Parents' Guide to

Poseidon

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Graphic disaster flick. Not for younger kids.

Movie PG-13 2006 99 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Good movie...for teens

The movie really was good in my dad perspective, but I really don't think you should let anyone under the age of 15 watch it, and I'm a kid (I don't know why it says I'm a parent), so trust me here. The movie has TONS of blood and gore every 5 minutes! And survivors are killed in bloody scenes or non bloody scenes.... recommend for teens and adults.

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Why cast Andre Braugher if you don't use him? In his role as captain, he's relegated to making a couple of feeble speeches and then leaves everyone on board to their dire fates. When he advises passengers to wait to be rescued, you know he's wrong, and also that he's not long for the film. That's too bad, because the survivors are a dull lot. It's mentioned that Kurt Russell's character used to be "mayor of New York," which is never explained, but plainly draws on post-9/11 desires for heroes). None of the characters or their relationships are presented for more than a minute to two, and so none solicits much emotional investment.

That's not to say the folks in gowns and tuxedos don't learn some lessons in loss and courage. But they do so incidentally. The point in a disaster film is fear and relief and some more fear: It's a ride. Here, you watch characters work to get out of small spaces, endure water and fire, and make their way to more small spaces.

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