Why are they making a Titanic II?


I don't understand on why would they do something like this what if it just goes down like the first one ? I support it but what if alot of people die on this one just like the last?
 
Which one do you mean?

There's the Clive Palmer one which was going to be bigger, have casinos and generally be a rip-off of the great ship that's since been cancelled.

Then there's the Japanese Theme Park Attraction that won't sail but instead recreate a crude ''iceberg collision'' and just look the same.
 

Kyle Naber

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I've heard of this new movie, too. Although there is very little information on it, filming for this was said to begin early this year. They plan to work with top experts and historians to make a production as accurate as we can get it so far. Take a look at the two decades worth of progress the Titanic community has accomplished:

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(1997)

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(2017)

Cameron's movie was mind blowing and it still is. But as time progresses, we learn and discover new things. Then again, we could say the same thing in another 10-20 years.
 
@Kyle Naber - Woah really? I haven`t heard anything about a new movie. All I know is what Martin Tyne said. Unless they can top the production value and the wow factor of James Cameron`s movie, I personally don`t think they should bother with another movie, but that`s just me.

As far as the Chinese (not Japanese) attraction goes - IMO that`s atrocious. I`m all for a new Titanic ship that sails and looks like the original, but not for recreating the sinking for kicks. Imagine if they made a 9/11-themed attraction where the towers get hit by planes over and over again? That`s degenerate. Same with sinking a ship that killed 1500 people, just for kicks, IMO.
 

TimTurner

Member
I don't see that building a theme park attraction is any worse than a romantic movie, or a website. Different forms of the same thing.
 

TimTurner

Member
Why is watching actors pretending to be 1500 dying people offensive, but watching the same thing recorded on film not offensive?
 
Why is watching actors pretending to be 1500 dying people offensive, but watching the same thing recorded on film not offensive?
So are you saying that there shouldn`t be any limits when it comes to portraying a tragic event? The movie was made I believe in a respectful way, to evoke the feeling of sadness and peril - while an amusement park attraction would probably consist of laughing families pointing at the ice berg and having selfies taken. That to me is a world of difference, but if it`s all the same to you then whatever, to each his own. I`m not going to visit that park out of principle though, but I hope you have a blast.
 
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Anyway, the Titanic 2 of Palmer will never be done : I have read somewhere upon the web that 1) he has financials problems. 2) he is known for mega projects that actually happen only in his dreams 3) the Chinese shipbuilder said that they don't have a contract signed nor plans for construction. So sad it is, there never will another Titanic and we'll never have the chance to meet the ghost of Murdoch on the boatdeck saying "Sorry for hard a starboad order!" while inviting us to embark upon the lifeboats! Whoooooo!
 

Aaron_2016

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Google images - Titanic water slide bouncy castle.

Never ceases to amaze me how low mankind will go for profit or entertainment. I saw one of these in a town near Belfast (where the ship was built). People walked by it in total disgust. I returned by the same road a few hours later and found it deflated. The owner must have got the message and realized it was a bad idea. I would not be surprised if they built a Twin Towers bungee jump ride so that paying customers can pretend to be jumpers. As disturbing as that sounds there likely is a demand.



Pretending to slide down to your death is considered fun?

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Wish the government could stop these things from ever being made. Not sure what Western values actual represent these days. Respect seems to have gone out the window.

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@Aaron_2016 - I`m as unimpressed by that slide idea as you are, but I personally don`t want the government to have any more power to tell us what we can and can`t do than they have already claimed. As you saw with that guy coming to his senses and deflating the Titanic bouncy castle, public opinion matters enough to set things straight in a capitalist free market (not saying that works 100% of the time, but most of the time it does, and there will never be a perfect society as there are no perfect human beings).
 
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