The Breakdown of 'Speed'

The muscled up one-man army action hero dominated the box-office thanks to stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. A shift happened in the 1990s where audiences started wanting something a bit different in their action movies. There was a rise of smaller but smarter and maybe a bit kinder action heroes that used their wits and intellect to overcome a series of different challenges orchestrated by a charismatic mastermind villain. While not the first of these type of action movies but definitely one of the most successful and popular in the 1990s, the Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock starring Speed is a perfect encapsulation of the new wave of action movie that arrived that decade.

Scott and I dig deep into the movie that really solidified Reeves as an action star and made Bullock one of America's most beloved movie stars. Does it hold up all these years later? What makes it stand out from other action movies? What is the movies legacy? We answer all those questions and really explore the movie for over 90 minutes in our latest episode.

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