- Poseidon (film)
name = Poseidon
Paul Gallico(novel) Paul Attanasio(screenplay) Mark Protosevich(screenplay)
Kurt Russell Freddy Rodriguez Josh Lucas Jacinda Barrett Richard Dreyfuss Jimmy Bennett Emmy Rossum Mike Vogel Mía Maestro
runtime = 98 min.
May 12, 2006
country = USA
language = English
budget = $150 Million
website = http://www.poseidonmovie.com/
amg_id = 1:327277
imdb_id = 0409182
"Poseidon" is both an Academy and a
Razzie Awardnominated 2006 action adventure disaster filmand the third film adaptation of " The Poseidon Adventure" by Paul Gallico. It stars Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas, Emmy Rossumand Richard Dreyfuss. It is directed by Wolfgang Petersenand was produced and distributed by Warner Bros., in association with Virtual Studios. The film also had a simultaneous release in the IMAXformat. The film's executive producers were Kevin Burnsand Jon Jashni, Sheila Allenand Benjamin Waisbren. It was nominated for an Academy Awardin the visual effects category, and was released on May 12, 2006. There was also an IMAXversion of the film released.
The opening focuses on an introduction of the main characters. 19-year-old [ [http://www.reviewexpress.com/review.php?rv=280 Diana Saenger's Review Express ] ] [ [http://www.the-trades.com/article.php?id=4322 The Trades - Movie Review: Poseidon ] ] [ [http://madeinatlantis.com/movies_central/2006/poseidon_production_details.htm Poseidon (2006) - Starring Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell, Emmy Rossum, Jacinda Barrett, Mike Vogel, Jimmy Bennett, Mia Maestro, Andre Braugher, Richard Dreyfuss ] ] [ [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002463842 Poseidon ] ] heroine [ [http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=11249 INT: Emmy Rossum ] ] Jennifer "Jen" Ramsey (
Emmy Rossum) and her boyfriend Christian ( Mike Vogel) are a young couple hoping to be engaged, but her father, former New York City MayorRobert ( Kurt Russell), has doubts about their relationship. Elena ( Mía Maestro), a traveling stowaway, is going to see her ill brother in New York. She has been discovered in the ship's dining room by Valentin ( Freddy Rodriguez), a waiter on the ship's staff. Dylan ( Josh Lucas) is a smooth talking professional gambler who develops feelings for a woman, Maggie ( Jacinda Barrett) who has a son to whom he grows close to throughout the movie, and Richard Nelson ( Richard Dreyfuss) is a distraught architect.
Most of the passengers are at a New Year's Party in the ship's ballroom, unaware of the danger about to befall them. However, a depressed Richard Nelson, sulking on the deck, sees a rogue wave heading for the ship. The wave crashes into the ship, causing it to capsize and killing most of its passengers. A few passengers survive however. As the ship turns around 180 degrees from the impact, the windows in the hallway explode from the intense force of the wave, causing water to flood into the ship and cause it to begin to sink.
Calm is restored in the ballroom after the captain assures the passengers that rescue boats are on their way and will be there in a couple of hours. A group of the surviving passengers attempt to head toward the bow of the ship, where they believe they will have the best chance of escaping the capsized liner. They attempt to make their way through many hazards, such as fire and water, ultimately arriving at the bow and escaping through the propeller tube. They are rescued after the ship sinks.
Like the film "The Poseidon Adventure", "Poseidon" based many of its sets on rooms aboard the RMS "Queen Mary". The film's set designers drew inspiration for some of the spaces aboard the fictional "Poseidon" from rooms aboard the RMS "Queen Mary 2", most notably in the "Poseidon"'s ballroom, which is modeled on the main dining room of the "Queen Mary 2".
On the sound stage at Warner Brothers studios in Burbank, California, separate sets for each main room were built - one "right-side-up" and the other "upside-down." The "upside-down" ballroom set was built on top of a large water tank in the sound stage so that it could be filled with water and drained in a matter of hours. The interior (and exterior) shots of the ship rolling were constructed using CGI. The VFX were completed by ILM and used the most advanced version of Mental Ray technology.
Released on May 9, 2006, the soundtrack includes music composed by
Klaus Badeltand songs performed by Fergie (who played Gloria) and Federico Aubele.
# Won't Let You Fall - Fergie
# Bailamos - Fergie
# Postales - Federico Aubele
# Be With You (Club Mix) - Mary J. Blige (
# The Poseidon
# The Wave
# A Map & A Plan
# Fire Dive
# Don't Look Down
With a reported $150 million budget, "Poseidon" was universally denounced by critics, with a "Rotten" rating of 33% on Rotten Tomatoes with an average score of 4.7/10 and a 50 out of 100 on Metacritic, which indicates "mixed or average reviews." It was also nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Remake or Ripoff. It grossed a disappointing $22,155,410 on its opening weekend for an average of $6,232 from an ultrawide 3,555 locations, failing to knock "" from the top of the box office (by sales). [ [http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1775152,00.html "Poseidon sinks at US box office"] ,
Guardian Unlimited, May 15 2006, accessed September 16 2007] Warner Brothers President & Chief Operating Officer Alan F. Horncalled the results, "very, very disappointing."
The movie was commended for its realistic use of CGI effects in the capsizing scenes. [ [http://www.variety.com/VR1117943708.html Variety] , broken link as of
September 16 2007.]
"Poseidon" generated $60,674,817 and $121,000,000 overseas, for a $181,674,817 worldwide total [ [http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=poseidon.htm "Poseidon"] Profile on
Box Office Mojo, accessed September 16 2007] . On January 23, 2007, it was nominated for the Academy Award for Visual Effects. [ [http://imdb.com/features/rto/2007/oscars IMDb 2006 Oscar page] ; Retrieved on 2007-01-23] It lost to "".
The film holds a Guinness World Record for most detailed CGI model in a film. The exterior shots included 181,579 individual objects, including 382 cabins, 876 portholes, 73 towels, and 681 deck chairs, all created by digital-effects company ILM.Fact|date=July 2008
"Poseidon" was released to
DVDAugust 22, 2006, in both single-disc and double-disc editions. The single-disc edition has a behind-the-scenes feature and theatrical trailer. The double-disc edition adds the documentaries "Poseidon: Upside Down: A Unique Set Design Chronicle"; "A Shipmate's Diary", which covers a film school intern's experience on the set; and a History Channel documentary that explores rogue waves. [ [http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/poseidon.html "Poseidon"] on DVD Active, accessed September 16 2007] DVD sales for Poseidon were 1,183,187 units, for $19,614,680 in sales. [ [http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/2006/POSDN-DVD.php "Poseidon DVD"] reported at The Numbers, accessed September 10 2008]
* [http://poseidonmovie.warnerbros.com/"Poseidon" official site]
* [http://wwws.warnerbros.co.uk/poseidon/?lid=UK/Poseidon UK Site]
* [http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/poseidon "Poseidon" Teaser Trailer]
* [http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/poseidon/showestreel/ "Poseidon" ShoWest Reel]
* [http://www.freezedriedmovies.com/features.php?id=46 The "Poseidon" Journals] for behind the scenes reports from nine different major online outlets.
* [http://www.am-ende-des-tages.de/g/060711-poseidon-premiere/ "Poseidon Premiere in Berlin"] AEDT.de
* [http://www.the-trades.com/article.php?id=4322 Review: "Poseidon"] at The-Trades.com
* [http://www.cinemagraphe.com/poseidon.php Poseidon Review] Images, Data and opinion about the 2006 remake by Wolfgang Petersen
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