May 11, 2006

"One of the great plug-ugly he-man overacting contests ever committed to celluloid."

That's A.O. Scott's description of Ernest Borgnine and Gene Hackman in "The Poseidon Adventure." They've done a remake of it, you may have noticed. Apparently, it sucks.

12 comments:

The Drill SGT said...

The original was a cliche ridden POS, why remake it into a newer cliche ridden POS?

Ann Althouse said...

Apparently, it was necessary to extract all the humor.

Jacques Cuze said...

Hey! Watch what you say about the original -- it was responsible for a classic Mad Magazine parody that is still talked about today on teh Intarweb.

Jacques Cuze said...

If you believe Wired, that issue of Mad sold more than any other before or since.

Jacques Cuze said...

Flying Monkeys!

The Drill SGT said...

The best of cinema and the worst should be left for the judgement of history. Apparently DR Zhivago was redone. Now Poseidon.

The only things that should be redone are great books, badly done in their first movie attempts. like the LOTR animated movie.

PatCA said...

The original is a glorious schlock fest!

A recent film that embodied the same deliriously tacky charm was TV's 10.5. I'm hoping for a rerun soon.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364146/

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Dawn said...

The TV remake of Poseiden was on last winter, and it was a stink-fest. Whooee, nothing like having Steve Guttenberg as your unlikeable lead male character.

How are they going to top Shelley Winters swimming?

hygate said...

"How are they going to top Shelley Winters swimming?"

Thanks a lot! I spent years suppressing that memory. Now, if you will excuse me, I need to make an appointment with my therapist.

SteveR said...

hygate before you go download "There's Got to be a Morning After" onto your Ipod. Make your therapist earn the check..

mrschip said...

I saw the movie Friday night and loved every minute of it. I'm a sucker for a big wave and thought it was an exciting ride.

And who needs Shelly when you have the incomparable Dreyfuss and his big diamond earing?