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Speed 2 - Cruise Control 1997

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Indications were that this action sequel was in trouble before production began, when the male lead from the first film, Keanu Reeves, declined a role in the follow-up. Sandra Bullock returns as Annie Porter, an accident-prone ditz who is thrilled when her boyfriend Alex (Jason Patric) presents her with two tickets for a cruise ship vacation to the Bahamas. The trip is a peace offering presented because Annie has just learned that Alex is a police officer who's been lying to her about his choice of profession. Little does the happy couple know that the disgruntled John Geiger (Willem Dafoe), designer of the ship's computer system, has plotted a violent takeover of the vessel and a diamond hijacking that puts everyone on board in mortal danger. Being the dashing police officer he is, Alex leaps into action and tries to stop Geiger, but not before the ship crashes at top velocity into a Caribbean port town. Sandra Bullock agreed to star in this flop of a sequel in order to get financial backing for a pet project, Hope Floats (1998), a low-budget drama that turned a healthy profit.~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide

Starring:
Glenn Plummer, Jason Patric
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Runtime 2 hours 0 minutes
Starring Glenn Plummer, Jason Patric, Temuera Morrison, Connie Ray, Christine Firkins, Francis Guinan, Sandra Bullock, Brian McCardie, Kimmy Robertson, Willem Dafoe, Michael Hagerty, Susan Barnes, Lois Chiles, Bo Svenson, Colleen Camp, Patrika Darbo
Director Jan De Bont
Genres Crime, Thriller
Studio 20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release Limited availability
Main languages English
Subtitles Swedish, Icelandic, Danish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Czech
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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Annie is thrilled when her boyfriend Alex presents her with two tickets for a cruise to the Bahamas on a Norwegian luxury liner.

The trip is a peace offering presented because Annie has just learnt that Alex is a police officer who's been lying to her about his job.

Alex lied because Annie didn't want to date any more cops after what happened with the bus in Los Angeles. The cruise ship's passengers include members of a diamond dealers' association, who have filled the ship's vault with valuable diamonds.

Little do they know that passenger John Geiger, the designer of the ship's computer system, has planned to take over the ship, steal the diamonds, and set the ship on a collision course with an oil tanker. Geiger was fired and cast aside by the computer company he worked for, and he wants revenge......

Nowhere near as bad as what people are saying on here, the film is dumb in many ways, but it's a little bit of fun, very bright and breezy, and features a really good explosion at the end.

Bullock does her ditsy shtick here, and it really grates at times, so we switch to Patric, who looks more concerned about getting wet and wondering what happened to his hair in The Lost Boys, a dull hero.

So we are left with Dafoe, who is clearly having a ball and enjoying the sun and fat pay-cheque.

For some reason, UB40 are on the ship, but you never see them again, and then guess who pops up near the end, the annoying bloke from speed, and they homage his scenes front that in this!!!

It's lethargic at times and knowing that the budget on this was $160 million, would make anyone hate it, but it's not a bad film and certainly not De bont's worst film.
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Speed 2 suffered from that occasional curse of sequels:
"We MUST make it - the first one made us TONS of money!"
As a result we get a movie that was rushed into production with everyone expecting it to work the holy trinity of Hollywood - IE: that it would be a) a mega cash-cow at the box office, b) tremendously exciting, and c) feature above average snappy dialogue and chemistry between the leads.
As is widely known, it tanked. People couldn't get excited about something that could just about scrape 30 knots (approx something like 36 mph), wasn't wired to totally blow up, and wallowed like a shiny whale. For a movie called 'Speed' 2, everybody pointed out, wasn't it counter-intuitive to set it on one of the slowest forms of transport in the world?
Despite all that, and despite both the writers & producers and returning director Jan De Bont 'pass-the-parcelling' the blame backwards and forwards between each other about where it messed up, it really isn't all that bad.
Underrated Jason Patrick (pretty good as an action-man, and certainly looking like he's put in the gym time for the part) plays Sandra Bullock's new boyfriend. We're indulged about where Keanu went with a brief explanation that she can't cope with the worry of dating a SWAT cop. Unfortunately for her, that's exactly what new beau Alex does for a living, so to make up for hiding it he whisks her away for a luxury cruise to the Caribbean.
All well and good, until irritable computer genius Willem Dafoe seizes the ship in a cunning and ruthless scheme.
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Rubbish! This movie hasn't got much quality I'm afraid. She seems to have lost her edge, running around looking for someone to protect her! Come on girl, work it out!
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The sequel to one of the decade's defining action blockbusters should have been pretty straightforward. All Jan De Bont (the film's director) had to do was follow five rules. One, come up with an immensely high concept. Two, maintain the action at a relatively swift pace. Three, give Annie (Sandra Bullock's character) plenty to say because audiences love her. Four, introduce a psychotic villain to scowl and yell like Dennis Hopper. And five, give us plenty more of Keanu Reeves character, SWAT boy Jack Traven, to woo the hearts of the female audience and bust the balls of anyone who gets in his way.
Rule one receives a big fat tick, as the filmmakers come up with a neat reversal of the original. If the newly chosen mode of transport DOESN'T stop, then everyone is in trouble. From this point on though, everything else receives a big fat cross. Rule two is immediately stuffed up by setting the forthcoming events on...wait for it...a cruise ship, meaning the action now progresses with the momentum of a wounded snail attempting to navigate through a puddle of treacle. Rule three also screws up with the screenwriters' decision to relegate Sandra Bullock to the sidelines, oohing and aahing as the men battle it out.
Rule four dies the moment that Willem Dafoe begins to gurn like Jim Carrey with severe constipation. Worst of all, we are informed that his nutjob has a strange blood disease that requires him to apply leeches at regular moments throughout the film...to think that someone actually got paid to write this stuff. And as for rule five...well, it appears to have been thrown out of a very tall building, as it is goodbye Keanu Reeves and hello Jason 'mahogany' Patric. Add dialogue that lands with the thud of a computer instruction manual, as well as clumsy and quite simply pathetic directing, and you are left with a film that sinks to the ocean floor. A one star film at best and it was lucky to get that.
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