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Warren Scott Oberman <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 29 Jul 1994 11:19:03 -0700
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I agree, Speed just didn't live up to all its lofty praise--Reeves had
not one articulate line (was he playing at playing Stallone and Arnold?);
J. Daniels looked like a fish out of water in this picture; the actress
behind the wheel deserves a special academy award for single handedly
saving this picture from dulldom; Hopper's character lost all his
credibility when he started dancing around on the subway car--and notice
how he grew less and less articulate as the movie progressed, as if
trying to speak to Reeves on the boys level; what else, oh yea, I liked
the film fine
On Fri, 29 Jul 1994, J Metz wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Jul 1994 12:14:13 EDT Andrew Gordon said:
> >Speed, which is neither jokey, allusive, or tongue in cheek, is
> >a much better movie than True Lies.   Andrew Gordon
>    What?  Are you kidding?  I just got around to seeing Speed last night,
> after all the incredible things I've heard about.  I suppose that if you
> took out the hokey dialog, filled the plot holes with a couple of Mack
> trucks, and gave Keanu Reeves (someone whom I normally like watching)
> a *second* emotion, it would possibly *tie* True Lies.
>    I'm not saying TL was the *best* movie of the summer, but definitely
> better (at least more comprehensive) than Speed.
> J Metz
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