What exactly went wrong with Speed 2: Cruise Control? On paper, it should work. Die Hard on a cruise ship feels like a complete home run. The first Speed is an action movie classic. The whole concept felt like it had more legs.

So how did they drop the ball so badly? It probably all started when Keanu Reeves decided he didn’t want to be part of the sequel. Between Point Break, then Speed, Reeves was on track to be the leader in a new pack of action heroes in the post-Stallone / Schwarzenegger era.


If you are a movie mega-geek who would happily sit through a 4-hour documentary on the making of RoboCop (don’t be ashamed, we all did it!) then Kris Tapley’s 50MPH could be for you. It is probably the most in-depth ever look at the movie Speed and everything surrounding it.

The most recent episode was a joint interview with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. Of course, they were asked about the possibility of re-teaming for a third movie. Reeves had this to say:

“I mean, you know – we’d freakin’ knock it out of the park.”

Bullock chimed in:

“Before I die, before I leave this planet, I do think that Keanu and I need to do something in front of the camera. Are we, you know, in wheelchairs or with walkers? Maybe. Are we on little scooters at Disneyland?”

Reeves responded:

“It does feel like there is a siren call to it, like there’s something that wasn’t done.”

That is it. Hares will be running all across Hollywood right now. Jan De Bont’s agent will be sitting next to the phone as we speak.

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