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This movie helps bring the original movie to a logical conclusion. The original left me wandering what had happened to the rest of the people on board, and did any more survive? This gives a very credible answer, while telling you it's own story. The cast is good and the action while not as thrilling as the first movie's is every bit as good in it's own way.
I cannot understand the negative reviews for this. I found it to be a really good movie done by the man who gave us such gems as Towering Inferno. Irwin Allen knew how to make a good disaster movie and people must remember that this was made in the days when special effects weren't as good as they are today. I found the sets etc to be fairly realistic looking (I have never been in such a situation, so cannot tell truly) and passed along the feeling of unreality in a world turned upside down.
This paved the way for a sequel to "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972), albeit, seven years later, but the storyline takes place after the end of the first film which makes Beyond The Poseidon Adventure (1979) a delight to watch including a new all-star cast: Michael Caine, Sally Field, Telly Savalas, Peter Boyle, Jack Warden, Shirley Knight, Slim Pickens, Shirley Jones, Karl Malden, Veronica Hamel, Mark Harmon, Angela Cartwright.
A salvage crew whethers the storm to get to the Poseidon ship. The survivors got out, but now the salvage crew must go in and why not take some treasures with them too. Telly Savalas plays a tycoon with his guard crew has exactly the same thing in mind. Once inside the ship, they take the same path as the survivors did and it does look familar, but they find some other passageways to explore and they find more people alive. That's what makes this film fun. Going in is one thing, but trying to get back out is another. This cruise ship is still moving and exploding. It could totally sink in any minute.
NBC/Hallmark has made their own " The Poseidon Adventure" television mini-series starring Adam Baldwin and Steve Guttenberg. It will be broadcast on NBC, November 20, 2005.
Warner Brothers will be releasing a new version, "POSEIDON", on May 12, 2006 for the movie theatres. The all-star cast will include Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Emmy Rossum and Josh Lucas.
Both versions will be different.
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure makes use of old sets, and also keep your eyes peeled for a shot of one of the dead from the previous film just to keep the continuity. (Although I think it's just an actual shot from the previous film.) Most of the actors are doing their best with the script, and most of the characters are the exact same as the previous characters. For example, Michael Caine's a bossier version of Gene Hackman's character, there's Wilbur, who's another Rogo all over again. I don't think the original really called for a sequel to be made, but yes, it does actually work.
I did find Sally Field's character really whiny, and her hair, oh my god, even on my worst hair days, my hair looks nowhere near as bad as hers did! And it's amazing how she's 60 now, and still looks exactly the same. Apart from the hair of course.
Rather than follow the usual course for the sequel, trying the story again with another group of survivors trying to get out, they try it with people trying to get IN to the boat. A pretty impressive storyline, considering some sequels do the exact same storyline over again.
I'd definitely give this film a shot if you love movies dealing with water (like me, for some sick reason), or just loved the original.
True, this movie suffers from a lot of clichés and some bad inconsistencies (such as the trek through the kitchen which had been flooded in the original film). Again, the cast, now headed up by Michael Caine, Sally Field and Telly Savalas, does a decent job with a mediocre script.
Caine and Fields encounter the capsized Poseidon "the morning after" and proceed to board it to find gold that had been stashed aboard. Along the way, their party grows as they encounter survivors who Gene Hackman's gang failed to pick up on their way out of the ship. Conflict ensues when Savalas' gang arrives to pluck out a cache of weapons that were being smuggled to them. Needless to say, the gang seeks to eliminate the scavangers because they "know too much". There's even a shootout as the cache of weapons is found. Needless to say, a few of the stranded passengers are lost along the way.
Fortunately, Michael Caine was able to climb to respectability after this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's hard to follow up a great film, but this is just about as well done as can be with this film. With the greed, betrayal and shootouts in this film, it adds more to it than just... Read morePublished 1 month ago by amazonbuyer
“Below” the Poseidon Adventure has a small tugboat crew claiming salvage rights to the barely floating deathtrap. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Einsatz
Interesting but not as good as the Poseidon adventure. Great cast though.Published 4 months ago by Caroline Rushby
A sequel to the first one. I really liked murderer and romance on high seas. I highly recommend it for ages 16 and older.Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
During a typical Irwin Allen disaster epic a healthy suspension of disbelief is usually a going-in necessity. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael Neiss
After I watched "the swarm", I rented this in the hope that it would be just as enjoyably terrible. It's not. Read morePublished 6 months ago by patrick collins
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