Oh boy, was this one bad. If you are a fan of Speed 2, Cruise Control, but feel it was a bit cerebral, this may be the film for you.
First of all, it was made by someone with exactly zero knowledge of ships. I mean, how much stucco do you normally see on the bulkheads of ocean liners? Concrete on the floors of engine rooms?
Then there were the continuity problems, with some scenes shot on the Queen Mary, and others on and older cruise ship. Not a big problem, unless you have established that the ship is sinking violently in one shot, and then perfectly stable in the next. Outside, the actors are running and jumping on an unmoving deck, while inside they are getting tossed around like a bad Star Trek episode.
Dialogue? Claudia Christian must have been wistful for the worst of her Babylon 5 lines during most of this ordeal.
Plot? A straightforward terrorists seize buidling/airplane/ship with military precision only to be defeated by the Lone Hero with his Comic Sidekick(s). We may have seen this one before...
I had a good laugh towards the end, when a nearby naval ship, hearing that the ship is going down (but getting no word of terrorists on board) organizes a rescue by sending helicopters packed with fully armed marines, including anti-tank weapons. Not sure where they planned on stashing the survivors.
You could have a bit of fun with this one, if you rent it and do a MST3K number on it. ...