The only thing this train can't kill are the tired cliches.
I just watched Unstoppable last night. Meh... moments.
But as I was watching I realized the movie isn't about stopping a run-away train at all. It's about stopping corporate fat cats who make stupid decisions from their cell phones on golf courses and worrying about the bottom line.
But don't let the title confuse you. Armed with a man forced into early retirement in order to cut costs (Denzel Washingto), a rookie (Chris Pine), a federal bureaucrat, a cowboy hippy and a woman, the Death Train (corporate assholes) is in fact, stopped. Washington keeps his job, Pine gets the girl, the bureaucrat shows off his big brain, cowboy hippy becomes hero and the woman kisses Denzel. The Boss-man gets fired.
And then we all rejoice. YAY!