YMMV: The Poseidon Adventure

The 1972 film:

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.