Movies: Traveling back with ‘Titanic 3D’
By Jessi Virtusio Elaborating on Entertainmentfirstname.lastname@example.org April 11, 2012 3:52PM
Director: James Cameron
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Rated: PG-13 for disaster-related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language
Running time: 3 hours and 15 minutes
Updated: May 14, 2012 8:07AM
Here is an excerpt from the Elaborating on Entertainment article “Movies: Traveling back with ‘Titanic 3D.’ ”
The minute I heard about “Titanic 3D,” the rerelease of the 1997 blockbuster movie “Titanic,” I knew I was going to see the movie in the theater.
After all, in its original run, I saw “Titanic” multiple times on the big screen and, of course, countless times on videotape.
Then again, I can’t top what I overheard on opening night of “Titanic 3D” at Marcus Orland Park Cinemas, where a woman in the UltraScreen showing I attended said she had seen the movie 56 times — once in the theater and the rest on home video.
Now that’s a superfan!
With the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage and unfortunate sinking, Titanic seems to be everywhere again.
I must admit that I was curious how the RealD 3D would enhance “Titanic.” After all, the previews kept touting how viewers would “experience it like never before.”
There were moments when I felt closer than close to the action, especially when bits of the ocean seemed to float right by and viewers were this close to the characters.
But I must admit that I expected more 3D wow for all the hype that surrounded this rerelease.
That’s not to say that it isn’t a treat to see “Titanic” back on the big screen.
It’s still great to watch the love story of Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) and Jack Dawson (Leonard DiCaprio) play out.
I also appreciate how James Cameron — who directed, wrote, produced and edited “Titanic” — resisted the urge to tinker with the movie while converting it to 3D.
I would have been satisfied just seeing “Titanic” again on the big screen without the 3D conversion, and I’m curious what those of you who might have seen it on IMAX think of how the film comes off in that format.
Regardless of what format you see “Titanic 3D” in, you must see it, especially if you’re a hopeless romantic like me.
Yes, tragedy is the backdrop of this flick, but “Titanic” is also about the triumph of the human spirit.
We grow through the film with Rose and get to see what Jack taught her about life in the short time they spent together.
The movie captures one’s imagination and immerses us in all that is “Titanic.” And that’s a journey I’m always willing to take.