Critic Review - San Francisco Chronicle

The last hour of Titanic is huge and staggering, but there's no horror in it.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Comments (7)
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xMrGrimmx

Jesse Hornick

you suck...11 academy awards..and you give it a negative review.....suck it!

Jan 25 - 05:28 PM

Tom H.

Tom Hulihan

...The movie isn't supposed to be a horror movie. That's like saying there was no sex in Toy Story.
Regardless, do you not consider the death of 1000's of people horrific?

Nov 26 - 08:47 PM

Peter J.

Peter Johnston

Couldn't agree more, how could this guy consider Titanic a horror movie?

Aug 10 - 08:43 AM

Tom H.

Tom Hulihan

...The movie isn't supposed to be a horror movie. That's like saying there was no sex in Toy Story.
Regardless, do you not consider the death of 1000's of people horrific?

Nov 26 - 08:51 PM

Barry V

John Hughes

Sorry Mick, you are homophobic.

Apr 24 - 04:38 PM

Kevin Si

Kevin Si

I kind of get what hes trying to get at. He's not saying that it's supposed to be a "horror" movie like all you other users misinterpreted. I think what Mick is trying to say is that the movie rarely focuses on the horror and tragedy of such a tremendous disaster. Rather it uses gimmicks and ploys like the string quartet that played till their deaths and the captain who refused to abandon ship. There was a lack of emotion, that I'm guessing Mick desired... However, I did enjoy this movie, and don't think it deserves to be certified rotten .

Apr 9 - 03:50 PM

Dno13

dylan drein

If you read the full piece it's actually a very well thought-out review. He isn't talking about the film not being a horror movie. He means that the horror of what really happened that fateful night isn't dealt with properly in the film. Unfortunately we get 2 hours of some stockpile love story that could literally have happened anywhere else in the world at any time in history. How many times has a love story been made dealing with a poor man falling in love with a wealthy woman or vice versa and their struggle to be with one another? If you knew nothing about the Titanic before watching this film in theatres you'd probably walk out much the same way. There's no sense of the enormity of what actually happened on the Titanic that night; 1,500 people lost their lives on that ship. From watching this movie you're almost led to believe it was only Jack who perished. The other 1,499 were just 'filler'.

Apr 24 - 08:48 AM

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