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In a remote region of the Bering Sea, a boat salvage crew discovers the eerie remains of a grand passenger liner thought lost for more than 40 years. Once onboard, the crew must confront the ship's horrific past and face the ultimate fight for their lives.
PROFANITY: 21 F-words, 13 S-Words, 3 GDs, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Some brief non-sexual nudity. VIOLENCE: A number of bloody killings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and tobacco use. ACTION: Explosions and fights. COMEDY: An occasional wisecrack.
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Review Average "A nifty opening scene, all '60s-glam and ghoulish, makes it
wittily clear that 40 years ago something wicked that way went. But once Ghost
Ship switches course to the present, when graceless dialogue rules the waves
('This ship is f---ed up!'), director Steve Beck never recaptures the eerie
pizzazz of the prologue,...''
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Average "Unfortunately, Ghost Ship shows little in the way
of solid craftsmanship. Since the primary asset of a haunted house movie is
rarely the plot, this sub-genre must rely on elements like shock tactics and
suspense – two characteristics where Ghost Ship falls short.''
Review Average "Ghost Ship recycles all the usual haunted house
material, but because it's about a haunted ocean liner, it very nearly redeems
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Review Below Average "Effects-trained director Steve Beck, who debuted
with THIR13EN GHOSTS (2001), piles on the CGI wizardry. But the movie is
simultaneously soft and icky; the gross-out effects are grafted onto a sub-Tales
from the Crypt ghost story that never scares up any serious chills.''
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Very mixed opinions. We collected 118 moviegoer opinions and many rated it only "Fair," which is quite low. A lot of the others were in the "Good" to "Very Good" range, which indicates an average movie at best. Younger moviegoers rated it the highest with quite a few opinions of "Excellent" and a few opinions of "Fantastic."
I did notice that many of those giving the lower opinions also indicated that they would recommend the movie to select friends so it must not be too bad. Also, there is no significant difference in the opinions of males and females. The main difference was with age.
I personally enjoyed "Ghost Ship" as did my wife. I would rate it at least "Very Good," for the type of movie it is. However, since quite a few didn't care much for it, I would suggest that you catch it at a matinee to save a few bucks just in case.
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
Sorry, we were not given an advance screening of this movie.
in 1954, themajestic ocean liner Antonia Graza was the pride of
the Italian Line. A vision of modern, sleek sophistication, the ship was
nothing less than a work of art. Amenities provided for her passengers
ensured that they would enjoy unrivaled luxury during their stay at sea; when
guests were not unwinding in their spacious staterooms, they could socialize in
one of the stylish lounges, enjoy sports and relaxation atop the liner's broad
decks, or take a refreshing dip in the stately swimming pool. The
centerpiece of the Antonia Graza was its opulent grand ballroom, where
couples would dance the night away to the romantic strains of a live orchestra.
Chefs labored night and day in the galley preparing superb Italian cuisine to be
served in the ship's elegant dining room, and attentive crewmembers were
always available, eager to provide their guests with anything they should
desire. It was truly the journey of a lifetime.
when the Antonia Graza set sail for America in the spring of 1962, her
passengers were blissfully unaware of the unspeakable evil that would soon
befall them, sealing their fates and ensuring that this journey would be their
salvage crew aboard the tugboat Arctic Warrior is the best in the
business. Under the leadership of Captain Sean Murphy (GABRIEL BYRNE), and
with the expertise of salvage team leader Maureen Epps (JULIANNA MARGULIES),
First Mate Greer (ISAIAH WASHINGTON) and technicians Dodge (RON ELDARD), Munder
(KARL URBAN) and Santos (ALEX DIMITRIADES), they can locate any abandoned
vessel, patch her up‘till she's seaworthy and drag her back to
shore…for a price.
Canadian Air Force pilot Jack Ferriman (DESMOND HARRINGTON) recruits the team to
investigate a mysterious vessel he has spotted floating adrift off the coast of
Alaska in a remote region of the Bering Sea, they discover the remains of the
fabled Antonia Graza, thought lost at sea for more than 40 years.
It's a hell of a find – the salvage rights alone could be worth a fortune.
And by the law of the sea, any vessel discovered on international waters can be
claimed by whomever is fortunate enough to find her and skilled enough to haul
her back to port.
once onboard the eerie, cavernous ship, the crew of the Arctic Warrior
discovers that the decayingvessel is anything but deserted. It's
home to something more deadly and horrific than anything they've encountered
in all their years at sea.
the crew must uncover the truth about the ship's past and unlock the mystery
that threatens their very survival.