'Titanic' returns to Netflix, some say too soon

‘Titanic’ returns to Netflix, some say too soon

Are you ready to go back to Titanic? Or not quite yet?

Netflix is ​​bringing back James Cameron’s 1997 Oscar-winning film this week. Titanic returns to the streamer on July 1 in the US and Canada.

The announcement is making headlines as the Titan submarine tragedy rocked the world last week, killing four passengers and the submarine’s pilot. Additionally, the streamer released a trailer for a freediving documentary, The deepest breath.

Both titles are receiving backlash on social media, with some accusing the streamer of being insensitive.

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“The timing is so wrong” he wrote a user of Titanic return. “Netflix couldn’t help it” he wrote another. “Netflix is ​​crossing the lines of decency right now,” he wrote one third. “People have died in a tragic accident on the Titanic site and now using the moment to gather spectators is beyond distasteful.” Still another: “Netflix Marketing Director: ‘You know how we could really capitalize on the tragic deaths of those people? Put the Titanic on Netflix for some quick cash because $31.6 billion a year in revenue isn’t enough.’ How broken and sick does your brain have to be to think like this?

Many have wondered when, exactly, the decision was made to bring the epic film back to the streamer, and many have speculated that it must have been after the tragedy. But Titanic it was actually reported on Netflix’s July movie slate before Titan was first reported missing, and licensing agreements for the movies were made well in advance of the air date. Titanic was streamed on Prime Video.

As for the documentary, Netflix released the trailer for the first time The deepest breath last Tuesday, after the submarine went missing but before its tragic outcome was revealed. However, the documentary does not talk about the Titanic or submarines, but follows Alessia Zecchini, the current holder of the freediving world record.


In the wake of the Titan tragedy, Cameron himself drew parallels between the sinking of the ill-fated vessel, telling ABC News, “Many people in the community were concerned about this submarine and even wrote letters to the company saying what they were doing was too experimental and what they were doing had to be certified.I am struck by the similarity of the Titanic disaster itself, where the captain was repeatedly warned of ice ahead of his ship and yet went full speed ahead into an ice field in one night moonless and many have died as a result. It’s a very similar tragedy in the same place. It’s amazing and really quite surreal.”

About at BBC NewsCameron added that he knew the submarine was doomed soon after news of its disappearance broke. “I felt in my bones what had happened,” Cameron said. “For the submarine’s electronics to fail and its communications system to fail, and its tracking transponder to fail at the same time…the submarine is gone. I knew that submarine was exactly below its last known depth and position. That’s where they found it. (It felt like) a drawn-out, nightmarish charade where people were running around talking about banging noises and talking about oxygen and all these other things.