Speed 2 - Cruise Control
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Indications were that this action sequel was in trouble before production began, when the male lead from the first film, Keanu Reeves, declined a role in the follow-up. Sandra Bullock returns as Annie Porter, an accident-prone ditz who is thrilled when her boyfriend Alex (Jason Patric) presents her with two tickets for a cruise ship vacation to the Bahamas. The trip is a peace offering presented because Annie has just learned that Alex is a police officer who's been lying to her about his choice of profession. Little does the happy couple know that the disgruntled John Geiger (Willem… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An ear-splitting amusement-park attraction posing as a movie."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"[A] truly horrid sequel."
‑ Keith Simanton, Seattle Times
"First, the good news: Unlike most action film sequels, Speed 2: Cruise Control is not a mere retread of the original. Now the bad news: Better it had been."
‑ Andy Klein, New Times
"Familiarity quickly breeds contempt, with Bullock rather obviously just along for the ride."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"Action heroes are best when they are charming, winsome and witty. Bullock is inane, annoying and whiny."
‑ Michael Ollove, Baltimore Sun
"Speed 2 is frantic action, tinny dialogue, perfunctory characterization and tried-and-false plot pilferings."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Speed cost something like $30 million; this sequel cost four times as much. So why is it such a feeble, aimless piece of junk in comparison?"
‑ Stephen Thompson, AV Club
"There's very little to tell about the story that you can't figure out from the two-minute trailer."
‑ Dennis King, Tulsa World
"Speed 2's a test of patience."
‑ , Total Film
"A movie that is blessedly bad enough to ensure that there will be no Speed 3."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"De Bont remains an expert director of action, but putting the reference to cruise control in the title serves as fair warning of an unengaged filmmaker on automatic pilot."
‑ Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The human propensity to tamper with a good thing is probably ineluctable."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"De Bont's annoyingly jerky camera seldom stays still, the personable and appealing Bullock is given virtually nothing to do, [and] the plot twists range from the incredible to the absurd."
‑ Dan Webster, Spokesman-Review (Washington)
"It's all very disappointing."
‑ Leah Rozen, People Magazine
"It's all idiotic but energetic, directed by Jan De Bont in his usual techno-action style."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
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