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I saw the trailer for the first time last night, and I agree the movie looks pretty good. I'm definitey going to end up seeing this in the movie theaters. I am a big fan of Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, not a huge fan of Rosario Dawson though.
Looks like a movie that will have a lot of action and leave you on the edge of your seat for most of the movie.
I'm interested in seeing this. With all the high-speed train action, seems like this would be best viewed in the theaters. The plot seems pretty corny, but I have faith in Washington - he can make anything entertaining.
Here is something I found funny, it's from Bill Simmons' latest column:
I'm more excited for "Unstoppable" because I can guess every plot point in the movie without knowing anything about it. Ready?
Scene 1: Some sort of action train scene establishes Denzel's dominance as a train conductor. Even in a hairy moment, he's obscenely calm and cracks jokes when most people would be crapping their pants. It's just one reason he's the best.
Scene 2: Chris Pine joins Denzel's team as an aspiring engineer. Everyone is mean to him because that's just the rule in action movies: Be mean to the lead guy in the first 25 minutes (even if he's curing little kids of cancer or stopping catastrophic oil spills with his bare hands).
Scene 3: We meet the terrorist who's plotting to blow up the brakes of the train. He's badly overacting and has a slight accent.
Scenes 4-6: Denzel shows Pine the ropes. As they're getting to know each other, news breaks of a runaway train that's empty but has biological weapons on it.
Scenes 7 through 16: It's a runaway train! And it's heading right toward a major city!
Scene 17: Denzel decides he has to stop the train by somehow getting on board. He asks Pine to join him. Pine says no, then changes his mind … because, you know, it's always the perfect first day on the job to risk your life.
Scenes 18 through 42: It's a runaway train!
Scene 43: The train reaches a part of the railroad that hasn't been finished yet. The ensuing crash and explosion would wipe out an entire city. Their only chance is for a makeshift track to be built between the exposed tracks. BUT THERE'S NO TIME!
Scene 44: They build the temporary track in two seconds.
Scene 45: The train … it makes it!
Scenes 46 through 62: It's a runaway train!
Scene 63: There's a misunderstood ex-con who dies trying to help someone. Don't ask.
Scenes 64-69: It's a runaway train!!!!!!!
Scene 70: After being mean to Pine for most of the movie, Denzel apologizes and tells a story about the time his old partner died and he cried at the funeral. The scene ends with a joke that's not funny, only both guys laugh.
Scenes 71-79: It's a runaway train!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Somehow, Denzel and Pine get lowered onto it. Little do they know that the villain is on there, too.
Scene 80: Denzel kills the villain after a long fight scene on top of the train in which he almost falls off a bunch of times.
Scene 81: Denzel and Pine stop the runaway train right before it rips through a busy Amtrak station and kills everybody.
Scene 82: Denzel asks Pine, "You OK?" He is.
Scene 83: There was one hot chick in this movie: maybe a policewoman, maybe a lady using the walkie-talkie from train headquarters, maybe a stray passenger … but regardless, Pine just got her number and they're probably getting married.
Scene 84: Denzel says, "I ain't making enough money for this."