Two readers — Roy “Griff” Griffis and a guy named Daniel — have both made an excellent points about the ricochet between 9/11 and Poseidon. “Do you think that 9/11 has, for a while at least, put a stake in the heart of old-school disaster movies?,” Griffis wrote. “Since we’ve seen real disaster, lived with its fallout and watched people falling to their deaths…maybe a film like Poseidon just seems too far removed from a reality that was made all too real.” Daniel added, “Part of my problem with Poseidon was that, having just seen United 93 a few days earlier, Poseidon seemed to have even less gravity and the piles of dead bodies seemed even less real and even more hollow. There just didn’t seem to be a point in any of it.”