Posted on 2/10/10 05:06 AM
I've given up. For some reason I keep on getting deleted. A third try is just not worth it. Okay ... I'll give a summarized shot.
Outstanding photography. Excellent ,if not meticulous, reconstruction of the ship. All props were made from scratch. Great costumes. Billy Zane has a nice part as the nasty villain, fiancé Caledon "Cal" Hockley. Breathtaking disaster sequences
Annoying Celine Dion title theme. Pompous love triangle sub plot. Overlong running time clocking 194 minutes. Terrible film narration. Unsatisfying ending suggesting the possibility of it all being a dream. Technically and historically inaccurate.
When released I never got the chance seeing this in the theaters and am glad I didn't. My ass would have been purple in pain after sitting through this one.
My mom bought this when released on VHS. It was at the time on VHS as a 2 part-er. You had to buy them separately, as if Cameron and crew needed more money.
Mom recommended jumping over the first tape if I didn't feel the need for all the drama, and stick to the second tape if I was keen on the sinking of the ship. Of course I jumped straight to the second tape and was impressed by the effects.
Years later, I later wanted to see the film in its entirety, gave my video membership card to my girlfriend at the time,(you reading this D?) and made her rent it. Way too embarrassing for me at the time. Ha ha ha
The film earned 14 Academy Award nominations, receiving 11. Most of the awards were technical and well deserved: best photography, editing, sound, visual effects, art direction etc ... except 2 awards that piss me off so much, I could go on for hours. (oh no, I'm getting started now... breathe... count to ten backwards ...)
Brace yourselves: Best score & Best Soundtrack. I earlier commented on my annoyance of Celine Dion. Watching Leo & Kate on the ships deck, to Celine's main theme way too loud, makes me want to either break something or get drunk immediately out of despair.
This review is only based of my experience of the time I watched the whole film and haven't seen it since.
As I write this, I have decided re watching Titanic in the comfort of my own home, on my soft comfortable couch, with quite a bit to drink and my precious remote in hand. Who knows ... I might have to re-review it.
I'm in a good mood today: 35%.