7.3/10 on imdb by over 220.000 votes
Before Avatar, Titanic was the movie that broke all the records and got a lot of rewards. I am still haunted by Celine Dion’s My Heart will go on and not in a good way. Leonardo Di Caprio was deemed a sex symbol. Kate Winslet was nominated for an Oscar.
What the ….? I mean really? 7.3? You have to be kidding me. I am supposed to be moved by a story about a poor boy falling in love with a rich, passionate girl in 3 days, declaring each other the “one” and risking their lives for each other? Please! Give me a break. What really happened to Titanic was tragic. But the love story was so cheesy and so over the top, it took away the effect of the tragedy.
But this is what James Cameron does with a big budget. He writes an awful script, spends the money on the effects and dominates the Oscars. Kate Winslet is a brilliant actress but her role in Titanic is just stupid. And Leonardo’s Jack? He was protesting the fact that he wasn’t nominated. Frankly, Leo- I don’t know why Kate was nominated in the first place.
Effects are fine, costumes are fine. But other Oscars?
5/10 overall for the effort from me.
The script? 3/10
Soundtrack? Can I give it 0? Is that allowed?
Cover of Closer (Superbit Edition)
7.4/10, by over 66.000 votes.
If there is a script that annoys me more than Titanic’s, it has got to be Closer’s. I can’t believe there are people thinking this is such a true insight to human nature. Well, if Closer is about being human, then we are all seriously in big trouble.
Titanic was sappy and cheesy and totally unrealistic about love. Closer? Well, it makes “love” look like the worst thing ever. Oh here is the plot:
Dan (Jude Law) meets Alice (Natalie Portman). Dan hooks up with Alice. Then he meets with Anna (Julia Roberts). He is smitten by Anna. He wants Anna. She is into him but he does have a girlfriend. Then Dan has cybersex with Larry (Clive Owen), pretending to be Anna. Joking around. Oh my God!! You haven’t seen anything more disgusting. Oh no, I am open to swearing and dirty talk but that was just….disturbing. What’s worse is that Dan knows Larry isn’t a girl.
Then Larry meets Anna, realizes he has been played. Anna thinks Larry is goofy cute. So they hook up. But Ann wants Dan too…There is cheating, more cheating, blackmailing into sex and…yeah that’s about it.
Lovely. What a lovely insight into the lives of people who have no clue love is- this story is about people who wouldn’t know real passion and desire if they were bitten in the … by it. What makes it worse that they are so into their roles. You bring Julia, Natalie, Clive and Jude together and this is the story? And this movie gets 7.4????
Call me old-fashioned or tasteless. I don’t care. There are very few movies I hated with all my heart with all of its characters. This was the first movie I saw Clive Owen in and I thought, he is so ugly. So repulsive. And Jude Law? Could he have looked any less manly?
Well after about 10 Clive movies later, I find him to be a great actor and a very attractive man. That’s why I decided to give Closer another chance when I saw it on TV. But nope, my feelings are the same. The worst two male and female characters ever. Bloody hell.
Sorry. I could have rated a bit higher (maybe a 3) but then somebody had to do something about the 7.4 rating.
Want to see Clive Owen in better roles? Here are some suggestions:
- Beyond Borders
- The Boys Are Back