Director: Tony Scott
Writer: Mark Bomback
Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson
With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and a young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe.
Have you ever seen previews for a movie, and then when you saw the movie the previews were the only good part? That is not the case with this movie. If you like action films, you must see this movie, if you like hot hunky young guys doing battle with a train because its the right thing to do, you must see this movie. If you like older guys you’ve know for years doing the right thing that still make your heart go da-thump, da-thump, you must see this movie. If you like smart women that don’t overcompensate, you must see this movie.
Unstoppable was inspired by the real-life CSX8888 (crew) Y11615 incident that took place in 2001 in Ohio. CSX8888 was a single engine pulling 47 cars, 22 of them loaded, for in-yard car switching. All six “gross errors” committed by the engineer responsible for CSX8888 are reproduced in Unstoppable.
The danger factor was increased for dramatic effect. The engineer and conductor were at first at odds, and then realized they had common values and worked together to stop the train. They were working class heroes that most people can relate to. The action is fast paced, a head rush that doesn’t let up till the end. This is an amazing movie.