Poseidon is a movie that, in much the same way as something like Basic Instinct, which I love against all instincts of common sense or logic, I think defines the difference between awesome and bad. "Awesome" is no less preposterous, outlandish, or offensively stupid, but as opposed to "bad," it's also fun. As a matter of fact, the only problem with Poseidon is that it's not over-the-top enough: as many improbabilities mount up or bad lines of dialogue or even worse character developments occur, how much more satisfying would it have been for Richard Dreyfuss' cell phone to float by the lifeboat and have a message on it from his boyfriend, asking to get back together? We're talking Academy Award-worthy (okay, Razzie-worthy) satisfaction, that's how much.

In any case, the film was recently released on Blu-ray by the good folks at Warner Home Video, and it seems fitting to celebrate its absurd charm by highlighting the centerpiece scene of the film – you guessed it, the one in which a "rogue wave" takes the ship and its passengers on an unexpected detour.
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