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Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
The first "Speed" was one of the biggest surprises in the summer of 1994. Overnight it transformed Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock from recognizable supporting actors to household names. Reeves declined to return for this waterlogged sequel, which sees Sandra Bullock and Reeves stand-in Jason Patric become trapped on an enormous, lumbering cruise ship that's headed for a fateful collision with an oil tanker (courtesy of a scenery-chewing terrorist played by Willem Dafoe). While many saw this concept and title as eyebrow raising, there was hope that with director Jan de Bont returning (he'd shot the blockbuster "Twister" inbetween the two installments) audiences might get something close to the genuinely-thrilling first film. Instead, it became one of Bullocks' biggest blunders and almost destroyed Patric's career. That said, "Cruise Control"'s sheer awfulness actually redeems it somewhat; if nothing else, it's the perfect vehicle for a spirited game of "Spot the Continuity Errors."
- HitFix Staff