Titanic: The Legend Goes On
Titanic: The Legend Goes On is an Italian animated movie made in 2000 directed by Kim Lox and Camillo Teti and loosely based on the true events of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912. Due to its incredibly insensitive nature, critics have considered this to be one of the worst animated films of all time, though not as bad as two other Italian films about the same disaster, The Legend of the Titanic and In Search of the Titanic.
Love blossoms between the upper-class Sir William and the blue-collar Angelica, who is hoping to find romance in America; a number of animal passengers, including talking dogs, cats, and mice, are also looking forward to arriving in the New World.
Why It Sucks
- It not only rips off James Cameron's 1997 film, Titanic, but it also ripped off countless Disney characters (e.g. the Evil Stepmother is basically Lady Tremaine from Cinderella and the two Dalmatians are Pongo and Perdita from 101 Dalmatians, Fritz could be Dodger from Oliver & Company), Don Bluth characters (e.g. the family of mice from An American Tail.), and the Mexican mice are obviously ripped off of Speedy Gonzales from Looney Tunes.
- Horrible animation which alternates between a stiff limited style and an uncanny, rubbery fluidity, occasionally within the same scene.
- Laughably bad English dubbing ("Pihkupdosebitsabrokenchihnatwonce!") to the extent of obtaining small-scale memetic status ("if it hadn't been for you, I would now be in someone else's digestion").
- This film is actually based on a historic tragedy, but the film outright states that it's a "legend".
- Bland, forgettable, unlikable and extremely annoying characters.
- Numerous editing and animation errors in the movie. (e.g. when the two robbers set off to attack the old woman, the movie goes pitch-black for a few seconds and the scene just ends without explanation.)
- The main 'couple' share 3 lines of dialogue and instantly know it's meant to be.
- Numerous sub-plots that are never, ever resolved and dilute the film's runtime to the extent where every single plot thread within the narrative is left underdeveloped and (at times) inconclusive.
- In the film, there is a rapping dog (Fritz, the Dodger ripoff), which has nothing to do with the Titanic film at all and comes straight out of nowhere. It's also completely random because the conspicuously late-'90s rapping and clothes associated with it didn't exist back in 1912.
- Stereotypical Mexican mice, which is undoubtedly even more offensive than the Chinese cat in The Aristocats.
- Forgettable music, aside from the infamous Rapping Dog song that became a meme.
- Way too much comedy for a film based on the Titanic disaster.
- An extremely insensitive ending where everyone who survived the sinking of the Titanic is shown to live "happily ever after".
- A lot of animation is reused, and it can loop over and over. Examples include:
- Shots from the rapping dog song can be seen during the song sung by the Mexican Mice.
- The scene when the ship busts open and the same scene of water bursting in plays four times in a row.
- There's two good songs in the whole movie, "Holding Me" and "Lost in Each Other" (depending on whether you're watching the cut or uncut version) which, despite being obvious rip-offs of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On", still sound pretty nice.
- This film has a somewhat better grasp of the historical event than The Legend of The Titanic. The movie stays true to the fact that the sinking was a tragic accident, not an intentional sinking like in The Legend of The Titanic. Also, it at least has the sense to imply that some people actually died, unlike the earlier The Legend of The Titanic.
- There is an uncut version of this flick and, while it still sucks, at least it doesn't try to make your brain explode from the confusion (despite the copious amount of loop lines).
- The musical number "Party Time" (infamously sung by Fritz the dog in rapping form) had a distinct 'so-bad-it's-good' appeal, particularly when combined with the scene's blatant anachronisms and hallucinogenic rubbery animation.