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.
L'unica cosa che è mancata, è stata una caratterizzazione maggiore dei personaggi, infatti alla fine del film non è 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.
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.
Saw this on 29/1/16
Though it may lack character development, Wolfgang Petersen directs with vibrant energy and pace creating a tense and claustrophobic tone all over the film. But considering the visual standards of his own The Perfect Storm, I believe that Poseidon lacked excellence.