Why, oh why, oh why?In a time where the public have realised that they require better/well plotted/scripted/acted films, you would think that the biggest budget movie would comply to some of these. Well, you would be wrong.
If this was coming from the Emmerich/Devlin camp I would expect shit on a stick. But from James Cameron... someone I respected as a filmmaker. Damn it, I though Aliens was good, as well as Abyss, and as this was his pet project I expected him to drop his awful scriptwriting style and choice of actors. (Someone please shoot Bill Paxton) I though this could be an amazing film. For example I am not Speilberg's biggest fan though he has made some incredible films.. (The early stuff mainly) and when I heard he was going to make 'Schindlers List' I was so excited because I knew he would be making it from the heart, and he exceeded ALL expectations I had. So in parralel I also expected a lot from Cameron... Man did he fail... BADLY, to meet any of my expectations.
Here are all the flaws -
The script is so bad.. So bad. (Who in that century flicked the bird?? NO ONE!)
There were SO MANY bad mistakes Historically. (For example the first mate did NOT shoot anyone then commit suicide.. He got off and received commendations from the government for bravery. BTW: Cameron got sued for this)
The effects were not that great.. I could see some bad animation expecially of the passengers on deck.
The acting... BAD BAD BAD.. Leo will face God when he gets to heaven, and God will be waiting to kick his arse for his acting in this. The only redeeming people were David Warner, Kate Winslet (Hey, she's great) and the captain (All English.. Coincidence? I think not).
Also did you notice how all villans/incompetant people were English (Except Billy Zane)- All Heros were Yankee (Except Billy Zane) and all victims were Irish? So did I.
The only good thing was the sound mix (the 5.1 separations at the end was impressive to say the least), the costumes, the design and cinematography.. THAT IS IT!
And no I don't not like it because of the romance.. (Hell I loved 'Always') It was just so badly done.PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ... Let the Titanic remain sunk and DO NOT WATCH THIS.