Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure

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Adventurers return to the overturned ship, seeking a fortune.




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  • Veronica Hamel in Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
  • Telly Savalas and Dean Raphael Ferrandini in Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
  • Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
  • Michael Caine and Shirley Knight in Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
  • Peter Boyle in Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

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26 February 2008 | Michael_Elliott
Better Than Its Reputation
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

** (out of 4)

I've been wanting to see this turkey for at least a decade and after all the bad stuff I heard about the film, it really wasn't all that bad. Yes, the storyline is stupid as hell and makes for several laughable plot lines but if you can laugh at how dumb it is then you might enjoy yourself somewhat. Scavenger hunters (Michael Caine, Sally Field, Karl Malden) come across the sinking ship just minutes after the survivors from the first film were saved. Caine, about to lose his own ship, decides to enter the Poseidon in hopes of reaching the "purse room" where he can get all sorts of money. Along the way he counters some survivors (Peter Boyle, Jack Warden, Mark Harmon, Shirley Knight, Slim Pickens) as well as a terrorist (Telly Savalas). As you can tell, the story is pretty much all over the place but it leads to some mild entertaining, which includes a machine gun fight with the terrorist and another subplot with one of the survivors being a blind man! Caine, Malden, Warden and Pickens actually come off with good performances but Boyle and Field should really be embarrassed. The special effects are rather laughable and again, the story is crazy but God knows this is no where near as bad as The Swarm or When Time Ran Out....

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