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||Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates,
||It's long. I'd
probably leave the under 13ers at home, unless you have one
of those pre-teen girls in love with Leonardo. It's
questionable because the movie is such a long, romantic,
soft, action drama. Language is not a problem in this movie
(a couple of "shits"), and there is brief nudity.
||Without a doubt.
This movie has romance for the ladies and some action (and a
little tit) for the guys.
||A tasteful romp in
the back seat of a car.
Umm... Just a couple of fists thrown and a couple of
dudes get shot.
Trying to escape a sinking ship while you're locked in
its bowels and water is rushing over your head? Shit..., better them
A couple of scenes, especially Jack making fun of the
Several. But... I really liked how the cinematographer
used fading from the present to the past. Go see the movie. You'll
Something like: "You'd sooner have angels fly out yer
arse (ass) than get with the likes of her." says a young Irish
immigrant to Jack (DiCaprio) about Rose (Winslet).
James Cameron and Jon Landau
When I first started seeing the trailers for
"Titanic" I thought to myself, "Oh God! Another big-budget,
over-glorified movie. I'll pass." Lucky for me my friends talked me
into going with them to see it because "Titanic" has to be the best
movie I've seen in 1997!
A Movie Review
MPAA Rated - PG-13
It's 3:17 Long
|A Review by
Like I said, I had no intention of seeing this movie because I
thought that the producers/writers/director (whoever) were going to
take a historic tragedy and flood it (no pun intended) with state of
the art special effects, thereby leaving the movie with little
substance. I was also afraid that they would realize their asinine,
high-tech mistake, and try to compensate with cheesy romance.
Thankfully my expectations were not met.
"Titanic" does use a lot of those high-tech special effects, but
they are blended in such a way as not to distract from the movie, and
you actually believe that what you are seeing is real (unlike the
animals in "Jumanji"). As far as the story line goes, the writers
definitely followed a cookbook. There is the male hero, Jack
(DiCaprio), his nemesis, Cal (Zane), characters that females can
identify with in Rose (Winslet) and Molly (Bates), and a tragedy that
binds them together in the sinking of the ship (Oops... I hope I
didn't give away the ending). But, unlike other Hollywood
cookie-cutter movies, "Titanic's" writers skillfully give each
character a personality that the actors cast in their roles truly
make flourish. I would not be surprised if Leo walks away with lots
of those movie awards (Lord knows he deserves a bunch of them,
especially for being snubbed with his performance in "What's Eating
I told my friend, Guinea Frank, "Titanic is one of the most well
thought out, planned, written, directed, and acted,
period/romantic/(with a little action)/drama movies I've ever
tortured my hemorrhoids to. There wasn't a moment that I lost
interest in what was on the screen." To which he replied "Cool, I'll
have to go see it. Hey Stu, I'm no History major, but doesn't the
boat sink in the end." "Yes Frank," I droned, "The ship does sink in
the end." So... That all being said, I give Titanic FIVE out of FIVE
STARS and I'm Stu Gotz. A great film! 'Nuff said.
(A letter from Stu to The Dude on the Right about his
Stu here. I know this review is short, but when you read the "Date
movie? Kiddy movie?" etc. stuff, well... what more needs be said? I
could hype the whole upper-class girl falling for a street punk
thing, but that would be too artsy for me. Besides wasn't that
already done in "Aladdin?" I say let the big town papers write all
that crap. I think our readers are looking for fast facts without all
the bullshit. If I'm wrong please tell me. I'll gladly do a re-write,
but short as it is, that's how I would explain it to a friend and I'm
happy about the way it turned out, short and all.
(The Dude on the Right's reply..)
The review is fine, and I agree that "Titanic" was fabulous, hell, I
got so rapped up in the entire love story, and dazzled by the effects
that I nearly forgot the boat was gonna sink. But, I'm kinda
disappointed in your quote choice and you didn't really have a
favorite scene, but rather a comment that was, well, artsy. How often
do you have a 100 + year old woman commenting to a group of, well,
for her, youngins, after explaining the whole being sketched in the
nude thing, by saying something like, "You mean, did we do it?," and
how many times do you have a hilarious scene of a dude teaching a
dudette how to spit properly and them being caught by her mom. Oh
well, it's your review. Have a nice holiday. I'll e-mail you from