Am I the only person who thinks Speed is just bad?

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  1. TheoGB

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    I like a good action movie - I'm a big fan of Die Hard and other excellent action flicks, but peoples' love of Speed always confounds me.

    One of Keanu's worst performances - I mean he's so good in Bill & Ted's, Parenthood and The Matrix.

    A so-so script.

    Dennis Hopper turning in a ridiculously over the top villain that is simply silly.

    Worst moment has got to be Keanu talking to the robber on the bus and saying "We're just a couple of cool guys..." with all the acting of a plank of wood.

    Am I really alone here?
     
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    Fun movie.

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    Holadem - insightful comment of the day
     
  5. Edwin Pereyra

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    IMO, it was a fun escapist film. For me, it continues to be that way.

     
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    "Whoa."

    Do you like Twister?

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  7. Kevin Leonard

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    Massive continuity errors aside, I think Speed is a very entertaining film with some clever plot twists.
    It's also a minor achievement considering that although nearly 75% of the film took place in a bus--a cramped and very small area--it never got boring.
    Speed 2 on the other hand...
     
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  9. Terrell

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    You're not alone theo. I didn't like it either. Die-Hard, Predator, and others are far better action films than Speed in my opinion? So there is at least one person here who agrees with you.[​IMG]
     
  10. John Stone

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    I've always enjoyed Speed, but it has been a very long time since I've seen it. I'll definitely pick it up on DVD when the 5-star edition is finally released, but I'm not sure if I'll like it as much as I used to. Lately I've found that a lot of films I used to like are now almost unwatchable, so I think my tastes have changed somewhat.
    As far as Speed II, it's one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Just horrible. [​IMG]
     
  11. Ross Williams

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    Make it another one who doesn't like it. When I saw it in the theater as a teenager, I thought it was a decent, fun action flick. I watched it a few years later on video and found it to be absolutely horrible. Keenu's "acting" in the film is some of the worst in the history of motion pictures. I found the action to be completely unbelievable and boring. Now I don't mind suspending my disbelief for a good action film, but almost every single action scene in the film had me incredibly annoyed at how stupid it was. Watch in amazment as bus full of people jumps 100 feet, with no incline, landing in perfect running condition and nobody gets hurt! [​IMG]
    I haven't bothered to watch it again.
     
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    I mean he's so good in Bill & Ted's, Parenthood and The Matrix.
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    You must be kidding, right?
    I don't mind saying Keanu was bad in Speed, because he's bad in everything.
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    Keanu Reeves did not make the matrix a cool movie, Fishborn did.
     
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    I enjoyed Speed a lot. A great action film.

    Keanu Reeves is absolutely adequate.
     
  17. Paul Chi

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    I thought SPEED was an awesome movie and very entertaining. I will be picking up the 5 star collection for sure.
     
  18. TheoGB

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  19. Jason Whyte

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    I still find Speed to be one of the best action films of the 90's, if not the best. Its brilliant action escapism on Hitchcockian levels with interesting ways of having fun with the audience....and it NEVER lets up. I thought both Keanu Reeves and Dennis Hopper were terrific to watch; Reeves a good everyday cop and Hopper a crazed maniac who wanted more than a watch as a retirement present. Oh, and it has Sandra Bullock looking her cutest since, well, ever. [​IMG]
    Sure, it's silly, full of continuity errors and Sandra Bullock may shout a little too much, but it's the kind of action movie that knows its game and delivers on every single level of the genre. I loved it.
    Jason
    PS: And this came out the same summer as True Lies. Nothing more exciting for a teenage boy of 14 years who could only afford matinee pricing. [​IMG]
     
  20. Dean DeMass

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    Speed is a horrible film and an even worst action film. There is nothing good about this movie, IMHO.

    -Dean-
     

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