Now that was long.
The last half hour or so was awesome though.
Blu-ray picture 10/10
In a way, Titanic is one of the worst movies in existence: the dialogue is hilarious, character motivations are all over the place and vary wildly in service of plot (Rose's characterization is the worst, she'll be the smartest lady on the boat in one scene, and a naive brat in another), everything looks like exactly what it is: a couple actors on an unconvincingly lit soundstage, and the music is a horrific frankenstein cross between a synthesizer and Celine…
There were a lot of things that just didn't work for me here. I love the actors that DiCaprio and Winslet have become, and it's easy to see they're going to be stars, but there's so much effort spent pushing back against the fumbling script. The entire first half of the film, with the exception of the ridiculous framing device, plays out exactly as you'd expect it to. My jaw's still hanging open from all the "I'm the bad guy"…
I'm sorry, I don't get the hype.
The love story may be a little cheesy and in some scenes the CGI (the water from example) also looks a bit outdated.
But everything else is great.
Like all other James Cameron Films is the pacing very slow. It really takes time to introduce the characters and give them an great development. This makes their struggle to survive and their death even more heartbreaking.
I also love the love for the detail James Cameron put into this movie. Everything from the costumes, to the set design or the authentic characters. So much passion for it you see rarely in the industry nowadays.
I remember first seeing Titanic, well, the final hour, shortly after it was released on VCR. My parents, having enjoyed it the night before, obviously thought it would be worth sharing the final act with 8 or 9 year old me and my younger siblings. The following hour was one of the more distressing family viewing sessions (scenes not to be repeated until a few years later with a familial watch of The Sixth Sense) and resulted in four children…
I really liked it the one time I watched it two decades ago.
Size of all sorts mattered for James Cameron's blockbuster Titanic, whose magnitude was in all ways unprecedented. Cameron and two studios spent $200 million on a 90% scale Titanic replica at a newly constructed Mexico studio; their efforts included duplicating furnishings from original Titanic designs, diving trips to shoot footage of the wreck with a specially designed underwater camera, and months of post-production on computer effects ranging from overhead "shots" of the Titanic at sea to characters' puffs of freezing…
I didn't like James Cameron's Avatar. I thought it was a huge waste of money. So, I was expecting pretty much the same thing for this film. However, I actually enjoyed Titanic.
This story is told in a very clever way. It adds a sense of reality. Of course, I knew Titanic really existed and I knew this tragedy also happened. And I also thought that this love story was actually real.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet give great performances…
This film, in my opinion, is one of the greatest ever made.
Let me explain.
It's a complete feat of visual effects. I know there's a certain amount of CGI, but think of what they had to achieve physically to get the effect they did. A massive structure that had to tip up, fill with ridiculously fast flowing water, throw actors around the set and eventually 'sink' into the ocean. It's pretty amazing that it looks as authentic as it…
- oh my godddd
- no words
- i'm speechless
(This time I actually only watched half because I was in a hotel and I went to get pizza. And because I did not want to become a sobbing mess.)
Titanic is absolutely one of my favorite films I have ever seen so far. It is very, very beautiful, it is interesting, entertaining, romantic and horribly sad every time I watch it. I see no flaws.