Review of 'Ghost Ship'

ghost_ship.jpg A salvage crew is approached by a pilot who has seen a cruise ship floating in international waters. They set out to recover the ship that they learn has been missing since the 1960s but very quickly find that the ship is haunted. When they attempt to leave with gold they find their boat explodes and they are left aboard the cruise ship to try to survive since the ghosts seem to have other ideas…

The whole film seems to be a bit low-budget to me with only a basic set of dialogue and story. The effects are not bad and, at times, truly grotesque - The scene from the beginning where we see the passengers on a dance floor being cut into pieces by a well-placed wire cable. The cast are largely forgettable and, with the possible exception of Karl Urban (from the new Star Trek movies) as Munder, basically B-list. What was a bit of a surprise was the finale where we learn what is really going on and, other than perhaps the spiritualistic side of things, actually makes some sort of sense. The “ah-oh” moment at the very end was simply stupid (I am not giving away what this is).

I can't say I was ever truly horrified - Grossed out, certainly, but not really horrified. Interesting but not something I would go and see.

Rating: “Not great, but not the worse”

Review Date: 2016-01-09

Directed by: Steve Beck

Studio: Warner Bros.

Year: 2002

Length: 91 minutes

Genre: Horror