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Unstoppable: A Review

I saw the trailor for this and noticed it had the actor who played Kirk in the rebooted Star Trek series and Denzel Washington and thought it might be worth watching.

As you can see from the picture here this is all about stopping a runaway train. This was actually based on a true story, although the film is made a little more dramatic in that the train has a few more of the highly flammable containers and the population of the place it’s predicted to come off at and explode is a lot more and also is inhabited by the partner of at least one of our two heroes.

Other than that, and one death, the film only rearranges the events of the film rather than making it completely crazy and hardly the truth, and for that I’ve actually really got to commend this film.

The film is fairly linnear and doesn’t have a huge amount of scope but I really did find it riveting. I think knowing it had been a true story helped though. I found it very oddly compelling to watch and the tension really kept me on the edge of my seat.

There was quite a lot of this sort of thing going on, with people trying to travel between all the different trains and parts. and some other hairy moments when they tried to do things like de-rail it. There was even a corporate boss type person you could love to hate.

Over all I’m quite glad I watched it. The acting wasn’t anything stellar but it was convincing enough that this was something I’m glad I’ve seen.