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Speed 2: Cruise Control

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Speed 2: Cruise Control

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
121 minutes
Wide Release Date:
06/13/97
performer:
Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe
director:
Jan de Bont
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Randall McCormick, Jeff Nathanson
genre:
ActionAdventure, Mystery and Thriller, Romance

We gave it a D

As inevitable as tie-in toys and just as disposable, blockbuster soundtrack albums are now merely part of the Hollywood marketing grind. That view, while justified, still sells these records short. Movie soundtracks have become useful educational tools for all facets of the entertainment business — not to mention for life in general! For instance:

Soundtrack as Beached Whale: To support this unnecessary sequel’s ocean-liner setting, Speed 2: Cruise Control sails straight toward tropical reggae territory. Good idea, but the album’s compilers opted for the waterlogged likes of UB40 and Maxi Priest. Japanese producer TK’s house-music theme instrumental is on automatic pilot, and the carousing tracks are no better or worse than a cruise band’s set list. Then again, would such extremely white people as Jason Patric and Sandra Bullock listen to hardcore dub? D