Train in vain.
The commuter considers a subway or a bus a necessary evil; a bleak and foul experience to endure. In the movies, public transport is a place for action, suspense and romance! Here are the Top 5 public transport scenes that gripped us all…
5 | Source Code – Everything’s Going To Be OK
Our hero Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) is beginning to decipher the terrorist plot. We join him to endure a couple of minutes of nerve-jangling tension, eventually finding himself bound by Police on the train floor. The ending shot is a haunting moment of attraction and horror.
4 | Speed – The Gap Jump
The highlight of this commuter’s thrill ride is probably the moment Officer Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) volunteers to transfer back onto the doomed bus he has already disembarked. He just HAS to save those passengers (oh – and his crush, Sandra Bullock). The only problem is, he has to jump from a moving car!
3 | Skyfall – Pre-Titles Sequence
The pre-titles sequence for Skyfall raises the bar for future Bond films with its scale. Bond’s railway pursuit of his man goes from forklifts to a rooftop punch-up to…getting shot – and it is awesome.
2 | Before Sunrise – The Meet
Though director Richard Linklater has shuffled into the limelight on occasion with the fun School of Rock and the recent high-profile Boyhood, lest we forget he has been churning out top-quality relationship drama for decades now. This opening meet between Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) perfectly tracks their budding connection and charms the audience. Cue a trilogy of near-perfect movies.
1 | Spider-Man 2 – Peter Saves the Subway
With all the superhero movies flying around these days it’s easy to forget the franchise that started off the comic-book renaissance. Sam Raimi’s Spiderman trilogy had some astounding action sequences, most notably this moving train-top fight with Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), ending with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) straining to keep the train on the tracks…