It’s Denzel Washington
versus a runaway freight train in Tony Scott
’s latest action thriller, Unstoppable
. Here’s Ryan’s review…
Ever since his success in 1986 with Top Gun
, Tony Scott
has specialised almost exclusively in big, noisy, high-concept entertainments such as Déjà Vu
and Man On Fire
sees the director once again reunited with his leading man of choice, Denzel Washington
, for a bombastic disaster thriller about a runaway train.
Being a Tony Scott
film, this isn’t just any runaway train, but a half-mile long freighter filled with deadly chemicals. Or, as one character sensationally puts it, “A Missile The Size Of The Chrysler Building!”
Based loosely on a real incident that occurred in 2001, Unstoppable
relocates the setting to Southern Pennsylvania and kicks up the action a few notches, adding extra perils (creatures in harm’s way include a badger and a horse), arguments and gratuitous scenes of macho heroism.