The Poseidon Adventure Reviews
Cheap effects, cheap dialogues...
What saves the movie is 1st a pretty good cast, 2d, the originality of it compared to the 1st story, adding the terrorists in it.
Acting is quite good with many of the characters portrayed above what would be considered the norm for TV movies. Other characters just benefit from good casting and help create a cast of people you don't mind watching for the 3 hour run time.
While I wanted to give this film 3 stars, it had a couple things that just didn't work for me. The lamest rescue subplot to ever grace the screen just happens to take place in this film. And the fact that near the end of the film, the remaining survivors take 15 minutes of film time to get across a catwalk (when the boat is only minutes from sinking) that's the width of a sidewalk after having climbed, crawled, jumped over a lot worse for most of the film prior to the scene AND are seen walking like nothing is wrong in the following scene... over a catwalk of the same size.
Because of those two things that majorly irked me, I've reduced the rating I would have given the film.
Not a bad film, there's just a few really really bad problems that are hard to overlook.
RATING: "Some Ole' Bulls**t" - Second lowest rating in the system (Negative reaction). These films are truly terrible films. They are not the worst things ever made, but they are definitely awful and should not be seen by anyone...