YMMV: The Poseidon Adventure
The 1972 film:
- Adaptation Displacement: Not so severe as some examples, but the book is much less famous than the film.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Leslie Nielsen playing it straight as the captain of the Poseidon.
- Nightmare Fuel: The guy who falls into the ceiling light.
- The Scrappy: Nonnie for being The Load, and Robin for being a know-it-all.
- Tear Jerker: After Mrs. Rosen dies, her husband refuses to leave her side.
The 2005 TV movie:
- What an Idiot: The Cruise Director, who gives away Rogo's purpose as a sea marshal, and insists that everyone stay inside the dining room, even after it's pointed out that the ship will inevitably sink.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: Near the end of the film, the survivors have to cross over a pit of fire via a narrow bridge. The only ones who don't make it are Badawi, who masterminded the terrorist plot, and Shoshanna, who was Richard's mistress.