Pop quiz hotshot. There’s a podcast in your ears. Once that podcast reaches 8 episodes a guest is introduced. If that guest chooses the best action thriller movie, this podcast blows up (and by that we mean figuratively rather than literally!) What do you do? What do you do?
Turns out you do a lot, for a long time and then take ages to get it out of the door. Trust me, I understand the irony of a podcast episode about Speed being 3+ hours long and being released 1+ weeks late. It's a bit of a change to the usual format, but still enjoyable I hope!
Thank you to the wonderful Kristin from So I'm Watching This Show for guest hosting on this very unspeedy of episodes, but honestly we had such a blast recording and just having a bit of a chat about one of the best action movies of the 90s; a movie that still raises the tension after 25 years, with great chemistry between its leads and a genuinely unhinged bad guy who constantly raises the stakes.
Basically, we spend a long time gushing over how wonderful this movie is, despite the unrealistic depiction of traffic in Los Angeles and a bus that can go over 30mph - we know they don't exist in real life! Keanu is great, Sandra is great, Dennis is great. This is the pinnacle of 90s action movies and it still stands the test of time.