Our hearts go on for Titanic

For the past couple of weeks the world has been abuzz with all things Titanic. It’s been an entire century since the luxury ship left for its maiden voyage, and yesterday was the 100 year mark of its tragic crash.

James Cameron ensured that Titanic would not be forgotten when he created and released the classic film that will forever hold a place in our hearts. The fictional story of Jack and Rose’s epic and forbidden love is one that people know as well as Romeo and Juliet.

With either the goal of bringing the beloved tale to screen so that fans can simply experience their favourite love story in theatres again with new remastered 3D technology or rake in even more money for a film that’s brought in over $1.8 billion worldwide since its original 1997 release–Titanic has hit theatres, fifteen years after we witnessed it hit the iceberg, and all eyes were glued to the screens yet again.

In the social media world, Canadian girls took over Twitter when W Network played the three hour film on television last night. To me, that was frustrating because that same day I had paid $15 to watch it in 3D in theatres. However, those who saved their money and opted to watch it at home, though suffering through commercials, definitely enjoyed it with tweets from celebrities such as Degrassi star Melinda Shankar claiming, “I’ve seen Titanic 3 times this weekend. Once in 3D and I cry EVERY single time. Such a sap.” to similar ones from everyday girls such as “Titanic really brings out the most tears I could cry, I swear.” and “I love Titanic and will continue to see it in 3D, watch it on TV and watch all specials on it.” taking over timelines.

There’s no denying that it’s a film that deserves all the glory and fame it gets, and this centurion anniversary is the perfect excuse to pull out your dusty VHS copy or head to the theatres with your popcorn and drink in hand.

And for those of you who are too shy to cry, remember what One Direction member Niall Horan said about his fellow teen heartthrob,  “Harry watched Titanic 10 times, and at the end, he always cries.”

So get your softest tissues along with a cuddle buddy and immerse yourself in the world of Titanic.