Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Think Transit Is Boring? Keanu Reeves Thinks You're Wrong.

Remember the 1994 gem Speed? You've got the premise there in the trailer. This flick features the famous scene of the bomb rigged bus jumping over the not-yet-complete-at-the-time 105-110 carpool lane interchange. It's got the climactic scene where the Red Line subway plows up through Hollywood Boulevard, recalling the notorious construction accident that plagued the line at the time (not to mention other far-fetched subway combat), and it's topped off with a bit of corny Sandra-Keanu tonsil hockey. If you like so-bad-they're-good action movies and LA transit as much as I do, Speed is a must see.

LA transportation, what a thrill. You get used to it after the first few bus hijackings :)

1 comment:

  1. Just to be clear, the accident I'm referring to is the collapse of Hollywood Blvd. while tunneling, not the eruption of the train out onto Hollywood Blvd., which never actually happened :)