I saw Titanic 10 times in 1997 when it came out in the theaters. Granted, I was 19 and living in Florence, Italy and I had a lot of time on my hands (clearly, since I spent more than 31 hours staring
at it over a 12-week period), but it was a good movie.
Sure, now it seems cheesy and silly in parts -- "I'm the king of the world!" -- but I was still first in line on the opening day of Titanic 3D. It did not disappoint. Even though I am older and wiser now, I have been in love (I hadn't then), and I generally think dying for someone you have known three days is kind of dumb (why couldn't they BOTH get on that damn door?), it's still a romantic weep-fest. Sigh.
Here are five reasons to see Titanic 3D:
- The water REALLY rises now: The sense of dread is palpable and the claustrophobia on the lower decks with the water is much more pronounced. As Rose is running through the ship looking for Jack, one can feel how scary it might really have been to be in that situation. It's darker. As a viewer, you feel more involved and right there on the ship. While it does take something away from the romance, it brings attention to the true horror of what happened. With the 100-year anniversary around the corner, that is kind of an important thing.
- The night sky is different: James Cameron was so bothered by astronomers complaining that the star field he showed in the film was "off" that he decided to put in the correct one. It's not a difference most will notice, but it's part of what makes the movie great -- Cameron's obsessive adherence to accuracy.
- Crying in 3D glasses is fun: So few 3D movies are tearjerkers. Most are horror or kids' fare, so seeing an emotional film in 3D is kind of cool. Every time tears welled up, the picture changed a bit.
- Their romance feel SO much more intimate: If you bought into the whole Jack/Rose love like I did, seeing it in 3D made it even more romantic. You are RIGHT there in their faces, seeing every line, every expression. Their scene in the car has even more depth and passion. It feels a little voyeuristic, but in a good way. If you like that kind of thing. And I do!
- The dead bodies at the end are so much more depressing: When the boat comes back to get anyone alive, 3D means it feels like you are floating among them. Somehow the horror of being in a sea full of bodies is that much more pronounced.
The movie didn't NEED to be in 3D, but for fans, it's a treat you won't want to miss. Just seeing it on the big screen again is worth the $10.50. If you liked Titanic the first time, seeing it again this way is even better.
Will you see Titanic 3D?
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