| Rating: 4/5 The crew, of course, is running out of air and time as various rescue attempts end up failing. | Rating: 3/4 One of the smartest ideas anyone ever had in Hollywood was planting a bomb on a passenger jet.
During the Great Depression of the Thirties, films about earthquakes, tidal waves and citywide fires were some of the biggest box office hits of their day, while worldwide anxiety over nuclear weapons following the end of the Second World War prompted the rise of the giant monsters: Godzilla, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, It Came from Beneath the Sea’s bridge-straddling octopus, and many more. Based on the somewhat more allegorical novel by Paul Gallico, The Poseidon Adventure barely introduces us to its rather stock assembly of characters before a tidal wave capsizes the massive Poseidon cruise ship at midnight on New Year's Eve, forcing a small band of survivors to climb out through the bottom of the ship. Once more unto the breach: a scene from the summer blockbuster 'San Andreas', Whit Bissell and Helen Hayes in 'Airport', The Rock: 'listening to Whitney Houston makes me cry'. Neither as exciting nor as unintentionally funny as one would like it to be. Fast-moving and often terrifying, The Towering Inferno remains the cream of the crop and probably the best movie of its kind. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.
Hunter’s eureka moment was in shifting these stories into the mainstream, where all-star casts and significantly larger budgets (allowing for more persuasive special effects) became possible. Easily. In 1975, between the release of the first and second Airport sequels, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws managed to combine the crowd-pleasing power of the disaster movie with New Hollywood’s artfulness and purpose – and by the time Star Wars arrived on the scene in 1977, with a Death Star that could destroy an entire planet in one go, blowing up individual aircraft, buildings and cities suddenly seemed like old hat. As for the mass-market audience Hunter had been chasing, they loved it.
"timo filme-catstrofe que, alm do habitual elenco estelar e da excepcional direo de arte, conta com tensas seqncias de ao. |, August 30, 2020 What’s more, his death is presented as sad and avoidable, rather than a bad guy’s just deserts. Producer Dino De Laurentiis originally hired Roman Polanski to direct, but the latter's ongoing legal problems forced De Laurentiis to put somebody named Jan Troell on the picture instead. Then there’s the film’s strangest character of all: an interfering passenger who twice messes up the crew’s plans to restore order, and whose meddling eventually causes the bomb to be triggered. The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first disaster flicks and it arguably remains the best. 30.
|, July 26, 2007 Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures.
In 1967, Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and Clyde imported French New Wave cool and full-blooded violence to the dust-blown streets of small-town Texas. Airport 1975 knows what its audience wants and gets right to it, sending a small plane on an accidental collision course with a 747, pulverizing the flight crew and forcing ol' Chuck to skydive into the cockpit and land the damn thing himself. Toho Studios filmed this in 1973 as Submersion of Japan, then repeated its old trick from 1954's Godzilla by shooting additional scenes with an American actor -- in this case Lorne Greene -- for U.S. release under the name Tidal Wave.
In the end, Hayes won for best supporting actress, beating Maureen Stapleton, and three actresses who were nominated for work in edgier, “New Hollywood” pictures. But irrelevant as it may seem to the spectacle of watching ships sink and tall buildings burn, Airport made the bloated ensemble cast a non-negotiable feature of the disaster movie experience. Even on his last hurrah, Allen managed to land some big names, including his Towering Inferno stars Paul Newman and William Holden as well as Poseidon Adventure alumni Ernest Borgnine and Red Buttons. The usual boatload of guest stars is aboard, including Linda Blair from The Exorcist and Helen Reddy as a singing nun so hysterically parodied six years later in Airplane! We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. Please reference “Error Code 2121” when contacting customer service.
Verified reviews are considered more trustworthy by fellow moviegoers. It all helped to draw a general audience: chances were you’d like at least one of them enough to pay for a ticket. Sidney Poitier’s 7 Most Memorable Performances, All Harry Potter Movies Ranked Worst to Best by Tomatometer. At the film’s climax, Kennedy’s engineer turns the engines of the trapped plane up to full power against direct advice from air traffic control, in order to blast it free from the snowdrift. You're almost there! Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight. Faye Dunaway! It had a multi-strand, soap-opera storyline, and its overarching plot was like a gripping, unfolding TV news story: one commercial airliner trapped in a snowdrift, another with a suitcase rigged to explode in its cabin. (and, uh, O.J. Scott (Gene Hackman), band together in the ship's ballroom. Except every week in your inbox.
The all-star cast includes Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Roddy McDowall, Shelley Winters, and Pamela Sue Martin. Menu. Forgot your password?
But that all comes to a head when a suicidal bomber sets off an explosive on a Rome-bound 707, forcing the plane to make a desperate emergency landing. | Rating: 4/5, September 21, 2005 Hunter, certain he was on to a winner, raised the final $3 million himself. If an avalanche slides down a mountain and nobody hears it, did it happen? This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. Classic of disaster movie genre with memorable cast. He’s a suicide bomber, but not a terrorist. Movies. “The instruction book said that was impossible,” marvels a colleague. Hokey as hell and not even getting the benefit of the usual galaxy of "stars," The Concorde is not even one of those "so bad it's entertaining" movies. One of the first narrative films ever made in Hollywood, the 1903 short Life of an American Fireman, was about a woman and a baby being rescued from a burning house. What the glittering, star-driving survivalism of Poseidon Adventure actually presents is a nightmarishly schematic fantasia of guiltless discomfort.
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|, May 8, 2006 To Hunter, the appeal of an old-fashioned film that showed average people banding together to prevent disaster in the face of grand, systemic failure was clear. The Poseidon Adventure is the kind of movie you know is going to be awful, and yet somehow you gotta see it, right? The genre had always been a little disreputable, and its popularity tended to flare up around times of social unrest. The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first disaster flicks and it arguably remains the best.
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20 Big Screen Celebrations to Ring in 2017, Critical Consensus: "Poseidon" Sinks, "Luck" Is Lacking, October 23, 2004 | Rating: 4.5/5 Just confirm how you got your ticket. All Critics (25) Don't have an account? When they finally come back – and they will – there can be no escape. The joke (as it is) is that the authorities in charge might be okay with letting the train fall and cover up the fact that the weaponized bacteria has gotten loose. Except the wildly successful mid-Nineties disaster-movie revival, which was triggered by Independence Day, and took in Twister, Deep Impact, Armageddon, Volcano, Dante’s Peak and James Cameron’s record-breaking Titanic, proved the genre hadn’t been extinct at all – it was just slumbering, like a dormant magma chamber, waiting for the right moment to erupt. A good adventure blockbuster that is just yearly fodder this day and age. Don’t worry, it won’t take long. It's up to the surviving passengers and crew, led by captain Jack Lemmon, to stay alive and somehow get a signal to the surface. The golden era of the disaster movie kicked off in 1970 and came to a screeching halt almost exactly 10 years later.
| Rating: 2.5/4 Canada made its bid for disaster film glory relatively late in the game with this clunker, in which a disgruntled worker sets fire to an oil refinery and consequently sets the whole city ablaze. It's just bad.
The U.S. version gives you even less: it was cut to under 90 minutes from the Japanese running time of 143 minutes. The scene is a little cold snap of reality in the midst of all the warmed-over melodrama. | Rating: 4/5, May 18, 2006 Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox!