Poseidon (2006) - Action, Adventure, Drama

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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 their lives as they attempt to escape the sinking ship.

IMDB: 5.6
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Kurt Russell
Length: 98 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 138 out of 654 found boring (21.1%)

One-line Reviews (607)

There were quite a few moments that you were on the edge of your seat.

There are plenty of suspenseful scenes as well as some nice touching moments.

A terrible bore that unwittingly offers a window into the moral bankruptcy of our time.

Furthermore, displays a sensational soundtrack by Klaus Badelt and enjoyable cinematography by John Seale.

This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat and make you wonder what is going to happen next.

the reason i gave it a seven is because it is so exciting and action packed is that you completely forget about most of that stuff.

Director and producer Wolfgang Petersen remake of Irwin Allen's 1973 thrilling, cult-classic The Poseidon Adventure now retitled simply Poseidon, falls short of the films publicity ballyhoo.

If you watched this movie while half asleep, it would appear to be a thrilling adventure movie.

In fact, I thought the special effects were quite impressive and the scenes where the characters were crawling through the inverted ship, very well done and intense.

A really exciting, intense disaster film which will have most people on the edge of their seats.

While the script clearly lacked any kind of believable dialogue, the characters were still likable and entertaining.

Fortunately as well the movie is suspenseful at times and viscerally and tenderly felt as well.

If the movie had been just a disaster flick without all the touchy feely interaction between the characters, as they are to uninteresting to make that part work, I think it'd been a better film.

Expect to bite your finger nails down to nothing, not have a smile on your face, because this is one of the most intense disaster films ever.

In other words, they are trying to hard to be dramatic and suspenseful.

The original, somewhat dated it may be, was such an enjoyable movie that had everything a disaster movie requires, that "Poseidon" sinks in comparison.

Josh Lucas, Jacinda Barrett, and Richard Dreyfuss gave good performances that kept us interested until the predictable ending came.

The underwater sequences were breathtaking and 'sit on the edge of your seat' intense.

But the set-up gets repetitive, and the only diversion, albeit a minor one, is figuring out which character will be killed next.

Technically (film wise) sound and extremely fast paced with a liberal dose of tense moments and special effects this is a movie you have to see.

It had the typical disaster escapee's - the hero, the father figure, the kid, the old man, the young girl etc. which made some parts of the movie fairly predictable (people die, dad saves the day, most of the "escapee's" escape to safety and the boat sinks), but it still made for an entertaining evening at the movies.

The director, Wolfgang Peterson, directed exciting sailing-themed movies like "Das Boot" and "The Perfect Storm" and he excels in these kinds of films, so the action sequences are superbly staged.

i won't spoil anyone's pleasure of watching this movie,it's good entertaining throughout and maybe ...

For those who haven't seen it, let me give you a piece of advice, save your money for something else.

Sure, the original version's stereotypical characters, cornball scripting and preachy, self righteous tone were a bit tedious.

An absolute waste as entertainment, but a concise, albeit unintentional, statement of much that is wrong with our time.

Pointless remake .

POSEIDON is of course predictable, but a nail-biter well worth watching.

from the beginning to end of the film, the movie was brutal, no doubt, which the survivors had to make any sacrifice or decision to make it out aliveA good film to see, if you're near a blockbuster or a different video store, don't think twice and rented, or even better buy it, cause this is one heart stopping movie, very exciting for those who love the action and thriller.

This excuse for a film has no plot or anything resembling a story line.

), the continuous crash, bang, flash and boom will be enjoyable.

My husband & I were on the edge of our seats through-out the movie.

It too is intense.

it would just be a series of speed bumps and a really short boring happy ending.

The elaborate sets and special effects were both stunning and completely credible.

The script is a bit bland.

If only that it delivers all the traditional disaster ques, POSEIDON is enjoyable though disposable fare.

This new film was a NON-STOP action-packed, suspenseful roller-coaster ride!!

She's on a New Year's cruise when the unexpected occurs at the height of the revelry: a rogue wave overtakes and capsizes her.

VM shouldn't waste their time @ the movies if they have such an addiction to smokes that they can't watch the movie.

Sometimes I even fall asleep during the movie.

However, I felt that certain essential filler scenes made way to keep the running time under check, so some of the action appeared disjointed.

Unlike the originals slow build up, as it explained WHAT WAS HAPPENING AND WHY!

Perfectly Entertaining.

The rest of the movie was just the same old boring happenings.

Sounds more exciting than it actually was, trust me.

Don't waste your time with this piece of garbage.

And it is so predictable!

It was intense!

But after that it gets a bit boring and repetitive, and after about forty-five minutes, you just kinda stop caring about the characters (assuming, of course, you were one of the three audience members who cared about them at all to begin with) and are left wishing it would end already.

But I gotta warn you, it gets pretty damn suspenseful.

I cannot say I didn't enjoy this movie, I actually enjoyed it a lot on the huge IMAX screen, with stunning CGI effects, and continuous action.

This is an abridged, paint-by-numbers, totally pointless action flick.

The action of this movie was extremely intense and constant.

This movie had no character development, no flow, no plot and no point.

Otherwise, don't waste your time...

I haven't seen this in the theaters because I got bored watching it on TV.

Deus ex machina plot twists and a dull ending.

It's exciting, thrilling, intense & generally fairly well-acted.

but i have to say, watching this movie was a complete waste of time.

What it is though is a reasonably entertaining 90+ minutes that has good effects and very cheesy dialogue.

Now if your one of those people who goes to one movie a year and only one save your money i'm sure it will be better spent on x3 or superman.

Having said that,it is clear that Wolfgang Petersen wants to get straight into the action and as a result the film feels rushed disjointed for the first half.

It paralleled the original in a unique way but also had so many differences that every corner had an unexpected twist.

And pointless deaths.

It even lacks the thrill that seems to be the core purpose of the genre.

The tension does build to a stirring and absorbing fever pitch as the film plugs along.

His few scenes are dreary; anyone could have played them.

Rossum and Vogel are weak as dish water and just as dull while Dreyfuss has the air of a man gently rocking off to sleep.

And the capsizing of the ship is slower and more thrilling.

I love these sort of films, which provide a simple story, set in one location, yet the ideas in it are gripping !

Although technically, I don't know whether all the interior settings are based correctly on a real ship, all the incidents are better and more exciting here except that we do not have a memorable one like Shelley Winters' swimming scene.

Throw in half a dozen of boring characters and you have a classical disaster movie.

And this one, although familiar, is still gripping.

Very interesting and exciting.

They make the movie as realistic as this theme could be, and you end up sitting on the edge of your seat at the end of the movie.

This movie was one of the greatest, gripping, edge-of-your-seat thrillers.

the ending was definitely corny too - an empty available lifeboat just waiting for them???

Instead we get this group of drab, unpleasant survivors wandering around amazing sets delivering lines of painfully ridiculous dialogue.

I was hanging on the edge of my seat for the whole movie, then I fell off, if you know what I mean.

This can turn out as being a quite enjoyable movie.

Formulaic but entertaining.

This movie is a true Hollywood legend for intensity, gripping scenes, and thrills.

Action thriller with all the stereotypical, cliché scenes and characters.

I would HIGHLY recommend Poseidon to anyone who likes VERY intense movies (e.

"Poseidon" (2006) Directed By: Wolfgang Petersen Starring: Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas, Richard Dreyfuss, Emmy Rossum, Jacinda Barrett, Mike Vogel, Mia Maestro, Jimmy Bennett, and Andre Braugher MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (for intense prolonged sequences of disaster and peril) "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972), starring Gene Hackman and Shelley Winters, is one of my favorite movies of all time.

Certainly,the survivors were uninteresting people that makes the film boring if one is not to consider the special effects.

The screenplay is bad, really bad: the characters are pretty bland, there are only very few scenes which could be called dramatic in an emotional, more subtle sense.

A thrilling ride.

The film is kept short and the action is suspenseful in the last third of the film.

It keeps you on the edge of your seat and best of all it gets right into the action.

It's a bland, generic, cash-in of a remake that isn't even afforded the buoy of good eye candy.

(both of which I thought were pretty predictable throughout.

At one point a main character is compelled to kill another character in order to save himself, yet this intense and perverse moment early in the film is never dealt with again.

Very intense and captures your attention throughout the span of the entire movie.

This high budget remake mingles action, intrigue, disaster spectacle , suspense and quite entertaining though plenty of clichés.

But when you go to a movie wanting to be entertained with edge of your seat adrenaline and fantastic special effects, WHO CARES!!!!

Director Wolfgang Peterson has made better movies than this, but it is still visually stunning.

It is left with a technically amazing well done film, with an empty side.

Petersen begins the film with one of the most stunning opening shots in the history of film: A 3-minute wrap-around of the grand luxury liner as she sails the Atlantic.

trying to add the story and depth that they did for some of the main characters was a bore.

So in the end, it's not as bad as many state on here, it's just pointless.

They have the workable premise of the 1972 film and all the technical advancements to make it even more wrenching and involving for the audience, but the script has such boring, uninspired, and unlikable characters on board that it all seems like a poor, basic rehash that tries to modernize everything for this generation by making it as basic as possible; forget subplots, watch out for that wave!

Waste of my time and money.


the suspense for their lives is intense and if u cried during Titanic ull cry in this one too...

Direction was good peril situations were very well directed I think, i have watched this movie 10-15 times and still enjoyed it star cast did a better work,acting good.

empty,shallow,visually impressive .

Don't waste your time or money.

Nothing bad or amazing about it, it's simply a movie worth watching.

The script is, of course, somewhat predictable.

The numbing and seemingly endless sequence of narrow escapes doesn't capture the viewers attention in the slightest, and pulls out every cliché in the book along the way.

This is one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time.

Admittedly, there are few dull moments.

This movie was a waste of time and money.

As a result, POSEIDON is a reasonably well done but utterly simple-minded and empty spectacle.

" Save your money.

There is no hint of the religious symbolism of the original, the music is completely benign (John Williams provided an unforgettable score for the original), the characters are as colorless and bland a bunch as could be imagined when compared to the fiery antagonism of Hackman and Ernest Borgnine, the bitchery of Stevens and the deeply felt heroism of Winters.

The reason why the film wasn't very suspenseful was because the characters were all one dimensional and dull.

One of THE worst movies of the first decade of the 21st century.

The movie soon started to become tedious and mind-numbingly predictable.

That's why it's amusing to me that this movie is getting lower ratings because of the fact that there's no story build up.

This is an easy movie to have two and a half stars or three,he just needed to add that otherwise the movie was pointless.

I cannot say this movie was awful, because I enjoyed it and it had many thrilling moments.

I mostly skipped through it and somehow it still seemed tedious and long.

This was a completely formulaic disaster movie indistinguishable from low-budget Irwin Allen wannabe crap except for the quality of the production values.

Some people get bored in the first 17 mins, this is an essential part of the movie and builds the relationships which means we feel and care for these people when the events arises.

One death scene involving a lift shaft, jagged metal spikes and an explosion is an adrenaline pumping crowd pleaser and the aforementioned scramble through the flooding ventilation shaft is really quite tense, the ensemble cast squeezed together in a claustrophobic nightmare as the water bubbles up around them.

Director Wolfgang Petersen seems to be treading water (pun intended) because he already covered this ground-and better-in The Perfect Storm; a big, dull, and monotonous expedition that goes through the motions.

Director Wolfgang Peterson must have cried like a wolf when he read this dreary screenplay.

Overall, if you look at this movie for what it's supposed to be- an enjoyable popcorn flick/disaster movie -instead of what it was never intended to be (groundbreaking masterpiece), and if you stop comparing it the original, I think you'll enjoy it.

It is quite difficult to become immersed in a story/film, when you cannot truly believe what you are seeing at the outset is even remotely authentic/realistic.

Today, we have Oscar winner (for 1977's "The Goodbye Girl") Richard Dreyfess, as a gay architect; Kurt Russell, as a former fireman and Mayor of New York (that's what I said); Josh Lucas (fresh off "Glory Road" as a Navy veteran who seemingly knows everything about luxury liners); Emmy Rossum ("Phantom of the Opera"), as Russell's promiscuous daughter, Jennifer; her empty-headed boyfriend, Christian (Mike Vogel, "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"); and Jacinda Barrett ("Bridget Jones: On The Edge Of Reason"), as single mom, Maggie James, towing her annoying offspring, Conner (Jimmy Bennett) along with her.

I've enjoyed it very well.

Character confusion .

Writing: 2/10This writer would win cliché of the year award with more than one nomination all for the same script.

He's a pretty dull actor, and I've thought so since seeing him in Sweet Home Alabama.

But Ho-Hum.

very thrilling and suspenseful disaster flick .

Critics have had a go at this movie, but to be honest you don't have time to take this into account because Poseidon is an action/adrenaline packed ride.

My fiancée' was holding her breath throughout most of the movie, and I must say that I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.

I am still shocked that this movie is from the same director who gave Das Boot and Outbreak, besides some other entertaining movies.

I don't know what the above/below comments are saying, I HIGHLY enjoyed it!

Overall, a waste of time.

Decent remake, more intense .

Waste of time .

The characters were engaging and the audience genuinely cared about them.

--- SPOILERS ---The greatest thing is the giant wave and when the ballroom is flood, but in general the film is very predictable and you can guess from the start who will die and who will not.

Kurt Russel is lame in his role as the monotone mayor/firefighter/father guy.

Apart from one or two predictable demises, the rest of the film reflects Kurt Russell's sentence:"There's nothing fair in who lives and who dies".

Here, in Poseidon's case, we get one wave, whose damage is shown pretty explicitly, and while it is satisfying in the way it's portrayed, the after-stuff is pretty mundane and relentless.

Satisfying waste of time .

The cinematography is great, the editing is crisp, the special effects are superb and the set-pieces are somewhat exciting.

This movie really needs more effort, it was boring as well.

Don't waste your time .

I'll say this: if you like action/adventure movies that are entirely cliché, then you will love this movie.

No main plot, no subplot, the whole thing feels like a platform-based boring computer game.

I own this movie on DVD simply because I enjoyed it on the big screen.

100% of tightness, 100% of action and 1% of boredom .

It's a brisk, tight, intense action extravaganza.

It was thrilling, and as I watched it, I was talking to myself!

I thought this film was actually pretty good, kept me on the edge of my seat through out the whole feature.

However, that doesn't mean it isn't effective at what it does, provide an entertaining two hours at the movies.

The beginning was good as usual, then things started getting confusing and boring and thats where i felt the director could have done much better, and they should have used CGI technology for this flick.

Don't waste your time on this one, it isn't worth it.

Another dull remake .

The movie was fast paced and kicked into gear very early, I was also impressed with the special effects - seamless.

I went into the movie expecting a thrilling adventure about a boat flipping upside down and sitting on the edge of my seat as the survivors tried to escape.

I think they'd better do a comedy, than doing a stupid, cliché, and not at all catastrophic movie.

As a strict disaster/thriller/action film, Poseidon is definitely capable of getting the adrenaline of the audience going.

I did just that, I knew what to expect, and therefore thoroughly enjoyed it.

Where is the compelling speech from Josh Lucas, just like Gene Hackman before him, to try and convince the passengers to follow him out of the ship?

Kurt Russell was good (as usual), and the action sequences were dazzling (and pretty intense).

This movie was truly intense, just as the MPAA rating implies.

", the back stories of the cast are lame and uneventful, and the biggest mistake is the lack of a big Shelly winters character!

After a rogue wave slams into the ocean liner on New Year's Eve— where it's been, where it is located, and where it's going are mysteries—the ship is swept upside down and the passengers' boring ascent, led by Lucas, begins.

But the entire movie is cliché anyway so why am I just applying that to one scene?

So in addition to a story about a 'boat' sinking, any boat it would seem, this super budgeted story leads to a dull uninteresting poor excuse of a remake.

I still believe it holds its own as an entertaining action adventure film.

i found It entertaining,thrilling and exciting.

Well to start movie with the first shot of the pan zooming effect of the camera so deftly was sight worth watching !!

Summation: instantly forgettable but entertaining nonetheless.

Yes, the wonderful conflict between characters (the bitchy ex-prostitute and her husband cop in the original) is completely missing and the characters are very stereotypical with very predictable plot lines.

What seems to scream 'cliché' though, is the fact that the whole action happens during the night.

Realistic and Entertaining !!.

"Poseidon" is your typical disaster film; great effects, bad dialogue, super suspenseful, and dreadful acting.

I think a lot of people are trashing on this film because--after embracing every rotten comic book adaptation and remake of a crappy 70's TV sitcom that's been spoon fed them in the past five years--it is now fashionable to assume the other position and slag on anything that dares to remake a "70's classic", has a big budget, etc, etc.I found the new version of POSEIDON to be an incredibly intense experience.

No story, no problem, it's all about the escape .

But oh so predictable.

First a little background– the Poseidon was struck by a very real but little known phenomenon called a "rogue wave," which is essentially a mid-ocean, completely unpredictable collision of two massive ocean waves (you would be absolutely astounded to learn how large and fast moving mid-ocean waves can be, by the way), which results in another wave, which you might say is more than the sum of its parts.

But besides this the movie was a rather enjoyable one, although not the best of the Summer 2006 Blockbausters.

" And like I said, this movie is predictable.

There's a few minor problems including a scene where Lucas appears to turn into Spiderman but other than that this is a highly entertaining flick.

Character development to me is very important, but more movies today are using their time for character development as uninteresting fluff.

Hugely Entertaining .

It tastes pretty good going down, but when the tub is empty you'll just drop it in the trash can.

Every second is filled with action, suspense, and keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time.

Horrible remake of the 1972 classic, complete with interchangeable young brunette women, bland heroes (and heroics), annoying child and VERY little else.

If the writers did one thing right, it was create an suspenseful atmosphere with a few surprises.

Was it campy and predictable?

Also, despite all the noise, this movie does have its dull spots.

There seems to be a really horrible trend in Hollywood these days stating that the average movie goer will become bored after an hour and a half so keep it short (Star Trek Nemesis suffered this fatal blow as well...

The action sequences that involve an obstacle to survive or to escape from are breath-gripping suspenseful.

Dull and inadequate .

If you are looking for a action packed movie with great special effects, you found it.

Wolgang Petersen's remake of the classic Ronald Neame action-thriller The Poseiden Adventure is missing two important components which made the first worth remaking - Engaging characters and visual realism.

- In fact, the action was so exaggerated that it started boring me and I nearly fell asleep in the middle of this constant boom-boom.

The water sequences were intense at times.

Heart Stopping Movie, Very Exciting .

People make fun of the ham acting in the 1972 film, but those stars knew how to craft a compelling characterization within the confines of the disaster genre (with the aid of a carefully constructed Wendell Mayes & Sterling Silliphant script.

The action was so intense.

The film was an overblown, soulless and - worst of all - *dull* waste of everybody's time and money.

The synopsis is exciting and suspenseful.

Some of the effects were exciting to watch, which is where my 2 rating comes from.

The life and death struggle for survival was more intense as well, adding to the drama.

Category- Thriller Poseidon is a suspenseful movie starring Kurt Russell.

In the film, 'Poseidon', the characters are empty shells running, bobbing and swimming across the screen.

The claustrophobia in this scene is so intense if you're not climbing the walls then you need to have your head examined.

Surely, Peterson spent many long nights trying to make the capsizing of the boat look as realistic as can be and all the little thrills and spills of a disaster movie as entertaining as possible.

You can say I was pretty bored with it to have timed the sequence.

The entire movie was completely predictable from the beginning.

Not deep, no message, just a good time!

I though it had great special effects and was very action packed.

It was a fast-paced, full of effects (the ship was quite staggering) and generally rather enjoyable.

Along with following this group, whom we are supposed to be praying for their survival, was guessing who would live and who would die (again very predictable).

Maybe somebody like James Cameron could've handled the job better, and in turn, maybe deliver a stunning masterpiece, unlike it was.

this is one of the worst movie's I've ever seen.

Am I the only one who thought this to be totally absurd and cliché.

Stupid, predictable, don't waste your money .

Very intense.

There are a couple of powerful scenes especially the scene where the metal pole or whatever it is falls off and a person is literally hanging on for dear life gripping another person's leg, a person is then told to "shake him off" (to his death) otherwise they both fall down, that unimaginable decision had to be made within seconds.

All are overpowered by the bland boat which reminds me of the boat from Speed 2: large, ugly, and unavoidable.

** I saw this on the IMAX – which I highly recommend to get all the glory of the non-stop adrenaline rush and all I can say for the price of admission is five words: a 90 foot Stacy Ferguson (!

Then there's Dreyfus' character calling his lover and crying, getting no message back and tossing his cell phone overboard.

So all in all, I highly recommend this action masterpiece to everyone who enjoys an awesome action movie filled with stunning visual effects and scenery.

first of all, she's risking her boy friends job by leaving the cabin that HE snuck her into in order to see her brother JUST because she was bored?

Though quite predictable it still lives to its expectations.

Perhaps if the script dealt more on the dialogue than the pointless and brief backgrounds, the movie could have worked.

In my opinion I recommend that you save your money, save your time, save your sense of good taste, and subsequently save YOURSELF!

Final Thought: Though lacking any characterization whatsoever, "Poseidon" is an entertaining movie with excellent special effects.

But a stumbling in these opening segments is excusable as long as Peterson can cover up Protosevich's banality with heaping piles of excitement.

"Poseidon" is rated PG-13 for intense prolonged sequences of disaster and peril.

This 2006 re-make did, however, suffer from having a rather predictable script and storyline.

The movie itself is pretty much an empty vessel, though it is certainly a product of its time.

Poseidon, an intense and gripping ride .

The most "Entertaining" movie I have seen this year .

Like every disaster movie it risks of being submerged in tons of water and visual effects but the tragic adventure is well conceived and the melodrama too very enjoyable.

The plot is so predictable, the character die in ways that are so obvious and dumb.

They're all stock characters--the handsome, muscular hero (Josh Lucas); the older hero (Kurt Russell); his headstrong daughter (Emmy Rossum); her bland boyfriend (Mike Vogel); Latina stowaway (Mia Maesno); Latino waiter (Eddie Rodriguez); single mother (Jacinda Barrett) with an annoying son (Jimmy Bennett) and depressed gay guy (Richard Dreyfuss).

Brilliant sets and stunning special effects.

Overall, Poseidon was an entertaining movie.

the feel good comedy - amazing and stunning .

I usually find disaster movies boring.

As I said earlier, I'm a big fan of Russell and Dreyfuss and both men deliver good performances but they're always worth watching no matter the film.

If you fancy watching a reasonably entertaining movie for one and a half hours then watch it.

I found that Poseidon was extremely intense.

) tons of CGI-ed action sequences to make it more believably exciting.

Finally, after an hour of tolerating cliché after goof after far-fetched oh-my-god-we-only-just-made-it-ism, we're asked to believe that they get out of the ship and fortuitously find a life raft in the water, just where they need it.

But how can we root for the survival of characters that aren't even convincing, let alone engaging, in the first place?

and a bit more boring.

In his native country Germany, he debuted in 1981 with the phenomenal classic "Das Boot" and a mere 20 years later he made the solid and intense "The Perfect Storm", with George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.

It is entertaining,it is clichéd and yes,it is as corny as hell.

The characters are bland and are about incapsulating as a stale biscuit.

Mike Vogel is wooden here and didn't convince me at all, he also looked bored, I didn't care for him, as he brought the film down at times, and had no chemistry with Rossum.

don't waste your money!


I mean if they all died or there was more about the intriguing wave - that would have at least have been something different.

l actually like the fact that it was shot upside down, adds more thrill when those struggling to survive actually have to get out through the bottom of the ship which is a mission considering the confusion of moving from top to bottom of a ship in the upward direction.

The long awaited remake is a tremendous spectacle that will keep you on the edge of your seat for almost the entire length of the movie.

boring .

But this is a disaster flick; we're all aware this is just the obligatory lull before the storm and the scenes only muster up a sincere form of apathy for these cramped characters.

FAMILY SUITABILITY: Poseidon is rated PG-13 for "intense prolonged sequences of disaster and peril.

Nice graphics, rubbish attention to details, cliché situations and characters, dull plot.

Beware -- you may fall asleep and drown in your own drool...

Well the special effects are big, and there are some moments of terror that will have your jaw dropping, and the stars are good enough that they are worth watching and with a budget of this size it's at least nice to watch.

On my real world scale this probably only deserves a 6, but I've given it a 7 because despite some of its flaws it is a very exciting and intense piece of cinema that will guarantee not to bore you.

I couldn't tell you, because at least one person in our group fell asleep during the film, and afterwards, the rest of us could barely remember any of the leads' names or back stories.

The claustrophobia in this scene is so intense if you're not climbing the walls then you need to have your head examined.

We're treated to stunning visuals, epic sound effects, grandeur location sweeps, and an occasional performance by Fergie's nightclub singing character.

It had engaging characters, decent special effects and a cheesy storyline.

Okay, this picture was special effects from beginning to end, but you have to admit that it's a roller-coaster ride and gripping good fun.

Don't waste your money on another plot less film.

All in all an entertaining movie.

Even spending money for the rental was a complete waste of my time and money.

He was the only entertaining one in the whole cast.

Except for how the characters survive and find there way up, there really is no story.

It becomes very obvious right from the start that it is formulaic and clichéd.

This could all be very entertaining if it wasn't so empty and if only they'd eased back on the throttle a little bit, we could have had a much more successful film.

The best thing about this movie is that it is very entertaining, with none of the pretense of some contemporary remakes that lack originality, charisma, and are a bit too long and stale.

They tried to make it more compelling by having a love triangle (daughter, boyfriend, father), and a mother/son relationship, as though you would be more anxious for their survival due to the bond between them.

Despite the wave having killed apparently everyone else on board, Russell's boring daughter and her boring boyfriend survive miraculously elsewhere: these two have no personalities but Hollywood imagines we are routing for them.

The visual effects are absolutely stunning and the underwater cinematography is gorgeous and scarily effective.

This was truly the worst movie I saw last year.

There was humour, there was terror, there were some very unexpected deaths that really made you feel, because you'd been engaged with these characters for so long.

In this weak remake of the 1972 Irwin Allen classic, the characters are hopelessly dull and forgettable.

While his tendency in Hollywood has been the production of leaden projects like The Perfect Storm--another big wave saga--and Troy, this is still the man who directed the excellent, suspenseful U-boat drama Das Boot twenty-odd years ago.

From the second the movie begins, to predictable ending, you feel absolutely no emotion towards any of the people who are suffering through the disaster of the day.

And even with the lower standards of special effects and the dated look of the show, the original POSEIDON ADVENTURE had cinematography, direction, and some performances that really managed to evoke the unbearable tension of the scenario these people were stuck in.

In fact, it's just the kind of big, dumb, brainless entertainment that is genuinely entertaining.

If you have seen the original, don't waste your time.

The amazing water sequences, fires, explosions, crashes, etc. are what kept me on the edge of my seat.

First of all, ever since reading a fascinating novel called Shadow Divers a few weeks ago, I have been devouring every book and documentary and movie about submarines, shipwrecks, U-Boats, ocean liners, and other sea calamities that I could find.

No real plot?

The film's adventurous and uncompromisingly suspenseful tone are a plus, as well as some of its setups.

A, this one has more and better exciting incidents, faster paced all the way till the end.

Mildly entertaining, par for the course these days - I KNOW I COULD HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB MYSELF WITH THE SCRIPT ADAPTATION...

Wolfgang Petersen's "Poseidon," a re-imagining of the 1972 film "The Poseidon Adventure" is a far-fetched, by-the-numbers disaster movie filled to the brim with clichés and so predictable in its exposition that ultimately, it fails on a lot of aspects.

A disappointing, pointless remake - 39% .

I actually find Poseidon to be a great, fun, exciting, suspenseful movie.

The action is non stop, so you will never be bored, and there are quite a few shocking moments as well, plus aside from a couple wooden acting jobs namely(Mike Vogel), it was pretty good, plus I got exactly what I expected and that was an exciting blockbuster!.

Movies are the literature of today, yet there is no story here.

If you wish to see an entertaining movie that you can become involved in, because of the people and their struggles to escape a disaster at sea, then watch the 1972 version of this offering.

It was pretty exciting stuff, given the premise, and the characters that were in it - the usual selfish "villains", and an elderly sacrificing couple are some of those I remembered.

'Poseidon' is certainly not 'Das Boot'; as a whole, it is no more than your average disaster flick, but it is certainly thrilling at times.

The ending was predictable.

Any film directed by Peterson is worth watching.

In fact, had this not been a remake, I am very sure that I would never have noticed the lack of characterization, but, as it is a remake of a movie that prided itself on its amazing characters, its lack of intriguing or interesting characters were a huge problem.

This new version, sleek at 98 minutes, was just what the producers and director wanted, a fast intense escapist movie.

Poseidon is probably the worst movie Wolfgang Peterson has ever made.

I had a misfortune of watching this film last night and oh boy what an utter waste of time.

Entertaining movie without pretensions .

See Poseidon without comparing it to the novel or the first movie, put yourself in the passengers place without worrying about who the really are or where they come from, and you will see it for what it is, a suspenseful exciting, edge of your seat film!

But what makes this stand out as a turkey, for me, is that it quickly degenerates into the most predictable struggle-against-the-odds drama where you have more fun guessing who lives and dies by the time the end credits roll.

It's really intense and incredibly fun to watch.

Contrary to what previous 'reviewers' have written about it, it's very well crafted, exciting, and definitely worth a look.

The original POSEIDON ADVENTURE was phenomenal during its time that movies of the same theme copied its style endlessly, so much so that it has become a standard cliché.

So basically this film is predictable in the process of the few (stupid) survivors being picked off one by one.

Petersen has kept his team of survivors only just ahead of the rising water all through their escape which keeps the viewer on the edge of his seat and the relatively short running time is justified in this sense.

Poseidon is an enjoyable film for what it is...

Petersen begins the film with one of the most stunning opening shots in the history of film: A 3-minute wrap-around of the grand luxury liner as she sails the Atlantic.

There were several parts that were incredibly gripping.

This movie is the worst movie I have ever seen.

The offsetting problem, however, is that Mark Protosevich's trite screenplay abbreviates character development in favor of banal dialogue and stock responses.

Overall very enjoyable.

) Even with the predictability (At points) and how quickly the wave hit without really getting into detail of the characters backgrounds (and how magically all of them just wound up in the same location to escape together..), I thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely see it again and recommend it to friends.

I watched The original "The Poseidon Adventure" on video, and pretty-well enjoyed it.

I fell asleep .

The human aspect of the story is so sketchy and superficially presented that I found it impossible to give a damn about the characters and root for them; that would have made the film a bit more compelling and exciting to watch.

OK, it was boring as all get out, with a predictable tired plot, and what a waste of 2 hours!!!

This is a very entertaining flick.

Some of the early scenes are, of course, too predictable (even if Dreyfuss's romantic side seems a little displaced and unnecessary), as one just wants things go forward with the action.

Spectacular and engrossing remake with handsome casting .

Very confusing!

); Josh Lucas (fresh off his one-note performance in "Glory Road" as a Navy veteran who seemingly knows everything about luxury liners); Emmy Rossum ("Phantom of the Opera"), as Russell's promiscuous daughter, Jennifer; her empty-headed boyfriend, Christian (Mike Vogel, "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"); and Jacinda Barrett ("Bridget Jones: On The Edge Of Reason"), as single mom, Maggie James, towing her annoying offspring, Conner (Jimmy Bennett) along with her.

this movie is very fun and i though, even though i knew who died and who lived, that i was still on the edge of my seat and biting my nails.

Four yawns out of five.

The long awaited remake is a tremendous spectacle that will keep you on the edge of your seat for almost the entire length of the movie.

an enjoyable disaster movie .

You can still appreciate the stunning action and the beautiful special effects.

It was a great distraction and thrilling adventure, when I wanted to "escape" for a few hours.

The movie is action packed never a dull moment.

Its all very predictable and downright corny.

Worst movie I've seen in a LONG time.

But like me if you go to watch this film bored, and just expecting it to be your typical high budget, over exaggerated Hollywood blockbuster, which is plainly what it is then I don't think you will be overly disappointed!

Waste of time, Titanic wannabe :( .

Added to the intensely cliché plot and the mandatory (these days) Hollywood CGI effects, this is guaranteed to be a flop of epic proportions.

Improbable story but suspenseful & entertaining.

Every little maze that the group gets into, which is about a half dozen, it gets very intense and edge of your seat.

Considering that the technological advances today, making a disaster movie would make it much more realistic and, therefore, more exciting.

Mike Vogel might as well have been a hologram or robot his presence was so insignificant and banal.


It had everything a disaster film needed, action, ambivalent characters, and intense film-making.

There were some very intense/frightening/gripping scenes in the movie.

The scenes are claustrophobic and you'll be on the edge of you seat.

I mean I am still sitting on the EDGE of my seat wondering if he ever had one missed call from his Boy.

No plot?

Well I enjoyed it...

Poseidon is for the most part a plot on auto-pilot, nothing happens that is outside of the realm of the expected if you have seen a disaster movie or two.

Gripping as a hook, "Poseidon" will certainly have your heart beating as the survivors get into all kinds of scrapes, and some great acting from Mia Maestro, Josh Lucas and Kurt Russell.

From start to finish Poseidon is action packed and moves along at a very rapid pace that prevents the viewer from losing interest.

I love intelligent, well crafted, engaging films as much as the next person.

This was an adrenaline ride from start to finish though and fun guessing who was going to make it out alive.

The gas tank pouring down through the middle of a room into a giant mass of water, and then catching on fire and making a ridiculous fire shoot was pretty intense, and when Josh Lucas did a swan dive into the fire so he could swim across with a fire hose to find a way to get Emmy Rossum united with her boyfriend, who had just proposed to her that night...

No characterization, no build-up, no story--just WHAM!

l think more emotional connections between the survivors before the strike by the rogue tidal wave would have made it even more intense.

Great performances, a riveting story, the fact that you never really knew who was going to survive, good characterization.

Why would ballast tanks have valves that only open when the tank is full, and remain closed when they're empty?

'Poseidon' isn't a totally bad movie: there's lots of action, stunts and well-done special effects sequences for fans of that sort of thing, and a few scenes manage to be gripping, even if only briefly.

I was on the edge of my seat several time through the duration.

Pros: - Good score by Klaus Badelt - Truly intense, not easy to laugh at - Pretty good acting, for a disaster movie - No "annoying" characters - For the most part, good special effects - Good rising action, climax, and resolution - Looks and sounds great in IMAX versionCons: - Some bad CGI effects - Not enough character development - Too intense for some?

Entertaining Summer Flick.

Unbelievably Boring .

It has a rather intense storyline, which keeps going at a good pace throughout the entire movie.

No way is it great, but it was entertaining in its own way .

Mind you, it is well done, exciting, and thrilling popcorn fluff and I highly suggest you head to the theatre and give it a look.

The story is completely predictable, in the sense that I could have bet on the people that were going to die during the film and have become a millionaire.

The action sequences, while being visually realistic & elaborate, are repetitive and shot in too many close-ups.

In one quieter moment, Emmy Rossum (Russell's daughter in the film) and her fiancé (Mike Vogel) are embarking on a prolonged, tearful separation, it's hard to discern if Russell's dive into the water is in order to "save the day" or simply commit suicide out of sheer boredom.

Then there's Dreyfus' character calling his lover and crying, getting no message back and tossing his cell phone overboard.

The new "Poseidon" has less meaningful dialogue, poorer character development and definition, less believable stunts than the original (although much more outlandish and numerous), and lottsa formulaic plot themes (presented in elementary school level manner): lonely guy finds love, perfect hero father saves his offspring and the day, disillusioned man ready to give up on life finds new meaning to live, grotesquely bad guy is punished for his lack of character - usually by dying right after he said/did something despicable, so his death would feel gratifying and wouldn't spoil the entertainment.

Poseidon was a big budget action/thriller/adventure film that I didn't expect to amount to much, especially after the boring dialogue of the first half hour.

Despite these flaws, there were a few engaging scenes and some touching moments.

Another problem is that it's fairly predictable as far as who lives and who dies.

Now I'm not saying that it was entirely bad, it did have a few enjoyable aspects.

I guessed correctly in every instance save one: I was unsure whether Richard Dreyfuss' bland character would make it or not.

With that much money, one would expect at least some great special effects and some engaging action scenes.

Original MPAA rating: PG-13: Intense Prolonged Sequences of Disaster and PerilMy MPAA rating: PG-13: Intense Prolonged Sequences of Frightening Disaster and Peril, Disturbing Images, Sensuality, and LanguageMy Canadian Rating: 14A: Violent Scenes, Frightening Scenes, Disturbing Content

The writer tries to provoke emotion from the viewer with his character development, but tell you the truth I was glad a great deal of these people died because they were too boring and stupid to care about (except Andre Braugher, he was freakin' bad ass in his short role.

The only problem with POSEIDON is its simplicity and the cliché brand that it obviously carries with it.

If you can't do proper character development, don't waste my time with it at all.

Only see if your a die hard Poseidon fan, Otherwise save your money and wait for the DVD release.

The appearance of this film is stunning and Wolfgang Petersen's direction draws you into an almost surreal world.

But dissection of the movie aside, the film does connect with the audience in terms of drama, tension, and thrills, whether it is a cliché or not.

I thought throughout the entire movie: "Wow" or was on the edge of my seat, and really was kept in suspense.

This given together with astonishing visual effects will give you easily an enjoyable evening.

For those of you who are not retards this movie rocks ass, it keeps you on the edge of your seat and has you wondering who will die NEXT.

Everything from endless water-smothered shots of over-periled shipwreck survivors manically yelping and stumbling for what seemed like an eternity to one of the most fascinating battles of former Oscar-winners (in this case, Gene Hackman and Ernest Borgnine) doing their gallant, goliath-sized battle of menacing overacting that has become one of the most enjoyable and laughed-upon symbol of misguided performing on film.

5 out of 10 very bored moments in the cinema

") is nearly compensated by bigger and better set piece action thrills in this entertaining remake.

Mark Prostosevich's screenplay – based on Paul Gallico's novel – serves up the basic meat- and-potatoes action histrionics with just the right level of straightforward melodrama and formulaic pinches the cast find themselves in the watery graves-to-be as they rise to the challenges of performing heroic feats and bonding to remain alive largely thanks to the assured direction of filmmaker Wolfgang Petersen (no stranger to the sea in his oeuvre) and a steely turn by anti-hero Lucas, a renegade gambler and former fireman/mayor of New York (!

But I can assure you, even the original 1972 film has been called everything from "campy", "cheesey", "melodramatic", and "sappy" by the very same CYNICAL, PRETENTIOUS people that now call this film "poorly-acted" and "badly character developed" while pretending to like the original.

The film was gripping, the characters interesting, the effects fantastic and just as much storyline as the movie needed.

If you want to see a great disaster movie where the hero saves the day and you are left squirming on the edge of your seat, then you will love this movie.

Though the plot line isn't great (though very original, I must say) it was very well acted and very intense.

It is no "Titanic", but it is definitely worth watching.

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.

The scope of ideas presented seemed cool but just felt boring or just not interesting.

But it was the opposite that happened, it was in the end waste of money to some extent, so don't have high hopes from this one please.

The story is a pretty cliché action plot, with a diverse group of survivors banding together to find a way off of the ship, which is now floating upside down.

I have not had this much "FUN" watching a movie since "Serenity", and though that was a superior movie overall, I believe this was more "exciting".

While these films are considered by most to be quite well done and enjoyable, Poseidon came off to me as a rushed, sometimes forced and annoying movie.

As of now, it ends up in between these chairs and the end result is a rather bland movie that didn't impress very often.

Rated PG-13 for Intense Prolonged Sequences of Disaster-Related Peril.

Please save your money and see another movie, so far Hollywood has made me upset because of the lack of good original movies.

Just got back from seeing this movie and I have to say, I enjoyed it.

This movie was unbelievably boring, not to mention predictable!

The action was suspenseful at times, and looking at Josh Lucas and Kurt Russell in wet tux shirts was some eye candy for the ladies.

Surprisingly entertaining - everything I wish Titanic had been.

From the word go, this film is dull, unimaginative, ridiculous and don't even get me started on the awful CGI.

We were on the edge of our seats the whole time.

The action scenes are intense with some graphic and disturbing deaths along with tons of dead bodies.

My likes: The opening deck-running scene was exceptionally creative and captivating and set the stage for an enjoyable movie experience.

After a set up introducing the characters whom we will be watching attempt to get out of this massive cruise liner and an oddly non-thrilling and unspectacular scene when the wave does hit, Poseidon just nestles into a nice rhythm of cause and effect revolving around various situations you might find yourself in when threatened with this scenario.

It really takes some effort to come up with dialouges as banal and crass as in this movie.

But we cannot compare both movies, Poseidon will give you thrilling effects!

But, with the intense action scenes and reasonable tension that is kept up throughout the film combined with some reasonable acting, the viewer can watch this film and be happy.

, its an edge-of-your-seat action packed film, I really liked it, Emmy was awesome and very beautiful, I loved the special effects!

There was nothing else on and I'm not even sure how this ended because I fell asleep while watching.

For God's sake, the movie was truly entertaining!

The characters were very contrived and you couldn't really feel empathy for any of them, except maybe the stowaway Spanish girl.

Mind you, it is well done, exciting, and thrilling popcorn fluff and I highly suggest you head to the theater and give it a look.

Also trying to escape are Josh Lucas, Richard Dreyfus and Mia Maestro, but again the characters are underdeveloped and uninteresting, so I basically couldn't really care less if they died or not.

Overall the film was enjoyable and told the story of a few peoples struggle to stay alive on an upturned sinking ship.

All the characters are cool, and the scene where the Posiedon falls over had me on the edge of my seat as it was so tense, plus Kurt Russell and Josh Lucas played the 2 heroes very well and were fantastic!.

That said, Poseidon is an enormously entertaining movie, so long as its audience is capable of ignoring the terrible lines uttered by its stereotyped and clichéd characters.

This is one of the worst movies I have seen

This movie was a very suspenseful movie with some questionable acting.

Sounds pretty ordinary, but the film is crammed with breathtaking and claustrophobic sequences.

Don't watch this movie, it's pointless, useless, and a waste of money.

All make this movie puzzled and unbearable.

All of the Titanic movies, no matter which one, are riveting because the disaster really happened.

Pointless, weird, and the acting was terrible.

Slick but Boring .

Simply Unwatchable .

Even though the movie was only about an hour and a half long, it seemed like it dragged on for three hours!!!!

It is quick, packed with action, and extremely exciting.

Only the very moment of a catastrophe is worth watching, but then neither Kurt Russell, not Jacinda Barrett can save this sad, slow, plodding steamroller of a bad film.

I found this film very exciting.

It was easy to watch whilst being entertaining, it was slick in places and held a steady pace throughout and i wasn't bored or finding the film tedious for one minute in the cinema.

gripping thriller....

And the special effects are both awesome and convincing; the capsizing of the ship in particular is a genuinely exciting and harrowing set piece.

Absolutely mind boggling!!

An entertaining natural disaster movie .

Poseidon is the only one that manages to surprise and entertain on every level, with nary a dull moment.

i also found it suspenseful.

" Petersen's more-than-competent direction keeps the film, if not the ship, on an even keel, although those with long memories will likely be drawn back to the original film, which was more entertaining, if less spectacular.


It's boring.

I also believe that Kurt Russell is one of the most entertaining actors of our generation.

Many of the action scenes were also enjoyable, my favorite being one in the upside down lobby that is filling with water, which suddenly catches fire.

" It is a boring film that does not have much to offer.

wanna slow it down just a tad??

While not in the same league as his masterwork, "Das Boot," "Poseidon," a streamlined remake of Irwin Allen's 1972 classic "The Poseidon Adventure," takes off quickly and provides a non-stop adrenaline rush for the next 99 minutes.

Skip this one and go rent the original, it's way more fun and entertaining.

The acting is pretty poor and Kurt Russell has seen better days in the acting world but the effects held it together so it remained entertaining enough.

The scenes of near escapes are breath taking and will have you gripping onto you seat wondering what will happen next.

Some gripping scenes and effects can't quite overcome a weak script and dull characters .

The decision Johns (Josh Lucas) and Nelson (Richard Dreyfuss) must take could have been exploited and built upon in so many ways, but it is almost instantly forgotten, and the story resumes its plodding progress, satisfying itself with merely placing more and more obstacles in the path of the dwindling band, testing their ingenuity (which is, quite frankly, super human and super-intelligent) and our patience.

In fact, they are all pretty much totally boring individuals.

The movie is a cliché from start to end .

35 years, and we've gone from horror ho-hum at such things.

It's well made visually and the most exciting moments are mostly created from that fact.

A movie that had me on the edge of my seat and was entertaining.

Director Wolfgang Petersen delivers a silly plot-thin but crazy pyrotechnic action film not unlike his last stupid actioner Air Force One, and to this end creates a claustrophobic (upside down) roller-coaster which proves an adrenaline rush start to end.

Some of the scenes really did have me on the edge of my seat and if I didn't know better, this movie would probably keep me off an ocean liner.

Perhaps, being a remake, audiences are overly critical, maybe it is a case of seeing one disaster film too many, either way this is a flick worth watching.

" only the parts where they have to go under water, it seemed that they held their breath for way too long, and some scenes felt like they just crammed them in to add length.

The special effects are amazing and It has some great actors/actresses in it and even though you know what happens in the end its still worth watching-and for the ladies there are 2 hunks in it(josh Lucas and mike Vogel)-for the older generation there is kurt Russell and richard Dreyfuss-never a bad thing so ignore the critics and make up your own mind!

The crash sequence was intense and graphic as it shows what it would do if a tidal wave would capsize a cruise ship.

BORING title.

I found all of the women in this movie dull and boring---nothing compared to any of the feisty women in the original.

I thought this film was a waste of time watching and it would have been a waste of time making.

As far as it being entertaining...

The 1972 version was more of drama with a mix of adventure but this new version surpassed -in my opinion- to the original because this version had more action and intensity with the thrilling scenes.

Again, if you are watching this for fun, and to see an action-packed, thrilling, adventure and not to criticize, Poseidon will not disappoint.

I was on the edge of my seat for pretty much the entire movie, much more than I can say for MI:III.

Just good acting and no story, we're back in the same situation again.

Having seen the original "Poseidon Adventure" with the Queen Mary (nice boat) model.. AND the TV movie with Baldwind from FireFly i was in position to compare.. its not anything new, except for new CGI , new boat, same as ever but even worst.. The ship capsizes, but she curiously turns 270º but don't get in position again.. forget that sea liners are designed to NOT capsize and to get again to upside position, but well, if the boat doesn't turn there is no movie.. Like the TV Film i found specially stupid, cheap and predictable that for some 2 or 3000 people on board nobody more survives than 6!

Peterson's Poseidon is chalk full of stunning visuals and impossible stunts.

This may be the worst movie of all time.

He is not only the responsible for this atrocious piece of writing, but also for penning The Cell, one of the worst movies ever committed to screen.

Petersen did a great job with his TROY two years ago but this film is a boredom throughout.

The way that waves moves in on the Poseidon and blocks out the moon just before it slams into the cruise ship is intense.

The action however is superb, the tension right there on the edge of your seat, and the special effects classy enough to make you believe it is all real.

Just about everything about this film was generic, the only sort of intense scene in the movie was the elevator scene.

We get bored fast, after seeing the rather grand ballroom flipping.

It would, however, be too harsh to call it a waste of time.

Waste of time, waste of money to make...

-Why does the young hunky guy have his legs pinned by an object that takes three people to remove and then is able to walk, run, swim and jump like nothing happened?

The heroics of Dylan were just so stupid that you would wish the character an unpleasant but slow death.

This epic set piece is quite amazing and really exciting, and it's easily the best moment in the entire film.

Plenty of heart in throat moments for characters who, while disposable, are still somewhat engaging.

The action however is superb, the tension right there on the edge of your seat, and the special effects classy enough to make you believe it is all real.

What an entertaining film!

After watching the the new version of poseidon, I decided to rent the original version with Gene Hackman and crew, I fell asleep within the first 30 minutes of the movie.

this was a waste of money and i could have seen united 93.

And also i could almost tell which people were going to survive even before the movie started, film-makers are just too predictable when it comes to that.

I read the reviews and was prepared for the worst, I was surprised, the movie is action packed, with hardly any let up.

I found the movie completely clichéd and empty of anything new and exciting.

And with lukewarm star power and probable critical lashings, Mr. Peterson's career, for all intensive purposes, should be considered over.

A surprisingly star-studded cast struggles with one dimensional characters, banal "here's what I'm looking at" dialog and plot twists so by-the-book I was able to accurately predict each on-screen death.

Kurt Russell as former mayor/firefighter Robert, is virtually unwatchable in my opinion, as his performance has no life whatsoever, and is seriously flawed.

Boring action?

1) The movie was rushed, and had no storyline depth.

The special effects in "Poseidon" are all that a reported $150 million can buy, and a couple of scenes, including the initial tidal wave, are breathtaking.

Petersen managed to keep most of the action well paced, though the emotional scenes just dragged and the characters were so full of clichés.

Instead Poseidon is a boring chore of a film that lacks tension,excitement,drama,plot,interesting characters and only has a few decent special effects at the beginning of the film to salvage any credit.

OK, so its a bit lighter on the actual character depth that the original had , but it is far more exciting and does show the carnage that you would expect to happen in a disaster like this.

The special effects were good and most of the action scenes were "on the edge of your seat" intense.

The story isn't all that great, but it's action packed and extremely exciting, I enjoyed it very much!

This means the others' ascent of the upturned levels of the ship is about as exciting as watching a five-year-old playing a Super Mario game so that, by the end of the flick you still don't care who lives and who dies.

This is big bang up movie with special effect spills and thrills, with a straight forward predictable plot and a somehow unbelievable ending.

Her fears became my own despite the fact I'm not claustrophobic, and there were moments where I was literally short of breath as I watched her dragged (almost literally) kicking and screaming to the next challenge by her fellows.

The problem with most disaster films is they're clichéd, unrealistic and rather tedious to watch.

Formulaic and Forgettable…Mediocre and Mundane .

Don't waste your time or money .

Instead he put characters in a movie and just killed them later and kind of developed them in a confusing way.

" Nowadays, when writers attempt to build a story, it's usually written in too slow a fashion.

Had a Special Effect on me but had Drowning with Boredom Characters .

My entire family enjoyed it, even my ten year kid who wanted to see scary movie 4.

While the original Poseidon Adventure is pretty much perfect in every regard; story, characters, intense action, set pieces, physical effects, music.

While Poseiden is not as good as Perfect Storm, or Das Boot, it is a highly entertaining movie.

This movie was very interesting and very sad but I enjoyed it.

The excitement of the original seems to be gone, not because of the setting and effects but because of the boring cast!

The story isn't all that great, but it's action packed and extremely exciting, I enjoyed it very much, and the effects were outstanding.

This made the movie much more enjoyable because it allowed you to get involved with what was happening in the movie, without having fake-looking explosions and what not in the background.

I could swear it was a version of the score of "The Day after Tomorrow" - another brilliantly formulaic Hollywood burp.

However, the acting was dramatically better, the action more intense and in the last scene as the torch cuts through stern sums up the 1972 movies intensity.

Pointless .

I would have dragged her right back to that flooding room so that she could die there.

Pathetic Predictable Poseidon Plummetts .

Character development is nearly non-existent, the movie really has no plot, is terribly predictable and corny to the extreme.

Decent and enjoyable movie.

Mediocre, Mundane with Bursts of Action, and is Possibly the Most Forgettable Film of the New Millennium So Far.

Okay, the remake did have a few suspenseful scenes though nothing very memorable or original.

Then the uninspiring story kicks in, and Mark Protosevich's by-the-numbers script begins offering the most cursory of character sketches.

I did care that there seems to be no story, just special effects.

This new 'Poseidon' is thoroughly forgettable and bland.

The rest were a waste of time.

Even though "Poseidon" doesn't reach the climax generated by "Titanic", you have to admit that they can still be very gripping.

However, this film is more enjoyable then it has any right to be, and the reason can be whittled down to two words; Wolfgang.

The beauty of "The Poseidon Adventure" was its magnificent screenplay of compelling characters and their wittiness to use their persona to aid them in their efforts on escaping death in a reversed sunken ship.

If you want a pure adrenaline rush and wall-to-wall action, then Poseidon (2006) is your movie!

Maybe the lame marketing propaganda,and the 2-dimension dialogs took this movie to flop.

The stunt work and scenery here is intense and highly respectable as I'm aware Josh Lucas injured his ribs on set.

Over the past few years I have slowly ditched the "Summer Blockbuster" genre for it had begun to bore me.

Save your money and time.

It is actually entertaining, terrifying and adventurous.

I felt a little cheated on the characterizations, because I know all of the actors involved in this movie are capable of seriously intense performances.

Clichéd, predictable - and fun .

Like the backstory on the "gay" couple angle from Richard Dreyfus character etc.All in all, I find the movie quite entertaining with several edge of your seat climatic scenes.

The movie is different and instead presents boring stereotypical characters.

Biggest confusion: Dreyfus character wanted to die.

The sets and effects were really were excellent and believable, however the characters were boring and UN-engaging (despite the actors doing the best they could with such a watery script).

But character development is thrown (here comes a bad pun again) overboard very quickly and we end up with cardboard characters we care next to nothing about, left to go through the motions trotting out some truly banal dialogue that does nothing to (oh, Lord have mercy) keep the film afloat.

I would like to watch that movie, but if it is as bad and boring as this remake, I'll never watch it.

But still, it was quite an entertaining movie.

We were patient far too long.

The special effects and sets are absolutely mind boggling and as person who demolishes ships i can tell you save for a few minor glitches which maybe only I (being a professional Ship Demolisher) or a Naval Engineer can notice.

The first time they got themselves in a spot of bother, watching others' rescue them was mildly entertaining.

The movie also full of useless screaming and pointless argument.

some parts of Poseidon were just jaw dropping and breathtaking.

Some of the special effects were quite exciting on the big screen, so I gave it a 5.

Anyway, maybe I'll figure it out and post again later, but for now I'll just say this: The new Poseidion bored the hell out of me, while the older, supposedly out of date one, still rocks me.

This film i felt was rather enjoyable.

This movie had me on the edge of my seat, I was afraid to go the men's room didn't want to miss any action.

This modern-day remake of a 1970s disaster classic is pretty much what you would expect from a state-of-the-art disaster epic: it's full of non-stop action, thrills and spills and boasts some stunning CGI effects.

but it's a darned enjoyable one at that.

Wolfgang Petersen displays a remarkable lack of good "timing": There is, basically, constant action (which makes it very tiresome), explosions everywhere and at all times (my goodness, did that vessel carry dynamite sticks??

I enjoyed it because it didn't drag in the middle (like Titanic did) and had some incredible effects.

Overall, there is really no story to this movie.

There is a lot of intense action that keeps one on the edge of their seat.

Overall, this movie's been panned as plot less, pointless, and ridiculous.

Another thing that bothered me was a couple of the dumb decisions some of the characters made, and while I have yet to see the original I heard that was better on story, still this was an exciting summer blockbuster that I surprisingly enjoyed very much, and I say it's a must see for everyone!.

The writing is terrible, the plot is too drawn-out and dare I say borderline retarded (sorry if I offended anybody), and Wolfgang Petersen seems to bring out the worst acting in everyone involved.

It seemed that 95% of the whole movie was the sinking of the ship and the intense action.

The original 1972 "The Poseidon Adventure" is one of the best disaster movies of the 70's, with a good screenplay, engaging characters and great special effects.

Don't waste your money or your time on this upside down film about an upside down boat .

Technically Competent, but emotionally empty...

The original was a lot more fun, as those characters were all quirky individuals with clashing personalities - these characters are all bland heroes, with no dimension at all.

It is QUITE flawed, but has a very enjoyable middle after a bad beginning and end.

I enjoyed it even though some of the ways the characters got through obstacles was kinda far-fetched.

Worth the watch, go check it out, even though I did watch it the day my parents left for their first ever cruise !

Still, master director Wolfgang Peterson makes a credible effort here and manages to give us an entertaining action flick.

Poseidon was incredibly predictable.

Don't waste your money.

Try looking at Poseidon for what it is escapist entertainment meant to be intense and nothing more.