And so it begins…a piece of chronically bad driving has a car ploughing into the front of the train causing an almighty explosion. Next thing we know, the whole train has been derailed, causing widespread mayhem.
It also seems that our precocious young hero has been filming the whole thing on his camera (a Super 8 no less…), so perhaps he knows if anything untoward has gone on. Although in fairness to him, he seems too busy dodging bits of flaming wreckage to care.
Spielbergian Influence: It looks the most breathlessly exciting scene to feature a locomotive since the opening of The Last Crusade.