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June 10, 2018
Watchable movie with some great effects especially the wave hitting the cruiser. Old hats like Dreyfuss and Russell add to the luster.
January 30, 2018
I did enjoy this remake. It's not perfect and has It's flaws but still manages to be epic in scale as the group of survivors may their way to escape the sinking Poseidon. My problem with the movie is It's too short and does not give enough time for the characters to develop. The movie is a little rushed as well.
½ October 10, 2017
Not the best disaster movie to come out, but Kurt Russell made it tolerable to watch. If I were you, I'd rent it before buying it unless it's really cheap.
September 4, 2017
Meh the CG was pretty good but everything else lame. Not very memorable.
May 31, 2017
I enjoyed this movie a lot as a child!
½ April 25, 2017
Like all disaster type movies, someone's gotta die along the way. Although I know the kid is suppose to provide some drama but man, he was super annoying.
Super Reviewer
April 15, 2017
Blueprinted nearly scene by scene from the 1972 original, this remake has more action and better effects as 34 years might enable. Similarly less time is spent on characterization (who cares about that crap anymore?), but the result is still claustrophobic thrills.
March 20, 2017
Why remake what was already good?
February 2, 2017
It's good movie to watch
January 10, 2017
Cool effects make this movie an entertaining CGI extravaganza, but Poseidon suffers heavily from a lack of distinctive and interesting characters, and a familiar and predictable narrative arc.
July 21, 2016
It's an enjoyable movie, but most of the underwater swimming was unrealistic.
½ June 18, 2016
I'm writing this as I watch it; I'll give it a rating once its over

SPOILER ALERT throughout

2 minutes in - the CGI is crap. Did the work experience kid or something do the special effects?

So the opening is fairly slow, some sort of party I'm guessing. I think its new years.

9 mins in - is that Fergie? Her career has not gone well.

I have to be honest I'm not even convinced by the interior scenes, its very obvious that the movie was not filmed onboard a ship but more than likely a fairly cheap hotel which would be better set hosting a high school prom.

16mins in - BIG WAVE!

So now the boat is upside down, a wannabe hero has just stated, "I use to be a fireman, don't worry". This is probably the sort of person I would actively avoid in this situation as he has managed to now kill 4 people that were alive up until this point.

The captain is now taking charge - Hurray! ... ah.... Hang on. He has opened with "We are not sure what has happened". Well I would probably make an educated guess based on the fact everyone is now walking on the ceilings that the boat is upside down.

23 mins - You know that slightly annoying kid that makes movies frustrating to watch because they bring nothing to the game other then a thin film of incompetence - yeah that kid has arrived everyone.

Oh great the kid is now taking part in the extremely treacherous and audacious rescue mission. I am sure he will provide invaluable input -_-

A father has located his lost daughter and its very sweet. They cuddle among the bodies of their fellow passengers. We are introduced to a helpful Texan.

Not a lot is happening now, so we learn a bit more about the individual characters and you start seeing little relationships forming. From what I can gather the key characters are Kurt Russel, the little kid and his mum, this man who looks a little bit like the KFC Colonel, then the wannabe fireman and his recently found daughter.

39 mins - The Texan is now drunk and for some reason he's abusing the hero. I predict that he's gonna die.

40 mins - HA!! I was right. He dead.

Whatever happened to Fergie? Not sure if they killed her off already.

46 mins - so the captains decision to keep everyone in the prom room has not worked out very well. Something exploded, then lots of water flooded in - I presume it was from the sea. Anyway, long story short, everyone is dead.

I think that means the only survivors now are the 6 or so people we are following. This makes things a little easier.

49 mins - *main character is crawling through ventilation ducts as per ALL action movies. Im surpised he isn't wearing a white vest top at this stage.* He yells back to his fellow survivors "I SEE A VERTICAL SHAFT AHEAD" . It made me giggle hahaha.

Jesus I give up. Don't bother watching it.
June 9, 2016
it's like the lost survival story of the titanic...except the ship is upside down. I find it really stupid that the entire ship capsized because they suddenly decided to turn around and face this random gigantic wave that just suddenly appeared in the middle of the ocean. If they had faced the wave straight on it wouldn't have capsized. And you'd think a great ship like that would have better weather detectors. Acting-wise, I didn't think it was that good. Emmy Rossum bothered me especially for some reason. There's really no character/relationship development...the entire plot is just about escaping out of a capsized ship which basically only 6 people survived.
½ April 29, 2016
160429: 2.5 tops. This is a weak re-make and fails almost completely. Perhaps it was just the awe I remember upon seeing the original but I this one brought nothing to me. Why Kurt Russel? Luckily, I paid only $1.00 at a garage sale. Now it will be in my next one.
½ April 24, 2016
could of been lose better
April 6, 2016
With stellar special effects and suspenseful navigation scenes, Poseidon is a less cheesy more thrilling remake than The Poseidon Adventure but lacks the depth and character development to make it a fully winning film.
½ February 26, 2016
Visually stunning and with a great main character (Josh Lucas) but the story is lack of charisma and with holes in the plot
½ February 14, 2016
Esattamente quello che mi aspettavo di andare a vedere: catastrofe, alta tensione, lotta contro il tempo e claustrofobia.
L'unica cosa che č mancata, č stata una caratterizzazione maggiore dei personaggi, infatti alla fine del film non č che si abbia la sensazione scoperto molto dei loro background.

Kurt Russell ha recitato discretamente, ma in questo ruolo sembra aver perso un po' lo smalto dei vecchi tempi, mentre ho visto bene Josh Lucas nel suo ruolo.

Gli effetti speciali sono stati a mio giudizio molto buoni.
½ February 7, 2016
I enjoyed the way this movie began and the conflict of the story line, but I think the ending definitely could have turned out better.
I think the way some of the 'bumps in the road' for the characters main goal were a bit excessive and could have been played out better.
If people were to remake this movie I am 90% sure it could have been better produced.
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