The best part of the movie was the 2nd half, when everybody died, including that kid DiCaprio.
The only thing worth watching in the first half is the rather chubby naked chick, assuming you don't mind that.
Titanic is one of the best movies of all time. Cameron is an excellent writer and director. The movie is not boring at all. Its only boring to people who don't understand the piece of work. When you learn to appreciate the hard work that goes into making a huge film like this, then you will be amazed at how it was created. Hands down, James Cameron is one of the best of all time, and so is his films. Oh and another thing, people need to give more credit to Billy Zane (Cal) because he gave an excellent and completely believable performance.
Jesus, I have to comment on this again, This was not only the worst movie I have ever seen but it was BY FAR the worst movie I have ever seen, I think if cameron switched up the cast differently it could have had some hope, and I stress the word COULD.
i think the film was good! kate winslet was a bit over the top but played the role brilliantly and as for leonardo diCaprio, if it want for him being so dam fine i dont think i would have stayed as interested. i think the cast choice was good and the film was very moving!
What kills me, is that you guys are sitting here bashing the highest grossing movie of all times. If it's so 'horrible', why did it win the Academy Award for best picture? Why did it sweep the Oscars? Sorry, I haven't seen any of YOU win an Oscar lately.
i see it is really a big piece of trash, cameron here just presents a payed lessons to people about how to be fornicators no diffirence of the other porno movies. it is the same , it is a trash. respecting for the award: i afraid that the commitee awards wan in non-balance case when they gave all these awards to a movie doesn't worthy.
If the movie sucked so bad why did all of you take the time to see it or even comment about it. you guys oviously dont know much about movie making because that movie made BANK..i am sure that leonardo dicapreo is thinking the same thing like you guys then he wipes his butt with a $20 and remebers i am rich...the movie was to be seen by those who could see for what it really was about millons of people who lost there lives! cant you just respect that!
This is a fine peice of work people. Before any actors were casted, before the ship was even rebuilt, the work that Cameron wrote on those peieces of paper is amazing. The story is well thought out and the emotions are powerful. There were even people from history in this film, now that is what I call significant detail. If a writer can go back in a time which they didn't even experience and bring out such a pogant and believable story, I can say they are truly amazing. Good, film, good direction, good writing, GOOD CAMERON!!!!
OK this is probably the most fair assessment of the movie. Great writing by Cameron. The only reason the movie was so successful was because of DiCaprio. Not one of his best performances, but check out Basketball Diaries, Gangs of New York, and the Aviator. He is a very good actor.
All those people bitchin about titanic are simply put: idiotic morons. These are the people that only like huge explosions, big car chase sequences, and tits. Titanic is one of the better films of all time. It desrved those oscars. And for all of you fucking retards who think fucking thirteen ghosts was an oscar worthy picture...honestly. Its people like you that make other idiots like yourselves to make those types of stupid movies.
A giant HURRAH! to all of you who hated this movie mistake as much as I did. What a waste of film. Easy to see why--the screenplay was horrible. I saw it once, like everyone else in the world due to the huge fanfare and hype, but what a mistake. Sure, great costumes, fabulous effects... amazing what can be done with money...the story in itself wasn't even THAT bad. Actually, I've been trying to figure out for years why I hated this movie so much, and can still not put my finger on it. Certainly the leads whiney voice didn't help, but it was so much more than that--I think what I really hated was the way I was supposed to celebrate this woman's animal craving for a boy below her station in life--which simply would not have happened in that time or place. I was being manipulated, and it didn't work. When they tried to portray her fiance as an abusive male, I just rolled my eyes. Oh, please! What about her mother? Winslet's character just blithely runs off with a pretty face and leaves her mummy to drown?
I hate this movie. It was painfull to watch - I'll never trust my sister's taste in films ever again. If anyone says "Yeah? I'd like to see you do better! Then you can compain!" - grow up. I think a half-wit hamster could do better with the budget this film had. "So why did it win so many Oscars?" - well, that's Hollywood for you; fickle. The special effects were very clever and glossy but unfortunatly didn't overshadow the inemptitude executed with the cliche-driven, yawn-inducing, candy-floss of a super-plot (and I mean 'super' as in 'above' - opposite to 'sub', not a camp way of saying fantastic) - when DiCaprio's character dies and Winslet pushes him off the make-shift raft, I couldn't stop laughing; probably not Cameron's intention. And to the poster who mentioned: "All those people bitchin about titanic are simply put: idiotic morons. These are the people that only like huge explosions, big car chase sequences, and tits." No. Titanic is a disgrace, and has many similarities to those aspects you mentioned: "huge explosions", well, plenty of them in Titanic - the ship hitting an iceberg is pretty huge; "big car chase sequence", perhaps not with cars, but with people which amounts to the same thing, really; "and tits", yes, you guessed it, you get to see Winslet's... so, in reality, all Titanic is, is a brainless action movie with a little romance thrown in (most, if not all action movies have some romance in them to some degree). Completely unstimulating on any level.
An All Time Classic, I wish I could write like James C.
by: Chirag Vora ()
Comment No. 28 19-Mar-2005, 12:45 GMT
I love all JC movies. I think this is one of the best. This was a global triumph. Congratulations.
To all the stupid comment writers on this page :
Please write a movie where everyone knows the story by simply reading the name and still make a movie which is a global success transending all borders, barriers and languages. Pls Do and get back to me.
Re: An All Time Classic, I wish I could write like James C.
Comment No. 29 22-Mar-2005, 23:13 GMT
That's why this film is so poor - it's basis lives in cliche. Love, Hate, Life, Death and Sex trancend 'all borders, barriers and languages'; it's all so simple. And then attach it to a very well known tragedy. Where's the greatness in that?
I can't believe what I'm reading about this film. How half the people on this website can look over the heart and soul put into the making of this film is beyond me. James Cameron did one hell of a job with this movie. He was able to make a film that you can go back and watch again and yet still enjoy just as much as you did the first time. Not many films can do that but this one did. One of the greatest films that have ever been made, this is up there with Gone with the Wind and Casablanca.
I don't see how any narrow-minded psyco can sit there and bash on this movie. The story line was flawless, historically correct (as a movie can be), the acting amazing and the special effects way before it's time. "Titanic" is one of the most touching movies that I have ever seen and this is why I loved it so much.
You all did great, I know a good movie when I see one, and this one is beyond good , its wonderful , if you think Leonardo is the only reason I liked it , its nottrue,OKEY ,okey mabye it is (in a way) and STOP CALLING HIM DI CRAP IO put yourself in his plase , how would u feel?Great job Leo, Kate,& Mr.Cameron ,and all the others that spent there time on thas film, great job
I am 12 years old and I do have to agree with Wiggle that Titanic is a great movie! And I would say it is a girly movie. And I thought Jack (Leonardo Dicaprio) was way to cute to die. I just sat in tears!
I'm glad people are still talking about it
by: Luke ()
Comment No. 44 20-Sep-2007, 09:32 GMT
Recently, Titanic has left popular consciousness and kind of become a black sheep. It's been 10 years since it premiered. This film deserved all of the awards, praise and accolades it got, and more. James Cameron fashioned a film that literally spoke to people as deeply as Gone with the Wind and Casablanca. Many have tried. Many have failed. Master filmmaker James Cameron comes along and does what so many had hoped they could accomplish. This is why Hollywood hates him. The film is still number one at the box office. Face it, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy is three separate films and none of them came close to beating Titanic. So, I assume the other people bashing this masterpiece are jealous or simply have nothing better to do.
Titanic was one of the most beautiful and moving movies i have ever seen i have only recently seen it because im a bit slow but it was a great film and i think the cast was very brillantly well played and James Cameron is one of the best movie writers expecially for films like this.
and for all those people out there saying it is an awful film i think you are totally wrong it may be a long movie time but it is very moving you people just have no heart and lenardo decrapieo is a great actor!!!
It's always nice to have the gift of hindsight.Even with that said, I know in that situation I would of used anything I could to make a life boat or something that would float. With all the wood on-board I question why they wouldn't of used it to make rafts or what have you, anything that could keep them just out of the water.
Anytime I watch movies or documentaries about the Titanic, I can't help but notice all the huge pieces of wood on-board. With over 2 hrs till they sunk. I know I would of had a good chance at surviving Titanic, as well I would of help as many others as possible. I feel they could of done more to save themselves.
I feel half of the tragedy was the Titanic sinking and the other half of the tragedy was ALL THE POOR DECISIONS mad that night.
GOD bless the souls of the Titanic !
really??? if this movie is awful and this screenplay is a crap then how can it get 11 oscar awards??? and i think james cameron is very talented and i really really appreaciated that. oh! c'mon, there are just many people in this world who cant appreciate the meaning of masterpiece.
really hate those people. beeeh!!!!
There are millions of people that died on that ship. Cameron created this film so that the "unsinkable" titanic and the people who were aboard it, will never be forgotten. There are people right now in this world that no longer have family members because they all died on this ship. if your mother/father/etc died on this ship. you would want the world to remember them. HAVE SOME RESPECT.
Sorry all you Cameron fans but the actual plot is an insult to the people who died 100 year ago. The love/hate situation just wouldn't have happened in that period of time on a ship with 3 different classes of passengers. The only real film on the Titanic was 'A night to remember' (1958) that was based on a book of the same name that recounted the story of many passengers on board as per the survivors' statements during the increadible subsequent enquiries into the tragedy both in USA and UK.
A great liner stealing through the vast loneliness of the Atlantic, the sky jeweled with stars, and a thin wind blowing ever colder, straight from the ice fields, tapping its warning of approaching danger on the cozily shuttered portholes of the cabins, causing the lookout man to strain his eyes into the gloom. Inside this floating palace that spring evening in 1912, warmth, lights, the hum of voices, the lilt of a German waltz - the unheeding sounds of a small world bent on pleasure. Then disaster, swift and overwhelming, a story of horror unparalleled in the annals of the sea. 1
Sir Cosmo and Lady Duff Gordon boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg on the evening of April 10, 1912
It is only now, after so long, that I can bring myself to look back to that terrible last night on board the doomed Titanic. For years the horror was too vivid to bear the searchlight of memory. I had only to close my eyes to see the rows of lighted portholes extinguished row by row, until they sank under the black waters –– to hear the hideous clamor that spread over the quiet sea. I remember thinking at the time how remote and indifferent the stars seemed. I looked up at them with tear-filled eyes, when all was still again, and thought how many scenes of human agony they must have witnessed, and it came to me then that the life and death of Man were very unimportant things.
I had not meant to sail on the Titanic, although urgent business in New York forced me to take the first available boat. To this day I cannot explain my reluctance when the clerk at the White Star offices said: "The only berths we have are on our new Titanic, which will be making her maiden voyage."
"Oh, I should not care to cross on a new ship, " I told him. "I should be nervous."
He laughed: "Why the boat is unsinkable! Her watertight compartments would enable her to weather the fiercest sea, and she is the last word in comfort and luxury."
In spite of his arguments, I refused to book my berth and went home and told my husband 2 of my fears. He laughed, too, but when he realized I was in earnest he offered to come with me. I consented willingly, little knowing that by so doing I was to expose him to a storm of censure that well-nigh broke his heart and ruined his life.
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The first days of the crossing were uneventful. Like everyone I was entranced with the beauty of the liner. I had never dreamt of traveling in such luxury. I remember being childishly pleased at finding strawberries on my breakfast able.
"Fancy strawberries in April, and in mid-ocean," I said to my husband. "You would think you were at the Ritz."
Everything aboard this lovely ship reassured me –– from the captain 3, with his kindly, bearded face and genial manner, and his 25 years' experience as a White Star commander, to my merry Irish stewardess 4, with her soft brogue and tales of timid ladies she had attended during hundreds of Atlantic crossings .
My pretty little cabin, with its electric heater and pink curtains, delighted me so that it was a pleasure to go to bed. And yet, in spite of ridicule, nothing could persuade me to completely undress at night. My warm wrap lay always ready at hand, and my jewel case, with a few of my most treasured possessions, was placed on a convenient table within reach. I have never been psychic so I am loathe to call this feeling of acute fear which I experienced a premonition, yet the fact remains that, though I have crossed the ocean many times both before and since, I have never had it on any other occasion. Something warned me, some deep instinct, that all was not well.
The time passed happily enough. I had my secretary Miss Francatelli 5 with me, as well as my husband, and we both found several friends on board, among them John B. Thayer, a vice president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and his wife 6.
The day of the disaster dawned calm and bright. The sea was exceptionally still but as the day wore on the cold increased. As we walked round the deck I shivered in my furs.
"I have never felt so cold," I said to Cosmo. "There must be icebergs about."
He made fun of my ignorance and Captain Smith, who happened to be passing, assured me that we were far from the ice zone.