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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Unstoppable


Medium : English
Starring : Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson
Director : Tony Scott

Tony Scott, the director of movies like 'Top Gun', 'Dejaa Vu', 'Man On Fire' etc had come up with his latest flick named 'Unstoppable'. He was also the director of a thrilling train hijacking subject like 'Taking Of Pelham 123'. The director want to repeat the magic he did with his favorite actor Denzel Washington ('Dejaa Vu', 'Man On Fire', 'Taking Of Pelham 123' fame) in the previous projects; thus Denzel once again comes in the lead role along with Chris Pine ('Star Trek', 'Just My Luck', 'Smoking Aces' fame). The movie is based on a real incident that happened in US.

A train carrying goods which had some toxic chemicals inside, forms the base of this story. While moving from the yard, the laziness of some employees had caused a serious fault leading the train to move without a driver. The railway authorities had thought of stopping it as a simple task in the beginning, but as time progresses, the situation went out of their control. The train is running fast. At this moment, another goods train driven by the senior engineer (Denzel Washington) and his new comer assistant (Chris Pine) was coming in the opposite direction. How such a panic situation is solved is being told in an exciting manner by Tony Scott.

I usually love to watch even a passing train shot in any movie. So, when train itself is the subject, the interest and excitement will be more. The theme might gives you the feel of movies in the past like 'Speed', 'Bullet Train' etc; what differs there was that you have got some villain characters as the reason for the problems, here fate and luck factors are playing their own roles. The director had discussed the family affairs of the heroes in a very small rate, in the middle of a conversation, without loosing the tempo of the journey.

The cinematography by Ben Seresin is excellent, especially the hawk's eye and helicopter camera sequences needs special mention. Editing and the visual effects used in the movie are also good. No need to have special words for Denzel Washigton, as usual he is excellent and attractive. Chris Pine also looks good as the newly appointed guy.


'Unstoppable' is an edge of the seat thriller, it is worth watching.


Rating : 8.5 / 10

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