Sandra Bullock has starred in a number of hit movies, but throughout the decades, she’s also had a few clunkers.
One of those being Speed 2: Cruise Control. The 1997 sequel to the beloved action flick ‘Speed‘ starred Bullock alongside Jason Patric as a couple trying to stop a Caribbean cruise ship from crashing into an oil tanker.
The original director of ‘Speed’ returned alongside Bullock, but Keanu Reeves did not. Years later, he talked about how he was confused by the script.
At the time, I didn’t respond to the script. I really wanted to work with Sandra Bullock, I loved playing Jack Traven, and I loved ‘Speed,’ but an ocean liner? I had nothing against the artists involved, but at that time I had the feeling it just wasn’t right.
And looking back at it now, Bullock feels the same. During a recent interview to promote ‘The Lost City‘ an interviewer brought up Speed 2, claiming he loved watching it as a kid.
Bullock admitted she’s embarrassed by the film…
I have one [that] no one came around to and I’m still embarrassed I was in. ‘Speed 2’ I’ve been very vocal about it. Makes no sense. Slow boat. Slowly going towards an island. That’s one I wished I hadn’t done and no fans came around that I know of, except for you.
The sequel was slammed by critics and it only made $164 million worldwide at the box office, which was nothing compared to the $350 million the original film brought in.
Personally, I think there should be a Speed 3 involving a rogue self-driving vehicle, but that’s just me.