When it first came out I was in high school and dragged my then boyfriend to see it like five times. (I still feel bad about that. I practically took an entire DAY of his life seeing as the movie is 3 hours long..)
Seeing Titanic in 3D was amazing. You could see more details in the movie such as on the ship, the clothing…and yes, even Kate Winslet’s boob, which I could have done without but still, as far as boobs go she has nice ones.
Anyway, I noticed there is a difference in how I saw the movie in high school and how I saw it to this day.
I’m sorry but no. I wouldn’t have. She had known him for a DAY at that point and he’s asking her to step up on the ledge of a ship where she could go tumbling to her death? No. I’d be like, “I’ll step up but my eyes are staying open.” (And yes, I know he saved her from jumping to her death but still…one never knows…)
And back in high school, I cried when Leo died:
I was like, “Leo noooooooo!”
Did I cry this time?
Not at that part.
No, because I’m a mother now, I cried over the thought of children dying. I cried when the Irish mother was telling her kids a story in their beds as the ship sank because she knew they wouldn’t get out. I cried when Cal picked up that little girl who was sobbing and used her to get on a lifeboat and then tossed her aside when the lifeboat wasn’t working.
Leo—well, Jack—was a grown man who had traveled so he lived a life.
The kids did not.
And also, I had other questions that I didn’t have when I saw it in high school. Such as, when Rose dies at the end, wouldn’t her husband be upset that instead of meeting HIM when she passes that she goes to Jack instead? I’d be all, “Um, pardon ME?” Yes, I know she was joining all the people who had died on the Titanic, but still.
Rose was also an actress so wouldn’t you think a family member would have recognized her and been like, “She’s alive!”
Why didn’t Jack and Rose try harder to share the door like depicted here:
Photo Credit: Floating All Over Facebook
So yeah. It’s still a good movie, but I’m older and my mind wanders more.
(And who else would have died when the ship went down? You know, the scene where Rose and Jack are hanging onto the back of the ship and Jack tells her to hold her breath and kick? Yeah, I tested that. I’d have so drowned..)