperienced and think that younger, cheaper workers may be a threat to their own job security. He's assigned to work with Frank Barnes (Washington), who has similar feelings. Colson makes a couple of mistakes and Barnes thinks his fears are justified.Read more ›
Unstoppable is based on a true story that comes out of Ohio where a low-level employee who fails to set the air brakes on a train while changing tracks and the issues that ensue as a result. The director Tony Scott, no newcomer to the action genre, sets the stage for the high-octane second half by letting us get to know the 2 main characters: Rookie conductor Will Colson (Chris Pine) and veteran engineer Frank Barnes (Denzel Washington). The two both have their share of family issues, which adds to the difficulty of being able to work together initially. Another dynamic we discover is that the company is forcing employees to be laid off, as evidenced by the fact that Barnes is being replaced by younger engineers such as Colson, but there is no replacement for experience. The 2 characters tension that initially exists turn into mutual cooperation to work together for a solution, and then at the end, respect.Read more ›
Was it a good movie? Yes. Was it a great movie? No.
in short form the story consists of a train that was left running without a conductor and picks up speed where the constant threat of it crashing looms. Cue Denzel Washington and Chris Pine to save the day and of course you know they will (does Denzel ever fail?)
the movie takes a while to really get going and the first 20 minutes or so are actually pretty boring containing a bunch of generic character development ideas that are quite stale. In the beginning Chris Pine's character has a fight with his "wife" over a reason revealed later in the movie. Likewise, Denzel forgot to give his "daughter" her birthday wishes so shes quite upset with him. Que the love and caring as the wife and daughter learn to care for their men once again as soon as Denzel and Chris put their life on the line...really...
Its nothing we haven't seen before but at least its entertaining
The special effects are well under control, the on-site filming gives it credibility, the actors are topnotch, and the villain is so hopelessly stupid that you can't even want to boo him - just have him locked away working in the back room of a fast-food restaurant. And since it is based on a "true event" I guess I have to accept that one woman is smarter than about twelve men put together
(with apologies to Lina Lamont.)
"Unstoppable" is a fun ride in every way.
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