Poseidon (2006, USA) C-99m. SCOPE ** D: Wolfgang Petersen. Starring Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas, Richard Dreyfuss, Jacinda Barrett, Emmy Rossum, Mike Vogel, Kevin Dillon. Remake of the disaster movie classic THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (1972), with revamped special effects but pretty much the same story. After a tidal wave hits his luxurious ship and it capsizes, Russell must find his daughter among the survivors and venture to the ship's bottom to escape. Some excitement derives from cliffhanger stunts, and the cast is quite good, though cardboard characters fail to engross you. Photographed by John Seale.


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