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Unstoppable is a highly satisfying action/suspense film that hits home
given it's realistic context and mostly down to Earth, yet creative
story telling. There are no modern, irritating clichés such as
terrorists, bombs, or the token "bad guy" / gang. This film reaches
beyond those threats and succeeds at scaring it's audience with
something that could become reality in any town, in any state, in any
country anywhere in the world at any time, a run-away train.
This film features good acting, very good cinematography, excellent editing, and good sound, but works with a questionable script in my opinion. Make no mistake though, that this one is very much worth your buck at the Red Box and deserves a sooner than later place in your Netflix queue for it's just plain awesome suspense and action.
When I accidentally caught the pilot episode of "On The Air" on ABC in
1992, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I was 13 years old at the
time and up to this point, no TV show had ever made me laugh out loud.
It just wasn't something I did, even when I thought something was
funny. Then came "On The Air."
Watching this show for the first time was like taking a trip to some other universe. I couldn't stop laughing, and I'm talking about that annoying, over the top, tears in the eyes laughing. It was totally and completely out of control! It felt GREAT! I had never seen anything even remotely similar to this before and I knew in the first few minutes that I had just discovered my new favorite show. I'm still kicking myself for having missed the opportunity to record it.
I waited faithfully every week for "On The Air" to come on channel 4. Then one week, after only 3 episodes, "On The Air" did not air. In it's place was some stupid game show or something. I don't remember, I was too upset. I paned and started combing the TV Guides to see if maybe the show had been moved to another day or time. Alas, it was not to be. My new favorite show had been ripped out from under without any warning. I NEVER forgot this show after that, and until I found the posts on this site today, I literally thought I could very well be the only person on Earth who remembered this show.
With any luck, the show will eventually be released on DVD in attempts to recoup the losses. I'll be the first in line to buy a set. Why would a station dump such a good show? The only thing I can figure is that, and to use a classic cliché, it was simply way ahead of it's time. If this show were new today (and probably on a network like FOX) it's pretty obvious that it would be a much bigger success. Maybe we should start a petition to re-run the show? Does anyone know how to do this?