Chain Reaction (1996)
Who can really blame Andrew Davis for trying to reciprocate the success of The Fugitive. Decorate with a little more high-tech, a useful amount of conspiracy theories, and a thematic core as noble and altruistic as can be, and then weave this into the winning formula from three years prior. This time Keanu Reeves takes on the part as our fugitive, well accompanied by Rachel Weisz, and Morgan Freeman is either their friend or foe. There is no reason why the formula, which is engaging and fun as few, should work any lesser this time, except that the circumstances and credibility aren't as palpable and tight-knit in Chain Reaction as was the case in The Fugitive. And, of course, Keanu Reeves once more looks so much better than he sounds; he matches Harrison Ford's mimicry, but not his thrust. Andrew Davis demonstrates yet again that he's well capable of producing engaging and fun set-pieces, but he cannot quite maintain the relevance and urgency needed for this film to be wholly successful.