The Poseidon Adventure (DVD)
From the start in this film is action and suspense which is what I like. Its an old film but in my mind its a classic.
A Classic - One of the Best Disaster Films of All Time
Simply because of the sheer grandeur with which this film was made by mega producer Irwin Allen, you have to overlook the cliches and stereotypes that fill the cast. Shelley Winters shines as Mrs Rosen, and even received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance. The basic plot - as if it needs to be told - involves a group of people trying to survive the terrible disaster which occurs aboard the S.S Poseidon when the ship is struck by a gigantic wave on New Year's Eve and turns completely upside down. The upside down set-pieces are exquisite, and still remain very realistic and convincing - as do the actions of, and the interactions between the survivors - by today's standards. If you enjoy disaster films then you'll love it. Fans of Shelley Winters, Gene Hackman or Ernest Borgnine will also enjoy it. If you've seen the remake Poseidon, then you might want to check out the original to see how its done. Five stars!Read full review
good remake of a classic film, still think the original is slightly better though although the cgi special effects in this version are definately worth seeing!
Excellent disaster movie
The original. It shows that it was made in the 70s, but it is still a damn fine disaster movie. I have to admit, I kinda like disaster movies. Except when they suck like The Day After Tomorrow. This one, however, is a real classic. The characters are well-rounded, the story full of suspense. It didn't matter to me that the special effects look cheap or that aside from Gene Hackman, I didn't really know any of the actors. I was still sucked in, and really enjoyed it. A great entertainment - popcorn movie!