I don't mind the technical errors that would make the train this type of runaway impossible. I don't think people should get too hung up about that. A runaway train is always an emotional, drama-building subject for a film so I'm fine with it if they stretch reality.
But after coming down the mountain, the last stretch of the train's out-of-control journey is 20 minutes of careening down level track. Nothing just "keeps going" on level ground. It would have to lose a lot of speed, even if absolutely nothing were done to try to stop it. They should have at least made some attempt to explain this.
With few exceptions, the cast is dominated by pretty low-skilled B-grade actors and the over-acting and over-emoting get hard to take after a while. The engineer rides through the whole film like a kindly old grandpa sipping lemonade on the porch, while 200 people behind him in his train are about to die, which is just plain ridiculous.
It's only a little over an hour, and if you don't mind mixing a few laughs at the silliness of it with the fun of a train and some "railroady" scenery, you'll have fun watching this.
But don't expect much drama or character development. It's not there.
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