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Poseidon (2006)

Written By Awir Aditya on Monday, April 12, 2010 | 10:12 PM

Genre: Drama/Action/Adventure

Starring: Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell, Jacinda Barrett, Richard Dreyfuss, Emmy Rossum, Mia Maestro, Mike Vogel, Jimmy Bennett

The third movie remake of the book, The Poseidon Adventure by Paul Gallico, the story describes a group of people trapped in a sinking ship, trying to make their way out of it. Sounds like Titanic, tries to be like Titanic, but sadly the final outcome isn't Titanic. A new years eve party has been organised on the Poseidon, a massive cruise liner which gets overturned by a tidal wave. Dylan (Lucas) a professional gambler, doesn't believe that he would survive the sinking ship and decides to take things in his own hands. He attempts to make his way out of the ship by himself but gathers too much attention doing so and gets followed by fellow passengers. A single mother Maggie (Barett), her son Conor (Bennett), the ex-mayor of New York, Robert Ramsey (Russell) and Richard Nelson (Dreyfuss) accompany Dylan on the perilous journey to make their way out of the ship. Most of the story revolves around passing one hurdle after another, heart-rendering losses and the final victory. The plot is highly predictable with nothing original or unique to offer. The movie is filled with lesser known actors which put on a reasonably decent performance and becomes the only saving grace in the movie.

Thumbs up: Decent performance by a relatively unknown star cast
Thumbs down: Highly-predictable plot, unoriginal

Rating: 5.9/10
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