November 21, 2005

Wow! I'm Truly Sorry I Missed This

Our pal Lintenfiniel Jen flipped on the new made-for-tee-vee remake of The Poseidon Adventure last evening. I had considered it, but decided to watch the Chiefs/Texans blowout instead.

Man, did I choose wrong. Just get a load of this cast:

[T]he casting was a flashback to the 1980s - Steve Guttenburg, Bryan Brown, Rutger Hauer (who is not aging well, imho), and C. Thomas Howell. Wow. The best casting was Adam Baldwin aka Jayne in Firefly/Serenity. Hmmm, I see that Peter Weller played the captain, whom I missed since by the time I clicked over he was long dead and gone. And with the terrorism element, there was a CIA element and so Alex Kingston was present as MI-6 in Bahrain or something like that.

I'm pretty sure that the appearance of Buckaroo Banzai and Officer Carey Mahoney in the same film constitutes some kind of apocalyptic sign or other. The game turned out to be awful, but not as ugly awful as this must have been. Sorry I missed it.

Posted by Robert at November 21, 2005 05:56 PM | TrackBack

No, you're not - trust me. Although I would have enjoyed reading your take on it.

Posted by: jen at November 21, 2005 07:35 PM

I haven't seen C. Thomas Howell since Gods and Generals!

The first Poseidon Adventure wasn't that great, why remake it???

Posted by: GroovyVic at November 21, 2005 07:45 PM

The first Poseidon Adventure wasn't that great, why remake it???

To make it better? Get it right the second time?

Posted by: Dale at November 21, 2005 08:12 PM

Yeah, but no Shelley Winters? Come on.

There's got to be a morning after.

Posted by: GroovyVic at November 22, 2005 06:52 AM

I think this is the first time Steve Guttenberg and Rutger Hauer have worked together since The Hitcher. And here they are in another transportation-related disaster. It's just like Hope and Crosby and those "Road" movies...

Posted by: utron at November 22, 2005 11:05 AM

Blech. I meant C. Thomas Howell, of course, not Steve Guttenberg. Where did that confounded nurse hide my meds, anyway?

Posted by: utron at November 22, 2005 11:07 AM