I remember when it came out, it was a real rage. Everybody went to see this and there were those weird stories about some people who were going there 20 times... So, everybody went to see it ... except me. Indeed, I thought the whole thing was so overhyped, there was no way I was going to follow this crowd of sheep. Eventually, I watched it about two years later on my own terms and I didn't really like it. I think by now I have seen it about 3 times (it is my wife's favorite movie so no choice here...) but, even though, I don't really like it, I don't hate it and I definitely can see why some many people love it. I mean, it is a crowd pleaser with broad characters, huge spectacle and not too much thinking, nothing wrong with that. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet both gave some solid performances even if they did much better later on in their respective careers. The directing was definitely solid with some impressive special effects and the last 45 minutes were quite amazing to behold. The main issue I had was with the whole love story. I mean, there was definitely some chemistry between DiCaprio and Winslet but the whole thing felt terribbly generic and pedestrian to me. Above all, I thought it was rather shocking to substitute one of the greatest disasters in history by some trivial love story (my point is that, when you hear the word 'Titanic', what comes to your mind first? A movie with a sappy love story or the tragey itself? I bet the first one...). Still, I don't think it is overrated, I think it deserves all the millions it made, it remains a very well made drama, a classic, and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.