Titanic - a review by Dave Fischer
Titanic was the most talked-about surprise hit of the year. Coming out of nowhere, retelling a story which we were all already familiar with, against all expectations, Titanic had an impact on every one of us.
Too often modern man gets hypnotized by the wonders of technological life & culture - leaping from accomplishment to accomplishment, gazing in wide-eyed delight at the products of our times, we forget the simplest joys of our days are often things that have been with us for thousands of years.
For instance - I think this film would have been much more enjoyable if I had gone out for pizza before going to the theater, as I had originally planned. Instead, I waited until after, and could think of little during the movie but thick dough, tantalizing sauce, and melted cheese. There were a few points in the movie where I thought about soda with big chunks of ice in it, but for the most part, I was completely focused on pizza.
The simple, physical pleasures of life can still draw us back, even if only momentarily, from our haze of futurist daydreams. This I think, is a wonderful message for the summer's comedic blockbuster to bring us.
Catch it on the big screen while you can!