Although the title of Tony Scott’s Unstoppable
refers to a runaway train headed for a derailment that could kill thousands, it could just as easily apply to Scott’s camera movements.
You’d think the premise alone would generate enough urgency and excitement. Newbie train operator Will (Chris Pine) and grizzled veteran engineer Frank (Denzel Washington) learn that a runaway locomotive carrying carloads of dangerous chemicals is headed for Will’s small Pennsylvania hometown, where his wife and young daughter live. In order to save the day, they must figure out how to catch up to the rogue engine, and stop it before harm comes to the town. Standing in t...