Friday, 13 April 2012
Titanic actually happened?
Back in 1997, movie prognosticators prognosticated that James Cameron's very expensive wet dream known as Titanic would sink without a trace on account of teenagers not knowing or caring enough about the historic context of the story. They claimed that modern kids, the type that was hooked on an emerging technology known as the Internet and goofing on No Doubt records, wouldn't be interested in watching an old fashioned melodrama like Titanic.
How wrong those people were. Titanic was big. It was really big. So big it took a bunch of oversized blue aliens created by the same director to usurp it years later.
Last weekend Titanic resurfaced, this time in 3D, for another crack at the box-office, and while the US results were somewhat watered down with taking only $17.3 million, the UK was a different story altogether as the rerelease sailed into the top spot with almost £3 million.
It seems the new generation of moviegoers is as much a sucker for historical spectacle as the previous cohort, only it seems this generation has difficulty comprehending the Titanic was a real disaster that actually happened, not just a costly movie.
Leave it to Twitter to bring to light another generation of idiots.