This is as good as this type of movie, on this subject, could be done...and I don't mean that as a dig at the film at all. It is a force of an action film, with genuinely intense, edge-of-your-seat sequences. It has to be one of the best big-budget action films I've seen in a long while.
A solid, mostly believable action film. Despite Scott trying to create a sense of danger, I never felt like Pine or Washington were in mortal danger. With only two of them on the train, one of them dying would leave nowhere interesting to go story-wise. You're pretty sure the main characters are safe because of this, so there's little tension even with the fact that a town might get blown up. It's still fun, though.
the action of averting action:
le fin du cinéma d'action.
// speed + digital actualizes the old train-as-time-as-movement metaphor in-image.
also fitting that Tony Scott's swan song should be a pro-auteurism narrative framed through blue collar heroism, camaraderie and love at high-speed. //
major (as always <3).
tony scott doing what he did best...a non-stop action thrillride designed to keep u on the edge of your seat. Along for the ride is his ever present denzel & captain kirk doing good likeable turns. Ridley always got the kudos but tony delivered always delivered the entertainment. and lots of shaky helicopter shots. r.i.p (we won't mention domino..oops)