At the same time, the film is short (which is good) and afterward, you sort of just forget about the movie. Another problem is that there is zero character development, nor really big stars which may or not be fine for this film. The special effects are very impressive as is the set design and the intricate action sequences. Itís a good mindless Saturday night action film that certainly will keep you glued to the tube. POSEIDON is a quick in-and-out film that I imagine will do pretty well on DVD. One last thing, I will say that a lot of the shock and awe is lost in the translation from the big to the small screen.
Poseidon: A Ship on a Soundstage >> 23 min > This isnít a bad ice breaker showing the vast amount of practical and special effects work that I honestly didnít pay attention to, which is an effects manís dream. You see shots that you might not have known only existed in a computer and youíll see giant ship sets. Thereís also some fun comments from the cast and crew.
Poseidon: Upside Down >> 11 min > This is more on set footage of the amazing upside down ship set. More interviews and my favorite is Richard Dreyfuss saying ďballs outĒ. Sweet.
A Shipmateís Diary >> 13 min > This is a really lame something or other consisting of two second blurbs by people I donít know or care about. Things do get better as you see more behind the scenes stuff.
Rogue Waves >> 29 min > You can always count on the History Channel for good programming and they are on display here with a look at POSEIDONís rogue waves. Great stuff.