This film surprised many who decided to give it a chance in the fall of 2010. The plot seemed almost too simple with the “villain” seeming to be a runaway train. What was so shocking for moviegoers was how gripping and exciting Denzel Washington and Chris Pine managed to make this hour and a half thrill ride. What made the movie even more exciting was the fact that it was based on a true story. Denzel played a veteran train conductor that is just about to retire and is training the next generation of conductors when the incident occurs. The two men have very deep conversations about their lives and pasts that greatly add to the drama and excitement of the story.