Titanic 3D

WRITTEN BY: James Cameron
DIRECTED BY: James Cameron
STARRING: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates
RATING: 5 stars

If you've never seen Titanic on the big screen, or even if you have, you should see it in 3D at the cinema. Ok, so that's everyone then. Yes, everyone should see Titanic in 3D. There's a reason why it's in so many people's top five films of all-time. It's one of the most epic films ever made by genius film-maker James Cameron. It has everything – romance, tragedy, action, history, comedy... In fact, I had forgotten just how funny the film was.

Titanic was first released 15 years ago in December 1997 and told the story of the ocean liner's maiden and only voyage. The film cost an estimated $200 million to make and was the most expensive film of its time. The over-budget production included more than 100 permanent extras who were hired for the 160-day shoot while a full-scale replica of the ship was also built for filming. Titanic won 11 Academy Awards.

Like my review of Star Wars in 3D earlier this year, I'm not going to go through the plot and other aspects of the film. We all know about the love story between Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) and how talented the cast is. This film catapulted DiCaprio and Winslet into stardom where they'll remain for a very long time.

What I want to discuss is the use of 3D because many will wonder if it's worth paying to see Titanic in 3D. Is James Cameron merely trying to make some easy money to fund his next exploration to the bottom of the ocean? No, actually, I think he genuinely loves this masterpiece of a film and believed he could make it even more magical – and he has.

When I re-watched Titanic in 3D this week, I was blown away. I own the film on DVD and I've seen it countless times and yet, there was something quite amazing about seeing it on the big screen with a cinema full of people of all ages – some watching it for umpteenth time and others seeing it for the first time. It's a film that everyone can enjoy.

Unlike George Lucas, Cameron is a 3D expert and a film as epic as Titanic looks fantastic in 3D. I actually felt like I was on board the ship. Of course, because it was not filmed in 3D, its not as perfectly presented as Avatar. However, it is still enjoyable to watch and has enough 3D effects to make it worth spending your money on a ticket.


Comments

  1. Watching Titanic on the big screen in 3D felt like i was watching it for the first time... and believe me I have seen it more times than I can count! It brought it to life with the surround sound music and effects and I found myself noticing things I've never noticed before. James Cameron is a legend and he has made some of the greatest movies of all time but Titanic will always be his best work in my opinion.

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  2. Its 3D will be expressionless like Polar express. I have seen the original 2d 100 times and no surprises left to explore.
    This 3d is for newer generation only who were born 20 yrs ago.
    He could have made some other disaster in 3D for oldies.

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