Speed 2: Cruise Control ★★

In these times of Endgame, it’s fun to be reminded of the days when we expected sequels to be rubbish. Because this is absolutely woeful. The switch from boat to cruise ship is horrendously misjudged (they ain’t speedy, and no layman knows knots like they know how fast 50mph is!), and it’s also completely boring. Willem Dafoe isn’t even particularly deranged, which is doubly disappointing after Dennis Hopper, even if he is [checks notes]... hiding bombs in golf clubs and leeching himself??

It gets crackers in the third act with an insane, ambitious spectacle that almost makes me feel better about the whole thing. Almost.