Movie begin by showing an Italian ocean liner in the 60s, while showing it, this eerie, yet kind of nice music is playing, and then it shows the title of the film in pink, this really threw me off at first, with a false sense of security. Then it shows this really nice fancy party, with people dancing and looking happy, it then shows Emily browning ( Series of unfortunate events) when she was a little girl dancing with captain, all the while a very attractive singer named Francesca is singing an Italian song called Senza Fine, despite never watching this movie as a kid, this song and opening sequence feels very nostalgic and blissful. Of course without much warning a metal wire somehow breaks and cuts everyone on the dance floor into pieces, leading to a very gory shot. The movie then skips to a couple of years later to a salvaging crew, in the middle of a great action sequence, which does cause a mood whiplash, but after the last scene it is welcomed. The crew then return to port and meet a mysterious pilot who claims to have found the missing Italian liner, feeling a major payday they head out to find it. ONce they find it, the atmosphere hits you like a ton of bricks, the outside of ship looks creepy enough, they all respect the danger an old ship, a few entertaining ghost stories are told about. And the the haunting begins, well more like only 3 ghosts, 2 0f them being the little girl and captain who want to help the crew, the other is Francesca, who has some good moments that add to the atmosphere, but is never portrayed as scary, however some special effects do cause a few jump scares, and when members of the crew start dying the tension does increase. And then the second half begins, its not that its bad, but the rest crew find out that they've been lured by the devils advocate and that hes collecting souls on the ship, but needed someone to fix it, that's cool, but the way it was executed was kind of lame, when the history of the ship and the fate of the passengers is revealed, its all moving at a fast pace, with techno music, showing the crew killed everyone so they could keep all the cursed gold for themselves, and then their all killed, this was a cool sequence at first, if they slowed it down, explained more, and perhaps better music this could have been great, but instead it left me feeling kind of sick and disappointed. The climatic battle between the bad guy and Julianna Margulies (the good wife and ER), it felt very anti-climatic, but realistically i would have just blown up the boat too. Despite most of the second half being clunky, i was in awe, when all the trapped souls of the passengers are swimming from the sinking ships, turn into a spiral of light around the ship, and then enter into heaven, it made feel very good and forget most of what i hated in the second half, of course i got a mood whiplash when the survivor finds out the bad guy survived with the cursed gold and is just going to start the whole thing all over again. The movie is not scary, but i will admit suspenseful, the dialogue could have been better, the crew weren't too memorable, but like the marines from Aliens, they were likable, in fact a young Karl Urban was in this movie ( Dredd ). The plot was too simple and afterward you actually want to learn more of the backstory and characters motivations, luckily there is a special feature on the DVD that has the characters do just that. Overall the movie has great atmosphere and is fun to watch.