|The first thing in Titanic that you have to get over is the quality of the
Special Effects. In just the same way that Terminator II's "Liquid Cyborg
T1000" blew you away with its advanced Special Effects, so does Titanic.
Each section of footage with the whole Titanic in shot, especially when moving
was ALL created within a computer and you could hardly tell the difference.
____The Music Score was perfect for this film. As usual James Cameron hired the help of James Horner, who has to be most famous for gripping music in films such as Aliens, Braveheart, and pretty much ALL of James Cameron's films. The only let down in the whole film in my opinion is that (and I hope I don't get hate mail for this), Alas Celine Dion sings the main theme song. Now don't get me wrong, Celine Dion does have a marvellous singing talent (Well...Kinda), but it doesn't fit this song, especially when she brings a drum machine into the song, BIG mistake.
As for the Actors.... Kate Winslet, what can I say.... She's a Babe!, but she is also fantastic in this role. Admittedly, there is probably up to 100 other female actresses that could pull off this role as good as she can, but her on-screen chemistry with Leonardo is just perfect. She's been knocked down a bit in the press recently about her weight, being a little 'round'. I have to admit, I kinda see where they were getting that from, but if anything at all, it makes her look better. Seeing these (almost) anorexic-looking models walking down the catwalk, thin enough to put a wrist band round their waist isn't my idea of beauty. Kate Winslet proves in this film that she can act with a magnificent ability and I'm sure that an Oscar nomination is guaranteed.
Which brings me to Leonardo De Caprio. Well.... its like this. My sister thinks he's the best thing since sliced bread and worships the ground he walks on, but I had previously had the opinion that "Yeah, he's a pretty good actor, but so what." Well his acting ability in this film has proved to me that he is one hell of an actor, EVEN if the lucky b***ard DID star along-side Kate Winslet! His portrayal of 'Jack' in this film is compelling, but he might just come across to be just a little too perfect.
All in all, I shall not spoil the film for you and tell you what happens. However I will mention that you will see the odd appearance of some well-known Aliens stars, for those of you; like me; who love the film!. This film has gone through a lot of stick and just from watching it, you can see that a lot of hard work HAD to have gone into this, and it shows.
I can't say that its the Best Film Of
(Mainly coz Aliens STILL has that position in my books), but it an-half comes CLOSE!!!
If you don't go to see this film,
You deserve to be knighted King Wombat of the Furry Critters - So There!
I just can't quite make it go to Ten. Sorry......:-)