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Apart from that, the film is heavy on the blood and gore and light on plot, script and so on. A shame, as I belive that Julianna Margulies is capable of far more than she was given in the inadequate vehicle.
A ship that goes missing and is eventually discovered years later, the crew dead, a salvage team out to find it, and everything goes wrong. Sounds familair. As it soon becomes apparent that their is a malevolent precence within the ships dark walls and one by one the salvage team is bumped off. similarities also include the destruction of the salvage vessle thus forcing the team to reluctantly remain on board the ghost ship. Constant consistancy in lines such as "this ship is f**ked". Even the end plot twist which i wont spoil is remarkably similar.
However enough of the comparison. Ghost ship is a good film. As i said before the visual effects are superb. Some scenes will prove to be very hard to forget such as the often metioned intro scene which was rather sick. It also has one of the nastiest deaths ive ever viewed (diver underwater). Overall it is good i was just annoyed by its lack of originality.
I think I can safely say that the opening scene of the movie is rather unforgettable, and I greatly admire the effect the moviemakers were going for here. Rarely does a movie purport to take out untold scores of people with one swift blow, and it is most unfortunate that a lack of commitment to this potentially extraordinary scene sets in motion the very doubts and misgivings some viewers have of the real meat of the story. The method of mass execution used in this first scene is pretty hard to accept scientifically, but the real problem comes in the form of some very obvious mannequins lying among the "dead." The filmmakers try to salvage the scene by having the victims take a few moments to figure out that they are quite dead, and that works for me; unfortunately, they take this too far and end up making what should be a glorious bloodbath look a little silly.
The real story here concerns the crew of a salvage boat hired to salvage a mysterious old ship that a pilot claims to have spotted in the Bering Sea. What they find is an Italian ocean liner missing for forty years, but the great riches they discover onboard lead not to the paradise on earth they fantasize about but rather its exact opposite.Read more ›