November 11, 2012

5 stars = 5 stars

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane
Directed by James Cameron


Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) isn’t enjoying her ride on the Titanic until she meets Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio), a poor artist who won his ticket in a poker game.

The Good

The Bad


I wasn’t super impressed by Titanic when it first came out, but enjoyed it much more over a decade later. Yes, the cheesy stuff still spurs trips to the bathroom, but it’s wholly overshadowed by epic qualities. And its best attribute is balance: between the computer effects and the story, the intimacy of the love story and the disaster spectacle, and all the different elements that appeal to different demographics. The definition of blockbuster with something for everyone.

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