POSEIDON (Theater Release USA 2006)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.4|5.0 Stars ììì

Poseidon—ocean disaster filmseems determined to capitalize on some of the faults in the original film, The Poseidon Adventure, while adding a few faults of its own. The love drama scenes are heavily loaded as are the scenes with women overreacting to the point of 'enough already!' Acting is under par throughout the movie. The scene where Robert Ramsey (Kurt Russell) and his daughter’s boyfriend Christian (Mike Vogel) are working out the details of who will take the death plunge seem almost comedic. The moral of this story is that: if you can make it out of a sinking ship, you need to rescue as many people as you can, unless you operate on a different ethics level as when Architect Richard Nelson (Richard Dreyfuss) sacrifices pleading man, Waiter Marco Valentin (Freddy Rodriguez). Of course, in the non-thinking moment when more panic presents itself than rational thinking, anything may be possible and that is definitely one of the scriptwriter’s many options for resolving tough situations.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Wolfgang Petersen for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Sheila Allen, Jon Jashni, Ben Waisbren, and Kevin Burns for making the movie possible. Additional characters/cast include: Dylan Johns (Josh Lucas), Maggie James (Jacinda Barrett), Jennifer Ramsey (Emmy Rossum), Elena Morales (Mia Maestro), and Lucky Larry (Kevin Dillon).



Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. While the computer graphics are terrific, between two story choices, see the original film, The Poseidon Adventure, for greater entertainment satisfaction coupled with realistic human cooperation for survival.

Ben Meyers

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