Sandra Bullock Gets Candid and Reveals Which Movie Role She Regrets The Most
But even Bullock, the winner of an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, has her regrets. And one of hers has to do with one of the movies she chose to star in the 90s.
In 1997, Bullock landed the role of Annie Porter in Speed 2, Cruise Control, the sequel to the 1994 movie Speed. The movie is about a computer hacker who breaks into the computer system and sets a boat to crash into a gigantic oil tanker.
People rave about the movie Speed. It’s still talked about to this day. But frankly, not every movie deserves a sequel. And Speed 2 might’ve been one Bullock and the rest of us could’ve done without.
Truly, the movie didn’t do so hot in box offices. To this day, the movie has a mere 4% rating on popular movie rating website Rotten Tomatoes, with an audience score of 16% (for comparison, Speed has a 94% rating and a 76% audience score).
“It makes no sense,” Bullock recently said of the film. “Slow boat slowly going toward an island.”
“Speed 2 falls far short of its predecessor, thanks to laughable dialogue, thin characterization, unsurprisingly familiar plot devices, and action sequences that fail to generate any excitement,” one critic on the site agreed.
“Action heroes are best when they are charming, winsome, and witty. Bullock is inane, annoying, and whiny,” another said of the actress.
“A movie that is blessedly bad enough to ensure that there will be no Speed 3,” said another harsh critic.
Bullock agrees though—she really regrets taking it on as a film under her belt in her career.
“That’s one I wished I hadn’t done and no fans came around, that I know of, except for you,” she said acknowledging her The Lost City co-star Daniel Radcliffe.
To hear Bullock, as well as members of TODAY, speak on Speed 2, check out the video below. (Spoiler alert: Some cast members actually enjoyed the film, to the shock of Bullock!).
Have you ever seen Speed 2? What did you think of the film? Did you know actors can sometimes regret the films they do? They can also regret films they didn’t do too—check out this list of actors who turned down some of the biggest movie roles of their careers.