Alex Shaw is the lead male protagonist of the 1997 film Speed 2: Cruise Control and is the new love interest of Annie Porter after Annie dumped Jack Traven, the character that Keanu Reeves played in Speed. Alex was portrayed by Jason Patric.
Why He's Too Slow
Alex is a cardboard copy of Jack Traven.
He has no chemistry with Annie.
Alex has no charisma or personality like Jack did in the original film and is rather rude.
Alex lied to Annie when he claimed to be a beach police officer when in reality, he is a SWAT police officer.
He rarely follows the safety rules when he is doing his job (eg. When driving his motorcycle dangerously while chasing the crook on his motorcycle after Mac told him not to do anything dangerous).
He helped most of the people on the cruise ship even Annie.
He stopped the crook in the opening motorcycle chase scene.
He helped manage to steer the ship and make it come to a stop.
He defeated John Geiger for the most part near the end.