Monique van de Ven — Trish Reeves? He is widely known for directing the action film Speed and the disaster film Twister.
Jet Skis and Shootouts: In my nostalgia-addled brain, it seems like every movie from that decade featured some combination of flooding and gunfights.
In that six-month span, three action movies were released that serve as rorschach tests for the decade: Woven together by a shared love of jet skis and blockbuster films like Die Hard and Speed, these three movies could be regarded as variations on a single ridiculous theme.
Even Roger Ebert, in his review of Deep Rising, pointed to the trend of recycling these action beats for his upcoming movies.
I once jokingly told my wife that Broken Arrow is the Rosetta Stone to my adolescence — the thing that allows you to understand who I am and where I come from — but the same could also be said for these other films. Together, they help frame what it mean to be an action movie of the s.
Cruise Control The first — and inarguably the least — of these films is Speed 2: Cruise Control, the sequel to the blockbuster Speed. Neither director Jan de Bont nor stars Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock originally had any intention of returning for a sequel; it was only after the original movie became a success that de Bont was made aware of his contractual obligation and pushed into pre-production on a second film.
Bullock would return for the sequel only after 20th Century Fox promised to produce her passion project Hope Floats. Owing both to these changes and a difficult production history, Speed 2 will long be remembered as an unmitigated disaster.
This is the kind of money that would sink any other production. For Speed 2, it was just another line item. Deep Rising was actually the last of these films to hit theaters; the movie would be released on January 30,opening against fellow Blockbuster Video stalwarts Desperate Measures and Zero Effect.
The rest of the cast — featuring character actor stalwarts such as Kevin J. Peel back enough layers and the two movies — from their film serial-esque leads on down — are practically indistinguishable.Hold on tight for a rush of pulse-pounding thrills, breathtaking stunts and unexpected romance in a film you'll want to see again and again.
Keanu Reeves stars as Jack Traven, an L.A.P.D. SWAT team specialist who is sent to diffuse a bomb that a revenge-driven extortionist (Dennis Hopper) has planted on . This still is from the movie Speed (). It is an American action film directed by Jan de Bont.
This pictures shows that the director Jan de Bont filming Speed on the set. Jun 10, · “I’ve worked with Mel, Bruce, et cetera, et cetera, but people are ready for a new, younger action hero, especially one young people can relate to,” says Speed‘s first-time director Jan De.
Writers: Graham Yost (characters), Jan de Bont (story), Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe Watch movies online free stream: Speed 2: Cruise Control () A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.
Speed- a Jan De Bont movie starring Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock and Dennis Hopper is a film worthy of rivaling the very best in action movie history and certainly deserves a . When Jan de Bont released Twister in May of , he probably thought he was being sneaky.
He probably didn’t expect anyone to figure out that he’d made a horror film in which the monster.