8 October 2007 | ma-cortes
Spectacular and engrossing remake with handsome casting
This formula disaster movie from Wolfgang Petersen deals about the famous luxury cruise ship turned over by giant tidal wave leaving group of survivors and hopefully scape, attempting save themselves. One time of wreckage of Poseidon during New year's eve the survivors from liner passenger looking for dangerous ways to survive. Meanwhile is developed romance and emotional byplay between various couples, Emily Russum-Mike Vogel, Josh Lucas-Jacinda Barrett, Richard Dreyfuss-Mia Maestro and relationship among parents and sons : Kurt Russell-Emily Russum and Jacinda Barrett-Jimmy Bennett.
This high budget remake mingles action, intrigue, disaster spectacle , suspense and quite entertaining though plenty of clichés. Our heroes get stuck in the ship before it sinks and suffering risks, dangers and death. The protagonists spend most of their time devising grisly ways for avoid to die like in the original picture based on a novel by Paul Gallico.The movie isn't bad but the events were also spectacularly filmed in classic version, previously winner several Oscar Academy Award.Introductory sequences are a little boring but one soon gets caught in the tale when the vessel is capsized by tidal wave.The explosions, pyrotechnics and floods are sensational but the movie is just another habitual blockbuster product and resulted to be a box office flop, in spite of a million dollars production. Furthermore, displays a sensational soundtrack by Klaus Badelt and enjoyable cinematography by John Seale.The picture is professionally directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It's a rehash of the previous disaster movies and fairly watchable story.