On Wednesday, April 4, I wrote about the hype of 3D films. This week, I’m writing about the film Titanic in 3D that sunk most my high expectations of 3D films. You will find out what did and did not sink as you read on.
Most of us know about the ill-fated ship Titanic which sunk on its maiden voyage. The 1997 filmTitanic was re-released in 3D in cinemas to celebrate its one hundredth anniversary of its sinking on April 15, 1912.
Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton) and his team explore the wreckage of the Titanic searching for a diamond necklace called the Heart of the Ocean. They find Cal’s (Billy Zane) safe hoping the necklace will be there instead they find a sketch of a nude woman. Lovett calls old Rose (Gloria Stuart) and asks the whereabouts of the necklace. Rose travels to Lovett’s expedition ship to tell him and his team about when she was on the Titanic.
The young Rose (Kate Winslet) boards the ship in Southampton as a first-class passenger. Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) plays a dockside card game to win a ticket to get on the ship as a third-class passenger.
Rose’s mom Ruth (Frances Fisher) tells her the importance of her engagement: they can inherit millions of dollars. One night during dinner Rose runs to the bow of the ship to try to commit suicide. Jack stops her of jumping off the bow and tells her that it’s freezing cold in the water from his experiences in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. She doesn’t jump off because of Jack’s conviction to save her life.
Rose says thank you the next day to Jack and in the middle of their conversation, Rose discovers how professional his sketches are of nude women. You will know what will happen from this point on, if not earlier.
Titanic is undeniably epic and illusionary. Winslet and DiCaprio made the film endearing. This film made them famous and they have proof of it in every sequence. You feel their chemistry and nothing can hold him back. However, it can be predictable because you may know what will happen.
This film wasn’t meant to be in 3D. It is not effective. Not every object popped out at you. Only one or two things popped at you in every sequence. The water sequences were the boldest and yet, it didn’t come out as you would expect.
This film will make you cry even if you’ve seen it already. The romance will tend to your heart and you certainly will let it out. Titanic will always be a classic despite the film didn’t deserve the 3D conversion. The 3D conversion ruined the classiness of the film.
The 3D conversion can sink down into the ocean. Despite that, Titanic proves to us once again that this film is unsinkable.
You should see it on home video and not waste your money on the 3D experience. You’re better off not getting disappointed if you loved Titanic. I was disappointed with the 3D however I was glad to experienceTitanic on the big screen.
If you are one of the many people wanting to see Titanic on the big screen, I’m suggesting you see it on the Ultra Screen in the Brookfield Majestic Cinema on Springdale Road.