The Poseidon Adventure Reviews
The story of the few survivors of the Poseidon Cruiser as it impacts with a Tidal Wave and is submerged upside down.
All the characters that are left in this disaster are all interesting and it's interesting seeing all the obstacles they have to overcome to ultimately escape. It's fun & exciting film that surpasses the sequel in leaps & bounds.
(Full review coming soon)
The biggest difficulty I had with The Poseidon Adventure is the cast. It's not that I think any of them are bad actors, actually I like a lot of their work. But what I struggled with is that most of the actors in this film are people I grew up knowing from comedies and parodies. So it took me a long time to get into the serious tone of this film because every line felt like a joke when it came from the lips of Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Jack Albertson, and especially Leslie Nielsen. It also didn't help that some of the dialogue didn't feel natural, so I was taken out of the movie. Luckily Gene Hackman was there to lend some gravitas to the proceedings. While I certainly didn't love The Poseidon Adventure, and kind of wish it was cast differently, it did have me on the edge of my seat a few times. I'm also impressed when a film like this can surprise me, and it did more than once. It's not the greatest disaster film of all time, but it's one I can recommend because it has just enough adventure and action to distract you from the fact that Frank Drebin is the captain of the ship.