PoseidonDirector: Wolfgang Petersen
Set adrift in the vast waters of the North Atlantic for a luxury New Year's Eve party staged in the ship's magnificent ballroom, the massive ocean-liner Poseidon receives an unexpected jolt when a rogue, 100-foot wave rolls it completely upside down, forcing the surviving passengers to fight their way to safety in Das Boot director Wolfgang Petersen's waterlogged blockbuster. Trapped beneath the waterline and implored by the captain to remain in place until a rescue team arrives, the panicked survivors struggle to keep their cool as the water begins to rush in, infernos blaze all around, and a loss of electricity plunges the doomed vessel into total darkness. Seasoned gambler Dylan Johns (Josh Lucas) isn't willing to wage his life on the prompt arrival of help, though, and as he attempts to navigate the treacherous, inverted maze of death, he is flanked by desperate band of like-minded seafarers including eight-year-old Conor (Jimmy Bennett) and his mother, Maggie (Jacinda Barrett), reticent stowaway Elena (Mía Maestro), suicidal Richard (Richard Dreyfus), and concerned father Robert (Kurt Russell), whose missing daughter may still be somewhere onboard along with her frightened fiancé. With a little luck and a little help from onboard waiter Marco (Freddy Rodriguez), the desperate team may just live to see the morning after.
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Cast & Crew
|Josh Lucas||Dylan Johns|
|Kurt Russell||Robert Ramsey|
|Jacinda Barrett||Maggie James|
|Richard Dreyfuss||Richard Nelson|
|Emmy Rossum||Jennifer Ramsey|
|Kevin Dillon||Lucky Larry|
|Jimmy Bennett||Conor James|
|Andre Braugher||Capt. Michael Bradford|
|Kirk B.R. Woller||Chief Officer Reynolds|
|Gabe Jarret||1st Officer Chapman|
|Jess G. Henecke||Security Officer|
|Kimberly Patterson||Poker Dealer|
|D. Anthony Boone||Deejay|
|David Dittmer||Nightclub Hotty|
|Andy Deal||Wine Steward|
|Valerie Azlynn||Passenger #1|
|Carrie Frymer||Passenger #2|
|Beverly Overstreet||Passenger #3|
|Vincent DePaul||Passenger #4|
|Rachel Vander Woude||Woman on Cell|
1. Credits [3:32]
2. Shipboard Encounters [3:45]
3. New Year's Eve [4:55]
4. Something's Off [3:05]
5. Capsized [4:33]
6. Ballroom Survivors [4:30]
7. A Plan and a Map [3:42]
8. Elevator Shaft [5:57]
9. Freeing Christian [4:06]
10. Unlucky Larry [4:50]
11. Fire Hose Gambit [3:19]
12. Ballroom Breach [1:54]
13. Air Shaft Climb [6:53]
14. Ballast Tank [4:32]
15. Out of Breath [4:59]
16. Cut Off From the Bow [3:59]
17. Separate Ways [3:40]
18. Conor's Tight Spot [3:18]
19. Sacrifice and Rescue [4:24]
20. Propeller Suction [3:48]
21. Survivors [5:12]
22. End Credits [9:04]
Poseidon: A Ship on a Soundstage
Spokan Languages: English 5.1
Spokan Languages: Français 5.1
Spokan Languages: Español 5.1
Disc #2 -- Poseidon: Special Features
Poseidon: Upside Down
A Shipmate's Diary
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I loved this movie!
Awesome movie. Pretty good effects, except for the wave. The screenplay was also pretty good. I wouldn't recommend this movie for younger kids, as their quite a bit of violence, death, and the showing of corpses. The camera focuses to much on the carnage inside the ship. It shows just a little too much suffering on the journey. The acting is pretty good. I think they should have kept more of the original movie, like having an elderly couple in the cast and keeping the Christmas tree. The movie shows how selfish people can be. One of the characters says, "To hell with everybody else! I'm getting out of here!" The guy who says this is supposed to be a hero!!! The movie also shows how selfless people can be. The father/former mayor/firefighter risks his life multiple times to save the rest of the group and eventually loses his life trying to stop the propellor. Overall, Poseidon was pretty good.
Poseidon was an excellent movie. The script wasn't very well written, but the plot was excellent. I do miss the Christmas tree from the original, and the special effects were cheesy, but overall, it was an excellent movie.
I liked this movie, but Josh Lucas flirted with death too many times to live. And what was waiting in the water for the survivors when they reached the outside was just too lame.
The movie itself is pretty much an empty vessel, though it is certainly a product of its time. Trivial concerns such as story and character are jettisoned in favor of elaborate and expensive sets and CGI special effects. Like so many CGI blockbusters, human interaction is merely a bothersome detail the real focus being on the violent extermination of masses of nameless, faceless victims. And once again, Hollywood has mistaken technological gimmickry for storytelling skill. When the film does try to escape from tired predictability it bites off for more than it can chew. The capsizing sequence was stunning, but so many areas of the ship were highlighted in such a short time that I never really felt I was part of the action. We witness the galley bursting into flames and everybody being burnt to a crispy critter. Elevators come crashing down, people are falling and dying all over the place, dead bodies float all throughout the ship and outside the ship, and it's one big mess. There was no Christmas tree!?! The Christmas tree played a pivotal role in the original film ... from passengers falling into it during the capsizing ... to it unexpectedly crashing down ... to the survivors climbing it (and Mrs. Rosen getting stuck in the spokes) ... to it falling back into the flooding Dining Room when panic ensues! Why leave it out entirely when there are so many cinematic possibilities? Instead the characters in the new film "sneak out" of the Ballroom using some stacked chairs. There is absolutely no plea for others to join them even though they know that anyone left behind may die. I suppose it says something about today's society ... "I'm getting out of here -- to hell with everyone else!" But these guys are supposed to be the heroes in the film? The film has no sense of humanity, let alone a sense of humor about the absurdity of the entire premise. I suppose that the filmmakers wanted this to be like the remake of KING KONG, an eye-popping, special effects reinvention of a well-worn story. But, instead, POSEIDON ends up being like the woefully unnecessary remake of PSYCHO: there was no need, demand or purpose for this film to exist and the filmmakers reveal they have no apparent clue as to why the original is loved in the first place. That's what happens when you set sail without a compass you just get lost at sea.
I saw this movie and wanted to watch it over and over! I especially love movies with shipwrecks and such, so this movie was perfect! I've recommended this movie to all my friends!
i enjoyed this movie in the theaters. not sure why it wasn't a bigger hit. the special effects were very good and it was entertaining. gotta love a good big boat sinking movie! only disappointing thing, in my opinion, not a good theme song. all good boat sinking movies need a good theme song...ie The Morning After-Poseidon Adventure. My Heart will go on and on-Titanic. Maybe that's why this movie wasn't more sucessful....bad theme song.
I love this movie!!! I would recommend it to anyone over 13. It has everything you are looking for!!
The only reason to really watch "Poseidon" is that Josh Lucas looks nice in a tux. I can suspend my disbelief as much as the next moviegoer, but this is just stupid. Yes, nice special effects, but please tell me what do the women in this film do? Dylan knows ships from his Navy days, Ramsey is a former fireman, even the boyfriend knows something about ships. But the women are apparently sharing a single brain cell -- and it ain't workin'. The ship rolls and no one -- like, say, the captain -- thinks the little glass bubble of a ballroom may break? There are several other things that make you think "What the HECK?!" Most 8-year-olds aren't gonna stray from their parents' sides, and their parents aren't gonna let them, yet Conor does so repeatedly. Secondly, if you can hold your breath underwater for 2-3 minutes, then you're an Olympic gold medal-winning synchronized swimmer. And, what about the two towels, neatly spread out on the floor after the ship has flipped UPSIDE DOWN! (Where was continuity on this set?) Also, if you're in the water, which conducts electricity, and there's a button dangling from a wire, naturally you're going to ... ? And, after all of this, what's waiting after escaping the ship? And the rescue happens how fast? I had fun with certain elements of "Poseidon," but there was no character development -- how can you keep Richard Dreyfuss and Andre Braugher from showing you how wonderful they are? I had more fun watching it over and over just to find all the crazy stuff that made no sense.
While watching Poseidon in the cinemia I thought that in the beginging it will be action packed fun!!! I was semi correct watching the beginging you thought it was gonna be funny sweet and fun, but it was not funny sweet or fun,it was way to in yourface and you just see dead people every where and it was just OK. I would no recomend it.
I absolutely LOVED this movie! There were a lot of dead people but sure, when a ship goes upside down a lot of things are gunna fall on people! I loved absolutely everything about this movie! it was very entertaining! I think there should be a second one! Overall this movie was EXCELLENT!