Poseidon

Poseidon

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Poseidon

Remake of the 1972 disaster movie. A massive, freak tidal wave hits a cruise liner and tips it bottoms up. Most of those on board are in the large ballroom celebrating New Years Eve, and find themselves in a giant air bubble that's keeping the boat afloat. A group - including a former fireman (Kurt Russell), his daughter (Emmy Rossum), professional gambler (Josh Lucas) and a random (the great Richard Dreyfuss) - make their way up the boat, providing claustrophobic sequences as they face gas explosions and rising waters.

2006Rating: M, contains violence99 minsUSA
ActionAdventure
Director:
Wolfgang Petersen (Troy, The Perfect Storm, Outbreak, Das Boot)
Writer:
Mark Protosevich
Cast:
Josh LucasKurt RussellJacinda BarrettRichard DreyfussEmmy Rossum
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Variety

Variety

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The stripped-down title of the disaster epic formerly known as "The Poseidon Adventure" accurately reflects the movie itself -- an early-summer vehicle that's built for speed, with scant time to develop characters before the world turns upside-down. Thanks to its simple construction, Wolfgang Petersen's large-scale liner moves reasonably well, though anyone with the faintest memory of its 1972 predecessor will wonder where most of the plot went, and the dialogue is so stilted it can honestly be said the less the better...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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It may be cheese, but Poseidon lays out a mighty fine spread. Director Wolfgang Petersen is the -to guy for a movie about a rogue wave (The Perfect Storm) or folks trapped in a boat underwater (Das Boot). He shoots both barrels in this escapist blast. After a perfunctory character setup, Petersen hits the action button and never stops whaling on it. The plot? A 150-foot tidal wave knocks the rivets out of a cruise ship just as a New Year's Eve party commences...

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

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Who better than Wolfgang Petersen, director of boats-in-peril films Das Boot and A Perfect Storm, to update the 1972 capsized-ship disaster blockbuster, The Poseidon Adventure? But the question also needs to be asked, did that movie really need to be remade? The answer: not really...

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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Nobody gets to decide whether to accept the mission in Poseidon or not; that's one of the many attractions of this excellently undemanding, swimmingly enjoyable remake of that perfectly glugging 1972 uh-oh classic, The Poseidon Adventure. No image-rehabilitating Cruise derring-do is expected from the partying cruise passengers whose lives are turned upside down. No exponentially clever twists of plot are expected by the partying audience either, except the inevitability that a few characters will perish and others will look good wet...

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I saw a preview of this. Expected little, got quite a bit more. Like the blurb on here says, there is a bit of time wasting at the start when we meet the characters. The filmmakers don't handle these scenes very well, they are over dramatic and come across phony.

But once the wave hits and the action starts, Poseidon pleasantly suprises. The...

4.0
0

I thought this was pretty od. By now, movie-ers should know what to expect, largely by the film's marketing. I can't stand people who come out of film's like this and complain of poor character development, poor performances and wah wah wank wank.

And what do people mean by 'did this movie need to made?'. Of course it didn't what film does....

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

The stripped-down title of the disaster epic formerly known as "The Poseidon Adventure" accurately reflects the movie itself -- an early-summer vehicle that's built for speed, with scant time to develop characters before the world turns upside-down. Thanks to its simple construction, Wolfgang Petersen's large-scale liner moves reasonably well, though anyone with the faintest memory of its 1972 predecessor will wonder where most of the plot went, and the dialogue is so stilted it can honestly be said the less the better...

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

It may be cheese, but Poseidon lays out a mighty fine spread. Director Wolfgang Petersen is the -to guy for a movie about a rogue wave (The Perfect Storm) or folks trapped in a boat underwater (Das Boot). He shoots both barrels in this escapist blast. After a perfunctory character setup, Petersen hits the action button and never stops whaling on it. The plot? A 150-foot tidal wave knocks the rivets out of a cruise ship just as a New Year's Eve party commences...

0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

Who better than Wolfgang Petersen, director of boats-in-peril films Das Boot and A Perfect Storm, to update the 1972 capsized-ship disaster blockbuster, The Poseidon Adventure? But the question also needs to be asked, did that movie really need to be remade? The answer: not really...

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Nobody gets to decide whether to accept the mission in Poseidon or not; that's one of the many attractions of this excellently undemanding, swimmingly enjoyable remake of that perfectly glugging 1972 uh-oh classic, The Poseidon Adventure. No image-rehabilitating Cruise derring-do is expected from the partying cruise passengers whose lives are turned upside down. No exponentially clever twists of plot are expected by the partying audience either, except the inevitability that a few characters will perish and others will look good wet...

0

I saw a preview of this. Expected little, got quite a bit more. Like the blurb on here says, there is a bit of time wasting at the start when we meet the characters. The filmmakers don't handle these scenes very well, they are over dramatic and come across phony.

But once the wave hits and the action starts, Poseidon pleasantly suprises. The...

4.0
0

I thought this was pretty od. By now, movie-ers should know what to expect, largely by the film's marketing. I can't stand people who come out of film's like this and complain of poor character development, poor performances and wah wah wank wank.

And what do people mean by 'did this movie need to made?'. Of course it didn't what film does....

4.0
0