Gravity FAIL! (or Don’t rock the boat)

February 11, 2009

shelley-winters

I posted this video the other day:

I love The Poseidon Adventure so much (who doesn’t?). But after I watched that clip for the 16th time I noticed one major problem: as the ship is tipping over and the people start falling, strangely, the chairs don’t move in the same direction. Everything else: the party favors, the dishes, the people, they all are affected by the ship tipping over. Some of the chairs tip over but they fall in the opposite direction of the unluckly passengers. The chairs are all like “meh, what’s all this nonsense about?”. You even see one bitch sliding past a perfectly happy to be on the ground chair. At the end of the scene, the gravity defying chairs are stuck to the floor (ceiling?). Am I being too critical of crappy 1970s disaster movie? Do I need to get a life?

Don’t answer that. Let’s dance instead:

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4 Responses to “Gravity FAIL! (or Don’t rock the boat)”

  1. colio2007 Says:

    yes at the end, the gravity defying chairs and tables are stuck to the floor-turned ceiling. the whole scene is pretty hilarious. i love the screaming sound effects.

  2. John in IL Says:

    Gravity affects Shelley Winters more than it does the chairs.

  3. superdave524 Says:

    Good times. I also love historic movies or “period pieces” with anachronisms in ’em. A forgettable movie called “The Norsemen”, filmed in Tampa when I lived there, was supposed to be set during viking times, but the outdoor shots included some of the Tampa skyline. Not their best editing work, apparently.


  4. disaster movie is hilarious, i laugh for hours just watching that movie “;,


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