Titanic 3D (2012)

My biggest question walking into the theatre was – How different can this be?  Revamped by 3D technology, James Cameron‘s ‘Titanic‘ (originally released in 1997) was released in theaters again – only this time with the added entertainment of the three-dimensional effects.

The film is as good as ever.  As anyone knows who’s seen it, Leonardo DiCaprio (as Jack Dawson) and Kate Winslet (as Rose DeWitt Bukater) do a wonderful job as the lead roles in this historical love story.  Stealing the hearts of audiences worldwide, this duo has remained atop the list of epic lover tandems since the film’s original release in 1997.

Although there wasn’t any important alterations to the film the 3D was the big draw this time around.  Add that to the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and Cameron along with Paramount Pictures have themselves a gold mine.

To be quite honest, unless you’re obsessed with this new fad of watching every film in 3D, ‘Titanic’ is really not so different from its original release.  The three-dimensional effects are great at times, but are arguably non-existent at other times within the film. Plus, who can honestly say they would enjoy wearing those 3D glasses for two and a half hours?

So if you’re looking forward to the new effects of the film be prepared to be somewhat disappointed.  However, if you’re interested in just seeing the film on the big screen then I definitely re-recommend this film.  It was my first time seeing this epic story on the big screen and it was well worth it.  The beauty of the story and the emotion that it draws from the audience are what every film should strive for.  Well done, once again, Mr. Cameron.

Director: James Cameron

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Gloria Stuart

Original Film Rating: 8.5/10

3D Re-release: 7/10

'Titanic' movie poster

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