Corrected entry: During the capsizing, a crane smashes into the bottom window of the superstructure, this smashes most of it to pieces, the front part of it at least. Yet, when ship is shown after that, the whole window is shown intact.
Corrected entry: When the cast escape out of the front bow thrusters, where are the other tubes inside the ship? There should have been 2 more tubes for the other two bow thrusters. They can't be in another room because they're too close together.
Corrected entry: There is an explosion just before the ballroom implosion. After this explosion, the ship then begins to take on water. This would not have taken place. Water will only flood something from in the floor or hole if there is space for the air to escape. There were no holes in the ship's hull except the bow thrusters, and there were no windows above the ocean's surface that had broken. But the characters hadn't gotten that far to open the hatch when the ship had already begun sinking.
Corrected entry: The First officer gives the command during the ship's attempt to turn into the wave. "Starboard engine full astern." Yet when the ship's bottom is shown inverted for the first time a couple of minutes later. Both port and starboard azipods are facing forward. If his command had been followed the starboard azipod should have been facing aft.
Corrected entry: During the whole tipping sequence in the dining room, that set actually was tipping and people were sent flying around with furniture and other things as well. The pool the set was tipped in was about 100 feet deep.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the first ballast tank is flooded, why is there a valve opening/closing wheel inside the tank? On real ships this is done from outside the tank so you don't get drowned just to fill the ballast tank.
Corrected entry: In the ballroom scene Richard Dreyfus' character leaves the ballroom for the deck outside after midnight and prepares to jump. He sees the wave approaching. He returns through the doors back into the ballroom. One can see a small crack between the doors. Since they're not water-tight, after the ship capsizes the ballroom would have immediately began to flood (which doesn't happen). Thus even the main cast which ultimately escapes would have drowned with the others and it wouldn't have mattered if the captain had the other water-tight doors closed.
Corrected entry: When Valentin is kicked loose from Nelson's leg you can see the safety wire supporting him as he falls.
Corrected entry: When the ship first turns upside down, power is lost throughout the ship and emergency lighting takes over. Yet shortly after, people are being severely electrocuted in the Disco.
Corrected entry: Early in the film there are helium-filled balloons tied to ribbons decorating the ship's lobby and ballroom. After the ship has capsized, these balloons are hanging upside down. This doesn't make sense, because if the balloons were filled with helium they would still be pointing upwards, and not just hanging as though only filled with air.
Corrected entry: You can not walk on the most part of the ceiling on a boat, especially a cruise ship. It tends to be out of thin plaster boards.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Josh Lucas and Kurt Russell are looking at a map of the ship, Josh points to the right side of the ship, and says they have to go in that direction to get to the engines. If the ship is upside down, and Josh is pointing to the right, then they would have to go to the left. That would be the correct direction if the ship were upright. It's not a character mistake because once the debris has been cleared, they end up going towards the right.Jane Doe
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