While James Cameron was no doubt fully complicit, it's really Paramount that's looking for the cash grab. It's better to blame them for this, not Cameron, who doesn't need the money like Paramount does.
Originally Posted by BonMorrison
Meh, Titanic was an amazing movie - I'll definitely go see it again. A lot of people (especially around my age) have a strong negative bias about it because it was A) a romance movie and B) came out when we were all around the age of 8 or 9 years old. Most people I find criticize it despite not seeing it since they were a kid.
So, the negativity towards it from the younger generation stems from the movie coming out when they thought that girls and love stories were "icky"? Awesome. It all makes sense now.
I've always been a big fan of the film. It probably helped that it came out when I was already an adult. I was in no rush to see it after seeing the trailers, but then it came out and my best friend said "you've GOT to see it."
I can nitpick here and there and DiCaprio bugs me (I got immense satisfaction when Best Actor was just about the only thing that the movie wasn't nominated for), but the movie is just so epic in scale and woven together well. It really helps your appreciation of the film when you learn how they built a full-length replica of the Titanic just for it. I really think that it's one of the best films ever made. I usually hate when it's suggested that more recent films can even come close to the likes of Gone With the Wind and Ben-Hur (a personal favorite of mine), but I really feel that Titanic is worthy (not of being above them on "best all-time" lists, but not far behind).