run time: 114 mins
considered: Action, Adventure, Thriller
starring: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen
movie summary: Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety. (www.imdb.com)
my thoughts: Daylight stars Sylvester Stallone as Kit Latura, the former Chief of the New York City Emergency Services. When the Lincoln tunnel explodes and collapses, he rushes to the scene where he’s not welcomed. After crashing an emergency services meeting, he offers to go in and rescue a small group of survivors. One of the most intense scenes of the movie is Kit’s entrance into the tunnel through the ventilation shafts. Once inside, he must convince a wide range of survivors including an old couple, a family with kids, and some prisoners that he can get them out. Time is running out for everyone as the walls start collapsing, the water level is rising, and the city starts to dig them out. The group has to put differences aside and work together to get to daylight.
This is a very good action movie for the mid-1990s. Stallone is once again cast as a hero, but this time has to risk his life to save others.
my star rating: 8 out 10