DAILY FILM DOSE: A Daily Film Appreciation and Review Blog: February 2014

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Raise the Titanic

Notable at the time for being an expensive flop, this audacious story of a covert CIA operation to quite literally raise the H.M.S. Titanic from the bottom of the North Atlantic in the hope of salvaging a rare mineral to be used in the production of an atomic nuclear defense system would seem like a Sisyphean task. But the Clive Cussler novel on which it was based was a best seller, a precursor of sorts to the Michael Crichton/Tom Clancy brand of techno-thriller of the '80s/'90s, and well, it's Hollywood.