Mrs Doombreed and I went to see Poseidon today.
Those of you who have see The Poseidon Adventure will already know the plot. But here it is in a nutshell:
The world's biggest, fanciest, most expensive ocean liner has stupidly been named after Poseidon, the god of the sea. Presumably pissed at the blasphemy, the sea sends a big wave which capsizes it, trapping our heroes in an upside-down and sinking ship. Cue a romp through the bowels of the liner as they try to escape.
This movie is not earth-shaking.
There, I said it. It's not going to feature on the Oscar lists. It doesn't eclipse the original. But it's fun. It's okay. It's gripping, in its own way.
Best of all, it makes no excuses. This is 99 mins of over-the-top action, CGI explosions, death (and logic) defying escapes and sheer entertainment, take it or leave it.
Doombreed rating: ****