Speed 2 - Cruise Control (1997)
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Average Rating: 3.1/10
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Indications were that this action sequel was in trouble before production began, when the male lead from the first film, Keanu Reeves, declined a role in the follow-up. Sandra Bullock returns as Annie Porter, an accident-prone ditz who is thrilled when her boyfriend Alex (Jason Patric) presents her with two tickets for a cruise ship vacation to the Bahamas. The trip is a peace offering presented because Annie has just learned that Alex is a police officer who's been lying to her about his choice
Jun 13, 1997 Wide
Mar 9, 1999
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Michael G. Hagerty
Enrique Murciano Jr.
Speed 2 suffers from a slender script, a tedious first reel and a routine villain who lacks the entertaining menace that Speed's diabolical madman projected.
Dafoe's take on Dennis Hopper's Hopper impersonation is plain pointless; Bullock too is wasted in a ditzy half-role; and Patric is unsmiling and resolutely uncharismatic.
Speed 2 doesn't have much in mind besides convincing an audience that a runaway ocean liner is a dynamic menace. Fine, but it doesn't beat a runaway bus.
Even the film's big-ticket closing stunts are more impressive for their size than for any excitement they generate.
By the time you get to rescue Annie from the madman one last time, it's time to check out.
A witless, charmless actioner that even Bullock has distanced herself from -- and by the time it reaches the just plain silly finale, it isn't hard to see why.
This is the kind of movie that Chuck Norris would have made 15 years ago, except there would be two dozen bad guys and plenty more excitement.
Cruise control indeed, as in slow and phoned-in, coasting by on what is passed off as thrills.
If Speed 2 and let's say, Kissed, a dark comedy about a woman necrophile, were the very last two movies at the video store, I would pick Kissed.
When some people talk about how much they loathed 1997's Big Boat Movie, I think they must mean this one.
Sixty minutes of poorly photographed rescue attempts sum up the substance of the movie.
Literally has to be the worst 'event' film ever made.
Incredible ineptitude, a terminally shaky camera and plotholes you could drive the universe through.
Sandra Bullock is as winning as usual and Willem Dafoe has great fun chewing up the scenery as the villain. Unfortunately, there's not much chemistry between Bullock and Patric, so the love story doesn't work.
It's painful to see Mr. Dafoe, an excellent actor, reduced to a snarling mad dog who treats his fatal disease -- copper poisoning? -- with leeches and spouts lines like ''Now you're gonna get it!''
A complete waste of time.
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