Friday, 20 July 2007

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

Director: Ronald Neame (The Man Who Never Was, The Odessa File, Meteor)
Cast: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Shelley Winters
USA, 1972

Seen: April 4th, 2006 as well as some other time in the past 10 years.

Reason to see: Wanted to see before the revamp version comes out in May 06

I have a special place in my heart for almost any films in the ocean or on the sea. I have no idea why. Add to this the nostalgia of a classic 70's disaster movie and you have The Poseidon Adventure.

Although this was not the first time I've seen this film, it had been a while so it almost played out like a first viewing. Seeing Gene Hackman play a preacher is just, well, strange. It made me realize how now with film, religion seems to play less and less of a role unless that is the main focus of the film. I love seeing films of this time, and I wonder if the new version of this will keep the same characters with the same traits as again, they are not things we normally see in film now. I quite enjoyed it, mostly for the nostalgia but I do think its a good film overall.

Shannon's Overall View:
I enjoyed it
I have and would watched it again
I would recommend it

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