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TITANIC II is a great idea for a disaster film, but it is very poorly executed. A rich guy re-creates the Titanic, or so he says; in reality we see a few shots of a generic cruise ship and then a lot of time is spent on Coast Guard personnel investigating a glacier that is breaking up & will cause a tsunami that is headed straight fot the Titanic II. The tsunami pushes an iceberg into the side of the ship, and it turns out the watertight bulkheads are only designed to withstand a head-on collision, not a side impact...which, as any Titanic buff knows, is what sank the original Titanic and is the most obvious design flaw that should have been corrected. The sinking itself is exciting, but the heartrending drama of wondering (or caring) who lives or dies is largely undermined by the fact that the audience doesn't get to know the passengers; too much time, pre-collision, is devoted to the Coast Guard guy whose daughter is a nurse on Titanic II. So the nurse and the rich guy (who, conveniently, is her ex-boyfriend) are the only two aboard who stand out from the screaming crowd. If you want a good ocean-liner disaster film, try TITANIC or the original POSEIDON ADVENTURE, or THE LAST VOYAGE. Unlike these three films, TITANIC II deserves to sink.
First have a sense of humor, and it helps to be a fan of Titanic history and lore. Combine this with an interesting idea with a cast of only one good actor, and a huge ability to fotgive flaws. Just counting the ever obvious ones in this low budget film will keep you busy.
The movie is FUN, and at times almost funny. Do not expect to see some respectful commentary on the loss of lives in 1912. At the sametime it really is not meant to be taken as a heartless joke about the original sad event. Like I said the concept of a liner recreated in the Titanic's image is nothing new, and not a bad idea for a film, however it would require a large budget to do this properly.
Bad acting aside, no glamour or stars, and flying icebergs ignored, the movie was GOOD FUN, and worth a look to B movie fans. Just do not expect to belive everything you see!
It might sound biased as I have some close personal friends in this movie, although for a direct to video feature I was very impressed at how well it was made considering that most of it was filmed on location in Long Beach, California. The "extras" in the film seemed to have quite a bit of close-ups and that made this feature so much more enjoyable from a realistic standpoint. Understandably it is titled "Titanic II" though given a tongue in cheek aspect I would recommend purchasing this film.
Very interesting movie, we are Titanic fans and added it to our collection of movies. We will certainly see it again.