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Denzel, Chris Pine, Big Fast Choo Choos, Cars, Copters, And Explosions!! It's The Trailer For Tony Scott's UNSTOPPABLE!!

Merrick here...
I'm all for a big, dumb, by-the-numbers spectacle and am guessing this movie could be a lot of fun. But...this trailer...feels almost like some kind of gag...maybe like a riff we'd see on one of TV's edgier animated shows? Every cliché seems present and accounted for here. What do you think? Embed via MSN.
<a href="" target="_new" title="Exclusive: 'Unstoppable' Trailer">Video: Exclusive: 'Unstoppable' Trailer</a>
Mark Bomback (a writer on LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD) scripted the picture, which opens November 12.

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  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Were they trying to shoot out the tires?

    by Bass Ackwards

    I'm sure there is a more reasonable explanation of why they were shooting at the train like that, I just can't think of it.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Chis Pine

    by choonie


  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST


    by savagedave

    will probably LOOK awesome at least.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    As long as...

    by NightArrows

    ...Denzel doesn't stop for a haircut...

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Train: The Movie

    by davidwebb

    Ten years ago this would have featured Jon Voight in a cameo as the President. With Reginald VelJohnson as the guy on the phone, and Nic Cage as Denzel Washington.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Tony Scott + Denzel=Rail movies

    by Samuel Fulmer

    What's next, a monorail movie?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST



    Looks interesting. Depending on what else is released at the same time, I might be interested in this. Washington is always good to watch and I've liked a lot of Tony Scott's movies so... yeah, could be okay.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    What's with the steroid ads

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Are Viagra ads coming to this site next?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    The central element of this movie

    by davidwebb

    is two trains, speeding towards one another. I can see this one running out of steam, as it were.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    So from the trailer

    by shran

    I gather that everybody decides to pile junk on the tracks to try and stop the train? To no avail? So that we can see what a train does to stuff piled on tracks? Cool. Why did they decide to put actors in it?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    So this train just happened to start going that fast but

    by moonlightdrive

    it appears no one is driving it? Denzel in back to back train films (one an unecessary remake). Yawn.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Tony Scott is as bad as Michael Bay

    by Kammich

    I can't be the only one that thinks this. He actually might be worse than Bay, because at least Bay will numb your eyes with ridiculous visual spectacle. Tony Scott's movies are just as lazily constructed and monotonously executed, though. He's made a grand total of two movies that i've liked: "True Romance" and "Crimson Tide." Two very good films, in fact. But everything he has done since is absolute shit in my opinion. He must ride off of his brother's reputation, or something.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I like Tony Scott

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    I'll be there. Big and dumb suits me just fine. Ask my wife. ;-)

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    I've had it with this....

    by MamboMan

    motherfucking train!!!!.... on these motherfucking tracks!!!!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Badly needs...

    by Lemure_v2

    Dennis Hopper on the runaway train with a deathwish, laughing at everything it smashes up, and taunting Washington and Pine. Maybe it's not too late to digitalise him in there...?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    I can't stand Man On Fire.

    by Monolith_Jones

    The stylization is tacky, like a 95 NBK wannabe

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Next up for Scott and Washington

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Money Train, Runaway Train, and Von Ryan's Express remakes.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Go away, Kammich

    by Lemure_v2

    You don't like Tony Scott but you clicked on a link for his new film. Duh!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    I'm no physics professor...

    by Lemure_v2

    but what if they just disconnected the carriages one by one. That should slow it down - or at least lessen the impact...

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    That actually looks watchable.

    by Dharma4

    Denzel and Chris look like they share good chemistry. I'm there.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    eh, like I said

    by Kammich

    two of the films listed much earlier on his resume are actually favorites of mine. more than anything, I just question why I've liked NOTHING he's done since. so yes, of course I clicked the link. i'll give any movie a chance.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Get Bogosian.

    by matthooper8

    Ooh boy, Under Siege 2 meets completely unnecessary.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    @ Kammich

    by Lemure_v2

    I'll let you off this time, but I better not see you on any Michael Bay talkbacks now...consider yourself warned!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Under Seige 3: My Train Will Fuck Your Rump

    by Stuntcock Mike

    I'll be seeing this.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Looks less cocaine-fuelled and jumpy...

    by Bot-Bot the usual Tony Scott. Still using that heavily back-lit style. Maybe he went into rehab? Good premise. Let's hope it's not a mess like his last couple of films.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST


    by Sardonic

    by Tony Scott

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    So, does Denzel Washington die at the end of this as well?

    by Mike_D

    he seems to have a knack for dying at the end of every single one of his movies.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Man On Fire was his only decent work

    by Sardonic

    Fueld mostly by Denzel and Fanning

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Man On Fire was his only decent work

    by Sardonic

    Fueled mostly by Denzel and Fanning

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Nooo the Orphans!

    by cgih8r

    Looks pretty cool

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Oh and True Romance wasn't bad either

    by Sardonic

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    not shooting tires, but

    by deelzbub

    maybe trying to perforate the fuel tank?<P> Waiting to hear back from my railroad buddy on that one

  • They hacked the shit out of the movie, changing the story and re-filming tons because the studio didn't like test reactions. <p> Originally, Denzel's character finds out the husband was responsible, he tells the wife & eventually she kills the husband. Denzel goes on a rampage, and finally chases down a lead on the girl, he lays waste to this almost endless line of badguys, taking lots of damage on the way. <p> He finally gets to her, gets her free,.... only it's NOT her. It's a completely different girl, no-one knows about her, and the girl he's been looking for has been dead since pretty much the beginning. he escorts her outside, tels her to run, to go home, to get away.. and she does. <p> Denzel howls at the sky, God, fate, whatever... because he promised himself he would never go back to this kind of life, and now that he's damned himself in the name of saving this little girl, and FAILED, he puts the gun to his chin and blows his own brains out... <p> THAT was an epic film... THAT was fucking awesome...and it's what they should have stuck with.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Needs Alec Baldwin as Mr. Conductor....

    by Guy_Meatdrapes

    He owned Thomas' Tank Engined ass...

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    N64 Blast Corps:The Movie

    by Guy_Meatdrapes

    That was a fun fuckin' game

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Oh.. and why were they shooting a the train?

    by LargoJr

    Airlines keep the brakes off, you have to manually hold the break or the train stops on its own. That's how they are designed.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    How many times

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    can Tony Scott make the same picture?? Seriously, Denzel needs to start distancing himself from this guy..A couple more Tony Scott pictures and he'll be in Pacino-land making his 88 minutes. Or maybe Righteous Kill remade with Denzel and Morgan Freeman.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    So basically..

    by Canuck815

    the introduction to Toy Story 3. Needs more trolls!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Gotta Trust Denzel

    by ciroslive

    Has he even been in a TRULY awful movie? I say nay.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Also, Rosario is aging like a fine fucking bottle of wine...

    by Guy_Meatdrapes

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    I think Fallen was pretty craptastic on a Denzel level....

    by Guy_Meatdrapes

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Rosario's best role?

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Her fat bare juggs in Alexander. <p> 'bated.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Damn, Denzel

    by Aquatarkusman

    Haven't you been tethered to this steaming pile of nepotistic mediocrity for long enough?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    I like how it keeps raising the stakes

    by zyuray2

    Oh shit there's a runaway train destroying everything in it's path! But wait! There's nukes on board!! But wait! There's little kids on board! But wait! There's puppies on the tracks! But wait! It's heading towards the White House! I CAN"T WAIT TO SEE WHAT ELSE GOES WRONG

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Captain Kirk & Malcolm X vs. Die Hard Train

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    ........I'm so fucking there. This looks like a fun ride.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Gonna be some ridiculous fun...

    by Somerichs

    As in, get shit-faced and go see it with a group of friends and be a pain in the ass to anyone silly enough to get annoyed at audience members being overly loud while watching this sort of movie kind of ridiculous fun. I'll go out on a limb, too, and suggest this has all the making of an instant cable-classic, too.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST


    by fat_rancor_keeper

    If Rosario were somehow fully nude in this then a runaway train doing 600 miles an hour couldn't keep me away from the theater.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    This looks like...

    by syn_flood

    the best fucking movie ever made! "It gets worse, there's a bus load of kids in the way". I LOL'd

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Looks like a trainwreck to me.

    by Crimson King

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Samuel, the ads you see depend on your internet habits

    by RandySavage

    That is how google adsense & internet marketing works: Every visitor to this (or any) site may see different ads based on what google (and other internet marketers) decipher their tastes to be (by tracking your activity). So, if you're seeing steroid or viagra ads, that means the google algorithms are computing that those products may be of interest to you. For example, I'm seeing ads from some microfinance bank and walt disney world. <P> Back to topic. If filmed well (not a lot of fast cutting) this could be entertaining visually... but Tony Scott is a Michael Bay type fast cutter. Still, I Top Gun is a classic and I love his BMW short with Gary Oldman and James Brown.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    This looks like something that's just a fun ride

    by fat_rancor_keeper I said, if you are into fun action flicks this should entertain the hell out of you. Plus it has a cool cast. <P>If you are looking for something more serious or a story driven drama that's cool - but then this probably isn't for you.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    How is this not Speed?

    by Tidybowlboy182

    Wtf? Run away vehicle with explosives on it doing a lot of damage while everyone tries to figure out how to stop it? It's Speed without a freakin terrorist.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    It says Choo-choo-choose me...

    by th3480

    ...and there's a picture of a train on it!!!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Tony Scott is the King of Cliche!

    by D o o d

    I don't even know what to say about that trailer or premise of the movie.<p>Looks like Chris Pine is lucky he's got Star Trek to keep him going for a while!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    LOL @ zyuray2!


  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Speed didnt have Captain Kirk & Malcolm X

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    ...or Rosario Dawson. I think this could be cool - whats wrong with using a solid formula that hasn't been used in action films recently anyway? (at least that I can recall)

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    dunno where you got that, Merrick

    by heyscot

    Looks like a fun action to me, and I'll see anything with Denzel and, at this point, Chris Pine. What makes you feel like it's a gag and full of every cliche?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Speed 3

    by dailysportspages

    Keanu where art though?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    "Based on true events"

    by Sonny_Williams

    According to imdb: "Based on a real runaway train incident from May 2001 when a 47 car CSX train left a Toledo, Ohio rail yard without an engineer and wasn't stopped until it had ran 66 miles through three counties." So maybe if they haven't Hollywood-ed the story to death it might be pretty cool. I'm a sucker for train movies anyway.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    When Denzel stoped caring about acting...

    by AsimovLives

    ... and just goes collecting easy paychecks. A moment of silence for a once great actor, ladies and gentlemen. For he's like dead now.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    This movie looks retard like all fucking hell

    by AsimovLives

    Chris Pine sure knows how to pick them! And of cours,e it's Tony Scott, since when one can expect good stuff from him, specially this days?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Nobody can stop the lack of brains in this shit!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Bullshit Premise

    by nascentia

    1.) We can tell for numerous reasons that this is a Class I railroad (modern power, very large crew room, VIPs, etc.) 2.) Class I locomotives are all required to have Positive Train Control (PTC) units, which track the location of the locomotives using GPS at all times. 3.) Modern locomotives made by EMD and GE (the top-two builders in the US) all have dead-man switches, alerters and other safety features which would immediately stop the loco. if the engineer weren't there. 4.) As someone else pointed out, all you'd have to do would be to have the conductor start de-coupling the cars. 5.) "New guys" start out as switchman, laborers, etc. You can't just become a conductor for your 'first day' after 'training', it requires so many hours of real-world work. 6.) A train with that many cars would have 2 or more conductors and possibly a switchman. 7.) A train of that size would a) not be able to reach those speeds without 2-4 units of power, and b) the brakes would have to fail on all of them, not just the lead loco. I'm sure I could find plenty more. That's all after watching it once. I work with and on railroads 1 week every month, this trailer made me groan.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    The Taking of Unstoppable 123

    by VMS

    Next up for Tony Scott & Denzel is part 3 of their Train Trilogy, I shit you not.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Aparently the people who made this movie...

    by AsimovLives

    ... never heard of kill switchs, dead man's switches, touch sensors, pedal kill switches, seat switches, key switches, kill cords, vigilance control, Live-man switch and any train protection system that exists since the 19th century. This is the type of bullshit movie that really gets on my nerves and rubs me the wrong way, they take a real life situation and tuen it into a dumb action movie and then play dumb on the ignorance of the audience's about a certain aspect of human engeneering, like, in this case, train engeneering, and play this bitch for fake thrills that had this movie even resenble anything resembling reality, there would be no story to tell because in real life this type of stuff has inumerous fail-safe devices to protect not only the machinery but the peope's lifes, of only for the fact that corporations hate to lose money on civil actions to compensate for crass mismanagement and bad safety control. This is why i fucking hate dumb ass shitty movies like this. When you need to dumb down and treat audiences as dumb to tell a story, you have already failed and start defeated.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    I bet the supposed real life event his movie...

    by AsimovLives

    ... is suposedly is based upon happened in the very early part of the 20th century, and in some remote part of the country like Alaska or Washington. Give me a fucking break!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Testify, brother. Keep 'em coming, i'm loving every line of your post.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Um... Couldn't they just blow up a bridge or something? or the t

    by impossibledreamers

    It's a train.. you know EXACTLY where it is and where its going.. OY!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    How i fucking hate stupid movies!

    by AsimovLives

    I fuckignhate, hate, hate stupid movies. I have total fucking hate! disgusted black bile pure hatred! Fuck stupid movies. Fuck the stupid movies, fuck the people who made, the, and fuck the people who like to watch this shit. Fuck them all. Fuck! Stupid movies like this shit don't deserve any polite words about them other then fucking shit. Fucking stupid bulslhit! Fuckign hate it. I have no words to describe my hatred for shit like this fucking crap. Fuck! Fucking fuck!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    And fuck Chris Pine too

    by AsimovLives

    Two fucking retard stupid mvoies in a row? Who the fuck this clown wants to be, the new Will Smith? Fucking assclown can go get screwed! Zero respect from me from encefoward for this assclown.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Can I get a "What-What" for 'lil Tyrone, PA

    by squidman

    They shot part of this movie in my home town. My mom tried to get a part as an extra ... denied!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    The Unstopable Force Meets The Imovable Stupidity

    by AsimovLives

    Starring some cash-grabbers. Directed by Tony Scott. Who else?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Imovable = Unmovable

    by AsimovLives

    Fucking shit is this fucking movie pissing me off! And that's just the fucking trailer. What fucking ass!!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    This does nt touch me on a CEREBAL level

    by AsimovIsFuckingDead

    What a fukking assfuck this movie is! I watched the trailer and was not thinking once about anytheeng. I watch movies to be touched on a cerebal level but this movie is not one of those! Geekry must unite and strike down these assfucks like Jar Jar Abrams and his Stupid Trek. What an assfuck you are Tony Scott! No bettar than Bay!<p>In Nolan we trust! Testify!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Suspention of disbelief is not about closing your eyes to stupid lack of logic in a dumb story. Sus+pention of disbelief is when you accept Deznel Washington, which you know he is an actor, that in this movie hs plays a train conductor, when you know damn well he isn't. and let me tell you soemthing about suspentionof disbelief, a point trhat Roger Ebert once made aboutthe subject: suspenstionof disbelief is EARNED! And it's the movie's busienss that it earns it, by convicing you. Suspension of disbelief is not something you bring to the movies as a matter of course. Accepting bullshit for it's own sake, that's not suspention of diebelief, that acting like a mind slave. that's mind slavery. that's a complete abnegation of basic human critical faculties. Basically, it's your deliberatly turn into a retard. And no fuckinjg movie and no fucking filmmaker has any right to demand that from anybody.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    No life of your own, zombie-boy? Too upset soembody is telling as it is about a dumb stupid shitty movie you will like? Life's a bitch, hem?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    "The Hunt for Red October is a million times better"

    by AsimovLives

    No disagreeing on that, that's for sure.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    The Unstopable Force Meets The Unmovable Stupidity

    by AsimovLives

    Somewhere, JJ Abrams is crying because he didn't thought of this first.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Captain Nu-Kirk finds himself in another retard movie

    by AsimovLives

    This guy sure knows how to pick them. Fucking assclown!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    The Unstopable Force Meets The Unmovable Stupidity

    by AsimovLives

    Starring Chris "I Want To Be Will Smith" Pine and Denzel "I Don't give A Fuck anymore" Washington. Script writen by some idiots who want to be the new Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman and directed by Tony "My brother Ridley got all the smart and talent genes" Scott.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Damn,someone give AsimovLives a blanket and a hug!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Never seen such a pathetic person bitch so much in my life!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    If the fucker is too stupid to fire his agent, then fuck him. It's his fault. Fucking assclown.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST


    by AsimovIsFuckingDead

    Testify, brother!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    And you are the bitch that are bitching about soembody bitching. Which makes you a triple bitch. Suck it up, bitch. I weasn't talking to you anyway, so why the fuck are you with your pussy aching for? Get real!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Already did, about you, zombie-boy.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    THE_CHOPPAH calling somebody else a troll!!!!

    by AsimovLives

    AHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH!!! That's hysterical beyond belief!!! The irony in that is so thick, one would need a speeding train freight to cut through it.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    As if anybody would be retard enough to believe him.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST

    I guess they like making money.

    by DrGoodspeed

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    At least...

    by KGB3317

    they didn't give away the ending or the big bad guy(s), you know that train came from somewhere! Tony Scott needs to be signed for a rated-R Wolverine 2 already.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    This looks like Runaway Train

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    with every interesting thing about that movie removed.<br><br> And yes, whats with Denzel and Tonys obsession with trains?!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST


    by AsimovIsFuckingDead

    Fuck you and Bob The Orci and Jar Jar Abrams and Emo Trek. You are all ass fucks and this ass fuckery has gone on for far too long. I am a cerebal guy but you all wouldnt know cerebal if it jumped inside of yourr head! Ass fuck! Fuck ass! You are probabbly a republican. Jar Jar Abrams's Emo Trek is a very republican movie. It's as if it was writen and directed by the GOP chickenhawks.<p>Testify!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Que provas é que tú precisas de que eu sou de Portugal, seu paneleiro do caralho? Vai levar na peida e desaparece daqui de uma vez por todas, peido molhado.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Keep training, zombie-boy.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    "Chris Pike is the next Dezel Washington"

    by AsimovLives

    Agree. Pine is the next ass for sale who works on shitty movies for a easy paycheck, integrity and self-respect be damned.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    "Inspired By True Events" ummm...

    by skimn

    Guy wakes up in the morning, goes to work, shit happens....<p>What does inspired by true events even mean anymore in the world of big bam cinema?<p>For my money, best train movie...Runaway Train, with a crazy Jon Voight performance..runner up, The Silver Streak, just for Pryor and Wilder...

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I dare you. Try, troll boy.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    The sound of trains is incredibly comforting to me

    by Dr_Satan

    I once tied an ex-girlfriend to the railings behind my house and then went to bed. When the train arrived, i found myself able to sleep for the first time in three days.<p>I shall watch this movie if only for the beautiful sound of trains and small children screaming as it rolls over them.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    RUNNAWAY TRAIN is indeed great. Glad to know you like that movie. Should be better known. Did you know that the script was first writen by Akira Kurosawa? Aparently it was supposed to be his first american movie, but it didn't worked out.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Both Denzel and Pine

    by D o o d

    are good actors and Tony Scott is still riding on the success of True Romance. This movie is most definitely a cash cow for them all as, we all know, the movie will bomb!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Spoken like a true satan.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    D o o d

    by AsimovLives

    I'd like to literally firebomb the fucking movie and all the idiots responsible for it.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST


    by D o o d

    I hear you man! I can't see anything good coming out of it and it's yet another example of Hollywood trying to play it safe. We need to support more independent studio movies. There are some great ones out there!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    I recall hearing that about Kurosawa. Just funny to remember when Jon Voight was thought of as a serious actor, who had taste when choosing projects.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Really liked Scott's work on The Hunger TV series

    by gun_will_travel

    Blood & boobs every week. But haven't liked much of his other work.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    No need to say more. Nuff said.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I get motion sickness.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    and Denzel is playing Denzel. Got it!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Since when does Denzel do Tony Scott Films?

    by ZoeFan

    Next I'm gonna learn that Tim Burton has decided to colaborate with Johnny Depp.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Anybody think that too?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    i somewhat agree with you Kammich...

    by iwasredempted

    personally i don't hate on bay or tony scott. but i get tired of the pretentious faux edginess that scott goes for in his films. both are capable action directors. i doubt either will ever make a film that will be considered high art but they both have some rather good, fun and iconic films on their resume. the rock is a personal favorite of mine. connery, cage and ed harris...that's pure gold. scott has top gun and man on fire which are top notch action movies.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    needs an evil villain

    by Adelai Niska

    You really need a bad guy to justify all the failsafes not working. And to, you know, give this thing a story.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST


    by IndyCollector

    Trains. Action. I'm there.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST


    by WickedJacob

    May 15 2001. conductor had a heart-attack. Dangerous chemicals were on board. They attached a second engine to slow the first one down. Once it was down to 10 mph, a guy jumped on a pulled the brake. So its more real than some of you are assuming, but its obviously not helicopters and gunfights.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    THE_CHOPPAH, it was soul asylum...

    by iwasredempted

    that song got the lead singer laid by winona ryder. have some respect.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    oh and no one was ever really in danger

    by WickedJacob

    it was out in rural Ohio, not thundering through a town.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Looks bad ass

    by aversiontherapy2

    Cliches or not.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    You mean it looks ass.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST


    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Many movie plots and stories can be picked apart to death as is being done here.<P> The only interesting difference is that some of you are picking apart this film based on a short trailer. It's a flick you haven't even seen and obviously would never see anyway.<P> I can certainly understand not supporting what you rule out as "dumb" movies". However, I'm not sure I'd angrily hop online and spout numerous "facts" as to why the plot (again to a film you haven't seen) doesn't work.<P> Seems pointless at best and troll-ish at worst.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    "Just funny to remember when Jon Voight was thought of as a serious actor, who had taste when choosing projects"<br><br>I hear ya. It is indeed funny to think such a time once hapened. MIDNIGHT COWBOY and DELIVERANCE sure happened a long time ago, doesn't it? Aparently, Voight was always a coocko, the difference is that nowdays he doesn't even bother to pretend he is a normal human being anymore. Or as his daughter would say, pretending he is an human being.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    "WHEN I HEAR "TONY SCOTT I get motion sickness."<br><br>I hear ya, brother. And did anybody actually understood what was shown in DOMINO? Could anybody actually figured out what images were being shown in that movie? And the movie was supposed to be an hommage to a dearly departed friend? If i was the real domino, i would return from the dead as a poltergeist and i would fuck up tony Scott's life for the rest of eternity. That's an hommage to a dearly departed friend, thatmovie? Remember, never be friends with Tony Scott, just in case me might make a movie about you that will cause hundreds of thousands to suffer from epilepsy and brain dammage. You guys couldn't live with the guilt.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    How were you able to write "bay is a capable action director" without breaking down laughing and pissing your pants? You must have a prostate made of stainless steel and a face made of granite stone.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Tony Scott was a capable action director

    by AsimovLives

    Too bad he used his skills in the service of soem of the dumbest worst movies ever made in the history of mankind. Then he got a severe case of middle age crisis and he can no longer even do the only thing he could do really well. It's pitiful.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Tony Scott

    by D o o d

    has a pony tail and a Porsche convertible!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST


    by iwasredempted

    obviously my standards aren't as rigid as yours. don't you have a piece of pop entertainment that you enjoyed that wasn't a monolithic cultural achievement?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST


    by nascentia

    In the 9 years since the CSX runaway, the FRA has implemented numerous new regulations, including: engineer certification, PTC, signals and crossing requirements, medical fitness for duty (which is expanding later this year, so guys prone to seizures, heart attacks, etc. will be held off duty until cleared) and the comprehensive Rail Safety Act. Also, Class I railroads have upgraded a lot of their fleets since then, including some gen-sets, hybrids and just newer diesel-electrics. Hell, 1997 EMD SD-70s have a HELL of a lot of safety features. The CSX loco. was a 1977 SD-40. I can show you pictures from the inside of those if you want...not a whole lot of modern safety features. It all depends on the engineer. Also, the CSX incident was purely a human-error fuck-up because the guys didn't do their jobs. The brakemen should have had the air connected and filled, and the engineer should have verified. It's all standard stuff, they had to have been a very incompetent crew. The engineer also dismounted a moving loco., which is a huge no-no. Basically, the only reason this happened was a shit load of randoms stuff had to happen together: full crew of incompetents; old locomotive; prior to FRA safety regs. Something like this simply cannot happen today. Class I railroads have so much control over their locos. now that they can shut one down remotely from across the country. Railroad safety is my career, and after watching this trailer, I wanted to go cry in the corner.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    nascentia, outstanding!

    by iwasredempted

    i am currently unemployed and i dropped out of college. i also want to go cry in the corner.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    One mistake I made

    by nascentia

    Didn't realize until I read the full report on 8888 that they were switching, not doing road-haul. You don't need the car air brakes connected for switching, so all the blame lies on the engineer for that runaway. Full report lists at least 6 egregious errors he made.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    looks like the shittiest film of Scott's career

    by Browncoat_Jedi

    His brother should shun him immediately. What a stupid, illogical pile of crap. Michael Bay looks like Nolan in comparison.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    "don't you have a piece of pop entertainment that you enjoyed th

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    "don't you have a piece of pop entertainment that you enjoyed that wasn't a monolithic cultural achievement?"<P> roflmao

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Big dumb train movie.

    by palimpsest

    Denzel. Shooty and explodey things. Why the hell not for two hours?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    well, ok then

    by WickedJacob

    So glad to know this couldn't happen today. Though I'm sure they said that ten years ago too.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    It seems that...

    by sai_justin

    with a few exceptions like True Romance & Man on Fire, Tony Scott keeps making the same damn movie, over & over again.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Maybe if it was made in the early 70s

    by cinefunbelievable

    and starred Charlton Heston it'd be worth a watch.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    They filmed some of this

    by Rand92

    in my home town. The day they filmed a train exploding was very cool. It shook my house. Of course, I still don't really want to see it.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Are you people all crazy?

    by FailureAtTheCave

    This looks fucking awesome.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    "Rosario is aging like a fine fucking bottle of wine"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Rosario is...what, 29? 30? Most people still look pretty good at that age. It's not like she's over 40 or something.<BR><BR>As for the film, at least the trailer isn't as obnoxiously overstylized as Man On Fire or the HIDEOUS Domino (the worst thing Tony Scott has ever made and even worse than most of Michael Bay's filmography), yet all this money and talent for a remake of The Cassandra Crossing?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Of Course! AsimovLives Hates It!

    by FreeBeer

    Without even even seeing it, just because Chris Pine was in Star Trek, and we all know how he feels about that movie (how can we not? He brings it up in every frickin' talkback!) And ranting about how retarded this film looks and how it couldn't happen in real life is in itself retarded. It's ignoring the fact that this is a fucking movie that isn't pretending to be a documentary, isn't pretending to be anything other than pure escapism. Was Jaws retarded because it was unrealistic? Was fucking Alien? Was fucking Die Hard? Was fucking Predator? Was fucking Terminator? Was fucking 95% of fucking cinema!! Jesus man, lighten the fuck up! P.S I Love You!!!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    And If You Fucking HATE HATE HATE..

    by FreeBeer

    ..Stupid movies AsimovLives, YOU DON'T HAVE TO FUCKIN' WATCH 'EM!! Some of us enjoy a bit of cheese in our lives, be it in music, cinema, literature. I KNOW whats shit, but sometimes I like shit. Shit is sometimes good for the soul. Cheer up my miserable fucking chum!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST


    by Ribbons

    Fascist! If you like B-movies that's cool, but even you have to recognize there's a difference between good cheese (to stick with the metaphor) and cheese that's been left out too long and now has mold and also maybe some flies on it. Although with movies cheese that goes SUPER bad becomes strangely awesome again. I don't think this looks bad enough to be good, personally (and definitely not good enough to be good), but we'll see.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Didn't they already do this with Jon Voigt...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ... and a grubbied-up Rebecca De Mornay?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Didn't the monorail at Disney World crash awhile back?

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    Next Denzel/Tony Scott collaboration!

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST


    by nascentia

    The trailer says "inspired by true events" or some shit like that. Any film that does that is going to be held to a higher "is it believable" standard. And this movie is the farthest thing from believable, going by the trailer.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Tony Scott got punched out by Quentin Tarantino...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...that's almost as pathetic as Stephen Norrington getting punched out by a 70 year old Sean Connery.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    I've already seen SPEED and this is garbage

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    eat a dick Chris Pine, you are such a tool

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST


    by FreeBeer

    I agree there's a difference between good and bad cheddar. It's okay if you don't like the trailer because it looks badly shot or acted or scripted. But to say this movie looks shit because it's unrealistic and wouldn't happen in real life is OBSURD!! This is clearly an action movie in the same vein as Die Hard or Speed or Face Off or Poseidon Adventure. It may well turn out to be a piece of boring ass poo, but it could also be a blast in the same way these movie were, despite being over the top and completely ludricrous. They were fun exactly because of this! The thing is, Asmimov doesn't even appreciate good cheese because he's such a dry balls, so he's opinion's on movies like this are completely worthless and best ignored.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    And Ribbons, "Facist!"?

    by FreeBeer

    Man oh Man! You should read some of AsimovLives posts in earlier talkbacks. He basically thinks everybody that doesn't agree with his opinion and watches any kind of blockbuster movie is a retard. God he's one hateful guy. He's got a lotta hate that young fella, but god damn the talkbacks wouldn't be the same without him. I bet in real life he's a Roger Rabbit Universe type cartoon.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Let me guess the ending...Denzel sacrifices himself

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    to save Chris Pine in some lame overdone final moment. God I hate Hollywood....and Asimovlives. Asimov is a pedophile

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    more promising than The Avengers

    by frg10


  • Aug. 6, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST

    a movie about a runaway train?

    by Spazatronik_2000

    that's it? so I'm supposed to care about some imaginary civilians that might get blown up? i don't care. I hope the train explodes and kills denzel and kirk and millions of imaginary people I never met. fuck this movie.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Chris Pine with one drop of RED MATTER

    by NoHubris

    ...could stop the train in the time it takes to blink.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    The reason they were shooting

    by obriensg1

    They were trying to shoot the emergency brakes below the train. Police tried this in the real 2001 incident. Now people, enough with the banter about originality. They have been making long, talking movies for almost 80 years now and the number of movies per year is ten times what it was 20 years ago. Not every film is going to be totally fresh. I love train films, Denzel, and Chris Pine. I'm going to this. Looks fun

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST

    DEJA VU 12 times over

    by strykebr

    Another train movie fuck off, Ridleys gotta slap him

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    We just saw the whole damn movie....

    by UrbanSamurai

    ...I mean the trailer shows everything but the very end. What does the studio expect we will be surprised when the train is stopped at the last second? Or will they end it with the train crashing into the town and killing all the children in close-up? Now, THAT would be a surprise ending...

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Why doesn't Tony Scott go the existential route...

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    ..And just make a self-serving piece of shit called "Gravy Train"? Get it fucking over with.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Looks awesome to me..

    by ganymede3010

    Denzel, Chris Pine, say no more.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:14 a.m. CST

    cool a jenga movie!!

    by Potatino

    ooh unstoppable not untoppable.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:39 a.m. CST

    Half Baked Google Box Do Gooder

    by carraway

    I'm petty sure you nailed it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:24 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Starring and directed by a bunch of easy paycheck collectors.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:28 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    "don't you have a piece of pop entertainment that you enjoyed that wasn't a monolithic cultural achievement?"<br><br>Japanese samurai or exploitation movies from the 70s forward.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:37 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Brother, you have my full sympathy. I'm not a train engineer and i feel your pain. I mean, would had it hurt much the production of this movie if they had set the story in, say,the 80s, where a problem like the one depicted in the movie could had more of a believable chance of happening? Since those were tiems of transition, that or the 90s, when new mor safe trains and better safeties proceduals and mechanisms were being introduced, one could tell the stor yof how a company was sturbon to not update because of the custcost, or because they were in a bad financial situationa nd couldn't had the financial liquidity to reform their whole fleet of trains, illpayed workers went grundgly to their work and started negleting on their duties, and all a whoel hill of bad things joined forces to make a one bad accident. and as for klack of vilalins, you know, after ICNEPTION, i felt that the lack of a openly identifiable villain, o evne a villain, in a story was a breath of fresh air. Hitchcock once said that a story is only as good as the villain, and if the villain is one of those bad villaisn only used to cause some basic conflict or else the heroes would just stand with their thumbs up their asses, then i say, fuck it. I really liked in INCEPTION that they didn't felt the need to shove a villain to the story, specially outside of the dreamworld.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:41 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    "Denzel. Shooty and explodey things. Why the hell not for two hours?"<br><br>Those same two hours could be used to watch a movie with real cinematic merit. Or take a walk and enjoy the summer with your girl or friends. lots of thing one could be doing for two hours instead of watching Tony Scott fucking retard movie starring Denzel in another cash-grab paycheck job.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Why is Denzel collecting so many paycheck, anyway?

    by AsimovLives

    He owns money to the mob? He wants to buy every Bugatti Veyron ever made? He wants to buy a third world country? He's competing with Tom Cruise on the bank account? Why the fuck he needs so many paychecks? I could understand if once in a while he was collecting one of those, but he has been doing nothing but collecting paychecks. I used to worship this guy as an actor, but frankly, he's now this close to seat in the same chair of cynical hasbeens that Harrison Ford is seating nowdays. All my star heroes of old are disapointing me to no end.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:50 a.m. CST

    As for Rosario Dawson...

    by AsimovLives

    ... and another fella said above, damn is she getting hotter! This womanis getting better and better looking as time passes. Not that she was ever bad looking, but she is peaking admirably.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:55 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Shooting the emergency brakes? Aren't they made of metal? What about ricochets? Anybody knows that if you shot at metal like steel, there's alweays a great danger of rocochet, which is a mortal danger for everybody inclusing the shootist. That solution strikes me as a bit not well thoughout.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 6:06 a.m. CST

    Train caused death by stupidity:

    by AsimovLives

    "March 13, 2006 – Austin, Texas, United States: Tara Rose McAvoy, 18, the reigning Miss Deaf Texas, is killed by the snowplow on a 65-car Union Pacific freight train while trespassing on the tracks and text-messaging her parents. The train sounds its horn repeatedly and attempts to apply the emergency brakes but did not stop in time."<br><br> List_of_rail_accidents_(2000%E2%80%932009)

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 6:14 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    There's a diference between innocent unpretentious fun and complete retard bullshit. This is why i prefer those 70s exploitation japanese movies, at least they are direct in their intentions and are what says on the thin. I can have lots of respect and enjoyment by a crazy loonie movie like, say ICHI THE KILLER. Tehre's an honesty to a movie like that that i don't find anywhere ina fucking retard bullshit movie like UNSTOPPABLE. I think you know very well what i mean. It's not that having some fun with achessy movie is wrong, not at al, it's what you decide to call cheesy when in fact it's just pure retard shit, like UNSTOPPABLE has every indciation of being without mistake. As for Chris Pien, i don't dislike the movie because of him. I don't outright dislike movies because of actors, i find them secondary to a movie's quality to filmmakers like directors, producers and writers. No, i dislike Chris Pine becaus enow i see the man has no other ambition then just being in high profile easy paycheck blockbuster movies. The fucker is giving a Will Smith vibe, and that's not a good thing.<br>"P.S I Love You"<br>Back at ya.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Which clip is the trailer for the new Tony Scott film?

    by HopkinsBalls

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 6:23 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    "You should read some of AsimovLives posts in earlier talkbacks. He basically thinks everybody that doesn't agree with his opinion and watches any kind of blockbuster movie is a retard."<br><br>That's a lie. I only call retard to the mvoies that are retard, and i only call retard to those that have retard opinions. Ask Six Demon Bag and rogueleader66, i have have respectful conversations to people who disagree with me, as long they don't act like retards. Learn to understand the difference.<br><br>And the other fella made a very good point to deliberatly tried to avoid: this movie is based on actual events. BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS. I doesn't matter if the whole movie ends up fictionalized and doesn't tell what really happens, that it puts a claimer that it's based on actual events already has an oblicgation to present the story in a very realistic fashion. Or else don't evne bother to try to claim there's any rerlation to anythign that REALLY HAPPENED IN THE REAL WORLD. You know what i mean? As such, this movie has no right to go the road of cheese. To go the road of chesse for the sake of cheap thrills, that's dishonesty to th audiences. If your movie claims it's based on a real even, then it makes a contract to the audience, that it's going to tell a story as like happaned in real life. It as a contract to tell a real life story as would happen in our real world. And not a license to bullshit. to have a claimer that based on real events and then go laying thick on the chesse, that's bad filmmaking right there. That's makes the movie undoubtly bad. It's bad movie territory right there.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 6:36 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    And what if this movie does for traisn what Jaws did for sharks and sumemr vacations at the beach? What if this fucking stupid movie makes people be scared of using trains to commute and transportation? The ruin and lost of thousands of jobs because of the panic caused by a stupid retard movie. What will the the filmmakers say to those who lost their jobs because of a public panic, hem? and what will you guyssay when you supported a dumb ass retard movie that caused train companies to close and thousands of people into unemployement, hem? What will you say to those people, hem? That they are unemployed and in finacial direness in this economy because you wanted to watch and like some cienmatic cheese, is that what you are going to tell to those people? Is it? "Oh, i'm sorry you can't feed your children, but i love me some cheesy dumbass movie, me likes!"

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:14 a.m. CST

    What happened to both Denzel and Scott?

    by JackGraham

    Denzel and Scott have now worked together 4 times in less than 6 years with Man on Fire, DeJaVu, Pelham and now this. I found all of these to be completely forgettable. The last great Denzel film in my opinion was Training Day in 2001. Most of his output outside of Scott has been the same, although some have been modertaely entertaning (Out of Time, Inside Man) I didn't think American Gangster was all that at all. I found it to be quite uninvolving and dull. Denzel of old made Glory, Malcolm X, Philadelphia, Crimson Tide, Courage under fire, He Got Game, The Hurricane ... the denzel of now made Thye book of eli and Pelham 123. It does seem that his desire for quality has been replaced with a desire for easy pay days. Tony Scott, well what can I say, I liked his output in the 80's and early 90's, I love Revenge, The last boy scout, true romance and crimson tide and i don't mind Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop 2. i can do without The fan, Man on fire, Domino and Pelham 123. the man doesnt seem to strive beyond the mediocre. he has no ambition. he just wants to regugitate the same old same old to the tune od respectable if not staggering box office. I also believe that Ridley Scott is hugely over rated. Yes, Alien and Blade runner are classics but that was 30 years ago. what the hell has he done since thats come close. please dont say GI Jane, or the bore that was Hannibal, what's that, did someone say a Good Year, what about Robin Hood, a total bore fest. I liked Thelma and louise but that was 20 years ago, and i actually really liked white squall but that was 15 years ago. Gladiator, well we all know thats continously praised to high heavens, but i found it to be merely good, not great. the best film ridleys made in the last 10 years, easy, Matchstick Men. ridley continously dissapoints mewith Robin Hood being the nail in the coffin. I fear for the quality of the alien prequels.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:27 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Nuff said!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Nuff said!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Maybe I'll just watch the movie

    by palimpsest

    And then decide if I like it or not. Rather than the other way round.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:04 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives, what do you think of the....

    by iwasredempted

    lone wolf and cub series? i was first introduced to it through shogun assassin. great stuff. i particularly like the ones directed by Kenji Misumi. i have a soft spot for shogun assassin even though its sort of a bastardization of the first two movies of the series.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Careers are in danger! Who plays the Sandra Bollock-type charact

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST


    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    ...from this site immediately. There are fucking children in here, goddamit.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Deja Vu?

    by AsimovLives

    That's the idiot's version of PRIMER.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    And your point is?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    If there is a criticism that we can level at today's Ridley Scott, is that it seems he is trying too hard to be a little like his younger brother. When it should be the other way around, it's Tony that should strive to be a lot like his older brother Ridley.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I think i understand your point. You resent that i criticise retard idiotic moronic shitty bullshit movies. But why is that? Why would you do that?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Paychecks for uncaring filmmakers and actors galore!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Directed by Tony Scott, starring Denzel Washington and Chris "Pussy Kirk" Pine.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    So far i have only seen the first movie of the LONE WOLF AND CUB series, but i'm loving it. I have the whole series, so i'm going to watch the rest soon enough, since i'll have two weeks vacations a week from now. Time to put all that stuff in order. I don't intend to watch SHOGUN ASSASSIN because of the very fact that's a hybrid mix movie made from the first two. I rather see those mvoies in their own original fashion, you know what i mean? I really do have a particular admiration for this type of movies from Japan, and this Lone Wolf And Cub series do seem to be a highmark on the samurai genre. Can't wait to see the rest. _And i relaly liked LADY SNOWBLOOD. Hot japanese babes kicking ass, what's not to love?<br><br>The thing i love about this Exploitation Japanese movies is that despiste the fact they do show their (lack of) budget, you cna tell the people who made this mvoies and starred in them took their job very series and they do always try to make the best of it, they strive to make the best movie possible. I don't see such dedication from the people like those who made, say, UNSTOPPABLE.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    clearly, there's no pleasing AICN readers...

    by HarryWannaBe

    Granted, 'Unstoppable' isn't going to be in the running for any awards (except maybe those from MTV)...but I don't really see anything inherently wrong with this movie that warrants all the trash talk about it prior to even seeing the finished film. That's not to say the movie will be that great, who knows...could go either way.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Trailer looked cool

    by JohnWayneWasGay

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Trailer looked... dark

    by AsimovLives

    Tony Scott lives in a world where even in broad daylight there's pitch dark shadows.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    The "Silver Streak" is a runaway!!!

    by Zirlin

    Where's Pepe?!?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    I actually liked Deja Vu

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    One of the only recent T. Scott movies that DIDN'T make me wanna kill myself. Then again, I'm a sucker for time travel stories involving a guy going back for the woman he loves (even if it's a bit weird...Denzel only sees Paula Patton's BURNT CORPSE, and is willing to travel through time to save her?).

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    This Looks All Kinds of Insane

    by GenerationMTV

    tony scott is the man. far better and far cooler and far more CONSISTENT than his arrogant and overrated brother. that why denzel keeps working with HIM and prefers him to ridley. tony cares about creating interesting characters and his action is second only to Bay. this looks sick i cant wait! the way Top Gun just released the special edition Blu Ray with TONS of cool featurettes and commentaries.cant wait to order that. TONY SCOTT IS A LEGEND! RESPECT! cant wait hannibal the conqueror and the warriors remake.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    ridley scott is a hack ....

    by JackGraham

    proof .... american gangster, A good year, Robin Hood, Kingdom of heaven and reliving former glory with alien prequels.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Ridley Scott is a Hack??

    by RPLocke

    I thought people here loved Blade Runner?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Chris Pine: Disposable Actor

    by HaterofCrap

    he's got such generic looks and generic talent. and trains are boring. they stay on tracks. just move out of the damn way when one is headed for you.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Have to say with the overuse of CGI for explosions, car crashes,

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    I do appreciate Tony Scott for keeping things real!<p>That guy on a line(Runaway Train) shows REAL stuntwork and not blue/green screen!<p>At least Tony is keeping stuntmen and women working!<p>I can't believe some of ya'll have been so brainwash by TF and the endless assault of CGI that you can't recognize some good action scenes being delievered to your screens!<p>I dunno how the plot will hold up but the trailer was exhilirating to say the least!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Don't knock it till you see it.........

    by Arturo

    I think it will be good fun....

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    i don't love Blade Runner ...

    by JackGraham

    it's too cold, desolate, uninvolving, boring for my tastes. it's not at all deserving of its classic status. i don't understand that at all. it has some great moments, the rooftop scene at the end with vangelis music etc, and technically it's a very accomplished film but it doesnt resonate with me much. i feel much the same about gladiator.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Nasty In The Pasty

    by AsimovLives

    If you ever see PRIMER, then you will realise what a dumbed down dumb movie DEJA VU is. It's time paradox for dummies.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Ye,s Tony scott is more consistent then his older brother because his movies are consistently retard pieces of shit. He makes shitty movies one after the other. Dumbed down shitty mvoies one after the other. So, you are right, Tony Scott is much more consistent. Tony Scott making a shitty movie, never disapoints.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I think that Blade Runner presents a cold desolate world, but the movie itself is involving, enthralling and awe inspiring. The first time i saw BLADE RUNNER,i couldn't beleive that kind of images could be done for film. I couldn't beleive the type of music i was hearing whenthe movie was playing. BLADE RUNNER singlehandly made me into full blown hardcore movie geek. It was a day for night convertion. Right on the spot. I entered the theater like a regular dude who lieks to see the ocasional movie, and came out a total movie geek. The first time i saw BLADE RUNNER is, to this day, the single best movie experience in my whole life. BLADE RUNNER was the movie which made me see that movies can be magic. And then, thanks to a friend's video, i saw in quick sucesson a plethora of the best movies made, including 2001, APOCALYPSE NOW, Carpenter's THE THING, TAXI DRIVER, THE GODFATHER, JAWS, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, many movies from Kubrick, Scorsese, Coppola, Spielberg, etc and so forth. movie geekdom became branded on my very soul, and i never looke back.- and the movie, the one movie that kick-started it all is BLADE RUNNER. And i'm not alone, i know others to whom BLADE RUNNER was like a similiar epyphany.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Asimov, about your post at 06:36:22 AM

    by strosmer

    I've read some funny posts on this site before, but that one easily takes the cake. ROTFLMFAO.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    asimov ...

    by JackGraham

    i never saw the film in the cinema as i was 2 when it was released, so it's magical elements may have been lost on me as i first saw post jurrasic park etc. I know it has alot of love from alot of people and i wish i was one of them, believe me id rather love it than not love it. but as i said it simply doesnt resonate with me on an awe inspiring level.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    I met AsimovLives in a motel once.......

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    I fucked him the ass and came all over his titties....then I left.. We haven't spoken since

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    talk about kiss and tell ...^

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I aim to please. Glad you enjoyed it, you made it worthwhile.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Silly boy, that was THE_CHOPPAH at the motel! Thanks for mistaking us, pal! Thanks a bunch of a lot, man! Ass!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    You hav eno diea what it was like to see BLADE RUNNER bakc then. Nothing looked like it. NOTHING! Literally. The movie was a one of the kind. And it's not just the look of the movie, but also the themes and the way it was presented. BLADE RUNNER is one of those movies i call perfect, because there is a total marriage between story, presentation and looks that very few movies mannage, even the good ones.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    You hav eno diea = You have no idea

    by AsimovLives

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    South Park parody

    by thommcg

    Carriages packed with school kids? Yep. Random assortment of objects litter railway line? Yep. Random humans to stop their vehicles on railway line on the day of the runaway train? Yep. Cop cars following railway line flipping over for no reason? Yep. Shooting at unmanned train for no apparent reason? Yep. All the trailer was missing was Cartman.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    ridley is overrated

    by GenerationMTV

    alien and blade runner were great. but blade runner was in 1982. ridley didnt make a good movie again for 18 YEARS until gladiator in 2000. name a single good film betwen 1982 and 2000! i dare you! legend? black rain? someone to watch over me? thelma and louise? 1492? white squall? GI Jane? are u kidding me? what "great" filmmaker goes for a drought that long. tony has ALWAYS consistently given us thrilling movies that entertain. ridley, ill give him this, he swings for the fences, but usually strikes out. yet we give him pass after pass hoping for another classic. sorry thats not enough for me. ill take top gun, true romance, crimson tide, enemy of the state, MAN ON FIRE, domino, deja vu anyday.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse, you busted your balls on Asimov?

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    And then left?<p>No wonder he been bitching so much!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    omg deadman switches etc.

    by Caerdwyn

    Evidently this movie was actually based on a real-life runaway train event, where a CSX train (with hazardous chemical cars) left a yard without any engineer onboard. Something was done to bypass the 'deadman' switch, operator error, and the train took off. I *am* surprised they couldn't override remotely, since the engines should be GPS tracked and accessible, but... the system was apparently already in 'override.' So, they hooked another engine up to the tail end and slowed it down enough for an engineer to hop onto the lead car and apply the brakes. Anyway. I'm not saying this will be a great work of cinema... it's Speed with a train. It'll be a popcorn flick, which is why I'll probably see it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Methinks the lady doth protest too much.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    You call that lame arsery busting? You have a very thin skin, my fruiend, a very thin skin if you think that type of lameness could even be called an insult. You emo boys makes me despair for the speaces.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    The real accident happened in 2001. Due to that accident, they implemented fail-safe measures that make the same type of accident impossdible to happen today, including remote shutdown. What is shown in the movie, and if the movie is set in present day and not go period to 2001, is just nonsense, it couldn't happen, it's movie bullshit. Now, if the movie is indeed set during 2001, then there's the fact that the movie shows action bullshit stuff that never happened in real life. So, one way or another, the movie is filled with bullshit. It's sad when a movie has to use bullshit to tell it's story.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Runaway Train, the Reboot

    by James_Camera_On

    "This looks like Runaway Train [by judge dredds fresh undies] with every interesting thing about that movie removed." Full agreement. Siskel/Ebert once said that a movie based "on a real event" is probably not an interesting story. This seems to be the case. Maybe it will be in 3-D.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    speaces = spieces

    by AsimovLives

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Again directed by Tony Scott, as usual.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST


    by MikeHall

    I need Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor as my bi-racial leads in out of control choo choo movies.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives your engrish is toorrable...

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    and you're a Catamite.....look it up

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Tony Scott should direct every Edgey Marvel Movie

    by bishopfan85

    After seeing Man on Fire, I'm willing to give this one a shot. Maybe cliche but a) what movie hasn't been lately? and b) looks like cliche' done properly. It would be great to see Scott take over movies like Punisher and Wolverine. Throwing that out in the Universe (not Marvel...but then again..)

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:53 a.m. CST

    I want to marry Rosario

    by Star Hump

    but she won't suckle my moobs

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:56 a.m. CST

    by Star Hump

    Well, sir, there's nothing on earth like a genuine, bona fide, electrified, six-car Monorail!<p> What'd I say?<p> Monorail!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:57 a.m. CST


    by cecil1

    diggin tony scott since Crimson Tide

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:01 a.m. CST


    by cecil1

    Denzel's shit looks all the same now.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 4:19 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I'm portuguese, you stupid ass. I'd like to see you clown speak in my native language, it would be a laugh riot! It would be hysterical. And i know what a catamite is, you think everybody is as ignorant as you are? You know how i know it? Your picture cames in the dictionary right next to the definition. Dumb ass!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Tony Scott's MAN ON FIRE

    by AsimovLives

    A really very good script with a very good cast fucked up by Tony Scott's weird ass middle age crisis editing and cinematography choices. The movie cvuld had been reeally great, as in, really great like the word definition means, and yet it was constantly saboutaged by Tony Scott himself. MAN ON FIRE is one of those movies where the director is the movie's worst enemy. It could had been so much, much more.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Catamite : a boy who submits himself sexually to a man

    by JackGraham

    I had to look that up.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Rosario Dawson...

    by unfunnydude

    ...has a body made for fun in the bed ! She would just have to look at me, smile, and I'd be done.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Nice going, you xenophobic fuck. Thank you for showing us all your worst and what a miserable fuck you are. Thank you very much. nothing i could had said about you could had been any worst then what you did yoruself. Good job, jerk.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Yursomedush, you also must be so fucking stupid...

    by AsimovLives

    ... you can't find Portugal in the map. You wouldn't even know where to begin. Xenophobic retard fucks like you are like that. Screw you.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Obviously you never played ROME: TOTAL WAR, did you?

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives speaks Pedoguese....

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    Nobody cares that your bilingual or bisexual ya nerd. Look at it this way, if Aliens ever come to Earth they will learn English first (lol or possibly Spanish). But nobody wants to learn Portuguese....not even people from Portugal. But none of this changes the fact that you're a Catamite and when you grow up into an adult then you'll reverse the roles and become a pedophile. You disgust me.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Never played Rome Total War Asimov ...

    by JackGraham

    i used to play Ker Plunk, Mousetrap and Connect 4.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST


    by GenerationMTV

    man on fire is one of the most classic, moving, and intense R rated action movie/revenge flicks ever made and is regarded as one of denzel's signature roles. chris walken was great and dakota stole the film. denzel says in many interviews only 3 actors intimidated him: gene hackman (in tony scotts crimson tide), angelina jolie (bone collector), and fanning (man on fire). tony's visual style in man on fire was inspired by City of God dumbass

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST


    by GenerationMTV

    man on fire is one of the most classic, moving, and intense R rated action movie/revenge flicks ever made and is regarded as one of denzel's signature roles. chris walken was great and dakota stole the film. denzel says in many interviews only 3 actors intimidated him: gene hackman (in tony scotts crimson tide), angelina jolie (bone collector), and fanning (man on fire). tony's visual style in man on fire was inspired by City of God dumbass

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    man, this has such a films-from-1994 feel,

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    I give it 17-21 million opening.Dud.Milk Dud.Dudley Dooright.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Hey, this looks

    by AGNT009

    interesting. Makes me want to go play with some train sets. Go ahead and book my tickets, Im in.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Speed on tracks

    by PorkChopXpress

    I can just hear the pitch meeting. "We want to do Speed, but get's not a bus, it's a TRAIN." The execs, lacking any creative bone in their body, recognize Speed as a high grossing action film and erupt into cheers. Green light!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:25 a.m. CST

    nascentia is a dork

    by Darth_Obama

    He's like a name dropper...but instead of saying "hey everybody look at me...i date the gay guy from season six of big brother".... he just throws out semi-correct facts about trains.

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  • Aug. 10, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST


    by Lord_Byron_Farthammer

    "1.) We can tell for numerous reasons that this is a Class I railroad (modern power, very large crew room, VIPs, etc.) 2.) Class I locomotives are all required..." Aaaaaaaaaaand done. Nobody gives a shit.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Now if that is a fact, tell me, am I lying?

    by Tikidonkeypunch