Many viewers are saying they didn’t know how much was fake!
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We all know that James Cameron’s Titanic wasn’t actually filmed on the real Titanic.
Some people, however, are only now becoming aware of how false the film is.
With over two billion in box office revenue, it is undoubtedly one of the most well-known films ever produced.
There is no disputing that the entire production is quite amazing since the producers successfully created the illusion that a ship had actually sunk in the middle of the night on the ocean.
But now, years later, fans are beginning to notice the smaller things.
Cameron did use real people and actual settings most of the time throughout the three-hour disaster movie, despite all the special effects.
In a popular TikTok, a woman was left in stitches after thoroughly examining a scene and realising that the passengers weren’t actually passengers at all.
Instead, the ship and its passengers had been rebuilt using CGI.
And there is a significant difference between CGI from 1997 and the mind-blowing effects we are accustomed to in 2023.
The Titanic has just set sail when the moment in question is filmed, and the camera pans over the ship before focusing on the captain.
Particularly in the days of VHS, you probably wouldn’t give it a second thought at first.
The quality isn’t as good today, though.
The captain resembles what can only be compared to Michael Myers chasing after Laurie Strode on Halloween night, while the individuals are tiny and their faces are obscured.
Filming her reaction to the scene, TikToker Jess could barely breathe from laughing.
‘Is this the new Sims 4 Titanic expansion pack?’, one social media user joked.
‘Ok I’ll go watch titanic for the millionth time just to see this’, another laughed.
‘Our good tvs are ruining old movies now’, wrote another.
‘Omg I never noticed’, another said.
However, plenty of people were also keen to point out how ‘ground-breaking’ such visuals were back in the nineties.
‘Trust me when titanic was in the cinema we never even noticed because back then this was cutting edge!’, one person argued.
‘Considering this was released in the late 90s, that’s pretty decent CGI!’, agreed another.
Still, it gives us a good laugh now!
Titanic’s “Little Boy” Is Still Being Paid 25 Years Later
Even 25 years later, the child actor who played the young boy in Titanic is still being compensated for the part.
The 1997 romance and disaster movie Titanic, directed by James Cameron, is based on the Titanic’s sinking in 1912.
With an estimated $200 million production budget, it was the most expensive movie ever at the time of its release.
It received multiple honours, including a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture and an Oscar for Best Music.
Fans may also recall a scene in which Reece Thompson, who was five years old at the time, played a role referred to as “Irish little lad.”
As a youngster who perishes with his mother and sister as the ship sinks, Thompson, who is now in his late 20s, played the part.
In one image, he can be seen waiting to board a rescue lifeboat with his family.
Sadly, they were unable to board, and later footage revealed that the trio had died in their cabin.
Thompson doesn’t really recall filming for the Titanic, but he is reminded of it every year since he continues to get a royalty check.
The actor told Business Insider that his mother had two choices after receiving a call from his talent agency.
Either play the lead in a gas station commercial or play a supporting role in a “big” film.
Even if the movie didn’t do well, it seems like his mother hoped he to be a star.
Thompson told the outlet: “It turned out to be one of the highest-grossing films in history, so it’s pretty bizarre in retrospect.
“My mum was like: ‘Let’s just do it. It’ll be cool. Even if the movie sucks, we’ll see it’.
Obviously, it ended up exploding, so that wasn’t a bad decision on her part, that’s for sure.”
His mother’s choice turned out to be wise because Thompson is still able to profit from the movie to this day.
He added: “It’s weird because it’s not present in my mind anymore.
“It’s not like, ‘Oh, when am I going to get a new Titanic cheque?’
“When it happens, it’s like, ‘Oh, cool, an extra $100’.
“There have been a couple of times where it’s been like: ‘Oh, wow, that’s a $250 check’.
“But hopefully, they keep playing it a lot because that means more money for me.”
Following his brief role in Titanic, Thompson went on to work as the director of digital marketing for a Utah ski and snowboard resort.