History Film / Unstoppable

27th Aug '16 11:12:20 PM NickFalcon
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* FireForgedFriends: Frank and Will do ''not'' get along at the beginning of the film. As things progress and they risk their lives to stop 777, they start joking with each other to deal with the stress of the situation, and by the end they seem to be quite good friends.
27th Aug '16 2:13:46 PM NickFalcon
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** ''However,'' given that as Connie mentioned, the stretch of open country in the beginning was the ''only'' stretch before it became town after town all the way up to the Stanton curve, the time they used up on a plan would make a later derailment a disaster if the initial plan fails. So what do you do, when you HAVE to get something right the first time or else the disaster scenario becomes many times worse?
19th Jun '16 8:45:03 AM johnsmithxxi
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** When the train takes the curve at Stanton, the wheels of the locomotive and many of the cars lift off the rails, only to have ''every single wheel" fall back into place without unlucky 777 derailing. A car can recover from lifting off the ground, but not a runaway train the size of the Chrysler Building. It's simply a case of RuleOfCool.
22nd Jan '16 6:08:18 PM trixus
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1st Nov '15 8:56:08 PM MadCat221
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Well, those math problems just got a lot more exciting, in this case: Train A leaves Railyard A at 70 mph, with no one at the controls and carrying enough explosives to level a small town. How long will it take for the heroes to stop it before disaster strikes?

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Well, those math problems just got a lot more exciting, in this case: Train A leaves Railyard A at 70 mph, with no one at the controls and carrying enough explosives explosive chemicals to level a small town. How long will it take for the heroes to stop it before disaster strikes?
21st Aug '15 8:12:28 PM TrollBrutal
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* MisplacedWildlife: Averted. In a distance shot of 777, there's a very distinct Midwest woodchuck crossing the tracks.
** Surely that was a badger?



* [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Oil Storage Tanks of Doom]]: If a train goes through the elevated tracks of the Stanton Curve at too high of a speed, then train will derail and crash into the industrial oil storage tanks below. Given some of the cars of 777 are carrying [[MadeOfExplodium molten phenol]], this would be ''bad''.
** The "Stanton Curve" is actually a real stretch of track in Bellaire, Ohio. Thankfully, there are no oil tanks there in real life.



* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Averted.
25th May '15 8:32:16 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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What makes the film is the chemistry between Denzel's grizzled veteran Frank and Chris Pine's young rookie Will, as well as Tony Scott's eye for action and his adherence to the use of practical effects and stunts as opposed to [[ConspicuousCG CGI]] for the action sequences. Critics and viewers generally liked it, with a 6.9 on {{IMDb}}, $81 million in box office, and an 86% on RottenTomatoes.

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What makes the film is the chemistry between Denzel's grizzled veteran Frank and Chris Pine's young rookie Will, as well as Tony Scott's eye for action and his adherence to the use of practical effects and stunts as opposed to [[ConspicuousCG CGI]] for the action sequences. Critics and viewers generally liked it, with a 6.9 on {{IMDb}}, Website/IMDb, $81 million in box office, and an 86% on RottenTomatoes.Website/RottenTomatoes.
4th Apr '15 11:28:04 PM Killerweinerdog
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Well, those math problems just got a lot more exciting, in this case: Train A leaves Railyard A at 60+ mph, with no one at the controls. How long will it take for the heroes to stop it before disaster strikes?

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Well, those math problems just got a lot more exciting, in this case: Train A leaves Railyard A at 60+ 70 mph, with no one at the controls.controls and carrying enough explosives to level a small town. How long will it take for the heroes to stop it before disaster strikes?
4th Apr '15 11:22:18 PM Killerweinerdog
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Well, those math problems just got a lot more exciting.

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Well, those math problems just got a lot more exciting.
exciting, in this case: Train A leaves Railyard A at 60+ mph, with no one at the controls. How long will it take for the heroes to stop it before disaster strikes?
19th Mar '15 9:29:44 PM TheRoguePenguin
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