This film had a lot to live up to after the success of the classic original of the 1970’s starring Gene Hackman.
It does not disappoint with fantastic computer graphics and a brilliant cast that leaves it easy to watch and full of suspense.
It is New Year’s Eve and just as the celebrations are in full swing a great rogue wave upturns the Poseidon cruise ship. A small group of people including stars like Kurt Russell and Richard Dreyfuss decide to find a way out by moving up to the bottom of the ship. On the way they have to cross a lift shaft, climb up a ventilator and swim through water filled corridors. All this is done while the sea level is continually rising within the ship.
The suspense is fantastic and the interplay between characters keeps you interested.
The climax is where Kurt Russell has to swim underwater to switch off the propellers and drowns in the process, to save the rest of the survivors. A highly recommended film.