Tell me about the first time you saw 'Titanic'

Cue the Celine Dion earworm – the movie “Titanic” is coming soon to a theater near you.

Blog PhotoAnd in 3D no less, which will make it better, right?

I won't be going to see the re-released movie, but watching the trailer, I feel like I'm 11 again.

It makes me want to ask you – do you remember when you first saw this movie?

I don't think I could possibly forget. I was in sixth grade and a friend's mom took us to see it at the Wings Cinema in Rantoul. We packed our oversize backpack-style purses with junk food and spied a boy from our class across the theater, sitting with his mom and sister.

We were at the age where the subject matter was a little ... mature for us (pretty sure that was my first big-screen sex scene, although I was a pretty sheltered kid), but we were still young enough to giggle our way through it.

My best friend, who's my age, said she saw it with her parents and also felt extremely awkward, sitting next to her dad. I have to chuckle at that.

So – how about you? Did you hate it? Love it? See it 15 times? Sit next to your grandparents or your mother-in-law or your future hubby? Cry your brains out? Leave before the movie got to the conclusion everyone saw coming?

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elippitz wrote on March 19, 2012 at 9:03 am

I was a 17 year old senior in high school. I didn't care for Leonardo DiCaprio at the time and I care even less for him now but I was persuaded to go with my younger sister and her friend. Plus a guy I had a major crush on was also going. I remember watching it and thinking that there were many more true stories from the sinking of the Titanic that could have been told, why would they have to invent one? So many of the real passengers stories were compelling and I would have rather sat through a movie about them. And Celine Dion's chest thumping rendition of My Heart Will Go On always elicits an eyeroll out of me, much like the movie actually.

Love Kate Winslet though. So happy she went on to make better movies.

Meg Dickinson wrote on March 19, 2012 at 9:03 am
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Whenever I think about the movie, somehow, I hear the introduction to that song in my head...

Patrick Wade wrote on March 19, 2012 at 9:03 pm
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Not a huge fan of the movie -- maybe because I'm a guy -- but I did karaoke to "My Heart Will Go On" with a friend a few weeks ago. The result of a lost bet.

Needless to say, we had the place rockin'.

mspontiac wrote on March 23, 2012 at 9:03 am

I thought it was a perfect movie for lovestruck 12 year olds. ;) I'm not much into cheesy love stories, though. Like the previous poster said, a movie centered on what was experienced by real passengers would have been better. But, then we wouldn't have that awful hit ballad by Celine Dion.