Monday, May 10, 2010
I know I'm about 13 years late for this movie review, but I can't help myself. It was on TV last night, and once again, like I always do whenever it's on, I got sucked in.
I really can't stand this movie though.
First of all, I don't think there is anything romantic about it. But my definition of romance seems to be different than the world's. I think them meeting on the ship and falling in love and him dying, that's all right. But why did he have to draw her nude? And why did they have to have a sex scene when they'd only known each other for a day? Real romance and real love respects, and this did not. It's not surprising, though, given the world we live in, but when there are elements like that in a "romantic" movie, it really sucks the romance out for me.
Second, it's based on real events, one of the worst tragedies in recent history. When I was in the sixth grade, I became fascinated with the Titanic. I was amazed at the engineering of the ship and the time period also intrigued me. It was a sad tale of man trusting in the arm of flesh and not giving God enough due credit by labeling a ship "unsinkable". But back then, I never thought about the families affected by it, the innocent people who died. Now, when I read about it, or watch the James Cameron movie, all I feel is sorrow for all those lost souls who erroneously believed that a ship could not sink. After watching the movie last night, I could not sleep, my heart was so heavy. Yet people still glorify such events, not really realizing the tragedy that it truly was. That is what I don't like about this movie--that although the love story between the two main characters is fictional, the events that surround it are real. I studied the Titanic a lot and read many books about it, and most of the events depicted are factual.
And third, the song. I hate that Celine Dion song because it gets stuck in my head for weeks after hearing it. It's like a broken record that keeps playing over and over again in my head.
I think drowning would be a terribly frightening way to die and I can only hope that those who suffered and died did so very quickly. So very, very sad. So, remind me the next time it airs on television to NOT WATCH IT!!!!