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Ghost Ship Review

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by Phil Hinton Jun 1, 2003 at 12:00 AM

    Ghost Ship Review
    A Successful Salvage crew working the Baring Sea are approached by a pilot with photographs showing an abandoned cruise liner drifting in the middle of the ocean. Once they have struck a deal they head out to find the ship, running straight into it through the sea mist. It is the ocean liner Antonia Graza which went missing in the 1960's with all it's passengers onboard, and is now just a huge rusting bucket stuck in the middle of the ocean. But as soon as the crew board the liner things start to go wrong, and it's not long before they realise that the ship is in fact haunted and wants their soles.
    The film features some well known actors, who unfortunately seem bored with their stereotyped characters with no real character development in evidence. However there are some very interesting things to look at, with the ship itself looking very impressive and creepy. There are a few jumps here and there with some good tension built up inside the liner. The other refreshing point is the fact that CGI is not used throughout, instead many of the stunts and effects shots are hand made models or actual stunt work.
    The movie is a fine pop corn Saturday night rental with a few scary moments and a general creepy feel, however the characters are weak with the actors just going through the motions and it will never win any awards.