Friday, June 26, 2015

Movie Review: Chain Reaction

The Story: Two young scientists working on a project to create a new, clean energy source are shocked when the project is blown up and they are framed for working with foreign agents. As they go on the run to try to clear their names and find out what’s going on, they aren’t sure who to trust and who wants to use them then kill them.

My Thoughts: While the story of Chain Reaction is somewhat on the pulp fiction side of things, the movie is surprisingly entertaining. Exciting action sequences are lined up one after another, and the characters and themes are complex enough to keep the film from being nothing but a series of neat explosions.

The director also made The Fugitive, which was a superior film, but this one is still pretty good. Strangely, critics gave it got poor reviews. Perhaps they were expecting another The Fugitive, and were disappointed with the solid but not spectacular results. The only serious problem with the movie is the unnecessary and annoying level of profanity. Otherwise, it’s a fun thriller.

Content Overview: Some harsh foul language, mostly taking God’s name in vain. Violence is mild.


  1. This sounds like a pretty good watch, I might get it out next time I'm at the video rental.

    1. If you do, let me know what you think of it!