An ageing American warship, the SS Lane Victory has fallen radio silent. It's a potentially embarrassing situation for the American military as, despite its age (the characters joke about it being a museum piece) it's been used as a floating base for black-ops during the Iraq War and enemy combatant prison ship. A place where they can "interrogate" their prisoners away from prying eyes.
Captain John Willets, played by a far too old to be a credible Special Forces soldier Lance Henriksen, leads a team to assist the unit on board and ensure the only captive, a suspect high up Islamist terrorist, is retrieved. When they get there though the film changes tack massively and the modern day war movie turns decidedly weird and dark as they find the ship has become fused with the spirit of a seriously twisted dead Nazi.
Die-hard fans of Henriksen look away now. This film is simply awful. The quality of the film is poor, the plot is full of holes and the dialogue is frequently laughable. To be fair the cast do give it their all which makes it a pity that it was truly beyond saving.
And it's a damn shame. For plots as ludicrous as this can often make fun little movies. Overlook that it's difficult to explain how a ghost Nazi would end up on a US ship in the Middle East seventy years after WWII, and the premise is original and intriguing.
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