Man, what a pile of crap. I saw Poseidon and really the only thing that made it tolerable was the big IMAX screen because there were a couple scenes that were visually exciting. When I say visually exciting there, I mean that I enjoyed them only because of how they looked (fully attributed to special effects, not Wolfgang). I know I might be violating some copyright law here, but what I’m going to do is transcribe the entire script of Poseidon right here, and I’m going to do that from memory: Some random people are in a big ass boat when it capsizes. They try to escape. Some do, some don’t. And Richard Dreyfuss might play a gay man, but even that’s hard to tell.

Okay, I left out the dialog because every line is cliché so there’s no point in writing that. I’d look stupid. Though I do admit I look stupid for even going to see it. Well, I try to go to all movies that cost over $100 million because there is usually something worthwhile there and I want them to keep making them (note: I did not see Stealth, also starring Josh Lucas). Looks like most people knew better than I…Poseidon barely broke $20M, and didn’t even get first place. Ouch. By the way, do not rent Poseidon.

3 Comments so far

  1. tankboy (unregistered) on May 15th, 2006 @ 9:17 am

    But DO rent the original…The Poseidon Adventure. Shelley Winters! Ernest Borgnine! Gene Hackman!


  2. nikkos (unregistered) on May 15th, 2006 @ 10:46 am

    Save your movie rental dollar- it’s been showing on cable lately- AMC I think. I watched a bit, assuming it would be the superior alternative to seeing the remake. While I’m sure the original is in many ways superior to the remake, the original was very reminiscent of “Airplane!” to me. Boo.

  3. tankboy (unregistered) on May 15th, 2006 @ 12:07 pm

    It predates Airplane! by quite a few years…Airplane! was actually lampooning the whole “disaster movie” thing of the ’70s that was more or less kicked off by the original Poseidon Adventure.

    If you can see it for free on TV that’s even better though! The movie is by no means a masterpiece, but it is some massively campy fun.

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