The Poseidon Adventure (1972) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2015.

Categorization

One of the first “disaster movies”.

Subject

A repeat of the AD 365 Crete earthquake overturns a passenger ship on its last voyage to Athens.

Commentary

Lots of inexplicable explosions, bizarre engineering and American-style blustering struggle for a god’s mercy. I didn’t consciously realize that it was Leslie Nielsen playing the captain until he took his cap off, but I thought there was something great about the man.

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