It’s one of the most iconic films of all time, James Cameron’s 1997 Oscar-winning Titanic, the epic, action-packed romance starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, based on the ill-fated maiden voyage of R.M.S Titanic in 1912.
And right now an alternative ending to the 3.30hr movie has gone viral on Twitter – mostly for being pretty, pretty bad.
A movie fan posted the deleted scene on Twitter, one that is featured as an extra on the DVD of the film.
For anyone who has seen the film (really, who hasn’t?) you’ll recall that it begins and ends with an elderly version of Winslet’s character Rose (played by Gloria Stuart) on board with the crew who are searching for the Titanic shipwreck and the necklace that Rose’s character was given by her fiance Caledon Hockley (Billy Zane) and wore when she asked Jack (DiCaprio) to paint her “like one of your French girls.”
In the final film’s ending, it’s revealed that Rose secretly had the necklace all along and in the last scenes of the movie, throws it overboard so that it can be laid to rest with her lover, Jack.
In that clip, nobody onboard saw her do this. However, the deleted scene actually re-imagines this entirely – and it’s not gone down well with fans.
In the deleted scene, after revealing to the crew that she has the necklace, Rose hands it to Bill Paxton’s treasure hunter, Brock Lovett, who is thrilled to finally discover it.
However, after looking deeply into Rose’s eyes, he comes to realise that there’s no real value in the jewel after all, despite crossing oceans to find it.
Instead, he quickly buys into Rose’s romantic act, and smiles away as she makes a sudden squeal and throws it into the ocean in a scene which feels almost comical.
One of the crew members then runs over to the side of the ship, frustratingly shouting, “That really sucks, lady!” Our thoughts on the scene entirely, dude.
Comments from fans seem to agree with us.
One wrote: “The only way this could’ve been worse is if there was a shot of the jewellery reaching the bottom of the ocean and landing in the hand of a skeleton wearing Jack’s clothes lmao.”
Another said, “I…I wish I never saw this.”
One Twitter user added, “Is this real im absolutely CRYING WHAT LMAO….the deranged laughter after she tosses it in just gets it. 4 more oscars for this scene alone.”
Another said, “That was really awful. Part of what makes the existing ending work is that she kept the diamond all those years and nobody else knew. Without her secret intact, it opens the story up again when it needs to be closed. Cameron definitely made the correct choice.”