in about 100 words or less
US 194m, Colour
Director: James Cameron; Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bill Paxton, Kathy Bates, Danny Nucci, Bernard Hill, Victor Garber, Eric Braeden
Arguably the greatest disaster movie of all time, James Cameron’s Titanic is an epic melodramatic love story, which unfortunately has everything but a cyborg from the future sent back in time which could have stopped the recording of Celine Dion’s awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On”. Despite the lack of robots and the syrupy theme, Titanic is full of strong performances and surprisingly entertaining (despite knowing that the ship is actually going to sink). While an alien abduction subplot could have spiced things up a bit, the fictional elements of the screenplay are undoubtedly entrenched as popular culture fact for many who adore the characters of Jack and Rose and their ill-fated love story (Klaus Ming March 2012).