Originally Posted by Franin
I thought at the end of the movie Rose was sleeping and she dreamt of Jack Dawson I was told today that she actually died and she was reunited with Jack. Im curious to hear what other thought if she was sleeping or she died?
The first cut my wife and I saw before it was released was slightly different. The ending we first saw made it seem like she was dreaming but we weren't really sure. We had a discussion on the way home about it. When it was released a few weeks later we went back and saw it, we both new the ending was slightly different and it was definitely implied that she died.
We had actually gone to see Alien:Resurrection that day. After that movie was over, there was a screening going on in the main auditorium where Alien was supposed to be showing. There were no signs or anything and not many people were seated. I decided to sneak in and see what it was. I wasn't really in the mood to sit through another movie after Alien: Resurrection but I was curious. I figured it had to be Titanic or the new Bond film. When I realized it was Titanic, I decided to stay since I had always been interested in the story of what happened to the ship. I had no idea what I was in for. I remember near the end, when Jack let go, my wife was using a tissue to wipe away the tears. We were seated upfront so I decided to turn around and see if everyone else was having the same reaction. Not a dry eye in the house. Never seen so many tissues in hand at a movie before. Later, at the end during the reunion scene, I turned around for another look, tissues everywhere. I knew that Titanic was going to be big.
We always thought it was a nice bittersweet ending. They were reunited but that doesn't change what happened to all the passengers, it didn't take away from the horrible catastrophe. Rose was able to experience life while Jack and many of the passengers did not. It's an opened ending left to one's interpretation. YMMV.
I still haven't watched my 3D copy yet. We went to see it in 3D at the theater and my wife told me as soon as the music started during the opening scene, she was about to cry and didn't want to mess up the glasses. She was absolutely insistent that I buy a copy, and now she doesn't want to watch it *sigh*. Something to do with too emotional, crying, etc... you know (some of you anyway).