Everything about Poseidon Adventure can be found at this delightful site which features tours aboard the Queen Mary, info on becoming a member of the fan club and receiving their "Morning After" journal. LOADS of fun for about an hour for all funnelfans. I for one am not ashamed to say I am a huge FAN of this movie. なんとなくブログ
I am not ashamed either, as a matter of fact, when I lived in Nutley, New Jersey, they had a theater there, the first week they showed the Poseidon Adventure, I saw it about 6 times, my dad thought I was nuts but I loved that movie and still watch it from time to time on DVD....and I got the VHS and the sequel floating around here someplace.....I wasn't too keen on the sequel but Sally Field & Michael Caine did give it a certain flair.
I must confess I'm another Poseidon Adventure addict. I've seen it more times than any other movie (six times, I think) and would happily sit through it again. I'd love to see a Cameron-style, big budget remake. With today's special effects that would be SOME movie!
The sequel, on the other hand, was the biggest load of tripe ever preserved on celluloid and has the dubious distinction of being the only funnel flick I have seen which ranks as worse than "Britannic." The sort of thing that makes me wonder why there is no law against movie sequels!!
I think a remake of this film with updated special effects and a whole load of big name actors would be great. I'm a big fan of the original and wouldn't hesitate to go see a remake. Perhaps it is too soon, maybe in another 10 to 15 years...
My Previous post is, of course, personal opinion, other opinions may vary.....
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I agree it's a close run thing for the "honour" of all time Funnel Flick Grand Turkey Deluxe, but "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure" was a blatantly cheap attempt at cashing in on one of the most successful movies of its era.
On its own it would have been merely bad. In the circumstances it never should have been made. I suppose you could say the same about "Britannic", but it least it wasn't intended as a follow on from Cameron's "Titanic." (Or was it??)
Of course this is my personal opinion as well, but both movies probably belong in a deep, dark place. Like the bottom of the ocean, perhaps.
I have not seen "Britannic" but "Beyond The Poseidon Adventure" is the worst piece of junk Irwin Allen ever turned out and I'd be hard pressed to think of any film that tops it for sheer badness (notice how in "Beyond" the characters end up in spotless looking locations that in the first film were devastated by flash fires and then submerged?)
First of all there has only been a handful of "franchises" that ever cranked out successful sequels....BTPA was not one of them but I'd still watch that 10 times over Britannic anyday.
I could list the sucessful Franchises here but that would be a breach of board etiquette discussing non-ship related topics but there is always Email and am willing to discuss it there. but getting back to what you said Eric, All sequels were meant to cash in on the success of the first movie, some made it, some didn't.
There is NO sequel on the face of the earth that could top Cameron's TITANIC, no way no how.
Well Britney Spears would be a shoo-in for Pamela Sue Martin. Too bad McCauley Culkin is too old to play that obnoxious boy. Stella and Ernie are gone now and are irreplaceable! I think Shelley Winters is still alive but Roseanne Barr could do the job. Tom Hanks could manage Gene Hackman's part- Red Buttons and Roddy MacDowell are gone too- how sad- . Hard to imagine anyone replacing them they were all so unique and had such a singular style.