I kind of feel like you don’t get a lot of the more old school disaster action movies any more. When you consider that the two “heroes” of the movie just sit in the driver’s cab of the train for most of the movie, it’s pretty impressive just how good the movie is at conveying the intensity and action. So much so in fact that the guy sitting near me in the cinema was literally leaning forward on the edge of his seat such was the tension he was feeling.
The movie moves along at a brisk pace, things like character development get only the most cursory of attention, with the focus pretty much solely on the action. Sure it’s cliched and more than a little silly but only in the right ways.