titanic movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This classic is equally as romantic as it is intense, but it’s best for teens and up. There’s some mature content in Titanic, a beautiful masterpiece directed by James Cameron.


A 17-year-old named Rose from an aristocratic family whose set to marry falls in love with a poor artist named Jack whilst aboard the luxurious “ship of dreams” known as Titanic.

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Movie details

Director: James Cameron
Cast: Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Nucci
Writer: James Cameron
Release Date (Australia): 17 December 1997
Runtime: 194 minutes/3h 14m
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film features sustained sequences of peril and threat including the sinking of a ship, as well as depictions of corpses and a man committing suicide.

Violence (PG)

The film includes a brief depiction of a small amount of blood as a result of a man being shot. There are also several depictions of people being punched and slapped.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains a use of “f**king”, in addition to use of the words “s**t”, “bastard”, “bitch” and “whore”.

Nudity (M)

The film contains a scene including breasts nudity as a nude woman poses for a drawing.

Sex (PG)

The film contains mild verbal references to sex and a scene in which a man and woman implicitly have sex.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The film masters in fictionalising a firm love tale and gently pressing it in between a beautifully intense reenactment of the Titanic’s disastrous tragedy. Although it’s not what you’d class as a romantic thriller, it’s incredibly romantic and very thrilling; audiences will specifically admire just the romance, the thrills, or both! And within a runtime of 3 hours, James Cameron portrays the fluently-designed story in a way that never gets boring, constantly moves swiftly, and remains a true classic.

The first half of the movie portrays a fictional but a very solid and tragic love story. Most romance movies that end in tragedy are ones where one of the lead lovers die. Whether Titanic involves that or not, it’s never as sappy or average as other films that do that. The depiction of the relationship between memorable characters, Jack and Rose, is acceptable. But their story would never be as great if it weren’t all taken and set on ship that leads to sinking.

What’s most memorable about the film, and what makes it such a classic epic, is the second half of the film. Titanic focuses on romance, but steers the ship to hit the iceberg and begin sinking. It’s thankfully not just a 10 minute sequence, but devotes the entire sinking of the ship to the second half of the movie. The portrayal of the Titanic beginning to forward to the bottom of the ocean, snapping into two, and sticking right up before heading straight down is astonishingly-crafted. It’s all gorgeous, intense, epic and depressing.

Although the storytelling comes from Rose, the actual tale is equally viewed through the eyes of both Leonardo DiCaprio’s young Jack and Kate Winslet’s young Rose. Thankfully, it’s not targeted at only one’s issues. Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go on” makes the perfect theme, the cast’s performances make the perfect characters, and the whole movie should be left as the classic storyteller of Titanic.

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