Great movies don’t die. Some don’t even fade. They have a way of making their way through our imaginations from time to time. This time it’s Titanic who emerged from the freezing depths to demand attention and debate on Twitter. A clip of an alternate ending for the film went viral on the platform, sparking debate about how things could have been different if this release had arrived at the final release.
For anyone who wants it, here is the full 10 minute alternate ending https://t.co/n7Tfnx5wlA
– Pat Brennan (@ patbrennan88) February 17, 2021
James Cameron’s epic was first released in 1997 and created such a sensation that its director would wait 13 years to release another film – Avatar – to surpass it. This quintessential saga of romance and heartache is a love story that (originally) ends in Shakespearean tragedy. Brilliant writing, production, and acting make this a film like no other – a guilty pleasure even for the toughest critics. Cameron goes to great lengths to accurately describe historical details and Celine Dion’s classic my heart Will Go On still remains the ringtone of many of this generation. Russell Carpenter’s cinematography is incredibly captivating. The lead duo (Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet) were chosen with care and they did the roles justice, making it a love story like no other – a true masterpiece not to be missed at least once. in your life.
In case you weren’t happy with the 2-D version, there is a 3-D version of the film available, released in April 2012, to commemorate the centenary of the iconic ship sinking. And if even that doesn’t reassure you, there’s an alternate ending that has taken Twitter by storm in recent days. Cameron actually filmed the clip which went viral but chose to go with the haunting ending we know best. The alternate ending had been released as part of the extra feature on a DVD many years ago.
But he was ‘discovered’ by Twitter and within days it sparked a backlash, ranging from outrage to outright hilarity. Some even wondered if the film would have won a record 11 Academy Awards if it had been released with that ending. Some have gone so far as to say that the film wouldn’t have had the global impact it did, with the alternate ending.
So do you think that with that ending, he would still have won Best Picture and 11 Oscars? 🤣🤣
– Adarsh Rao (@ adi1486) February 16, 2021
Not just Twitter, the chatter on different forums also focused on the reasons Titanic, kind of a disaster movie, had the kind of impact it did, and if it would’ve been the same if someone had actually expressed their values onscreen like it does in the alternate ending .
Either way, we don’t know if there are a lot of people in the world who have only watched the movie once. So we suggest you review the epic, this time with the alternate ending in mind. Did Cameron know what he was doing, just like he knew how to wait to do and release Avatar? We’ll let you find out.
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