Unstoppable

2010 Leftovers Marathon, part 12 of 13

Data
Title: Unstoppable
Year: 2010
Length: 98 minutes
Director: Tony Scott
Writer: Mark Bomback
Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine
With: Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee, Kevin Dunn, Kevin Corrigan, Kevin Chapman, Lew Temple
Music: Harry Gregson-Williams (and non-original music)
Cinematography: Ben Seresin
Editing: Robert Duffy, Chris Lebenzon
Oscars: nominated for Best Sound Editing
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Synopsis: a runaway train is… unstoppable

My reaction
Concept:0/4 (Terrible)
Story:0/4 (Terrible)
Characters:2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog:2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing:4/4 (Great)
Cinematography:3/4 (Good)
Special effects/design:3/4 (Good)
Acting:3/4 (Good)
Music:3/4 (Good) Out of context, it would be absolutely terrible music, but it works.
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4 (Good)). How is this movie good? I’d like to think it was made on a dare. Someone took the most idiotic, cliche-ridden, disaster of a script they could find, and challenged the director to make a good movie out of it. (Sadly, that would explain how most of Fox’s movies get made.) And somehow they pulled it off. What the hey.
Objective Rating (Average):2.3/4 (Okay)

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