This review is from: Unstoppable [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Once again director tony Scott(Ridleys brother) teams up with Denzel Washington to deliver a fast paced action movie, this time involving a runaway train, you would have thought Denzel would have beens sick at even the mere thought of a train after the remake of The Taking of Pelham 123.
This time however he's the one on the train as he plays Frank Barnes who has been a railroad engineer for 28 years and hes training rookie Will Colson(played by Chris Pine) who''s fresh out of conductor's college and is having martial problems and who's mind doesn't seem to be fully on the job on hand, so much so that he attaches too many carriages to their train which is on course with a runaway train that's carrying highly flammable liquid and is going at 70mph. So of course the only two people who can stop the runaway train are Barnes and Colson! They have aid in the form of Connie Hooper(played by Rosario Dawson) a train yardmaster who has radio contact with them. Oscar Galvin(played by Kevin Dunn) is vice-president of AWVR and all he cares about is the money and bad publicity it's going to cost them. So what follows is Galvin trying loads of different ways to stop the train before it hits the curve in Stanton which is home to Colson's estranged wife. What follows is a fast paced movie that doesn't require too much attention to follow, no mad twists or disgruntled villains out to blow up the world unless he gets his money, no it's just a runaway train.
The movie is inspired by the CSX 8888 incident that happened in Ohio in 2001 which also involved a runaway train. The movie is well worth a watch for it's fast paced action, the sound on the blu ray did sound a bit muffled at times(listening through a high end amp and speakers), the picture was also not of the best quality(watching on a panasonic full hd tv) at times. If you like easy to watch movies you can't go wrong with this.