1997 Oscar-winning: the epic, action-packed romance starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, based on the ill-fated maiden voyage of R.M.S Titanic in 1912, directed by James Cameron—yup, it’s The Titanic. Turns out, there’s an alternative ending to the 3.30hr movie… and it has gone viral on Twitter, mostly for being pretty, pretty bad.
For anyone who has seen the film (really, who hasn’t?) you’ll recall that it begins and ends with an elderly version of Winslet’s character Rose (played by Gloria Stuart) on board with the crew who are searching for the Titanic shipwreck and the necklace that Rose’s character was given by her fiance Caledon Hockley (Billy Zane) and wore when she asked Jack (DiCaprio) to paint her “like one of your French girls.”
In the final film’s ending, it’s revealed that Rose secretly had the necklace all along and in the last scenes of the movie, throws it overboard so that it can be laid to rest with her lover, Jack. In that clip, nobody onboard saw her do this. However, the deleted scene actually re-imagines this entirely – and it’s not gone down well with fans. I mean just watch it with your eyes:
The alternate ending to Titanic is hilarious. This would have absolutely ruined the film for me pic.twitter.com/L3vSrSb72e
— Pat Brennan (@patbrennan88) February 16, 2021
That part where one of the crew members then runs over to the side of the ship, frustratingly shouting, “That really sucks, lady!” Yeaaaaap, our thoughts on the scene entirely, dude. Anyway, enjoy the fans reactions.
But it is absolutely in competition with the very casual toss over the shoulder and "THAT REALLY SUCKS, LADY"
— Sarah Hollowell 🐋 (@sarahhollowell) February 18, 2021
i'm not ashamed to say titanic is one of my favorite movies of all time but god that alternate ending is on par with that park in return of the king when frodo wakes up after destroying the ring and everyone is just standing around laughing awkwardly
— spectral balladeer (@opaldrite) February 17, 2021
I haven’t yet taken time to properly process how awful that alternate ending to Titanic is.
— Tabitha Blankenbiller (@TabithaBlanken) February 17, 2021