Release date in Malaysia: 5 April 2012
Rated: U (only in Malaysia)
Genre: Romance, drama, historical disaster
Running Time: 3 Hours 15 Minutes
Director: James Cameron
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Bill Paxton
Synopsis: 84 years later a 100-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell, and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiance, Caledon ‘Cal’ Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third- class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.
Verdict: The first time most of people around my age saw tits was when they see this movie. Regardless of how many parodies on this popular epic romance film were done, it is still a very positively memorable classic. Re-watching Titanic after 15 years does have its pros and cons. Some of the iconic but the cheesy scenes are definite laughing stocks, while some are still magical, even now. As a dude who despises chick flicks to the core, I still find James Cameron’s writing for this movie way more inspiring than for Avatar (2009).
The 3-D visuals & audio: I’m not sure if it’s the conversion or the cinema but the only obvious 3D effect was the subtitles, and that’s annoying. I could have seen the whole film without the 3-D glasses on because the only thing’s blurry was, yes, the subtitles. If you intend to watch it, please go to a cinema that genuinely caters to 3D movies. The remastering of the audio is very well done though.
Second opinion: “There’s only a little 3-D effect but watching it again still got me a little emotional at the end” (girlfriend).
Malaysian censorship: All nudity (including the drawings) are censored in the most unusually appropriate way by using the slow motion & zoom-in techniques. Which means; sorry, guys, no boobs in 3D for us. Only one scene is completely cut – the love scene. Makes sense, we wouldn’t wanna encourage young couples to engage in sex before they turned 18 (Rose is 17 in the flashback), especially not in a vehicle on a ship. No, really.
Rating: 3 / 5
|Kate Winslet ‘s iconic full nude scene on Titanic.|
Special thanks to YuberActive for the invitation to the special screening of the film.