The Worst Titanic Movie Scene EVER


That Titanic has a bulbous bow (observe the protrusion at lower right). Sacrilege and heresy, I say, for the Atlanteans to have tampered with that aspect of Mr Andrews' beautiful ship design in restoring the ship.

I have not seen many Titanic films if I will be completely honest so this will change as I educate myself -- but for me as it stands currently here are five scenes in Titanic films which I vehemently object to (in no particular order):

1) Any scene in the 1943 Nazi propaganda film where "1st Officer Petersen" is featured -- Google the term Gary Stu / Marty Stu and the description which follows is exactly what Petersen is: an unrealistically perfect hero.
2) Jack and Rose finding themselves in one of the Boiler Rooms -- honestly with how blazing hot the boilers were it's a miracle her flowing dress did not catch fire on contact with the searing metal.
3) Murdoch's suicide -- I need not elaborate on why.
4) The announcement of Titanic's speed in the Nazi film -- 26.5 knots? Really? Also the interior of the 1st Class Dining Saloon is all wrong.
5) "Wait a minute, wait a minute, where are you going-- the movie isn't over yet! Don't you want to know what happened to everybody?" -- from the same film as the rapping dog scene. This one makes me want to raise the freaking Olympic and ram it U103-style right into the animation studio that foisted the godawful piece of work on us.


Honorable mention: while the collision scene in the 1997 movie was a stellar execution of cinematography (also that soundtrack, goodness it fits perfectly for the scene), I have to protest the inaccuracies in it -- the "Full Astern!", the incorrect depiction of the red light, the wrong controls in the engine room, and also the 'escape through the watertight doors' sequence (come on, the passages leading back up to Scotland Road are a thing, use them!).

I agree with your comments.
I don't consider myself a "Titanic Scholar."
Maybe a "Titanic Student". And that at the Freshman level. LOL

However I am always amazed at the quality and quantity of the research presented on these forums, even with considering the disagreement and criticism amongst those whom I consider the "experts".

About the only comments I can think of at present are :

(1) Any scene in the 1943 Nazi "Titanic" where J. Bruce Ismay is featured as the perfect villain.
(2) Jack and Rose (Yes to yours ' ) (Yes !!!! Jack and Rose - Period !!!!)
(3) Yes to yours.
(4) Yes to yours.
(5) Yes to yours.

And the following are just my own "IMHO's":

(6)Best portrayal - at least physical appearance - of Captain E.J. Smith - "Titanic" (1997)

(7) )Best portrayal -over all - of Mrs. J.J., - Margaret - Brown - "Titanic" (1997) .....
(8) Worst - "A Night To Remember" (1958)......
(9) There are probably a lot of others in that category.......including Debbie Reynolds .....LOL

Cheers !
Robert

P.S. I voted for Kathy Bates (7) because it is said she once attended SMU in University Park, part of my home town of Dallas.......LOL
 
Last edited:
That Titanic has a bulbous bow (observe the protrusion at lower right). Sacrilege and heresy, I say, for the Atlanteans to have tampered with that aspect of Mr Andrews' beautiful ship design in restoring the ship.

The rest of the bottom of the ship is also curious ???
What is that supposed to be ?
And from where did that come ?
 
It's from a Ken Marschall Painting and it's probably best you don't know...

Back to topic, and in terms of bad scenes, what about this one from the 2012 TV-series? When they shot any scenes on the Boat Deck, they didn't modify the set to account for any other parts of the deck and this scene (below) is the bridge made to look like it's above the 4th funnel (also no offence to the VFX Team, but you see where the set ends and the CGI begins). :(
Screen Shot 2018-09-10 at 18.02.04.png
 
If I saw this it must have not made an impression as I don't remember it. I will have to give it a look. I was traveling at that time and was able to make it to Belfast for the 100th. So I probably missed it if was on tv then. I think the worst scene I saw in a Titanic movie was the rape scene in the 1996 movie with George C. Scott. Totally unnecessary.
 

Kas01

Member
Well, it's Julian Fellowes. Turning Titanic into Downton Abbey-on-Sea wouldn't be remiss of him. That being said the sinking scene was pretty good, even if it was mirrored.
 

Ryan Burns

Member
Well, it's Julian Fellowes. Turning Titanic into Downton Abbey-on-Sea wouldn't be remiss of him. That being said the sinking scene was pretty good, even if it was mirrored.

I agree. That crappy series actually gets my respect with the way it portrayed the break-up. I get the sense that this is probably the closest representation of the break-up so far on film (even though Collapsible B would not be anywhere near that location during the breakup). It's also the only portrayal of the sinking that I think accurately captures how dark it really was. It's at 3 minutes in:

giphy.gif


 

Kas01

Member
I could be wrong, but I'm still searching for the No. 4 Boat scene from the miniseries, because apparently they portray Kitty the Airedale as being saved.
 
Top