Director: Tony Scott
Writer: Mark Bomback
Music: Harry Gregson-Williams
Cinematography: Ben Seresin
Watched this film in the cinema, it is neat and clean action film, no impertinent branches, when the train eventually was stopped, in five minutes the film ended timely. And amazingly it was a true adrenaline rush which can keep audience stuck in their seats and thoroughly enjoy these 96 minutes.
Denzel Washington and Tony Scott have been worked together for five films (DEJA VU 2006, MAN ON FIRE 2004, CRIMSON TIDE 1995), last year a remake of THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 underperformed at the box office and received many negative reviews as well, luckily this time, UNSTOPPABLE has successfully rescued their bankable credits.
If one doesn’t expect too much (for example, an outstanding performance from the two-times Oscar winner), there is great fun to watch this film, I admit that the cheesy plot is predictable, but Tony Scott has done a wonderful job to make it durable under a perfectly conciliated pace, let me completely forget the disastrous DOMINO (2005) (the editing and photography is my incubus).
Chris Pine is on his rise to become a bigger name after STAR TREK (2009), of course UNSTOPPABLE is not a blemish on his CV, an American heroic image could propel him further down the isle of the next big thing. Unexpectedly Rosario Dawson gives an intense and solid performance to magnify her charisma in her staple role, she deserves some much better script other than the ridiculous PERCY JACKSON film I watched not long ago.
Finally one thing to complain, Washington is not aging very well, when will he get another Oscar-baiting role anyway? As in the past years he has earned enough banknotes for his family through Hollywood mainstream box office blockbusters (such as THE BOOK OF ELI 2010), I think now it is the right time to collect his third naked golden statue.