This review goes out to my good friend Violet, who introduced me to this movie ages ago when we were kids. I’m sure there’s something poetic about time here but there is something about the importance of ducking and/ or the blessing of being short. Seriously, the opening to this movie made me pissed I’m over 6 foot tall…
Ghost Ship is about the tragic fate of the ocean liner SS Antonia Graza where everyone died and the ship was never found. Fifty years later a salvage team is presented with photos of a derelict adrift at sea. They hesitantly accept the offer, discovering the Graza. Deep inside, while scraping the ship they discover clues to what may have happened and mass amount of untraceable gold bars stowed away. With riches in there grasp, it quickly becomes clear something on the ship may not want them to leave, or let them..
The movie is simple to explain but better than I thought it’d be. I’m not a fan of most things from Dark Castle productions, the people who brought us the Puppet Master series and the god awful House of Wax (05) but there is definitely some effort here. I really like a lot of the cinematography and I do like the setting both past and present. The opening death scene is insanely awesome as well as the flashback that extends on it. The story is simple but solid and the score is meh, though the music choices make it feel dated as shit ( I was in the 6th grade when Not Falling by Mudvayne came out. Damn I’m old). The use of jump scare noises annoyed the shit out of me and I wasn’t invested in any of the characters, in fact I really wanted the bad guy dead for most of it. In the end, it’s not a bad movie. Not great but not terrible by any means and it’s not a bad time. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
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Brought back some memories. Enjoyed the film but always had a preference for Virus? The machine building Russian one in the ‘haunted ship’ film lineage. Deep Rising was also pretty bonkers but enjoyable.