It's got so many flaws. But it manages to make me cry. It's really only a good film in terms of technical achievement which is still somewhat staggering. The story as a whole is solid. It's just maybe the big budget stuff was so much of a burden, they kind of slacked a little in the narrative department. It is what it is. It's not perfect but it gets you in feels.
Nearing it's 20th anniversary Cameron's 'Titanic' still stands as a magnificent effort both technically and emotionally. The artisans who worked on this film advanced their fields resulting in a record amount of Oscars in recognition. Cameron's hubris and a somewhat hackneyed script aside this stands the test of time. Winslet was magic here in a star making performance. '...this is where we first met...'
Badly drawn, one dimensional characters in the same vein as Avatar - James Cameron has lost it in his old age as so many great filmmakers do - but a star must be added for the excellent disaster set pieces. Loved it as a 12 year old because I got to see Kate Winslet's breasts after waiting for about 90 mins. Titanic has been a let down ever since.
I know that in the last years it has become a trend for all the cool kids to dislike "Titanic". I don't care. I think this one of the greatest masterpieces Hollywood has ever produced, and within a couple more decades it will be universally acclaimed just like "Gone with the Wind", "Casablanca" and other romantic epics. So everyone take a chill pill and go listen to some Celine Dion!