Josh Lucas as Dylan Johns
Kurt Russell as Robert Ramsey
Jacinda Barrett as Maggie James
Richard Dreyfuss as Richard Nelson
Jimmy Bennett as Conor James
Emmy Rossum as Jennifer Ramsey
Mike Vogel as Christian
Mía Maestro as Elena Gonzalez
Andre Braugher as Captain Michael Bradford
Kevin Dillon as Lucky Larry
Freddy Rodríguez as Marco Valentin
Kirk B.R. Woller as Chief Officer Reynolds
Kelly McNair as Emily
Stacy Ferguson as Gloria
Gabriel Jarret as First Officer Chapman
During a New Year’s Eve cruise, the Poseidon is suddenly struck by a monstrous rogue wave. The wall of water flips the cruise ship over and leaves it floating upside down. Among the survivors is Dylan Johns, a professional gambler who decides he doesn’t want to wait for impending doom. He decides to make his way to the bottom of the ship, which is now the top, and find a means of escape. Despite his reservations, Dylan is accompanied by a ragtag group that includes the former mayor of New York, his daughter, her fiancé, a stowaway, a mother and child, and a suicidal gay man. Who will live and who will die as they make their way through the doomed ship?
“Poseidon” is rated PG-13 for intense prolonged sequences of disaster and peril.
The acting is also adequate nothing special, but it gets the job done. Kurt Russell delivers a solid performance as one of the heroes. The same goes for Josh Lucas who once again proves he can handle being a leading man. On a weird side note, many of the actors looked like other famous actors and actresses. Stacy Ferguson looked like a Rene Russo clone. Jacinda Barrett looked like Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane. Kevin Dillon looks like Matt Dillon in “There’s Something About Mary.” It was like a cast of impersonators, but it was fun.
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