Wednesday, April 24, 2013

U is for...

...Unstoppable, the movie!

(which I am watching right now)

The only thing super quirky about this film is the animal like roaring sound coming from the runaway freight train... It's a suspenseful action movie about trains...I guess they needed the added roar to maximize effect... ;)

Rotten Tomatoes: In this action thriller from director Tony Scott, rookie train operator Will (Chris Pine) and grizzled veteran engineer Frank (Denzel Washington) learn that a runaway locomotive carrying carloads of dangerous chemicals is headed for Will's small Pennsylvania hometown, where his wife and child live. In order to save the day, they must figure out how to catch up to the rogue engine, and stop it before harm comes to the town. Standing in their way is Galvin (Kevin Dunn), the head of the company who is more interested in saving the stock price than lives. On the plus side, the duo have competent corporate employee Connie (Rosario Dawson) on the radio, talking them through their various attempts to corral and then stop the potentially lethal locomotive. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

It's an interesting plot.  Not something I would consider "overly done".  The only reason I would watch it more than once however... because this man below stars in the film...

Who doesn't absolutely adore Denzel Washington?  Seriously.  He. Is. The. Man!

I've found that, even if it's not a movie I would normally set myself to watch, if he is in it...I end up planting my butt and become completely memorized.  His skill as an actor is unbelievable.  That's, of course, my opinion.

If you have seen this movie in the past, what did you think?  Did it capture you?  And why?

Thanks for the read!

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Brandon Ax said...

I enjoyed it when I watched it. I thought the acting was good and the story was not something I'd seen before.

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

I haven't seen this one. Will have to check it out.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Denzel always delivers a good role thanks to his dedication to his craft. The scene where it went around the corner...Phew!
-Maurice Mitchell
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