Oh sure. It's just like driving a really big Pinto.There are two things that hamper my review of this film.
I dislike both Keanu Reeves AND Sandra Bullock.
But at the time that I saw this, I didn't mind Keanu (c'mon, he was TED, for cryin' out loud!), and Sandra Bullock hadn't yet started to get on my nerves. That came when I saw Johnny Mnemonic and everything else Sandra Bullock was ever in, respectively.
But we're not talking about those. No, we're talking about Speed, a damn fine action movie.
Psycho (Dennis Hopper, who else?) gets thwarted by a couple of cops (Reeves and Jeff Daniels) and decides to get revenge. He puts a bomb on a bus that's armed once the bus goes above 50 miles per hour. If it slows down below that, it blows. So Keanu, the young cop, jumps on the bus and tries to figure out how to diffuse the bomb and save the bus riders, one of whom, Annie (Bullock) has to drive after the bus driver is shot in a bizarre accident.
Smart and fun, as action movies go, and pretty stylish as well. It's the movie that sent Bullock's career into overdrive, and it also begat Speed 2, so not all good things came of this, but it's still pretty good.
Plus it's got Cameron from Ferris Bueller's Day Off in a small role. Woohoo.Poor people are crazy, Jack. I'm eccentric.