It's a great movie. It got backlash because of "My Heart Will Go On" and Leo-mania. As time has passed people have put their hate aside and let it live as it should. And a new generation has probably found some appreciation for it as well.
I love it, always have, but seeing it recently has made me detest the love story. While it is obviously the main focus point of the film, it still has a lot of incredible things about it, like the sinking, historical characters & supporting characters, cinematography, score etc. I love the film for these aspects, but I can't stand the main romance plot anymore.
Its just I've found the two main characters to be obnoxious & not very interesting. Not to the point of making me not hate it entirely though. I know this might seem like a weird opinion.
Technically, it was great...though I never once believed that water was cold. Jack was submerged up to his waist in FRIGID ARCTIC water and would've died of exposure right then. And when Rose came wading down the water-filled hallway like it was nothing, I knew right then a suspension of disbelief was necessary. I did like the CGI'd breath for the characters, however.
I think I would've preferred a straight documentary approach, without the sappy love story, though I do like the very end. Very sentimental.
I've always been fascinated with the Titanic sinking so I love the historical aspect of this movie but the love story gets old fast. It really is sad how so many of the historical scenes ended up on the cutting room flood compared to the so few love story ones that did. I wish Cameron had hired a screenwriter to write a better script instead of writing his own to stoke his ego.
I tend to overlook the love story and any unrealistic details. But the film is an excellent use of CGI to realistically depict the event. I think Bates is among the finest actors today and I love that she plays Molly Brown. Cameron's version far surpasses the previous films on this tragedy.
Post by coldenhaulfield on Mar 6, 2017 4:32:50 GMT
Perfectly competent, two-star movie with inexplicably huge box office and lasting reputation of being faddish, overrated, and overwrought. Has not aged well. I rarely, if ever, hear it brought it up in an unironic or non-pejorative way.
“Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion — and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion… while truth again reverts to a new minority.” Søren Kierkegaard
Post by Toasted Cheese on Oct 14, 2017 3:32:09 GMT
From a technical point of view for it's time, and also the romantic aspect of the two leads, the film ticked all the right boxes. Apart from that, while the story is interesting, the script itself and dialogue is trite and soggy. It is a transparent film, easy to see through it's faults and it doesn't hold many layers or nuance to make it a more discerning or even artistic and visceral film that at least challenges the audience somewhat. It relies on it's ham-fisted manipulation of simpleminded audience emotions, and a visual wow factor. Superficial!
I hated it. Thoroughly unconvincing plot - there is no way a young upper class girl in those days would be allowed to run around the ship unchaperoned, still less go anywhere near third class. Rose and Jack both very annoying characters. Far too sentimental. Villain so absurdly villainous he was a caricature - if they hadn't been on a ship he'd have been tying Rose to the railway lines.