Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Remembering James Cameron's Titanic 20 years on...

It's Valentine's Day and if you and your date are spending the rest of the day doing a movie marathon at home, there's one date movie that will definitely end all date movies once and for all this Valentines Day and that particular film is the legendary Titanic, which is written and directed by James Cameron and starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. This film came out since 1997 and it's time to honor the film's 20th anniversary. So what's so special about this legendary film?


As anyone would know, this love story is more of a fictional take on the RMS Titanic incident, a tragedy that struck in the 15th of April, 1912 when it collided with an iceberg and then catastrophically split into two, marking it one of the worst maritime disasters in world history, with only 306 people dead according to reports. Because of the Titanic incident, it inspired numerous documentaries and TV shows, including the one with Philip Seymour Hoffman on it, but nothing is more so than James Cameron's take on the Titanic incident that scored him and this film 11 Oscars and earned over two billion US dollars in the box office.

Ask anyone what is the best take on the RMS Titanic incident of 1912 and the answer is going to be the film with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in it because THIS is what they think about Titanic and because of Titanic's success, it became a pop culture phenomenon across the globe. It even got spoofed by numerous TV shows worldwide as well. Do you know any TV show that has a Titanic reference on it, I dare say?

What's the secret to this film's success? Well, given the fact that this film is about three hours and 14 minutes, which is one of the longest films to date in cinematic history, the real secret lies to the main characters of the film, Jack (played by DiCaprio) and Rose (played by Winslet). From their first encounter to the heartbreaking moment following the catastrophic sinking of the Titanic, every moment has became a treasure for the movie watchers everywhere and who can forget the iconic lines in this film such as "I'M THE KING OF THE WORLD!" or "paint me like one of your girls" that makes it relevant even as of today? 

Between you and me, there's so much we can really relate on this legendary late 90's film because how the love story between Jack and Rose developed can be very relevant to all the real-world and fictional love stories of today. Feels like they're the originators of modern-day love stories, if you know what I mean and apart from the legendary love story that will be remembered forever in the history of movie love stories, Titanic delivers a powerful blend of suspense and plot twists that really grips the viewers with questions and answers this film can deliver and it's hard to fathom every gut-wrenching moment you've encountered while watching this film.

Me and my family watched this film and we loved it. We loved the storyline, we loved the chemistry, we love the suspense, we even love the film's theme song "My Heart Will Go On" performed by Celine Dion as well.

With twenty years passed since the film shown in cinemas last 1997 and as all great movies come and go, rest assured that James Cameron's Titanic will be forever marked as one of the all-time greats in cinematic history and a legend in its own right. That is why this Titanic film is a date movie to end all date movies and we all have to give Sir James Cameron our heartfelt thanks for creating this legendary masterpiece in cinematic history.

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