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It is New Year's Eve, and over 2,000 passengers & crew are ringing in the New Year aboard the huge cruise ship 'Poseidon' when it capsizes on the open sea in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean! A small group of survivors find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for their lives. Preferring to test the odds alone, career gambler Dylan Johns ignores captain's orders to wait below for possible rescue and sets out to find his own way to safety. What begins as a solo mission soon draws others, as Dylan is followed by a desperate father searching for his daughter and her fiancée--a young couple who hours before couldn't summon the courage to tell him they were engaged and now face much graver challenges. Along the way they are joined by a single mother and her wise-beyond-his-years son, an anxious stowaway and a despondent fellow passenger who boarded the ship not sure he wanted to live but now knows he doesn't want to die. Determined to fight their way to the surface, the group sets ...Written by
Anthony Pereyra (hypersonic91yahoo.com)
Dylan Johns (Josh Lucas) jogging on the deck of the ship during the beginning credits the evening before the ship capsizes, pays homage to the original film, The Poseidon Adventure (1972). In it, James Martin (Red Buttons) jogs on the deck of the ship before the night of capsizing. Mr. Martin starts off by taking a deep breath at the deck railing before starting off, and Dylan ends his jog at the deck railing. Both wear a full jogging suit, which are both the same color. See more »
In the opening sequence where the camera pans around the entire ship, all the lifeboats are facing backward. The propellers are facing towards the bow of the Poseidon. Also sequences involving the Navigation Bridge show the space as being well lit. Ship's bridges are kept in near pitch-black darkness so as not to hinder the navigation watch's night vision. And finally all ship's machinery (like the bow thruster motors) have emergency shut offs in the space with the machinery. See more »
Simply horrible! I don't even know where to start. The story was weak, a very basic "problem after a problem adventure movie". I did not get any feel for the characters in the movie and all the dialogs were out of place and clichéd.
The effects were OK but I have to wonder what's with the explosions, why does every movie have to have thousands of things exploding and a wall of fire closing down from behind. This movie is another good example that you cant make a movie based on effects, you kinda need a story as well.
I cant think of anything good about this movie and so cant recommend this movie to anyone.
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