Speed 2: Cruise Control
Action / Adventure / Crime / Romance / Thriller
Speed 2: Cruise Control
Action / Adventure / Crime / Romance / Thriller
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Annie Porter, the woman who was held on a bus with a bomb attached to it that will go off if it slows down. She dated the cop who saved her but broke up with him because he was constantly putting his life in danger. She would then date a guy named Alex who is also a cop but told her that he does a mundane assignment. But she eventually learns that he works for the same unit that the other guy worked for and is also addicted to danger. She wants to break up with but he surprises her with a cruise. She agrees to go. And he's planning to propose to her. But when he notices another passenger act peculiar, he can't help but try to find out what's up with him. He's Geiger, a computer man who designed the ship's systems, who was fired. He then takes over the ship's systems and sets it on a course that will send it into a tanker. Alex tries to stop him. —[email protected].
Uploaded By: FREEMAN
Aug 18, 2021 at 06:01 PM
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Two Times a Mess
I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour and this thing was on the telly so I decided to give another shot to a film I always detested from my very first view back when I was a kid. There was room for some improvement in between those 20 years but "Speed 2: Cruise Control" still sucks. Keanu Reeves was smart enough to not go on board of this shipwreck (literally), Sandra Bullock was only in it for the money; Jason Patric became an interesting hero but never captured the same vibes and confidence Reeves had in "Speed"; but Willem Dafoe shows that whenever he plays nuts and crazy he always delivers something worth seeing or at least worth remembering. This movie is a mess of all sorts, you can watch it drunk or sober and the effect is practically the same: a worthless piece of garbage that hasn't any redeeming quality...except for seeing a cruise ship invading an island. "Speed" (1994) was so good that they actually predicted what was about to come in this second installment: "Relationships based on intense experiences never work." Spot on! Annie and Jack split up but the unluckiest girl in the world managed to attract another cop (Patric), and here's a guy who's truly committed in making this relationship work, trying to take it to another level and marrying her but...comes maniac John Geiger, a computer expert who takes control of the ship they're in and complicates the situtation for everyone involved. As usual with the franchise, it's all about revenge on a system, yadda yadda... I won't deny that there was good action sequences or intense/dramatic ones that made me care for the film - like the deaf girl trapped in the elevator (a recycle from the first film but this time with lots of water involved and she was alone waiting for her hero to come). But 1997 was the year of "Titanic" and if a film couldn't reach a similar spectacle we couldn't care less (20th Century Fox produced both on the same year, by the way). I was annoyed, tired, hardly ever impresssed with this mockery of a film. Hollywood gave too much credit and confidence to a lucky cinematographer who had an excellent resume as DP, made two successful films as director and then came this disaster and that is Jan De Bont. His career after this thing? The lousy "The Haunting" and the okay second Lara Croft film that sort of like ended the franchise...revived recently with a reboot. "Speed 2" is so bad that it's not even fair or interesting enough to pinpoint its countless plot holes, its rushed ending or the lack of more substantial material. A movie like this shouldn't exist, even if the studio is low in box-office - but they weren't as James Cameron's epic proved. It was a boring waste of time...and in my case I repeated the dose - because I'm helpless guy who likes to give second chances to movies and many times I've changed my views and end up loving a film after a second view. This and that unofficial 007 film with Connery in the 1980's are the tragic sins that I vow to never watch again. Not even if they pay me. As for acting, Bullock mantains the qualities and quirkness of Annie (nice as usual); Patric is cool but he's not intense or fast as Keanu was; Dafoe makes again a great villain; the helpful folks from the ship, played by Temuera Morrison and Brian McCardie, are some of the good reasons to take a look at this dreadful experience. They were really good and effective in their jobs, I won't say anything bad about them. Highlight of the film is seeing Carlinhos Brown singing his mega-hit "A Namorada" and no one explained to me how the hell he actually managed to get off the boat. Maybe some stop before the final destination...but I don't recall seeing that. What I do recall is that this movie was terribly bad when I was younger and it's still the same aching pain in my head after all these years. Never again because that joke isn't funny anymore. 3/10
The worst visual garbage
If with "Speed" (1994), Dutchman Jan De Bont had run a movie as entertaining as exaggerated, three years later didn't know to make a continuation worthy of the values contained in the first delivery. Obviously, the substitution as a hero of Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) by Alex Shaw (Jason Patric) is a mistake of great consequence, which doesn't help precisely the stupidity implicit in each and every one of the lines of the script perpetrated by Randall McCormick and Jeff Nathanson. The choice of roles of Sandra Bullock is of a duty court, if in the first her character didn't have some lights, in the second one, rounds the mental retardation on her. Unlike the first, the chemistry between Annie Porter and Alex Shaw was poor. The bad guy on duty, an overacted Willem Dafoe as the vengeful computer scientist John Geiger, produces an uncontainable laughter, armed with his computers with which he manages as if nothing at all the ship's siege, animated by a desire of vendetta of more discriminating. The worst, undoubtedly, the disaster of the special effects: I imagine that Ray Harryhausen or any of the great ones who dedicated themselves to these technical things would be embarrassed to see the work so pathetic that did his colleagues in this film, in which see more models than in any other modern production that can remember. The good thing is that it is so, so bad, that it is nice almost everything that happens, although I doubt that this was the intention of those responsible.In short, this movie is total crap and I no longer left me wanting a "Speed 3", because someone says that is movie is inspired in "Die Hard". What will it be? A rocket to Pluto and Bruce Willis to be the one to save everyone from Sean Connery? No thank you very much. I'd rather stay with the bus and my almost 2 hours of action and quality explosions to see that.
Worst blockbuster of the 90's
Horrendous in every single way. As fun to watch as a power-point presentation on ear fungus. As thrilling as an iPhone video of a boring family Christmas. Dumber than a truck full of sledgehammers. One of the few movies that could make anyone unfamiliar with Sandra Bullock to wish that she got smacked in the head with a 2 by 4. Do not watch this if you have not watched it. It is not so bad it's good, it is simply joylessly terrible. Dive into the water and get out of the way of a CRUISE LINER. Good thing Titanic came out the same year so we managed to get a good movie involving a boat. Bloody hell Hollywood.
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