This deleted scene from 'Titanic' is breaking hearts all over the internet
It's the 20th anniversary of the movie Titanic! (Do you feel old yet?) James Cameron's epic 1997 blockbuster has stood the test of time. You're probably still crying from the first time you saw it. I'll give you a second to get a tissue.
Titanic was one of the biggest movies ever. It's romantic, heartbreaking and the reason everyone says they're "the king of the world" on boats. It featured amazing special effects, won eleven Oscars and is the fourth highest grossing movie of all time, making 2.19 billion dollars. It made Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet huge stars (and close friends). Best of all, Leo didn't have to eat raw bison liver while on set, like on The Revenant. Always a win.
However, I have to confess something: I still haven't seen Titanic. I know, I know. Sorry. Everybody has a big movie they haven't seen - for me, it's Titanic. But I feel like I've already seen it, since it's been referenced so much in pop culture. Does that count? No? Fine. I'll see it. But no spoilers! I don't want to know how it ends.
But if you think you know how Titanic ends, think again! A deleted scene from the DVD extras recently went viral, getting half a million views. The scene reveals an alternate ending, in which everyone pulls out guns and shoots the glacier and it breaks into a million pieces and they sail the ship smoothly over it. Jack and Rose bang, and everyone lives happily ever after. Just kidding. The deleted scene actually makes the ending more heartbreaking:
As the only person in the world who hasn't seen Titanic, I can't describe what's happening in this video. But Cosmopolitan can!
According to Cosmo, the scene shows "Kate Winslet's Rose climb aboard the rescue ship the Carpathia." Then it depicts "a drained Rose, a tortured Mr Ismay (Jonathan Hyde) and a frantic Ruth (Frances Fisher) looking for her daughter." I can see why they cut this from the movie. It's pretty depressing. They should have ended the movie with something more upbeat, like everyone dancing to Smash Mouth's "All Star."
"Hey now, you're an all-star, get your game on, go play
Hey now, you're a rock star, get the show on, get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold"
Those lyrics fit the end of Titanic pretty perfectly, if you ask me.
Still feeling like celebrating the 20th anniversary of Titanic? It's being re-released to theaters for a week, if you're like me, and never got the chance to see it on the big screen. You go down the wormhole of reading trivia, like how Kate Winslet "can't stand herself" in the movie. Also, last month, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson had some interesting thoughts on Jack's survival, arguing there was room for him on that door.
Actually, I'm not going to see Titanic. I'm just going to wait for the remake: "Tyler Perry's Titanic," with Madea as Rose. Now the ending just got even more depressing.