By: Oberst von Berauscht (Six Pack) –
So, you thought Legend of the Titanic was a cheap animated cash-in on the 1997 blockbuster movie? I must tell you, Dear Reader, that nothing you see in that film can prepare you for this similarly named cheap cash-in animated movie about the Titanic disaster.
The Jack/Rose romance of the 1997 blockbuster Titanic is repeated basically beat for beat here, but with the added bonus of subplots involving a detective, jewelry theft, talking mice, and other animals. Characters are lifted directly from Disney and Warner Bros animation, including a couple Dalmatians, a street-wise scraggly dog, and strangely racist Mexican Mice.
You actually expect me to have something positive to say about this movie? Well, the runtime is about 20 minutes shorter than advertised, owing to overlong credits at the end. So the experience will be mercifully over sooner than you expect.
Plenty of animation errors are spread throughout this film. So many that perhaps they aren’t “errors” but rather artistic choices? Do you view failing to animate the mouth of a character as it talks as an artistic choice?
This scene comes out of nowhere in the film and has no context within the story. There isn’t another rap, this doesn’t further the characters in any way. It is just… one of the most amazing two minutes in film history.
Titanic: The Legend Goes On was created by an Italian film studio, and it shows. It is painfully obvious that the dialogue in the film was written and translated by non-native English speakers. Reference the video above as evidence. Lines such as “If it hadn’t been for you I would now be in someone else’s digestion” just roll off of the tongue now, don’t they?
Unlike in Legend of the Titanic, this ship actually sinks. But it’s OK because everyone who died dies off camera and all the major characters you see survive for one reason or another. Not that an animated children’s films should show graphic deaths on screen… but then again, they also shouldn’t make an animated film about a famous disaster that killed 1500 people. I can’t wait till the inevitable Hindenburg disaster animated film. Perhaps it would look something like this…
I grow tired of coming up with things to say about this shitty, shitty movie, so here’s some more of those racist Mexican Mice.
Much like the other Italian-produced animated film about the Titanic featuring talking animals, this was a waste of valuable resources and not much else.
Titanic: The Legend Goes On (2016) Drinking Game
Take a Drink: whenever the animation style changes randomly
Take a Drink: for racially stereotyped characters
Drink a Shot: for the rapping dog sequence… make it a double
Take a Drink: for flubbed line readings/bad translation in the dialogue