Titanic isn’t a superhero story by any means, but it is one of those stories that endures and the director in me likes a good story. The story portrays real life people that, alongside the made up characters, have all the characteristics of what makes good heroes – flaws, redemption and self-less acts to name a couple.
Few things are more debated than Rose’s decision to throw the giant blue diamond into the ocean, except maybe not sharing the door… This video of James Cameron’s alternative ending is lighting up the internet and it’s pretty shocking. I can only imagine the reaction in the theater had Cameron chosen this version, maybe cries of “Snatch it a run!”
Check it out and tell me what you think. Which ending was better?
My brave and noble son, I must tell you about a race of divinely gifted people whose blood yet flows down through history. After sundown, when the sorcerers and the djinni work all shapes of mischief, these faithful knights would spring from the shadows to repel the evil ones. They were warriors by night who ensured a new day for us all. They were our heroes. They were the Mantamaji. LegendoftheMantamaji nycc14
My all-beautiful Son, I must tell you an ancient tale. It concerns a race of divine protectors, mystical defenders, who sacrificed their lives for their people’s safety. Their appearance was always comforting, for they were noble and they were good. But it was also disturbing, for surely they would not appear unless something was very wrong…
In 4 days you will learn the Mantamaji believed—and rightly—that family is the source of strength. For what good is sacrifice if the warmth in the hearth-stove goes out? But their enemies believed that family was also a weakness, for what is love if not vulnerability? In this—alas, a thousand times alas—their enemies believed rightly, too. http://legendofthemantamaji.com/portfolio/book-one/
Origin arcs can get bogged down in exposition if a writer isn’t careful, and while this initial volume has a lot of it, the story always makes sure to keep things personal as well as keeping up the mysteries involving the cast. The action sequences are always fast paced and exciting, and the initial volume does a terrific job of setting up all of the rules and premises of the franchise while ending things on enough of a cliffhanger that fans will be chomping at the bit for the next volume.
Read the rest of the review here: “Heritage is destiny in the first volume of upcoming “Legend of the Mantamaji“