Rating = B+

It held my attention from beginning to end. The special effects look real and are used to illustrate the disaster and not just for spectacle. A plausible love story provides an excuse for why we are watching the disaster story. However, I didn't really care about these characters. The snobbery of the upper class is so unreasonable (albeit probably realistic) that it just seems stupid. The young lovers are not mature and complex enough to be particularly interesting. Many of the scenes could have been edited to be shorter with more powerful effect.