101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater tells her grandchildren the story of her ill-fated romance with penniless artist, Jack Dawson. Whom she met on the maiden voyage of the similarly fated ship, the Titanic.
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Film buffs seem to automatically assume this is overrated garbage, but I don't care...I enjoy the hell out of it. Perhaps it is because of the cultural significance this film had while I was in my teens, but I don't really care. I make no apologies for being a fan of this one.
I rewatched this from a grown filmmaker's perspective and gotta say, Cameron's attention to detail on the overall design of the ship, how he reveals its destruction step-by-step and breaks it down set-by-set, and how those setpieces are introduced with the 1st Class/Steerage subplot are a very canny and clever way of showcasing the event from as many angles and perspectives as possible. Also: iconic.--PolarisDiB
Is the film ridiculous? Oh, no doubt. My personal favorite characters, Cal and Lovejoy, are the most one-dimensionally pure evil "people" can possibly get. But are they, and the film, awesome? Absolutely.
James Cameron's epic masterpiece has lost none of its luster in the 15 years since its release. The 3D conversion is the best post-conversion I have seen, and it is clear that Cameron adhered to his usual painstaking attention to detail. Our generation's GONE WITH THE WIND, TITANIC is a timeless tale of lost love in the face of technological failure. A perfect film.
13 year old me who was in love with Leonardo DiCaprio would give this movie 5 stars. Now, about 2 1/2. I notice now how dreadful the screenplay really was and the unneeded "present time" scenes with Bill Paxton and Gloria Stuart. The final hour or so with the sinking was great, especially when seen in the theatre,