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Neither Funny Nor Thrilling...

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Category: 27th RAZZIE® AWARDS DISCUSSIONS & FORUMS
Forum Name: POSEIDON
Forum Discription: Nominated for WORST REMAKE
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=969
Printed Date: October 24 2014 at 10:06am


Topic: Neither Funny Nor Thrilling...
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: Neither Funny Nor Thrilling...
Date Posted: May 08 2006 at 5:22am

WE ALL LOVE THE 1972 ORIGINAL POSEIDON for ALL THE WRONG REASONS -- AND WE HERE at the RAZZIES WERE LOOKING FORWARD to THIS REMAKE LIVING DOWN to ITS PREDECESSOR'S STANDARDS. BUT IT DELIVERS ALMOST NO LAUGHS, and ITS SO-CALLED THRILLS...WERE JUST RUN-of-the-MILL...

Feel free to DISCUSS ...And don't be afraid to get your feet wet!

 



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Posted By: Sanndman228715
Date Posted: May 08 2006 at 10:24am
Well, I like Richard Dreyfuss and actually find Kurt Russell to be somewhat underrated, but yeah, I don't like this film's chances of actually being good.

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Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: May 08 2006 at 3:40pm
This is yet another example proving that Hollywood has run out of ideas. They won't even  let Irwin Allen rest in peace. What is next...a remake of THE TOWERING INFERNO with Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks? Or is it a remake of THE SWARM with Tom Cruise and John Travolta? OR is it a remake of WHEN TIME RAN OUT with Tom Cruise and Nancy Cartwright?

Or are they gonna go back to Irwin's Pre-Voyage film classics like "Double Dynamite", "The History of Mankind", "The Lost World" or "Five Weeks In A
Balloon"?

Are they going to do a remake of BEYOND THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE
with Sally Field again?

Razz, please assure me that Tim Burton isn't actively working on a big
screen version of LAND OF THE GIANTS...

PLEASE!

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Posted By: Nasty Man
Date Posted: May 09 2006 at 4:12pm

I just need two Earth-shattering questions answered before I decide if I'm gonna go see POSEIDON this weekend:

1)   Stills from the film show someone singing -- Do we have to sit through a NEW version of "The Morning After"? Or are we going to be subjected to an entirely new song (which will hopefully qualify for Worst Original Song in this year's Razzies)...

2)   Do we get to see former child actor Kurt Russell die -- Preferably in a vat of flaming oil??  If his character survives, include me out!



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Posted By: ITbeast
Date Posted: May 10 2006 at 3:07am

Right now Poseidon's chances are not looking real good, between the early tomatometer reading being at 47% ( http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/poseidon/ - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/poseidon/  , it was 30%) and one of it's main stars Kurt Russell talking down on it (Reading between the lines he just did it for the paycheck)I expect a not so good opening weekend worse than MI-3's not so glorious opening weekend.

Update: Tomatometer is back down to 31%, this movies chances are (excuse the pun) sinking fast



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Posted By: Kendan
Date Posted: May 10 2006 at 5:21am
The premise for the original was flimsy already.  Add a former Disney stableboy and the usual modern day "effect-you-to-death" type of special effects and you got a Razzie nominee in the making!  (No, I doubt it'll "win"...too many stinkers in line for that!) 


Posted By: sportsartist24
Date Posted: May 10 2006 at 4:07pm
I still think Emmy Rossum will be good, at least. Besides, she can ACT!!!!

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Posted By: Vidiot
Date Posted: May 11 2006 at 1:45pm
Originally posted by sportsartist24

I still think Emmy Rossum will be good....


SHWING!




Posted By: JoBloMovieGoer
Date Posted: August 24 2006 at 4:28am

Just saw this on a Netflix DVD last night: What a disappointment! Boring, pointless and, even though it's a good 20 minutes shorter than the 1972 version, it seemed TWICE as long!

There was one clip I could see being used in the Razzies, though. Just after the tidal wave hit, the lady stowaway character asked Richard Dreyfuss: "How bad is it??"  To which Dreyfuss answered: "It's very bad!"



Posted By: sportsartist24
Date Posted: January 24 2007 at 4:05pm
Looking at the 2006 Oscar nominees, this film's nominated for Best Achievement in Visual Effects, going up against Pirates and the other Razzie nominee, Superman Returns. Ok, this film did have good Visual Effects, but I still found it Berry Bad. While watching this film, it sorta reminded me of the weak Oscar winning film, Titanic, but instead, it was a carnival ship and not an ocean steamer.

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Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: January 30 2007 at 6:51am
I think Pirates will beat off Supie and this film for the Best Achievements in Visual Effects Oscar. Though, of course, everyone was disappointed with the ending to Pirates 2. Even I was disappointed with the ending as well.


Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: February 03 2007 at 5:31pm
I liked Emmy Rossum in The Phantom of the Opera, as well as another bad film, which should have gotten maybe a few Razzie noms, The Day After Tomorrow. That film looked a lot like a total disaster, as well as this movie.


Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: February 06 2007 at 6:59am

Yep, she was good in The Phantom of the Opera for sure.

Emmy Rossum - Phantom of the Opera



Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: February 12 2007 at 3:03am
Speaking of The Phantom of the Opera, anyone heard of Gerard Butler's latest film? It's called 300, and it hits theaters and IMAX on March 9 nationwide. It's about a Spartan king, played by Butler, who leads his army of 300 Spartan soldiers against 10,000 Persians in the Battle of Thermopylae during the Persian-Greco War. I don't think it's gonna be bad, but I'm looking forward to go seeing that movie.


Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: February 13 2007 at 3:50am

I know Butler's role in 300 looks pretty freaky for sure, but it will be pretty good actually. Not to mention, Frank Miller, who brought Sin City, one of my favorite films back in 2005, is working as a producer for this film.

Gerard Butler as King Leonidas in Warner Bros. Pictures' 300



Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: February 15 2007 at 2:22am
Just saw this film like a couple days ago, and it wasn't really good at all. Ok, it did have pretty good visual effects, but that doesn't mean it's good at all. Watching this film just sort of remind me of one of the weakest Oscar Winning films called TITANIC, except for this film has a Cruisine, and not an Ocean Liner.


Posted By: sportsartist24
Date Posted: February 19 2007 at 4:50pm
I think the film 300 will be a good film. Of course, while watching the trailer, as well as the TV ads, you can hear him barking a lot, which is what he did in The Phantom of the Opera. A lot of critics thought that Antonio Banderas or John Travolta would have made a better Phantom than Gerard Butler, but Butler still had some good moments in that film. Of course, 300 is produced by Sin City producer and director, Frank Miller. Sin City was actually directed by both Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, with Quentin Tarantino directing one scene in that film. I've seen Sin City like a bunch of times, and it's one of my favorite movies of all time. It was filmed in black and white with some bits of colors in that film. As for Emmy Rossum, she was pretty good in The Phantom of the Opera, not to mention she received a Golden Glob nomination for Best Actress-Musical or Comedy for that film. Also, The Day After Tomorrow should have gotten a few Razzie noms because it looked really ridiculous, just like this film, however, The Day After Tomorrow had some decent biographical structures in it. Yes, this film did remind me of TITANIC a bit, but not a lot like it.

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Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: February 20 2007 at 3:29am
Boy, a really long paragraph you posted here, but definitely have a point there. I did like Sin City, it was one of my favorite movies as well. I think everyone knows which scene it was that Quentin Tarantino directed in that movie.


Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: February 24 2007 at 9:48am

Sorry if I'm soiling this for all of you. This pic is part of the scene in Sin City directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Clive Owen as Dwight and Benicio Del Toro as Jackie-Boy in Dimension Films' Sin City



Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: February 24 2007 at 2:46pm
I found this film really entertaining. If action is all you need, you will just go here but if you are looking for character developement, you won't find some here. Do you think this type of film needs character developement? Hell no. This film is very good and is very good at what it's at, which is the action scenes and visual effect, which, IMO, is 10 times better than Pirates 2. Pirates 2 will win for best visuals because it has a bigger fan base and top grosser of 2006. I hope the Oscars don't judge it off for population rather than what deserves to win, which is obviously this film.


Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: February 26 2007 at 6:25am
Well, moviewizguy, think about this. Sportsartist's prediction on Pirates 2 winning the Best Visual Effects Oscar came true. But yes, Poseidon was entertaining, but the acting was out of tone. At least this is one thing the both of us agree on.


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: September 06 2007 at 1:35pm
I dispesed "Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom Of The Opera", mainly because of its director.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: June 06 2010 at 4:14pm
If only it hadn't been for the ending, where a raft magically appeared...

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: June 06 2010 at 5:52pm
But then it wouldn't be a happy ending, and the audience would be displeased...and we CANNOT have that in a Hollywood movie, or how would they make their bloated budget back? 

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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: June 06 2010 at 8:39pm
Actually, if you paid attention, after the boat is turned upside down by the wave (in the beginning), emergency rafts were released. I caught that like the third time I saw it -- after someone pointed it out on IMDb.  

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Pardon my asking, but what were you doing watching a mediocre remake like this for a third time? Everyone I know had a hard time sitting through this inferior rehash of the 1972 original even once!


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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: June 07 2010 at 4:41am
I think Vits meant how did they magically just happen to be at the right place and the right time, just when all hope seemed to be lost... 


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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: June 07 2010 at 8:06am
Originally posted by Head RAZZberry

Pardon my asking, but what were you doing watching a mediocre remake like this for a third time? Everyone I know had a hard time sitting through this inferior rehash of the 1972 original even once!

I actually think it's pretty entertaining. I think it's a thrill ride from beginning to end.


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: June 07 2010 at 11:01am
Originally posted by moviewizguy

Actually, if you paid attention, after the boat is turned upside down by the wave (in the beginning), emergency rafts were released. I caught that like the third time I saw it -- after someone pointed it out on IMDb.
Doesn't matter,because it was presented to us as if it just appeared.Like you said,one has to re-watch it in order to realize that.

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: June 07 2010 at 11:37am
Originally posted by moviewizguy

I actually think it's pretty entertaining. I think it's a thrill ride from beginning to end.
If you want "thrill rides", just go to an amusement park with a bunch of roller coasters.

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: June 07 2010 at 11:38am
Originally posted by Vits

Doesn't matter,because it was presented to us as if it just appeared.Like you said,one has to re-watch it in order to realize that.
Or you could have just watched the far superior original movie.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: November 08 2010 at 11:20am
I gave this remake 5/10.

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