Here's my review
I have seen Titanic on Saturday 20, 1997 and I think that is the best movie ever filmed. After the movie, I knew that the movie was going to be in the history of filmaking, not because of the money spent, not because of the special effects but because of HISTORY
What really touched me about the movie is a love story and a wreck itself (Jack and Rose lovestory is a fiction by Cameron), but it is really the best movie that could be made by a man. I wanted to see the movie for a year and I couldn't wait to see it and I would watch the movie even if it was 5 or 6 hours long, because I just love TITANIC movies. I have seen all the documentary Titanic films but James Cameron's Titanic beats all of them.
As a matter of fact I thought that it was easy to make a movie such as Titanic, but when I read a 200 pages script I changed my mind. I really like all James Cameron movies and I think that he is really something original (famous producers such as Steven Spilberg never thought of a movie on the water.) As a matter of fact I know that all movie on the water and in the water are really hard to film and I know that James Cameron spent a lot of time getting financial help from FOX and PARAMOUNT. I really admire his work.
And as far as TITANIC fans like me remember TITANIC, everyone will remember the greatest tragedy of the 20th century. P.S. back to the real story. I also admire bravery of seamen on TITANIC that saved those 700 out of 2200 people on Titanic and also for those who saw Titanic--if you know phisics Jack and Rose could not swim back to the surface even if they had life jackets because the ship would suck them down.
At first, I wanted to watch TITANIC because of Leo. But after I finished watching I wanted to watch it again, not because of Leo but because of the way this movie be. I have watched it twice and going to have the third and forth time soon!
I saw Titanic about a week after it came out....... It is the best movie I have ever seen. Leo and Kate were awesome together. The special effects were too kewl, and It was a major tear jerker! Anyway, to all of the Cast and Crew of Titanic, GREAT JOB! Hope you guys win all of The Golden Globe awards that you were nominated for. You all deserve it!!!!
I have seen Titanic five times...and i will never stop. Titanic is the best movie ever filmed, because of the great special effects, the love story of Jack and Rose (that makes me cry every time i see it), the great soundtrack,and the tragedy of the sinking ship. Anyone who has not yet seen the movie, should see it RIGHT AWAY!! If you have... see it again, and again, and again.
This movie was fantastic! Definitely the best movie ever. I've seen it twice and can't wait to see it again and buy the video. It almost becomes an obsession. After I saw it, I just couldn't stop thinking about it. I cry everytime I hear Celine Dion's song! James Cameron deserves an award for producing such a masterpiece despite the obstacles he encountered. The actors were perfectly cast and gave outstanding performances! I believe this movie will go unmatched for many, many years to come.
Titanic was the BEST movie I have ever seen. I am very interested in the Titanic and have been for at least 4 years. The plot with Jack and Rose was just wonderful, and the best part is that not too many facts were changed for the sake of the plot. It was spectacular and I am planning to go see it for the 4th time tomorrow.I hope it dominates the 'globes.
Everyone thought this movie was going to die, since word of it's over-budgeting by James Cameron leaked into the media. In fact, I bet all those newspapers were just DYING to use such catchy phrases as 'Titanic sinks at the box office' or 'Not enough lifeboats for Cameron'. But, in the end, he did it. One of the reasons for it's success is the pure passion flowing through this film, not only by it's beautiful storyline but also by it's director. He not only created the horrible death of the 'unsinkable' Titanic, but he also showed up a touching love story that many of us can only dream about. In conclusion, I loved this movie. Despite it's tragic history, it portrays the one thing that each of us have but usually take for granted. Life.
Up until this weekend (Dec. 20, '97), Romeo + Juliet
(1996 version) was my favorite movie. Then I saw
Titanic and my mind was changed. This movie is the
best I've ever seen. I didn't think a movie, based on a
true tragic event, could turn out to be this well done,
but I was proven wrong... quickly. Not only does the
basis of the movie hold true (it sticks to the facts
where the sinking of the Titanic is concerned), but
the love story that is woven throughout is one unlike
any other I've ever known. Leonardo DiCaprio (as Jack
Dawson) and Kate Winslet (as Rose DeWitt Bukater) had
such wonderful rapport between them, it didn't seem
as though they were acting. Every word they said was heartfelt and true, not
only to each other,
but to the audience as well.
People didn't just watch the movie, they got involved. It wasn't just happening to the characters on the screen, it was happening to every person sitting in that audience. You could feel the heartache between Jack and Rose, the hatred for Rose's fiancee, the helplessness of the crew, the fear of the passengers, the icy water, the senseless loss of all those lives... you find yourself walking out of the theatre going, "If only..." If only they hadn't been going so fast, if only they had hit the iceberg straight ahead, if only there had been more life boats, if only they had found the binoculars that were supposed to be up in the watch, if only the watchmen had seen the iceberg a minute sooner, if only there had been a boat closer that could have saved them, if only there had been more life boats that came back to pick up those who went down... If only... And it really hits you when you realize that all these if onlys have all ready been thought of... that people were crying these same things on the cold night of April 14, 1912... and that no one heard them until it was too late.
Titanic has to be the best movie I've ever seen! I've collected everything about it that I could possibly collecr, and tomorrow am going to see it for the fourth time! It made me laugh, it made me cry, and most importantly, it made me think about the real Titanic. It showed me what it was really like, and now I'll never forget it.
I think Titanic is one of the best,if not the best,movie I have ever seen. All of the actors did an excellent job,especially Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. I've seen the movie twice so far and I definitly plan on seeing it again and again. All aspects of this movie was excellent from directing to acting to special affects. I really enjoyed it A LOT!!! I believe that this movie is going to take all of the awards at the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards. I will be very disappointed if it doesn't because no other movie that was out this last year even comes close to this one.
I have seen Titanic twice since it came out and I cannot say enough good things about this movie. Leonardo di Caprio and Kate Winset were fantastic as the starcrossed lovers, Jack and Rose. This movie deserves to win the Oscar, as well as Leonardo for his performance as Jack. Let's just say that my sister cried at this movie, and she is heartless when it comes to the romantic stuff. I highly recommend this movie to even the most skeptical of viewers - I promise that you will love this movie. Not only does it have great effect and acting, it is the most historically accurate story of the doomed ship. Two thumbs up.
I saw "Titanic" for two reasons. The first being I love romantic movies, and this one caught my attention all the way back in June/July. The second, Yeah Leo.
Kate and Leo are excellent in this movie. They make the story come to life. I love the love story between Jack and Rose. This movie has everything. Two people in love, the guy you want to slap (Cal) the girl you want to slap (Rose's mother) and the person your always rooting for (Molly Brown) I love titanic. It is definetly one of the best films of all times!!
I waited over a year to see this movie. I have been interested in the Titanic and other ocean liners for about 15 years now, and I have all previous Titanic movies that are available on video (Titanic of 1953, A Night to Remember of 1958, SOS Titanic of 1979, and Raise the Titanic of 1980). Needless to say, my expectations were very high regarding this new movie.
It didnīt take a long while into the movie before I started thinking "OH GOD, WHAT HAVE THEY DONE!" With all the money spent on accuracy in sets and costumes, the cheap americanized story completely trashed the film. Unneccessarily vulgar langage by various people (mostly Brock Lovettīs crew) undoubtedly only to attract and flirt the general, younger moviegoing public.
OK, so thatīs the present, but Kate Winslets behaviour is not what I would believe about a first class girl in 1912. Early in the film we see Winslet rushing through the promenade deck toward the stern like she had been abused or something. The audience is left to wonder what has happened so suddenly. Yes, she was tired of her life in the upper class world, but that would not trigger such a panicked rush. Also, I find it hard to believe that a third class passeger (DiCaprio) could stroll the decks so openly without other first-class passengers or staff reacting to this. I also donīt understand how he on the Sunday could move so deeply into first class looking for Rose. Roseīs and Jackīs escapade through the boiler rooms are also hard to believe.
Overall, it is Roseīs character which I find hardest to accept. For a girl brought up all her life according to upper class customs, she is remarkably stubborn and spirited. She also takes the initiative of being painted nude, and of having sex in the cargo hold (not to mention the famous finger-scene). Something I will never believe true about a girl of her class.
The best female performer is Frances Fisher (Roseīs mother) and Kathy Bates (Molly Brown). Fisher portrays in a highly believable way how a woman of that class and era would have behaved. Kathy Bates is behaving more roughly, but then again she is "new money" so she wasnīt brought up in the same way. I have never seen a movie with Winslet in it, so I cannot say if I am dissapointed with Winslet or if itīs her character in this particular film.
Had it been for the portion of the film leading up to the collision I would have rated the film a 4 out of 10. That is how dissapointed I was. After seeing the complete movie I forgot some of the initial disappointment and would have rated the film a 6 or 7 at the most. I brought two friends of mine with me who were not Titanic-fans. They rated the film better than I did, but then again they would not have noticed if the sets were accurate or not. So, if it was the general moviegoer Cameron aimed at he put an unneccessarily high amount of money on the accuracy of sets and costumes. If you people out there argue with me and say "but we do care about accuracy" itīs only because the press-reports have told you itīs accurate, otherwise you would not have noticed, right.
Even though I was so dissapointed with it, I went to see it a second time. Yes, unbelievable isnīt it. I thougt: "well, perhaps my expectations were wrong. I expected a certain kind of of movie, and it wasnīt. Letīs go see it again, expecting just any action drama this time, not specifically about Titanic" but the impression did not improve much.
My favourite among Titanic films will still be "A Night to Remember", the British black & white film of 1958. It still deserves the highest rating for overall accuracy. Both in sets and screenplay. I guess I expected Cameronīs Titanic to be an enhanced version of the 1958 movie, but no.
For your information out there, the two persons playing poker with Jack and Fabrizio are supposedly Swedes, one of them is attempting to speak Swedish with a Norwegian accent. When they have lost the game to Jack and Fabrizio, this person says "Iīll kill you" to the other Swede. The people in Jackīs and Fabrizioīs cabin are also Swedes. One of them remarking "Where is Sven?".
I have seen the movie Titanic 3 times and am going again this weekend. It is absolutely the best movie I have ever seen. I really love the way that it makes you feel like you are there. It breaks my heart every time. I cry every time that i see it and listen to the soundtrack. Great job Kate and Leo and every one else that worked on the Titanic!!!!
TITANIC is the best movie that I have seen for 97 - 98. As my husband said, and I agree with him on this one, this is one movie that will go down in history, along with Gone with The Wind, as a CLASSIC. I couldn't believe when the movie ended, over 3 had passed so quickly. I have seen it 3 times and have picked up something new each time I have seen it. The third time I actually felt that I was there on the Titanic as it was sinking. My husband plans to take me to see it for a fourth time on Valentines Day/wekend.
Everyone involved in the making of this movie did a superb job. I have read so many negative reviews, I do not see they could have found anything wrong with the movie. Well acted, scripted, written, the scenery, costumes and especially the music were all done to perfection. James Cameron left nothing out to make an excellent movie. He did just that.
James made you feel like you were on the Titanic, going through the sinking, feeling the freezing cold water, and hating Cal (Billy Zane, cheering on Rose and Jack, and totally falling in love with the present day Rose. In my opinion he could not have ended this movie any better or any other way. Job well done everyone and well worth the $200 million. This is one picture that was well worth the wait.
I think Titanic is the best movie ever. I could see it over and over again. It is just so aewsome. Leonardo Dicaprio is so hot, and Kate Winslet is so Pretty.
I just loved it! I loved the part when they fell in love and were happy together. Then just when they started to love eachother more the boat had to sink. I cried and cried. And I was depressed for a few days after I seen the movie. I just can't stop talking agout it. It was so unbeleivable!!!
The movie Twister was my favorite movie and I remember that it would take somethig absolutely phenonal to change my mind. When Titanic came along, it bumped Twister out my head completely. Not only was the movie great in visual effects, and the story was great but it also had terrific actors in it as well. Leonardo DiCaprio was superb as well as Kate Winslet and Billy Zane. The movie was gorgeously crafted and I love it. The movie made me laugh, applaude and cry. It also made me angry that the stewards' wouldn't let the 3rd class passengers have a chance to survive. Billy Zane pissed me off too. Every scene was captivating and emotional. It really caught my attention and made me realize what an incredible tragedy it was and how I would feel if I was in Roses' place. If I had met a man as fine as Leonardo DiCaprio, fell in love with him, have the ship wreck and have him die I would absloutely be devstated for the rest of my life. Titanic will always be my favorite movie and absolutely not hing will ever top it. Thanks, April
A truly rivetting tale of love, sacrifice and social class. I have never been this involved in a movie since my romance with the star wars trilogy back in the 80's. James Cameron is truly a master among other big names like Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. I have always admired his work....T2 and all. But this ep[ic takes the cake. Though I have only seen it twice in at the movies. Inspiring performances by Kate Winslet (I though she looked a whole lot like Scully of the X Files), Leonardo DiCaprio, Victor Garber, Billy Zane and the rest.
For all of those who have not caught Titanic fever....go catch the movie. It is the movie of the decade.
Before I went to see this movie I really didn't think much about it I had heard very little of it. The main reason I went to see this movie was because of Leo. WELL I WAS WRONG this movie was what can I say S-P-E-C-T-A-C-U-L-A-R!!! I have never seen I movie with such a lasting effect I could only think of the movie for days well at least it was always on my mind I have seen it three times and cherish it and every bit of information about it. The director Mr. Cameron WOW you are awesome. And TO KATE AND LEO you really just ripped my heart out you did and amazing job and I wish you all the best you should have gotten every globe and we know you'll all receive an Oscar!!
Ever since I saw the exhibit in London's maritime museum in 1995, I have been deeply moved, touched, and infected by the subject. I wasn't into all the hype about the movie, I am more of a "believe it when I see it" person. But when I saw the trailer, good or bad I had been dying to see the tragedy played out for me because none of us can claim to be a witness. I said "I'm there. I don't care if I have to go alone, and sleep at the theater until I get a ticket I am going." I waited on line two hours before the show started and I still had to wait 45 minutes for a ticket. I sobbed the entire way through as soon as they hit the iceberg. Kate Winslet was captivating. I agree with James Cameron, Billy Zane gave the villain vulnerability. The casting was impeccable. The shots, the lighting, the effects, the entire production is absolutely riveting. I have seen it three times and I don't think I can get complete closure until I see it again. As a film major, I have never b! een more moved. Sure, some of th e lines were a little hokey, and the one shot where they're perched on the stern and the stern is sinking is also a little overdone the way they panned on the canted shot. But my criticisms are irrelevant, I absolutely loved the movie, I was shocked, moved, upset, I enjoyed all the camera movements especially, not to mention I am in love with Jack&Rose. It was a beautiful movie, and I am forever in debt to James Cameron. I love his ideas, and I feel like I understand him even when he is misunderstood. He's just the coolest guy and I'd be honored to work with him someday, no matter if he is a hardass. He's the coolest director around, and if Titanic doesn't scoop up every Oscar out there, I'm gonna spit nails! (not really... but I'll be mad) Thank you. p.s. I still cry to the soundtrack.
This is such an awesome movie. It has everything from laughter, tears, love, to sheer sadness with the ship sinking and over 1500 people loosing their lives. My husband said it the best, this movie is going down as an epic. Gone With the Wind was considered an epic and it is going to be a long time before there will be another movie to compete with this one.
The cast, crew, director all did a marvelous job in putting this movie together. Especially starting in the future and showing how Titanic looks now and then taking us back to the Titanic. Cameron did a good job having the old Rose doing voiceovers throughout the whole movie so you knew what young Rose was thinking and feeling.
She needed someone like Jack in her life, even if it was just 4 days. It opened her eyes to what the world really was like and what her life could be like if she shed her lifestyle. It makes you wonder what would have happened to her and Jack if the ship had never sunk and they made it to New York crippled.
If you haven't seen this movie, go see it and feel the emotions for the first time. I saw on December 20 for the first time. On Valentines Day I'll go and see it for the fourth time. My husband will be seeing it with me for the second time. Go and enjoy everyone.
TITANIC is one of THE best movies ever made...and hey, who's to wonder...it cost more than the mars probe! It's not often though that a love story can touch you...TRUELY touch you... and captivate almost everybody. Action and Romance both are prominatnt making the movie appealing in one way or another to many. I have talked to guy friends about it who think it was a "chick flick" but still enjoyed scenes. TITANIC also had excellent actors. The studio made the right choice casting Leonardo Dicaprio as opposed to their first choice, Keanu Reeves. Kate Winslet is also an exelent actress, who I enjoy espeically because she looks like she has a little meat on her bones! (and yet, people complain she's fat!)
TITANIC's story line, acting, amazing set and effects make it something to truely remember. I know I for one have seen the movie 3 times so far...andI cried every time, and every time it felt nothing like the 3 hours and 14 minutes it was. It takes gusto to make a movie like this, taking a chance.
Yes, there are things to nitpick. Little inacuracies. But TITANIC has done more help to the real sinking of the RMS Titanic than many of us probally realized. A whole mew generation has been opened up to this tragedy, and I know I for one never really KNEW or felt anything for this horrible accident before. If you choose to nitpick a move, don't do this one. We all realize that there are things wrong with it, but I know I for one love it too much to care...and those who don't like it don't want to hear about it anyway.
So go out and enjoy TITANIC for what it is--one of the best movies ever.