Friday, November 13, 2015

Daylight (1996)

Director: Rob Cohen

Writer: Leslie Bohem

Composer: Randy Edelman

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Jay O. Sanders, Karen Young, Claire Bloom, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Renoly Santiago, Sage Stallone, Stan Shaw

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Hold your breath

Plot:  Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? No.

If you're looking for action in a tunnel then this is filled with it.  It's filled with cliches found in many disaster films and it's not trying to be anything different.  The filmmakers embrace it and run with it which works to their advantage.  It's not that bad of a film.  It's loaded with action and you feel like you've been on a ride for nearly two hours.  Stallone pulls it off best but there are a lot of questionable line readings and cheesy performances peppered throughout.  I like that people you think are going to live, die.  This is about how I thought it was going to be, a nice diversion for a while with some explosions, death and Stallone saving the day. The Universal DVD has some extras with a half hour making of doc, commentary with the director, five minutes of trailers, another featurette (6 minutes), a music video and some text extras.

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