Director: James Cameron
Cast: Kate Winslet, Leonardo Di Caprio, Billy Zane
Last night, when I popped the Blu-ray in, I was afraid I’d get bored out of my mind watching a movie I – like most people, I guess – am so familiar with. Surprisingly enough, ‘Titanic’ was still capable of keeping me engaged from start to finish, in spite of the fact that I still retained pretty accurate memories of every major scene.
I first saw this film when it came out in 1997. I was 12 years old, and I can still remember the theater packed with people like I had never seen it before. For a while after, it seemed cool to bash it (and Leo) for no real reason. I suppose it was some sort of “rejection” due to the overexposure to its massive marketing campaign. But the truth is ‘Titanic’ was and still is a very good movie. It’s epic, spectacular and moving, brilliantly directed and well acted.
I won’t try to convince you to watch ‘Titanic’, because you probably already have. More than once, admit it. So, yeah, I’m just stating the obvious: it’s a really good movie!