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My Movie Review on Titanic (1997) · 4:51am Apr 17th, 2022

Greetings and salutations, my friends.

This is your top-of-the-line film, TV show, and episode reporter here with another review.

Today, as requested on FiMFiction.net by HolyCross9, I'm gonna give you guys my take of "Titanic". The 1997 film by James Cameron, to be exact.

Here's the rundown of it:

Rose DeWitt Bukater is a member of a 1st class family that was forced to be engaged by an arrogant and snobby heir to a Pittsburgh steel fortune: Caledon Hockley.

During a cruise aboard the Titanic, though, she meets a smooth-talking sketch artist named Jack Dawson. And as the ship sails, a romance forms between Rose and Jack that defies all expectations from that of the fellow members of their respective classes. Unknowingly, though, the two of them unwittingly become a part of a tragic moment in history, where countless lives are lost and a once magnificent ship threatens to go under the sea.

In all honesty, this movie wasn't something I grew up with or had in my home video collection. So, the best I could do in order to fulfill the request to review it was by renting the film on AppleTV, just like I did for some other films I reviewed in the past.

Coming from a guy who saw this movie for the first time recently, I'd like to comment that there were a couple of things that I had issues with.

As with many of the other movies I reviewed recently, I personally wasn't a fan of the profanity usage. The movie was thankfully not chock full of cuss words, but still...there were some words in this movie that should not have been included.

Other than that, I also didn't like the fact that the movie showcased drawings of naked girls, as they were incredibly disturbing beyond anything. Heck, there was even this one moment where Rose was naked simply to pose for a picture, and another where Rose and Jack were naked as they're having sex in an automobile. Not only was the usage of nudity terrifyingly inappropriate, but it made me think that the movie should've been rated 'R' instead of 'PG-13'!

In spite of this, "Titanic" turned out to be a movie that amazed me in more ways than one.

For instance, the direction and story by James Cameron were all very well-done.

When it came to incorporating a fictional story within a historical event, Cameron did a great job getting the two to peacefully coexist. The romance story didn't cause any kind of contradiction to history nor did it conflict with the actual events, and it gave the impression that this sort of thing could very well have happened in real life.

Along with this, Cameron's use of drama, emotion, and wit resulted in an evenly balanced tone. For a film that was over three hours long, I was surprised to have found myself enraptured regardless of the runtime. I can hardly recall a moment in the movie that didn't feel like it was dragging things down or distracting the story, and there weren't any elements that left loose ends either. Much of that comes from Cameron being able to keep things interesting and ensuring that the plot didn't stop focusing on itself.

The acting, characters, and character development were brilliant as well.

I really can't deny it, Kate Winslet was amazing in the role of Rose, and Leonardo DiCaprio portrayed the part of Jack perfectly. Both performers were clearly giving their all as they played their respective parts, especially by emotionally-investing themselves into their characters and incorporating wonderful personalities. The chemistry Winslet and DiCaprio created between Rose and Jack was fun as well, and both characters had phenomenal development throughout the film.

Plus, the supporting cast and characters were equally impressive. No matter how much screen time each supporting player had, they portrayed their parts like the roles were made for them, and their characters had great development and personality too. A prime example comes from the character of Caledon Hockley. Not only did Billy Zane brilliant portray the character, but Hockley himself developed into someone who's far from what anyone would expect at first glance.

Finally, the music by James Horner was magnificent.

Without a doubt, Horner created one of the most entrancing film scores of his career. Each and every melody the movie featured had a sense of human emotion and heart, and I could tell that he was pushing himself to the best of his ability. The way he captured the impacts left on the passengers by the tragedies of the Titanic was particularly astounding, because it reflected all the pain, distress, and suffering they endured in that horrid time.

In conclusion, "Titanic" isn't what I'd classify as a flawless masterpiece, mainly because of the things I mentioned at the beginning. But, it's definitely one of the most impressive films I've ever watched, and it has all the qualifications to be just that.

So, I rate "Titanic" 4½ out of 5 stars.

Comments ( 6 )

Personally, I would've waited until December to review this (as the film turns 25 on December 19th, 2022), yet that's just me. I agree with all points made here with this review (even though I did in fact grow up with the movie).

Well, I love this movie since it's one of those movies that was based on a true story done right and I always fine the Titnaus story interesting and sad

Well it about 2 years for you to finally get to this classic, and thankfully all that patience has paid off. I'm also relieved with the score you gave the film (personally I'd still rate it at 5 out of 5 stars), for I confess that I was deeply fearful that you'd give it a lower score, but thank Heaven that didn't happen.

One reason I really love this film so much is because you to get to experience what it was like on the Titanic during her maiden voyage and her sinking. You get to see how beautifully Titanic lived and how she tragically died, which also applies to the people who inhabited her during the voyage. One of many moments I really love from the film is when Jack and Rose were having fun with many of the 3re Class Passsengers.

In this scene we get to experience a whole diversity of people from different cultures interact with each in harmony. Especially since some came on the Titanic in hopes of finding new life in America.

What were your thoughts on the nitpicks I pinpointed, by any chance?

Well, I do understand your concerns about the verbal profanity, but I usually ignore them. In regards to some of the nudity Jack is also an artist and sometimes artists draw subjects when they're naked as a models. After all some the finest artists in the world also drew naked people (I strongly suggest asking an artist about this, since artistscan give you a better answers than me).

Now in regards to the scene of Jack drawing Rose naked, I apologize if that disturbed you. But it was a scene that was necessary for the film's story on account that Rose was using that same drawing as a message to Cal in she's not going to let him control her anymore.


Now in regards to the scene of Jack drawing Rose naked, I apologize if that disturbed you. But it was a scene that was necessary for the film's story on account that Rose was using that same drawing as a message to Cal in she's not going to let him control her anymore.

Honestly, I think there likely would’ve been better ways for Rose to express that to Cal, because all it did was give off the impression that Cameron was a pervert among others. Also, the fact that Jack would draw naked woman gave the impression that he was a pervert.

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