August 16, 2010

Trailer Trash: Unstoppable

It's time to root through some trailers. What sorts of wonderful things will be alluded to today!

With summer, winding to a close, we start to get some interesting movies thrown into the mix, ones that don't involve explosions and noises that could deafen you! The upcoming film, Unstoppable, is, clearly, not one of those films!

So, there're these guys, and they work on the railroads. There's your old, grizzled vet! There's your newbie! They have to work together! They don't like each other! Nothing like a runaway train filled with hazardous material that is careening towards a major city to create a bond between rivals.

Denzel Washington is the vet, and Chris Pine is the newbie. Washington has been disappointing me as of late! I really disliked The Book of Eli, and The Taking of Pelham 123 was eh. He does do pretty well when he works with Tony Scott, though. Chris Pine, who has not been playing the "I'm the new captain of the Starship Enterprise" card as much as he should, is the newbie. I haven't seen him in anything high profile since he made Star Trek accessible, so, I'm anxious to see how he does.

This trailer is ridiculous! This looks like one absurd movie! From the looks of it, they are treating the runaway train as if it were a monster on the prowl! There is a scene where the national guard fires guns at it. IT'S A FUCKING TRAIN!!! What are you, hoping that it'll feel the bullets and be all like, "Oh, I'm sorry. I'll go home now!" REALLY?

The movie does look pretty fun though, and looks primed to deliver that hyper-kinetic style of action that only Tony Scott can provide. We'll have to see!

1 comment:

  1. Unless reviews are spectacular, I'm finished with Tony Scott for awhile. Pelham blew, and I haven't really liked anything from him since Spy Game. He's trying to hard to stay modern and hip with all the technology and shit - it's annoying. Slow down the pace, Tony.