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It's a Keanu thing
on April 7, 2017
You either like Keanu or you don't. This film is typical Keanu stuff, with him looking good and very capable with the physical part of his role, while mumbling and stumbling thru his dialog; Ah, blah mum mum blah ah, mum hmmm . . .
Anyway, this film features Dennis Hopper (a whacko from WAY back, try "Easy Rider" with Jack Nicholson circa 1968?) who hatches a bazaar plot to extort money from some California city (LA?). Hopper's character plants a bomb on a city bus which is programmed to detonate if the bus fails to maintain a speed over 50mph. The only thing more ridiculous than the plot is the bus jump stunt which looks so bad, you'll wish they hadn't filmed it in slow motion LOL. The 1994 film sports "slick" electronics equipment (employed by Hopper) which look feeble by today's standards. Sandra Bullock and supporting cast are typical of this genre.
Like I said, if you like Keanu, it's a must see, if not, it's just another action film and DEFINITELY NOT as good as "The Taking of Pelham 123", either one!
My wife likes Keanu. I think he's just OK. They say he's a regular guy.