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It's New Year's Eve and the party is in full swing aboard a luxury cruise ship in the North Atlantic. Suddenly, a massive wave strikes the liner, pitching the ship to port then rolling it completely upside down--and starting a desperate fight to survive, to escape the capsized and sinking Poseidon. Passengers and crew are thrown into free fall, crushed by debris or dragged into the sea as water bursts in through shattered windows. Supports collapse, broken gas lines ignite flash fires and lights fail, leaving vast sections of the ship in darkness and chaos. In the aftermath, a few hundred survivors are left to huddle in the still-intact main ballroom, now resting below the waterline. They should stay together, the captain says, and wait here for rescue. But one man, professional gambler Dylan Johns (Josh Lucas--Glory Road), chooses to test the odds alone.
© 2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: This remake of The Poseidon Adventure delivers dazzling special effects. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that any of the budget was left over to devote to the script.
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Common Sense Says
Graphic disaster flick. Not for younger kids.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie begins with some family tension -- a single father and his teenage daughter clash over her boyfriend -- but as soon as the wave hits (some 10 minutes in), the brutal, often fatal, action is non-stop. So are the bodies: Broken, bloodied, and burned corpses appear every time the core group of survivors turns a corner. This group is beleaguered by fires, explosions, flooding/rushing water, and crashing architecture as they make their way to the surface. They teeter across hand-made bridges over dizzying heights, get locked in flooding rooms, fight with each other, and risk their lives for each other.
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- Genre:Action, Drama
- Release Date:May 12, 2006
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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