I rented this disc. I'm damn glad I didn't buy it. Having seen so many positive reviews (I hadn't read any on Amazon at this stage), I thought this might be a treat. Two fine actors. And Paris, the most photogenic city on the planet. It began quite well, setting up the characters. But then began the feeling that this would be an unpleasant tale without any redeeming hope. By the end of the film, when the two main protagonists begin to 'dance', I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Presumably the writer thought this evoked their happier youth. It was totally unconvincing and an acutely embarrassing end to a waste of good acting talent.
But why all those rave 'official' reviews… Read more
It was only after watching the 'making of' extras on this disc that I realised what an achievement this film is. (Do not watch the extras before seeing the film). It emerged that the budget was 1.5 million pounds, all in. That may seem a lot of money, but it's peanuts when you're making a film about a runaway train thundering to surely certain disaster. Some inventive techniques have been used which have worked well. I won't spoil things here.
The story itself is told entirely from the view of the people stuck on the train. So no explanations of what the signalling control centres are actually doing. And in this situation they would be doing a lot. In fact it's best not to think… Read more
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme(What's this?)
Taste is a very personal thing. I normally have Kellog's Bran Flakes with a bit of muesli sprinkled on top for breakfast. These Oatiflakes consist of oat flakes mixed with a high percentage of raisins and sultanas. The flakes are softer than Bran Flakes, and frankly rather tasteless. The fruit is O.K., but overall I felt this was rather too sweet a cereal for me.