Why Titanic is the Best Movie and You Can’t Convince Me Otherwise

Why Titanic is the Best Movie and You Cant Convince Me Otherwise

Alivia Fillion, Staff Writer

If you have never watched the movie Titanic, then I highly suggest you do; otherwise, you will never possibly comprehend the Euphoria this movie brings. This may come as a surprise to you because Titanic is definitely the most depressing movie ever, but it is so much more complicated than that. It is a story of star-crossed lovers and the most undying eternal love. And with reality being so riddled with hatred, betrayal, and confusion, I simply cannot help myself but to live vicariously in this perfect word of true love. Yet, of course, I do not support the act of “affairs’ ‘ in married life. It is very different in this movie. Caledon Hockley is a coldhearted, materialistic, sexist man whom Rose never wanted to marry in the first place, but merely for reputation and money. And as an 18 year old girl whose mother controls her immediate destiny, there’s not much she can do or say especially in that time. That’s until she met Jack, the free spirited, fun, charming man whom she fell head over heels for. One aspect in this movie that hit home was that Rose had never even had real fun until she met jack. She was never truly free. And Jack was too free, they actually completed each other. This was not a relationship of desperation or money but of young innocent love that we only wish existed. And even towards the end of their deaths, they held on. Jack wanted to live, Rose wanted to die, Jack died for Rose and Rose lived for jack. And this being the most beautifully written, adorable romantic movie ever in my opinion. 

However, it cannot be ignored the quality of this movie, especially being made 20 years ago and the time and money put into it in the first place. To make the titanic film itself took a whopping 200 million dollars. However in real life, the titanic was “Built at an estimated cost of $7.5 million in 1912, in today’s dollars it would cost roughly $400 million to construct.” says Investopedia. Titanic was also one of the most expensive movies made in its time, and it took from July 1996 to March 1997 to make. This would amount to 160 days although it was intended to be 138. The production of Titanic actually had many setbacks, for “Many cast members came down with colds, flu, or kidney infections after spending hours in cold water, including Winslet” according to Titanic (film). So considering all these factors, and all the horrors the crew and co-stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio went through, it should be greatly appreciated how they all pulled through and gave us this most excellent movie. Even to all the people out there who dislike titanic, or can’t sit still for the 3 hour period, or simply don’t appreciate romance, tragedy and the effort put into this movie, just consider what happened in real life, the dedication to the movie and the heartfelt message of this most fantastic movie.