Starring Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Fred Astaire, O.J Simpson, Jennifer Jones, Robert Wagner, Richard Chamberlain

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Intriguing. Unfulfilled. Overcooked.

The idea of being trapped at the top of a towering skyscraper as the lower levels slowly burn to the ground is an incredible premise for a disaster film. Add to that, a cast filled with legends, and this follow up of sorts to Poseidon Adventure (1972) should have been much better. None of the characters outside of Richard Chamberlain’s insufferable jerk are even slightly memorable. They’re easily eclipsed by the special effects. Also, not enough people die for my liking, and unlike Poseidon Adventure, where the cast does great work, the stars sleepwalk through this picture. It is, however, entertaining.

-Walter Tyrone Howard-

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