You know who I’m not a huge fan of? Leonardo Dicaprio. BUT, you know who I’m a huge fan of? That’s right, Marky Mark. Let’s explore how Mark Wahlberg could have made Titanic a better film.
Ok, first of all, who’s more rough and ragged than Mark Wahlberg? You need a third class Irishman who also possesses a certain suave and sophistication? That is Mark Wahlberg in a nutshell. He walks and talks like your average third class citizen but he can don a suit and rub elbows with the upper crust with no effort at all. He needs to be a lady’s man, capable of wooing young Miss Rose. One shirtless scene and this is easily a mark in the yes column. Mark can get Rose, or any other lady on that boat. I bet he can even sketch better than Leo, he’s probably one hell of a spitter too. It’s clear he can fill the role of Jack, but the real question is, what does he add?
Mark Wahlberg is pretty bad-ass. I’m not saying he could have prevented the collision with the iceberg, but if anybody could, Marky Mark could. Shit, if he was on the bow of the ship shouting that he is the king of the world, that iceberg would have melted in fear. That’s another thing; Mark is the one person capable of transforming this from some lovey-dovey Romeo and Juliet story into an action-packed powerhouse. I’m thinking more daring chase scenes, more pseudo-karate between Jack’s character and the first class fat cats. The tagline could be “From Rags to Bitches” or “the iceberg was the least of their worries”. I’m just saying, you put Mark Wahlberg on that boat and you throw a wildcard into the situation, a whole new dynamic. Wahlberg wouldn’t have been shackled to no pipe, he wouldn’t have been locked in no stairwell, and he damn sure would have gotten on a lifeboat.
And one more thing, Wahlberg deserves to be featured in 3D. His time has come. With him starring, Titanic would have been an even bigger hit and had even more appeal. The one huge thing the movie was missing was the bad-ass vibe and that’s something Mark Wahlberg can deliver on a silver platter, all by himself.