Besides being late for my outings note… now I am even late for my movie reviews. But then again… I would spoil all the fun if I had reviewed it earlier. Hahaha.. if you manage to MSN or Yahoo me and ask me about the movie. I would have told you if it’s worth a watch. But then again… people’s taste might vary.
Poseidon… is a movie base on the 1972 movie “The Adventure of Poseidon”. Well… I’ve not seen the 1972 version and well… barely know much about how it was back then thus there isn’t much thing I can compare and want to compare with.
The movie, in my humble opinion seems like titanic and armageddon combined together. Well, obciously this movie focus more on the sinking ship and all rather than the “you jump, i jump” thingy. I forsee much more guys are interested in watching this movie compared to titanic (based on the number of guy friends watching this and not complaining to titanic). How sad! Hahaha… I always wonder why.
Poseidon started of with a somewhat 3D feel of 360 degree QTVR of the ship… which seems to show out some flaws in the boat itself. The mirrors and all… but well… that scene is so forgetable compare to what you might continue to see.
There were many people on the ship, getting ready to celebrate new year’s day on the ship. Yes a perfect place to celebrate such day as Poseidon is the god of sea.Sailors prayed to Poseidon for a safe voyage, sometimes drowning horses as a sacrifice. In his beginning aspect, Poseidon created new islands and offered calm seas. When offended or ignored, he struck the ground with his trident and caused chaotic springs, earthquakes, drownings and shipwrecks.
I guess surely none of the people on the Poseidon did drown some horses as they were quickly being curled down by a big wave. Yes.. as big as some tsunami. From the poster everyone would have guessed it. Yeah.. the entire ship overturned. Now top is bottom, bottom is top left is right… right is left. Ah.. so confusing. But it’s fun.
Well… Kurt Russell take up the lead by playing the role Robert Ramsey a strict father, an ex Mayor. Yes, so strict that her daughter couldn’t even breath. Josh Lucas plays Dylan Johns, the super hero of the movie saving and well figuring how to get himself out of the sinking ship. However, a few people manage to tag along. Yes, that includes Kurt Russell as he needs help to find her daughter which is stuck in the disco downstairs(which is now upstairs).
Yeap, Kurt has all the money that he manage to get a walking map (a guy who works on the Poseidon and knows the way around). The others who manage to tag along is Richard Nelson (an architect), Maggie and son (some girl that Dylan is fond of), Jennifer(Robert’s daughter), Conor(Jennifer’s boyfriend), Elena (girl that help Robert’s daughter, Jennifer save his boyfriend), Marco Valentin (the walking map), Lucky Larry (some guy who drinks and talks rubbish most of the time).
As they were busy fighting fires, tumbling items, dodging waters and walking over dead bodies.. some love was being spread around in a small manner which to me.. sorta kills the movie. I just hate how a movie tries so hard to put some “I love you, you love me” thing in to the movie. I mean… hello… we are in a matter of life and death here. Worst part is when Nelson was so sadden with Elena’s death and all. And the way he look at her… I was trying to say like.. for god’s sake… she can be your grand daughter.
The action was simply superb. It keeps coming till you have no time to dig in to your popcorn. I really do think it was superb. Except the fact the movie is about to come to the end.. where there is this dodgy armageddon-look-a-like scene. Where Robert sacrifice himself to dive in to the waters to off some switch which supposedly Conor has a bigger success chance. Jennifer… obviously did nothing but sit there to cry.. cry cry… which well makes me felt like slapping her up down left right and centre.
Okay… just when everyone who manage to survive all this and reach the top.. they just dive in to the deep blue sea and tada.. they found themselves a floated safety boat. YEAH… how convenient. It’s not like they hold on to a plank or something… they have a inflatable boat waiting for them. The best part, it’s not those boat being left by some safety crew coz towards the end they soom out… no ship was in like 5km. Geez… how can such a good movie have such a cheezy and bad ending. Are we in a rush of time. Worst… the boat have this fireworks gun.. yeah some gun that shoots a firework to ask for help sorta thing. Oh… how convenient. It’s more convenient than any 7-11 shops. Yeah.. so no worries my dear friend. Next time if you do land yourself in the sea… it is always this convenient.
You will surely be fine. Some boat will be floating nearby to save you. But then again… a movie that starts of with a bad 3D opening and end with a bad ending. Then middle part is superb. Well.. but then again… the movie did make it big with Stacey Ferguson. Yeah the Black Eye Pea girl. Oh yeah… well she is Gloria in the movie. OH my god.. she can really sing latino style songs and I guess she could really divert her singing styles.
But well… I still couldn’t get it when the critics give this movie a much lower rating than M.I III. Geez… I guess the Cruise over there did actually drown some horse to worship, for that reason… they just didn’t get crushed.