A love story doomed by the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. The movie started in 1996, wherein treasure hunter Brock Lovett and his group aboard the research vessel Akademik Mstislav Keldysh seek the wreckage of the RMS titanic for a necklace with unusual called The heart Of the sea. They retrieve a safe containing a nude drawing of a young lady wearing nothing but the necklace, with the date reading April 14th 1912, the night of the sinking of the ship. The lady in the drawing, Rose Dawson Calvert is brought to the Keldysh to tell her story of her experience of being on board titanic.
The film then flashes back to 1912 in Southampton where a 17 year old Rose DeWitt Bukater, her fiancée Caledon Hockley and her mother Ruth board the titanic. Ruth emphasizes that it’s going to fix their monetary problems and keeps their high-class positions. Rose feels distraught over her engagement to Cal that she considers suicide by using leaping over the strict of giant, but a third class passenger and sketch artist named Jack Dawson intervenes and convinces her not to leap over. found with Jack, Rose tells Caledon that she was leaning over the brink and she slipped, but Jack stopped her from going overboard. As a compensation, Jack is invited to dine with them in first class the following night. Jack and Rose a strong bond, regardless of Cal and Ruth’s dislike against him. After dinner, Rose secretly joins Jack at festive occasion in third class, but is unaware that Cal’s Bodyguard Lovejoy has chased her.
The next morning Cal, aware of Rose being in third class becomes enraged with her and tells her that she will honor him the way that a wife is meant to honor her husband. Rose, aware of Ruth’s disapproval, rebuffs Jack’s advances, but rapidly realizes she prefers him over Cal. After meeting up on the bow at sunset, Rose takes Jack to her state room asks him to draw her posing nude wearing only Cal’s engagement gift, the Heart of the ocean necklace. After evading Lovejoy, they find themselves in the shipment hold and later on the forward deck. There they witness a collision with an iceberg and overhear the ship’s seriousness. The ship’s architect, Thomas Andrews admits to the captain, Edward John Smith the damage of the ship and that she will sink.
The movie serves as a great illustration of Marxist criticism. There is a clear presentation of class conflict in the Titanic. Classes are separated, dealt with in a different way (higher class is treated better/favored). Chances of survival had been dependent on class.
When I first saw this back in the year 2017 I cherished every second of it, I loved the way it was made and of how some of the movie was historically detailed. I thought the love story was a superb idea and from the moment the ship hits the iceberg is when the emotion starts to get to me and knowing that everything changes for our two sweethearts from that point on is emotional too. I also cherished the great performances from Leo and Kate as Jack and Rose, every scene that they’re in together is properly done. I also liked the performances from the supporting cast too, particularly of Billy Zane. I have seen this movie time and time again and every time I watch it, I always get that warm feeling inside me, particularly towards the end with the song “My heart Will go On” by Celine Dion. The track is well scored by James Horner, with Rose’s theme being my preferred out of the whole score. Titanic is a powerful tale of survival, love and heroism. A love story that will never let go of the hearts of the people round the world. All in all, this is such a wonderful film. Actually, ‘wonderful’ is an understatement.