All kinds of unspeakable horrors lurk for the smug and complacent guests of a cruise ship...cheesy cabin crew, bitter but genius terrorist masterminds, UB40. A terrible script, clumsily-drawn characters (like "I'm so kookie I drive a yellow Mini Moke" Sandra Bullock), implausible action heroics and a lack of, well, speed, make this another dumb action extravaganza.
Yes, this is a terrible movie, but the cherry on the idiot sundae is the way it treats its top-billed star, poor Sandra Bullock, who's taking a massive paycheck to return to the role that made her A-List. Despite the film existing basically because of her, the filmmakers still can't come up with anything for her to do during the climax apart from the usual damsel-in-distress routine. Oh, Hollywood.
Keanu Reeves did one of his smartest career moves by declining to a sequel to his hit film. This one starts good enough with a motorcycle chase but it loses all speed as soon as the story is moved onto a slow-moving cruise liner. Willem Dafoe overacts so much in this film (doing one of his worst appearances) that his face almost rips. Worst Hollywood studio sequel ever made...Possibly.