Even though it was released in 1997, the film "Titanic" is still one of the most current movies
The film that was directed (and written) by James Cameron, is a romantic drama that follows the story of two young people who fall in love aboard the doomed Titanic. The two people are both; Rose DeWitt Bukater (acted by Kate Winslet) and Jack Dawson (acted by Leonardo DiCaprio).
Costing an awesome $200 million dollars to film (in 1997 value), it earned a whopping $2.187 billion dollars, making it the third highest-grossing film of all time. The film cost more to make than the actual cost of the Titanic ship did for the film.
We meet our protagonist, Rose, as a 100-year-old woman on a modern-day salvage hunter's ship, which is where she begins the story of the Titanic. She tells us about how she met her lover, who is called Jack, but also portrays how the class system at the time stopped her from seeing him.
You see, different classes were socially, and quite often physically separated at the time. For example, the upper class wouldn't see the lower class and vice versa.
This is probably one of the most well-known moments from the film
The story quickly goes from love to drama, as a colossal iceberg pierces the hull of the Titanic. Jack and Rose race against time to escape the ship safely, but the evacuation process would separate them. They tour the ship, trying to find a way out of the living nightmare, meeting crew, passengers and water, a lot of water.
The film is rated PG-13 but is a great film for older families. I personally found the escaping scene the most exciting, but this may vary by person, as the film basically covers every genre I can think of, at least a bit.
The production team has done a great job on the ship. I don't know exactly how they've done it, but it is one of the most realistic films I have seen.
Overall, I think that James Cameron has made a very iconic, jaw-dropping and all-round great movie. Well done!