Saturday, July 4, 2009

Poseidon (2006)

On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner Poseidon capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for survival as they attempt to escape the sinking ship. [imdb]

Nominated for 1 Oscar:

Best Visual Effects

I watched it just for the visual effects; and even those weren't that spectacular. I've seen the original (1972's The Poseidon Adventure) two or three years ago and it was great. This one is shit. I've read a comment of someone who said: with a 150 mill. $ budget, couldn't they've afforded a good screenplay?! And it's so true.
The screenplay is crap (I guess it was written in like... 2 days): it's predictable, the characters are very uninteresting (unlike the original), the dialogue is bullshit and it all feels cheesy. More important: you just can't believe it!!! It's way too exagerated and I know it wasn't meant to be so. The acting is mostly ignorable, maybe except for leading man Josh Lucas, but what can the poor guy do with such an empty story?! A plus for the film is the editing, which actually manages to create some intense moments. The direction, however, is a disaster of its own.
My rating for the film: 2.5/10. An unnecessary remake which really offends the viewer's inteligence. Those waves do a better job that the actors & crew.

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