Sunday, July 17, 2011

30 Day Film Challenge: Day 15: A Film You Used to Love, But Now Hate

Day 15: A Film You Used to Love, But Now Hate: Titanic
Don't say a word.  Let's be honest with ourselves: most of the population was on board with Titanic in 1997.  We were collectively blindsided.  I don't know how it happened, but someone must have drugged us.  James Cameron was using like subliminal messaging or something and consequently his nauseatingly romantic historical epic cashed in big time.  I saw it twice in the theater when I was in seventh grade, and that number is on the low end of every other person I know.  It was a phenomenon on almost every level.  You could tell because we had to listen to Celine Dion on every radio station at all hours of the day.  Then we had to listen to remixes of Celine Dion.  Which was ridiculous because everyone bought either the soundtrack or Let's Talk About Love.  Sometimes both.  I OWNED THAT CELINE DION ALBUM.  It was sick.  It was a sick time.  We bought the two-tape VHS set, and I think we watched it once.  Maybe twice.  After that, no one in my family could watch it again.  Suddenly, the spell had worn off.  It was over and all that was left was societal guilt and, luckily, the household names of two kids who would grow into really decent actors.  Leo and Kate aside, the movie is not so good.  It's hard to go back.  Now we're just like: how did that win the Oscar?  Ugh, the best reference of that necklace was in a Britney Spears song!  I liked this once?  This is so cheesy!  Shame.  Shame upon my house.  And yours.

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