Titanic Reenters Theaters Amid Valentine’s Day & 25th Anniversary


Bailey Pennington

BASH student’s reenact Titanic.

James Cameron’s Titanic was re-released to celebrate the movie’s 25th anniversary. The remastered version was re-done in 4K-3D, it premiered in theaters on February 10th, to celebrate Valentine’s day. 

Titanic, directed by James Cameron, is a fictional love story based on the true events of the Titanic. The Titanic was a luxury ocean liner that sank on its first voyage on April 15, 1912.

 The story follows Rose, a girl in first class who’s engaged to a wealthy man against her will.  Rose is so upset that she was on the verge of jumping off the boat. That’s when Jack enters, convincing her not to. 

Throughout the story Jack and Rose do many things together. They danced, socialized, and had deep conversations. They realized they relate to one another more than one would think looking at them from surface level. 

At the end of the film after the Titanic is fully under water, Rose is on a floating door, while Jack is in the water, holding her hands. They wait until a lifeboat eventually comes. At this point, Rose realizes Jack is dead and lets his hands go, sending him sinking underwater. This scene is controversial because many critics say Jack could have fit on the door, allowing both of them to survive. However, the story is more complicated than that. 

The debate about whether or not Jack could fit on the door is irrelevant, because the whole purpose of Jack is to help Rose. Jack’s purpose is to give Rose the will to live and motivate her to keep going. When he first meets her she’s on the verge of death, and when he leaves her, she’s determined to keep going. 

There are many theaters showing the remastered version of Titanic. It’s not too late if you haven’t seen it, showings will continue throughout February.