Titanic (1997) Review

Titanic is an epic romance film produced in 1997, the film directed by James Cameron is estimated to cost $ 200 million and was the most expensive film at that time. In addition to being the highest-grossing film, Titanic also received 14 nominations at the 1998 Oscars (Academy Awards) and won 11 of them, including Best Picture and Best Director.

And in April 2012, a 3D version was released to theaters again, Titanic 3D was released in commemoration of the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and at the same time as the 15th anniversary of the release of the film Titanic.

Titanic (1997): Film synopsis

Tells a tragic love story between Rose Dewitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) and Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) on a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean on the grandest and largest cruise ship of its time, the RMS Titanic which eventually sank on its maiden voyage.

James Cameron made this epic scale film inspired by one of history’s most famous (maritime) disasters, the sinking of the Titanic. The ship, whose full name is the Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic, is the most sophisticated and largest ship of its time.

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Titanic started its voyage on April 10, 1912 from Southampton, England to New York City, United States. In the middle of its voyage, the ship which is famous for its “unsinkable” motto experienced the accident of hitting an iceberg and eventually sank at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on the April 15, 1912.

Titanic (1997) Movie Review

Tragic Romance

Despite its fantastic production costs, Titanic is basically a film that focuses on the romance between Rose DeWitt Bukater, a member of high society and Jack Dawson, a poor young artist from working class who wins tickets to his voyage from a card game on the wharf in the last seconds the ship will sail.

Review titanic 1997

Titanic is romance, adventure and thriller rolled into one. Titanic began its journey, when a treasure hunter named Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton) and his crew in the present. Lovett using a deep-sea submarine to explore the remains of the wreckage of the Titanic on the ocean floor.

His mission is to find the whereabouts of the “Heart of Ocean” diamond necklace which is said to have sunk with his ship. Hearing this information, an old woman named Rose (Gloria Stuart) who survived the tragedy shared her story. And time flies back to April 1912, where we now see the journey through Rose’s eyes.

Thorough and Detailed

Cameron brings us the full story of the Titanic, starting from its launch, the story of the dynamics of its passengers in the middle of the ocean and up to its sinking. At the time of its launch, the camera angles swept from up, down and around taking angles of the view of the excitement from the masses of all classes clustered around the ship. Which then brings us into the parts of the ship that reveal all its luxury.


James Cameron carefully and in detail built a replica of the Titanic to get the feel of luxury and used CGI techniques to depict the moments of the sinking of the Titanic. And one of the unique aspects of Titanic is the use of original documentary aspects as a basis for a story that takes us to flashbacks. Cameron brings his crew to the wreck site to get his own documentary.

And one of the successes of this film is the focus of the story on the dynamics of romance between Rose and Jack. Cameron tries to avoid being where when telling the lives and struggles of many characters it would be too much of a story. In Titanic, the story of Rose and Jack remains consistent from start to finish and the supporting characters are just a supporter given enough ‘screen time’ to explain the setting and develop various personalities.

Titanic (1997) Conclusion

A timeless romance story where the existence of true love is found in a disaster. Disasters are also caused by human arrogance towards the natural surroundings.


Zephyrine is an experienced film critic who has worked for many magazines and websites specializing in cinema. She has a deep education in film history and theory, as well as a passion for classic and independent films. Writing style: Zephyrine always evaluates films objectively and honestly, not influenced by external factors such as the fame of actors or directors. She often focuses on the content, screenplay, technique, and personal feelings to provide insights and reviews of the film. Her writing style is easy to understand and familiar to readers, but also professional and profound. Notable articles: "Step Up" - Success comes from the perseverance and relentless effort of young people "The Social Network" - A fantastic documentary film about the birth of Facebook "Moonlight" - A touching story about love and the essence of humanity "Nomadland" - A poignant journey of a mature woman "Parasite" - A sensational film of Korean cinema with profound social messages.

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