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Poseidon (2006)

8 Ratings: 2.4
Action & Adventure movie

The 1972 disaster hitThe Poseidon Adventurewas ripe for a big-budget CGI remake, and who better to helm it than thriller expert Wolfgang Petersen, director ofDas BootandThe Perfect Storm? It hardly matters that aTV movie remake(also based on Paul Gallico's … see full wiki

MPAA Rating: PG-13
5 reviews about Poseidon (2006)
review by . November 11, 2009
A great remake of a disaster film milestone...
The Original  The Poseidon Adventure is  a  classic disaster film of unfathomable suspense and danger, In my opinion it's one of the greatest and most powerful disaster films  to ever hit the screen. While the 2006     re- imagining by  director  Wolfgang Petersen(The Perfect Storm, Troy, In The Line of Fire.) Is not as potent and strong as the original  1974 production, this one has soon amazing qualities to it. The three positives: 1.)It has mind …
review by . September 14, 2006
The movie itself is pretty much an empty vessel, though it is certainly a product of its time. Trivial concerns such as story and character are jettisoned in favor of elaborate and expensive sets and CGI special effects. Like so many CGI blockbusters, human interaction is merely a bothersome detail; the real focus being on the violent extermination of masses of nameless, faceless victims. And once again, Hollywood has mistaken technological gimmickry for storytelling skill. When the film does try …
review by . August 26, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Summer pickings for movies this year is amazingly slim, explaining why perhaps more people are being drawn to the DVD release of Wolfgang Peterson's clunker POSEIDON that the quality of the product deserves. Probably the temptation of the state of the art CGI effects positioned Peterson into 'recreating' the 1972 thriller, but sadly the result is a heavy mess of special effects with little attention paid to the characters who should be 'driving the boat' into a story.    After …
review by . August 24, 2006
Proving that God can crank out a sheet of water that's way more powerful than any man-made ship, "Poseidon" gives her viewers a brief look into high society, then wipes it all off of the table with a wave that'd make any surfer wig out. A few survivors are left to make it to the hull of the ship and eventual safety, but this film has plenty of dangers lying ahead for them all.    I'm sure there are plenty of comparisons to "Titanic" and the original "Poseidon Adventure," but …
review by . May 12, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Good sets, FX and Premise,      Cons: No character development, plotholes.     The Bottom Line: A pleasant surprise that should offer some enjoyment to all.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. The summer movie season has arrived in grand style with the first thrill ride of the season In “Poseidon”, viewers are taking to the very edge and beyond in one of the better adventure films …
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