Micro Review: Unstoppable
An old-fashioned action/melodrama light on plot and heavy on white-knuckle thrills. By the time Unstoppable played out it felt like I had chased a bottle of Wake Ups with a can of Red Bull. Part of the film's appeal is its likable cast, led by veteran Denzel Washington and rising star Chris Pine. The rest comes from stunts and action scenes done right -- with practical effects and stun men. There are times when you can tell it's Washington and Pine climbing across that train, and it ups the ante considerably. Unstoppable takes a bit of time to get going, but once it does, it emerges as the year's most exciting movie. Sorry Stallone, your Expendables come a close second. A Good review from The Basement on this one.