Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Tonight I have been to see Unstoppable, a heart-racing thriller where two men must stop a runaway train before it causes untold destruction. Starting his new railway job, fresh-faced Will (Chris Pine) doesn't get a warm welcome from the old-timers. But he's forced to work with veteran Frank (Denzel Washington) when disaster strikes in the form of a runaway train. Unmanned, carrying hazardous chemicals and gathering speed, it's a metal leviathan destroying everything in its path. "We're not just talking about a train," warns dispatcher Connie (Rosario Dawson), "we're talking about a missile - the size of the Chrysler building". As the train races towards a heavily populated area, Frank has a solution: "The only way to stop that kind of power is to grab it by the tail and pull it in the opposite direction..." But can he and Will put this daring plan into action in time to save a trainload of children heading straight for the unstoppable runaway?