Apart from being a great action flick, Chain Reaction also has a plot that is quite intelligent and realistic. With the ever-increasing efforts of powers that be to control everything from information to technology, this movie offers us a plausible scenario with convincing actors and well, there’s Keanu. Shot in a style of classic nineties action flicks it has wild chases, explosions, fire fights and pretty damsel in distress (Rachel Weisz). This is the genre in which Keanu Reaves is the best, and when we add Morgan Freeman to the equation we got the strength and charm combined with smarts. Not to mention stunning Rachel Weisz in one of her early roles, establishing herself as an action heroine. Although being an action flick Chain Reaction is one of those movies that relaxes, you can just let go of your worries and enjoy in an almost sci-fi atmosphere and interesting plot.

Eddie Kasalivich is a part of a scientific team that is on the verge of discovering the process that transforms water into fuel. Of course if this should happen, global economy and almost everything else would be instantly changed forever, so the stakes are quite high. After they succeeded in the experiment, things start to get ugly as one of the scientist is killed and Eddie and physicist Lily Sinclair are framed for the murder. With the machine stolen and them on the run from the authorities Eddie and Lily are in a quite a pickle. Soon they discover a conspiracy that involves some unlikely suspects. Will they manage to escape and clear their names while trying to tell the world about their discovery is up to you to find out…

Director: Andrew Davis

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward, Kevin Dunn, Brian Cox, Joanna Cassidy

Fun Facts: Prior to the start of filming, Keanu Reeves had injured himself playing a pickup game of hockey in his native Canada. He injured his neck and back areas causing him to gain weight which explains his look in the film.


IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115857/

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