Is Titanic Really A Great Love Story?

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Titanic came out almost twenty years ago. And for as long as TBS has been airing the nudity-free version on Saturday mornings, viewers have been asking themselves, "But is it good?"

The Best Picture winner a lot of numbers on its side. It won 11 Oscars. It made over $658 million domestically. And in an unofficial study, it has caused at least 50 billion wistful sighs worldwide. It does have its fair share of critics, however, who point to Rose's lack of self-awareness, the sheer speed with which the lovers fall for each other, and the size of that damn piece of wood. Still, die-hard defenders continue to hold on, and more importantly, somehow work "I'll never let go" into everyday conversations.

I asked Hunter Harris, a colleague on the entertainment team, to join me for a civil disagreement. Hunter provided the con arguments, pointing out all the reasons why Titanic is a terrible movie, and I stood up for the film. Read through our thoughts in this slideshow, and decide for yourself if James Cameron's great love story was worthy of your teen devotion, or if you were blinded by the swelling music and Leo's dapper grin.