S.O.S. Titanic Reviews

  • Dann M Super Reviewer
    Jul 31, 2017

    Complete and utter garbage, S.O.S. Titanic is a half-assed TV movie that embarrasses itself. There's virtually no attempt at authenticity, as the ship is clearly the Queen Mary, and the interior sets don't look anything like the Titanic. Additionally, many of the long shots of the ship are just colorized scenes from A Night to Remember and don't match-up with the models or exterior sets. The performances are universally bad (except for maybe David Warner and Susan Saint James), and the historical inaccuracies are beyond egregious; they don't even get the date of the sinking right. S.O.S. Titanic is a colossal mess that has no understanding of the Titanic disaster, and it shows in every frame.

    Complete and utter garbage, S.O.S. Titanic is a half-assed TV movie that embarrasses itself. There's virtually no attempt at authenticity, as the ship is clearly the Queen Mary, and the interior sets don't look anything like the Titanic. Additionally, many of the long shots of the ship are just colorized scenes from A Night to Remember and don't match-up with the models or exterior sets. The performances are universally bad (except for maybe David Warner and Susan Saint James), and the historical inaccuracies are beyond egregious; they don't even get the date of the sinking right. S.O.S. Titanic is a colossal mess that has no understanding of the Titanic disaster, and it shows in every frame.

  • Apr 06, 2013

    Far better,and a lot more interesting than the last theatre version by James Cameron, and a more interesting cast, however some of the actors from this film went on the appear in the 1997 version

    Far better,and a lot more interesting than the last theatre version by James Cameron, and a more interesting cast, however some of the actors from this film went on the appear in the 1997 version

  • Aug 28, 2009

    Complete product of it's time. Disaster movies were real big in the 70's so why not make one out of the most infamous maritime disaster of them all? Not bad performances all around and the production values/effects hold up pretty well. David Warner (who funnily enough gets a supporting role in the '97 movie) and the other second class passenger really are the best part of the movie playing two teachers who are not of the rich fancy world or the lower class world and make a great point about how out of place they feel about it. Granted they get a little TOO platitude-y, states-the-obvious about it. Even so far as to actually SAY "Isn't this ship really a microcosm of British society today?" Uh, thanks, we get it- that's kind of why people are fascinated by the Titanic. Show us that, don't just TELL US that. The other good plot line was the of the group of twenty-something Irish immigrants who we see having fun and full of hope about their trip to America and then they're desperate struggle to get up top and their women in the boats and seeing the boys praying with the priests at the end will break your heart. All in all a pretty decent little movie that holds up pretty well considering- though a bit with the Captain Obvious at points.

    Complete product of it's time. Disaster movies were real big in the 70's so why not make one out of the most infamous maritime disaster of them all? Not bad performances all around and the production values/effects hold up pretty well. David Warner (who funnily enough gets a supporting role in the '97 movie) and the other second class passenger really are the best part of the movie playing two teachers who are not of the rich fancy world or the lower class world and make a great point about how out of place they feel about it. Granted they get a little TOO platitude-y, states-the-obvious about it. Even so far as to actually SAY "Isn't this ship really a microcosm of British society today?" Uh, thanks, we get it- that's kind of why people are fascinated by the Titanic. Show us that, don't just TELL US that. The other good plot line was the of the group of twenty-something Irish immigrants who we see having fun and full of hope about their trip to America and then they're desperate struggle to get up top and their women in the boats and seeing the boys praying with the priests at the end will break your heart. All in all a pretty decent little movie that holds up pretty well considering- though a bit with the Captain Obvious at points.

  • Jun 09, 2009

    Terrible like most Titanic movies. David Warner is a romantic lead which is just strange.

    Terrible like most Titanic movies. David Warner is a romantic lead which is just strange.

  • Apr 04, 2009

    Despite the television look and the rather depressing nature of it's script, appearance and obvious story, the actual workthrough of this depiction of events gives a godd sense of the dispair and confusion of the sinking in total contrast to later romanticised versions of the massive loss of life.

    Despite the television look and the rather depressing nature of it's script, appearance and obvious story, the actual workthrough of this depiction of events gives a godd sense of the dispair and confusion of the sinking in total contrast to later romanticised versions of the massive loss of life.