Netflix is one opportunistic platform. Among the many new July releases on Netflix, James Cameron’s 1997 film ‘Titanic’ is to return on Netflix. The streaming gaint received a lot of criticism and backlash as it announced the return of Leonardo DiCaprio starter ‘Titanic’ just weeks after the unfortunate Titan accident.
Five members including the OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, French diver Paul Henry Nargeolet British billionaire Hamish Harding, French diver Paul Henry Nargeolet, and Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son, Suleman traveling inside the Titan were killed when the submersible imploded while en route to visit the shipwreck of the Titanic in the depths of Atlantic Ocean.
‘Titanic’ Comes Back To Netflix
The 1997 blockbuster film starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio will be available on the streaming giant in the United States and Canada. James Cameron’s ‘Titanic‘ is set to return on Netflix, just weeks over a week after it was confirmed that five people had died in the submersible diving to the site of the Titanic wreck. Few people are calling the entertainment company “rude” and “insentive” for streaming the title soon after the unfortunate disaster.
According to the sources familiar with the arrangement say that the timing of Titanic’s arrival on Netflix is merely a coincidence the streamer’s licensing deals are ironed out long in advance. The Titan members’ deaths were announced on June 22. If ‘Titanic‘ is arriving on Netflix on July 1, then Netflix ironed out the licensing deal more than a few months earlier to that date.
‘Titanic’ is returning to Netflix next week. pic.twitter.com/xuFhK8ORgE— Pop Base (@PopBase) June 24, 2023
James Cameron Comments On Faulty Design Of The Titan
OceanGate’s Titan submersible was designed to accommodate five people to a depth of 4,000 meters to visit the ship wreckage. The trip cost around $250,000 per person and could take up to 10 hours. In a recent interview with ABC News, ‘Titanic’ director James Cameron speculated that sensors inside the submersible likely warned the travelers that it was going to implode.
When the news of ‘Titanic’s return to Netflix surfaced, many social media users quickly outed their opinion as bad timing and a lack of compassion. While others made jokes about the untimely coincidence. One person tweeted, “I love Titanic but I kind of think it’s rude and insensitive that they’re doing adding it back on Netflix NOW. People literally died on the submarine a few days ago??? But they don’t care they just know they’ll get lots of streams/$$$. Sad”.
Another user tweeted, “And the award for unbelievably insensitive timing goes to @netflix”. “We are still grieving recent loss”, a thrid person tweeted. “Read the room for once, capitalism”, said another Twitter user.
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