I had to take in consideration that this is a movie, based on the event. There are some story thread that did not exist in reality. This was done to make a "better story" more interesting to a broader audience, I'm sure. But read the book about the Halifax disaster, then watch this movie to see a good account of what it looked like. The ship, smoke, pink-green sky, were done well in F-X. The blinded dozens were portrayed by one person, which makes sense in this portrayal. A bit over romantic in spots, but that, too, was for audience fodder. Overall, I enjoyed seeing the event sort of come to life, so that I could see what a true disaster it was at the time. Worth it.