|Directed by||James Cameron|
|Produced by||James Cameron, Jon Landau|
|Written by||James Cameron|
|Starring||Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Nucci,, David Warner, Bill Paxton|
|Music by||James Horner|
|Edited by||Conrad Buff, James Cameron, Richard A. Harris|
|Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Lightstorm Entertainment|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures (North America)|
20th Century Fox (International)
|Release date||November 1, 1997 (Tokyo), December 19, 1997 (United States)|
|Running time||195 minutes|
|Box office||$2.195 billion|
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. Incorporating both historical and fictionalized aspects, it is based on accounts of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.
Cameron’s inspiration for the film came from his fascination with shipwrecks; he felt a love story interspersed with the human loss would be essential to convey the emotional impact of the disaster. Production began in 1995, when Cameron shot footage of the actual Titanic wreck. The modern scenes on the research vesselwere shot on board the Akademik Mstislav Keldysh, which Cameron had used as a base when filming the wreck. Scale models, computer-generated imagery, and a reconstruction of the Titanic built at Baja Studios were used to re-create the sinking. The film was co-financed by Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox; the former handled distribution in North America while the latter released the film internationally. It was the most expensive film ever made at the time, with a production budget of $200 million.
Upon its release on December 19, 1997, Titanic achieved significant critical and commercial success. Nominated for 14 Academy Awards, it tied All About Eve (1950) for the most Oscar nominations, and won 11, including the awards for Best Picture and Best Director, tying Ben-Hur (1959) for the most Oscars won by a single film. With an initial worldwide gross of over $1.84 billion, Titanic was the first film to reach the billion-dollar mark. It remained the highest-grossing film of all time until Cameron’s Avatar surpassed it in 2010. A 3D version of Titanic, released on April 4, 2012, to commemorate the centennial of the sinking, earned it an additional $343.6 million worldwide, pushing the film’s worldwide total to $2.195 billion and making it the second film to gross more than $2 billion worldwide (after Avatar). In 2017, the film was re-released for its 20th anniversary and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
IMDb’s One Star reviews from the last decade
(Spoiler) It’s just boring. Not necessary to go further. It’s a trash movie just don’t waste your time. JACK DIES!!!!
Top 7 Takeaways from Jim Cameron’s Titanic:
7. In a true maritime disaster story, including a potential rescue ship (let’s call it the California) that failed to act with tragic consequences adds no drama at all and must be ignored in the screenplay. 6. Ignoring the California may also be useful if the film has a short running time – say, only 3 hours. 5. People in 1912 spoke and thought exactly like people in the 1990s. 4. Rich people are bad. 3. Poor people are good. 2. Being trapped below decks on a sinking ship lacks drama – ensure a lead character is also chained during the sinking. 1. Never waste time researching historical events if developing a film on them
As a longtime Titanic buff I walked out of this mess – I only regret not leaving sooner.
Before I saw titanic I heard it was nominated for 10 plus academy awards. Also I heard rave reviews. So I figured it must be a great movie. It ended up being one of the worst movies I have ever seen. It has little to nothing to do about the disaster, it’s just another episode of the love boat.
Well I’ll be honest it’s ok as an romance movie BUT we are talking about TITANIC , ofcourse a lot of couples dead in there but the actual story is about how it sunk not the possible love story someone could have inside it. And the end was just bad so girl would cry for it, the boat was so close to her she could just scream help and a lot of people said that he was dead before she let him go but he was shaking, dead people don’t shake and the door was big enough for both of them , so technically she killed him and again Titanic is about a tragedy of how people lost a lot that night over the mistake of the captain of the ship and the most sad part is that people now don’t know Titanic as a historical tragedy but as an love story!
Several years ago, my girlfriend wanted to see this film, and I was obliged to sit through three hours of torture. This is a sappy ,useless “chic flick”. I am very disappointed in James Cameron, who is responsible for one of my all-time favorite movies (T2). As a result of the horror of having to sit through this waste of celluoid, I vowed to never watch any movies made after the year 2000, and am very happy with that decision.
Jack and Rose is both a jerk. That’s it. I’m watching the movie just want the ship to sink because of Jack and Rose
It was horrible, Jack died it was amazing I loved it’s a perfect example of love is evil his death was so amazing and lovable.
This movie keeps giving eye ligma whenever I watch it. My eyes lite on fire because of how horrifying it is.
Finally saw the movie completely. Never again I want my time back. I prefer to watch The Poseidon Adventure a 1,000 time before sit and watch this again.
I’d like to proudly join the ranks of the minority who found this film to be a tedious, silly, childish serving of ridiculous pap interesting only to juvenile sensibilities. Aside from the presence of the genuinely talented DiCaprio and some admittedly visually striking scenes of the boat’s sinking, the film (as any film is) is absolutely mortally impaired by Cameron’s Jack and Jill simple script of poor but good boy loves rich but trapped in evil high society girl who are then tragically parted by cruel fate while their love is still young, sweet and fresh. If only genuine real life were actually like this perhaps films like this could be enjoyable, but any sensitive, perceptive mature adult knows that (perhaps unfortunately) that it just ain’t so. Cameron is certainly, though, an extremely talented action director with the directing credits of Aliens and Terminator 2 to his name, he just shouldn’t write his own scripts as in this department his insight and understanding of the depth and complexity of the genuine human experience is seriously lacking. I’ll just keep rewatching Aliens and T2 and hoping that Cameron hires Frank Darabont (who wrote The Shawshank Redemption) to write his scripts, or stays firmly in the director’s chair.
A good movie, but whoever made up this story did not try to make it the least bit believable. Who would actually believe that “the worlds biggest ship” would sink because it hit an iceberg, it’s just not realistic. And the name “Titanic” what does that even mean, what idiot thought it was a fitting name for a giant fictional ship. All around just a bad movie and too long.
11 Oscars for Titanic was a misjudgment. Ben Hur is the only Movie for 11 Oscars.
At least not as bad as The English Patient but pretty much right there. Go see a real love story like The Lobster instead of this trash.
There are few films that elicit in me such passionate loathing as this piece of utter rubbish. This is lacking in practically everything that ought to be in a movie. No aliens, no graphic scenes of cannibalism, no serial killers, monsters spawned by nuclear power, special effects obviously made from random objects found in the director’s office, or surrealistic body horror. Also, no werewolves. I suppose the title should have given me a warning, it doesn’t contain the phrases “blood”, “invasion of the”, “cannibal”, “walks among us”, “massacre”, ” meets Frankenstein”, or “from outer space”; all of which are generally good indicators of quality cinema. It’s also filmed in this weird artificial style, which I hate. Mainstream cinema fans might like this style, I prefer my films to look like they were made in someone’s garage back in the 70s. And then there’s that awful theme song. If you want a good movie theme song, listen to Surfing Dead by The Cramps, the theme from Return Of The Living Dead; by one of the finest bands in history. There is absolutely no reason to watch this, it essentially summarizes why I only watch B-movies. You could probably make 100 B-movies with this budget, and all of them would be more interesting. Just watch The Astro-zombies instead; now that’s a good movie. Cameron has sunk far from his days doing special effects on Galaxy Of Terror (his best work by far. Who could forget the infamous worm scene?). Also, does anyone else think that Decaprio looks like a giant hairless squirrel?
I see a lot of comments on here talking about how Rose could’ve easily moved over to allow Jack a spot on the door however to me I saw much larger problem with the movies plot. There is no way that ship that large metal ship that large could have been sunk in by a measly iceberg, it’s unrealistic. why are there even icebergs? we’re not sailing through Antarctica. if The boat was hit by the iceberg it should not have sunk, how are you going to tell me in the beginning of the movie that you were on in unsinkable ship just to show me three hours later that it did indeed sink and killed many people I feel deceived by this movie. Completely unrealistic. horrible.
This movie sucks like a $2.00 lady of the night who has been given $20.00 and told to keep the change. Only a vacuum cleaner that’s been left running for 24 hours straight sucks more than this movie. It’s the suckiest movie that ever sucked. I’ve seen grade school plays that were better than this movie, honest to God, PLAYS!
What has warranted such dislike from me? Two words, forced viewing. I was forced to watch this drivel by my wife, and not only that, I payed my hard earned cash to waste my life watching a poorly-acted ‘love-tragedy’ that seemed to go on and on. I actually felt envious of the characters that died in the movie, as, essentially, their suffering was over. Never have I seen another movie that was filmed in such a manner that would please the ‘luvvies’ so much, so they’d just throw Oscars at it. But what about the cash-paying viewers?! Sure, the special effects are impressive, but that alone does not a good movie make, a good story that’s interesting would be greatly appreciated, but instead we get Lenny D’ Crapio, as eye candy for the ladies, the obvious target audience, and the poor men who’ve been dragged to the theatre get no love at all.
In conclusion, this movie would be playing on repeat for eternity in my version of Hell. I wish I could give it minus 1000,000 stars.
The most egregious aspect of this overblown cinematic vessel is not the cloying Dick and Jane script, the vulgar modern-day prologue, the primitive CGI effects (painfully obvious on the big screen even in 1997), the fact that DiCaprio looks like a thirteen year old who hasn’t yet reached puberty, or the unfathomable eleven Oscars it snared.
No. The true crime here is that the perfect movie about the sinking of the Titanic had been fashioned four decades earlier in A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, which managed to break your heart with the genuine passenger list in its genuine predicament. The tragedy of the sinking, and the core of the 1958 film, is the arrogance of the masters of industry who propelled the Industrial Revolution. This was history. There was no need for a fictional plot, no blue diamond, no Celine Dion, no cartoon villains with twirling mustaches, no Frances Fisher spinning the same holier-than-thou act she’s still doing on the Hallmark Channel, and no $250 million budget.
Watch A NIGHT TO REMEMBER. Then curse James Cameron for rightly assuming that modern-day audiences have no memory of their own cinematic heritage.
…oh, and a ship sinks.
Impossible to watch in a single sitting
Only the emotionally immature will find this story romantic. It also doesn’t age well. The CGI is absolutely terrible compared to today’s standards. It was painfully obvious which scenes used a green screen. The acting is very wooden (there’s a reason Leo’s only won one Oscar in his entire career.)
Titanic is one of the best films that attracted my attention. It was produced by James Cameron in 18 november 1997 in Londres. It is a romantic film. Titanic is one of the most expensive movies ever made. It has grossed over 1 billion world wide at the boxe office, making it one of the highest grossing films of all time. It received 14 Academy Award nominations and won 11 of them, including Best Picture of 1997 and Best Song for Celine Dion perfoming “MY HEART WILL GO ON”. The movie tells the dramatic story of the Titanic with Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet as the main actors. During 197 minutes, Titanic tell the story of a young poor guy Jack (Leonardo Di Caprio) who travels by the gorgeous ship Titanic from London to New York with a big dream, on board he meets a fabulous wealthy girl Rose (Kate Winslet). He fells in love with her as soon he sees this gorgeous girl. However, after a few days the ship hits an enormous iceberg and the tragedy begins to unfold. The Titanic starts sinking. To sump it up, I really find that this movie shows a beautiful love story with an extremely sad ending. Moreover, the story of the film is very amazing and also the performance of both actor Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet was so brilliant. I personally recommended to see this film because it’s a beautiful movie.
I simply hate this movie. Like Pearl Harbor it takes a life/world changing historical event and waxes it with stupid unnecessary pukey love stories.
The movie is so historically inaccurate that it should be considered a satire. It’s extremely disappointing and the acting is subpar. Hopefully they’ll do a remake of an actual story that occurred on the Titanic.
James Cameron is a HACK and aTitanic is easily the most OVERRATED film of all time and that’s a FACT!
Titanic is definitely by far the most OVERRATED motion picture of all time, filled with two idiotic and selfish lead characters that overlooks to true tragedy of the sinking of the great ocean liner.
While the sinking of the Titanic is somewhat impressive, it’s filled with James Cameron and his usual bad screenwriting. Cameron has often said he hates screenwriting and his awful scripts for True Lies, Titanic and Avatar all prove it, his dialogue is atrocious, I mean if I hear “I’m the king of the world” again I want to vomit and using his same line at the Oscars is a new low for how selfish Cameron is with his inflated ego.
Jack and Rose are two of the most annoying characters to ever be seen on the big screen, when the boat finally sinks (after watching over two hours of endless boredom) the film finally has a pulse, but suffering with the two lead characters and their immaturity and selfishness really brings the film down to mediocre,, even awful levels.
James Cameron is a HACK, he has no original ideas, he steals ideas from others (such as Terminator was really based on an episode of The Outer Limits, Aliens was a sequel to a far superior original film, True Lies was originally a French action spy comedy, Titanic was really Romeo and Juliet aboard the doomed ocean liner, and Avatar was nothing more than a science fiction version of Dances With Wolves, mixed with the 1’992 animated feature FernGully.
All in all Cameron is an egotistical maniac, who often clashes with his actors and crews and makes mediocre films at best, and that is a solid FACT!
A talentless, fed-up storyline, and over-pretentious movie, because of a space budget. It does not earn his awards! Except for effects, for another it will not be awarded whit a prize. The ugliest thing is that they cut out the great Oscars movies because of that vomit
Exploitation is the apporopriate description.Taking the worst tropes of exploitation cinema, a genre which has a lot of merits, James Cameron bolted on a sub standard Mills and Boon romance and made it the central story. There are good performances, just not by the leads. Kate Winslett is wooden, which is supposed to represent uptight. Dialogue is anachronistic for the period suited for 1997 and not 1912. With the lavish budget and long production time Titanic could have been an excellent study of class, society and prejudice. All of that is lost in favor of presenting a teenage love story. The last scene was also egregious. A Night To Remember is a superior film.
When I finally saw Titanic, I was beyond disappointed. In fact, I’ve been forced to see this movie many times in recent years and every single time I feel nothing but disappointment. A big complain about Titanic has to do with the “history” in the movie. Since everyone knows that the ship goes down Oh sorry, spoiler alerts for those who don’t know this historical fact Cameron wrote in one of the most forced love stories I’ve ever seen on film. Yes, the ship hits an iceberg but the crew actually saw the iceberg minutes before the Titanic went down. However, for some reason the ship didn’t change course and therefore, the most devastating part of the film wasn’t even accurate. Up time that point, Cameron spent over 2 hours, and did I mention this film is 195 minutes long, setting up a sappy love story. Then in the end, Jack didn’t even have to die because there was plenty of room for him to lie next to Rose on that board. Titanic is basically about forbidden love and one we’ve seen that done better about a hundreds times before. I mean, really? You have a movie about one of those most tragic and horrifying ship wrecks in modern history and we have to spend most of the run time with two teenagers from different worlds who are trapped in a forbidden love story? Come on, Cameron! You gave us Aliens and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, remember?
In the end, Titanic is not only THE MOST OVERRATED MOVIE EVER MADE, it’s also A TERRIBLE MOVIE.
Titanic Is A Commercial Movie With Half Naked Woman Scene &194 Minutes Of Absolute Boredom & Back Ache.
I Saw This DVD and I could not tolerate sitting more than 3 hours like a couch potato for a commercial movie that is filled with boredom.
Titanic Has Sex Scene Of Half A Naked Woman Posing Half Nude For The Painting. This Scene Caused The Movie To Be Purely Commercial & Perhaps Rated R For Nudity.
In My Opinion James Cameron’s Movie Could Have Been So Much Better Without This Unnecessary Nudity Scene Unless He Wants To Attract People To Seeing It. We Know Very Much How Nudity & Sex Sells!.
The sinking of the Titantic is actually quite interesting, as anyone who has read a well-written book about the event can tell you. This film tosses away that story and replaces it with a cornball teeny bop-per love story that makes one want to puke, all the while slandering historical figures (like J Bruce Ismay, whom James Cameron has falsely portrayed as a prototypical heartless and cowardly businessman) and some others unfortunate enough to be a target of Cameron’s biases. In the end, Cameron’s film so far removed from reality that it’s unlikely anything it contains would ever be taken seriously by anyone looking for the historical facts. I mean, when was the last time Hollywood presented real history? Probably 1964 when they filmed The Longest Day, whose script was religiously close to Cornelius Ryan’s book. Since then, not much. The fact that Cameron had to make up a subplot wouldn’t have been so bad, had it remained a subplot to the story of the sinking, and had it been realistic rather than such a trite piece of romantic nonsense. Cameron had the opportunity to make a definitive account of this well-known event and totally blew it. To tell history you need someone who is dedicated to historical truth, not someone determined to make the audience reach for their collective handkerchiefs. Shame on you, Mr. Cameron. What a colossal waste.
To begin with, I liked James Cameron as a director. As a matter of fact, Aliens is my all-time favorite movie. Throughout the 80’s and mid 90’s James Cameron could do no wrong, then it happened: Christmas 1997 James Cameron released the most overrated, over-hyped piece of garbage that the world has ever known: Titanic! I don’t buy for a second, that Cameron cared about the real tragedy, the victims, or the heroes! I firmly believe that Cameron’s sole intention for making this movie was to fatten his wallet! Critics praised it as a masterpiece, Teen and preteen girls swooned, and before you knew it, this rancid, vomit inducing, cinematic travesty became the highest grossing movie of all time! Before I begin, let me just clarify one thing: I don’t hate this movie because it was a hit, I hate this movie for much more than that! So the film begins with treasure hunters exploring the wreck of the Titanic. They’re searching for something, but we don’t know what that exactly is yet. They find an old safe, and decide to bring it up to the surface. They cheer, pop champagne bottles, and celebrate that they’ve found what they’ve been looking for. However, once the safe is opened, they only find an old drawing of a woman wearing a diamond necklace. Some time later, a local news station does a story on the treasure hunters’ expedition. An old woman watching the news story recognizes the drawing, contacts the leader of the expedition, and they bring her to where they are. We find out that they are searching for that lost diamond necklace, and that she is the woman in the drawing. So the film then goes into her story, and to sum it all up, we get the same old cliché-ridden love story, we’ve all seen before! Two people from two different worlds fall in love, and everything is working against their union. Some of you out there might be thinking that I hate this movie because I’m a guy, and generally, guys hate love stories. but that’s not the case. I liked the movie Moulin Rouge, and I loved the movie The Notebook. The difference between those movies and this movie is: They actually did something NEW with that basic plot! Unlike Titanic, in which the only thing “new” is that that it happens on the Titanic. In the story, we meet characters that have the names of real people. These people include: Captain E.J. Smith, Designer Thomas Andrews, Builder Bruce Ismay, Crewman William Murdoch, and passengers, John Jacob Astor and “The Unsinkable” Molly Brown. Do we learn anything about these people or what happened to them? NO! These Characters are nothing more than plot devices! THIS, is the reason why I hate this movie! It is an insult to these people’s family and memory to portray them this way! Specifically, William Murdoch’s and Molly Brown’s. In reality, these people were heroes! In this film however, Molly Brown is used as a comic relief, and William Murdoch, is made into a villain! James Cameron, How dare you!! In 2001, the movie Pearl Harbor was released, and everyone hated it. People have said that the movie was poorly written, the plot was horribly cliché, and that it makes a cheap mockery of a real life tragedy. What people fail to realize is: This is exactly what Titanic was! Why is Pearl Harbor labeled as cinematic tripe and garbage, while a few years earlier, Titanic did the EXACT same thing and it’s labeled a masterpiece! If you’re going to hold Michael Bay’s feet to the fire for Pearl Harbor, you might as well do the same to James Cameron. I know a lot of people still love this movie, and that’s fine, to each their own. In my opinion however, there will never be enough hatred for this film, Even if everyone in the world turned around and suddenly hated it, it still wouldn’t be enough!
For those of you who saw the Titanic in the theater you are brave. This movie is a rip of Romeo and Juliet, it contains the boy who is considered to be in the lower class while the women is a high class person. As the story goes on we get crappy flashbacks from the past to the present and hear an old lady explaining her true love. And to make it worse the movie is 3 hours and 19 minutes long making every second of the movie even more painful. When i first watched this movie at home i checked my watch every other second and got tired of the storyline and skipped scenes. In my opinion it would be just easier to cut the movie down to 2 hours and 10 minutes instead, but then again this is James Cameron. Known for making long movies and crappy story lines. He should of just skipped this project and focused more on the Terminator or Alien instead, at least those films have action to keep the movie moving. In conclusion the movie ends with jack dying while rose some how survives the cold water.
Overall i would give this movie a 0 if i could but instead it gets a 1 out of 10.
I have given this film 1 because, for its time, the special-effects were truly excellent, and also because the costumes were and still are breath-takingly beautiful.
I watched this film back-to-back as a teenager out of adoration for Leo, and now I am an adult I went to watch it again in 3D, expecting to be wowed like before. Oh dear.
Themes of the film – “Rich people are evil, all of them. Only poor people have feelings.” “Cheating on your fiancé is fine, and he is not allowed to have any kind of reaction to this.” “If we don’t both fit on this wardrobe door, one of us will surely die…but let’s only half-heartedly try once to fit us both…”
Also, Kate Winslet is supposed to be 18!? REALLY!?!?!?! Come on now guys…come on….
“there are only lifeboats for half the people… yea the better half”.
The segregation, oppression, and unenlightened separation of the privileged few from the unkempt, unwashed masses is the “dramatic” thread that seems to be the “soul” of this bloated, overwritten, orally deficient melodrama. It is completely counterpointed by the very last scene. An antithesis of the socially conscious concern of the film makers.
It is morally reprehensible, irresponsible, incomprehensible, and downright selfish. One wonders how many underprivileged children with empty bellies and deplorable living conditions could have been saved by that mega-million dollar necklace. All for a cheap sentimental tug.
Some interesting special effects, attractive people, and unintentional humor are not enough to redeem this unforgivable, utter failure of a film that can only be subjugated to the lower decks of American Cinema.
The producers and writers of Titanic obviously believed they’d bore and alienate the targeted teen and twenty-something audience to the point of losing them if the characters had the attitudes, mannerisms and style of speech that was appropriate for the time, so they had Jack (Leonardo Dicaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslett) speaking contemporary dialogue in a contemporary style, or at least contemporary for ’97. A young man in 1912 would not say, “You seem more like an indoor girl.” Aside from a certain hostile type of mental patient or the most outrageous and anti-social bohemian agitator, young adults in 1912 did not repeatedly tell their elders to shut up. The creators of the film are counting on what they perceive to be the teen and young adult’s lack of knowledge or interest in the values and social customs of the very early 20th century. Since they want the audience to get swept away by the drama and romance of Jack and Rose they want them to relate to everything about them. I remember that this was billed as somewhat of a a fantasy re-imagining of a real event, but this type of historical revisionism, I think, in which human behavior is simply made more familiar, is an insult to any viewer with a 3-digit I.Q. One continuity problem that really gets me is how, when the ship is sinking and Jack and Rose are still inside, the water level is lower and the water becomes calmer around them every time they have a conversation. Again, the makers of the film don’t want the reality of the disaster to encroach on, or distract us from, the passionate young romance they’re trying to draw us into. Clearly the creators of the film think that the romance is a bigger draw for a major segment of the audience than the story of an enormous disaster that killed over 1,500 people and I’m sure they’re right, but often when true and fictional stories exist in the same movie, one weakens the impact of the other, and it’s certainly true in this case. I haven’t seen the new 3D version but I assume the only change is the 3D effect. This is a bland, pandering, intelligence-insulting and epically overrated epic.
This film is utter crap. Praise the lord the boat sunk so the movie could end! RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of 1,514 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. She was the largest ship afloat at the time of her maiden voyage. One of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, she was built between 1909–11 by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. She carried 2,223 people.
Just 3 hours of waiting for the ship to crush all the movie is just a romantic crap no one should watch this movie even not in the cost of your life cause this movie is longer Satan create this movie with a wish to take us all off like he did with his last terror “Avatar”, from the other side pies would never hurt no one. what if banana can fly, Why I sit in the dark wait for the movie to end? but it never stops “I love you” he say but she never listen. bang bang he run try to catch them! crap so obvious whats going on! MAKE IT STOP! why the boat so big? is ice is so strong? is man land on freezing water to die for other people on the new land? this journey could be much more cool with giant rabbits! P.S
To this day, I have been unable to figure out why people like this movie so much. It infuriates me how people are seduced by big-budget special effects and cheesy romance, and how they can’t see past the eye candy to see that this movie had almost no true substance. James Cameron’s good movies are The Terminator, Terminator 2, Aliens, and The Abyss. Titanic is not included in the list.
The one good thing I will say about the movie is the special effects. The big turning machinery in the bottom of the ship, and the ship sinking and people falling all over the place was fun to watch, but got old very fast. Basically, the special effects were the only thing that made the movie. Another positive thing that I have to say about the movie is that Leonardo Dicaprio was the only character in the movie that I liked.
Now on to the negatives of this movie, and bear with me because there are A LOT of them.
I will start with the Romance. The romance aspect of the movie is probably what most people like about this movie, but believe me when I say it is one of the corniest, shallowest love stories I have ever suffered through (although it is not nearly as bad as Twilight). Jack, or Leonardo Dicaprio, is completely infatuated with Rose, or Kate Winslet. I mean, I can tell that she is pretty, but come on dude, you couldn’t have picked a more selfish, emotionally imbalanced girl.
Which brings me to the thing I probably will rave about the most: Kate Winslet’s character Rose. I hated her. ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY HATED HER. She is a selfish, spoiled little brat, who in the beginning of the movie, decides to jump off the ship to kill herself simply because things are not going her way. As soon as she is out on the ledge outside the railing of the ship where she can’t get back by herself (especially since she was smart enough to wear high-heels), she decides that she is too scared to go through with it, and has to have Jack save her sorry butt. So after a while, the movie drags on, and finally Jack declares his love for her. And all she does in response is that she tells him that she “has to go, now.” Are you kidding me? If an amazingly cute boy declared his love for me, I’d at least thank him for his compliments! A lot later, Rose finally decides to fall in love with him, too. Alright, okay. But what about her fruitcake of a fiancée (who looked like he was wearing eye-liner)? Well, something else happens that infuriated me. The fiancée tries to make it look like Jack stole a diamond. This is at the point where Rose pretty much loves Jack, and trusts him with her life; so why didn’t she defend him when the fiancée says he stole the diamond, and Jack asserts that he didn’t do it, and brings up the fact that Rose knew him well enough to know that he didn’t steal it? I don’t know. She is an all-around moronic little skank. Also, I got irritated when she asks Jack to draw her naked. They’ve known each other for… two days? And she is already offering herself to him?! What is wrong with her??!! She was only seventeen!!! Ugh, the movie drags on and on and I get more and more annoyed until the end, (SPOLIER) when Jack dies (END OF SPOILER). It was horrifyingly disappointing to see the only good character in the movie die, and the most infuriating character live to tell the stupid tale! All in all, I would have given the movie two more stars if Rose had died, preferably by falling off the ship and into the propeller.
All the other characters, except for Jack, I hated, though not as much as I hated Rose. Her mother was a straight-up b-word. Her fiancée was a total fruitcake, and a mean fruitcake at that. Every other background character was flat, and unmemorable. The acting was so cheap, and I really couldn’t feel any sympathy for any of the characters, even when they drowned and froze to death, which is indeed terrible, but I don’t care. When I don’t like the characters or the movie in general, I always wish for the movie to end with all of them dying.
Besides being an overblown Hollywood special effects showcase, some smaller details of the movie seemed a little far-fetched. First of all, The elderly woman in the beginning was there at the Titanic when she was 17. That was in 1912. It is now 1997 in the movie. That would make her 102 years old. One hundred and two, and still living on her own and taking care of herself? Is that even possible? Also, how did the drawing of her naked survive all those years underwater? One last thing: the treasure hunters in the beginning of this three-hour movie ask the old lady where the Diamond is, and she tells this long stupid story, only to pull out the necklace from her drawer at the end of the movie. Why didn’t the stupid hag give it to them in the very beginning?? What was the point of that three-hour, cheesy, infuriating, boring, stupid story??!!
When I heard this movie was being re-released in 3D, I felt the rage at this movie coming up again. I don’t care if I’m the only one who absolutely LOATHED this movie. All I know is that I know what a good movie is, and Titanic is NOT a good movie.
This may contain spoilers, although nothing I say could spoil any further this utterly shoddy and offensive piece of junk anymore than many of the comments already on this site. This films stinks from bow to stern. The banal and predictable dialogue and plot are only matched by its crass stupidity in the ludicrous national stereotyping. Jolly “Oirish” down in steerage begorrah, moustache twirling English villains and heroic Yanks (yawn). So far so predictable and in itself would make for a comedically bad film. However I found the persistent national stereotyping became more offensive as the film went on and came to head as the boat(and the film) finally sank. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one hoping an albatross would drop something unpleasant on Kate Winslet as she stood on the front of the ship in that buttock clenchingly corny scene. The only thing I found moving was the bile in my stomach. Unfortunately some gullible people will take this as a historical document. It is not. Go and see “A night to Remember” instead.
I watched this movie under the influence that it would be good. I don’t get it. Is this supposed to be entertaining? The plot was totally pointless. Here’s what happens: Some kid goes to a boat and finds this dog and then his stepfather says he can’t keep it. Then there is a bear, and it’s after the stepfather, but the dog comes to save him. Then it gets rabies and the boy freezes to death. How did that happen? I though this was about a boat? There was only one in the beginning. My friend later explained to me that I fell asleep and had a dream that was more interesting than this movie. That sort of explains why instead of credits I just got shoved by the usher and told to leave the theatre. Oh well, it was a long time ago.
I’ve given the movie Titanic a few chances as a movie I should watch as a lot of people keep telling me that it’s a good movie. But no matter how many times, I always manage to leave the couch and find something else to do, or fall asleep, or this one time I forced myself to keep watching, I had this inexplicable feeling of nausea as I watched. It has failed to keep my eyes glued to the screen as a movie lover.
Good acting IMHO, I like the attention on scenic details, nice effects, it’s got a lot of aspects that’s supposed to make a movie successful (and I suppose these aspects had served their purpose), but the story and characterization are just… corny, and I get the feeling it’s already been done for years and years. To be honest, it’s like a romantic (corny) sexual fantasy of a curious teenage virgin from some decade ago with a grandeur setting. Not that I have anything against that turned into a movie, but why bother? The theme wasn’t “Titanic” to me. The theme was “Jack n Rose’s Tragic Love on whats-it-big-cruise-ship-that-sank”
Boring. I can “fantasize” something better. But at least somebody managed to make a movie out of it and made money, while I’ve never made any movie, so what do I know, huh? Well, at least all I know is that this movie just didn’t impress me, and to top it off… What the heck is Celine Dion doing, singing that corny sappy hopeless romantic (emphasize on hopeless) theme song?
They really tried hard to be “titanic” I suppose, that in my eyes, they end up the same as Titanic. *crack… *bye bye