Annie Porter, the woman who was held on a bus with a bomb attached to it that will go off if it slows down. She dated the cop who saved her but broke up with him because he was constantly putting his life in danger. She would then date a guy named Alex who is also a cop but told her that he does a mundane assignment. But she eventually learns that he works for the same unit that the other guy worked for and is also addicted to danger. She wants to break up with but he surprises her with a cruise. She agrees to go. And he's planning to propose to her. But when he notices another passenger act peculiar, he can't help but try to find out what's up with him. He's Geiger, a computer man who designed the ship's systems, who was fired. He then takes over the ship's systems and sets it on a course that will send it into a tanker. Alex tries to stop him.Written by
Sandra Bullock's character Annie was not given a last name at all in Speed (1994). movie. Here, it is revealed to be Porter. See more »
In several scenes, many passengers are stuck behind "fire screen doors" and unable to get out. These doors open like any normal doors with the recessed handle built right into them. You can see this handle when the chainsaw is used. Even if the passengers were somehow stuck behind water-tight doors, those can always be opened via a manual crank. See more »
[referring to the flooding of the ballast room]
How much longer?
Look, I've never let a million gallons of water into a ship before. Gimme a second.
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No oceans were polluted during the filming of this movie. See more »
The network TV version of the film makes the following changes:
The final scene of the theatrical version of the film where Annie is repeating her drivers test is shown at the very beginning.
An additional scene was added showing Annie and Alex driving to the port and riding a dinghy to the ship where Annie first meets Geiger.
The name of the cruise ship was changed to "S.S. Legend".
An additional scene was added showing crew of the Eindhoven Lion extinguishing the oil tanker after the bow thruster scene.
An extended boat crash scene was added with more dialogue between the crew on the ship.
An extended scene was added showing Alex walking through a crashed house and through St. Martin after jumping off the ship.
Oh Dear. Speed never need a sequel. It was a solid action movie with good performances and - most importantly - lots of speed, the essence of the film. Unfortunately, Speed 2 lacks both of these things, as well as anything else which could make it a good film.
Annie (Bullock) is off on a cruise with her new boyfriend, Alex (Patric). But surprisingly things don't go to plan when a crazy ex-employee of the ferry company with a terminal disease (Dafoe) takes over the ship using only his laptop. So its up to Alex, Annie and a few stupid crewmen to save the day.
So that's it in the way of plot. I'd go onto character development but there's nothing to say about that so I'll skip to the acting. Although Bullock is given top billing, she is (unfortunately) relegated to the sidelines and Keanu replacement Jason Patric does most of the work. As for his acting abilities, lets just say a coffee table would have been more convincing. And you thought Keanu Reeves was wooden. Dafoe is almost as bad.
Another area of dire quality is the script. Actually, atrocious would be more appropriate. Unlike the original it's filled with lots of "funny" bits, which only made me cringe even more than I was doing before. Even the action is poor. Where Speed screamed along at 100mph, the sequel kind of meanders along like a pensioner driver.
Verdict: Bad story, bad acting, bad script, bad film. Sitting through this film is as torturous as listening to Westlife. So in case you haven't caught on yet, AVOID THIS FILM.
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