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Movie Review: Titanic

By Kana Tarui

(Japanese translation coming soon.)


The movie Titanic is based on a true story. The director of this film is James Francis Cameron. He won an Academy Award for this movie. The main characters of this movie are played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. It is a love story of a poor boy and a wealthy girl.

The Titanic made its maiden voyage from England to New York on April 15, 1912, and sank after colliding with an iceberg. As many as 1,517 people perished in the accident. The Titanic was a luxury liner that was thought to be unsinkable.

Despite warnings from the watchmen that an iceberg lay ahead, the ship continued to travel at maximum speed and could not avoid the collision. It was discovered by marine explorers that the ship was on the undersea. This movie has begun.

Jack meets Rose on the ship. Rose had a fiancé who was very different from Jack, but they were attracted to each other.

There are many memorable scenes and lines in this movie. The first is the scene where Jack and Rose stand on the bow of the ship and kiss. This scene may be a catalyst for some people to get to recognize this movie.

The other is the last scene. Jack and Rose were still alive as the Titanic sank and many people were drowning in the ocean, and they exchanged words at the end. Rose was giving up, but Jack kept encouraging her many times, and told her of the wonderful life she would have in the future.

After the ship sank, Jack put only Rose on a board floating in the sea to keep her body out of the freezing water. After that he froze and sank into the deep sea. Some may have been impressed by the scene in which he saved her at the risk of his own life.

Rose was thinking about getting married to a man her parents had chosen for her, and having no freedom to live the life she wanted and to die with regret. However, after meeting Jack on the ship, she was fascinated by the fact that he lived his life on his own terms. This movie shows everyone what it means to live. You should watch this movie when you need inspiration.


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