Movie review: Titanic 3D

Titanic 3D

20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures


What could possibly make the classic movie Titanic any better? Another dimension, of course, and 15 years after Titanic’s original release, it has returned to theaters in 3D.

The movie is about two young travelers, Rose DeWitt Bukater (Winslet) and Jack Dawson (DiCaprio) on the disastrous maiden voyage of the Titanic. DeWitt is a first class passenger traveling with her mother and fiancé who she’s being pressured to marry but doesn’t love. Dawson is a wanderer who won his steerage class ticket with a lucky hand in cards. When DeWitt and Dawson meet on the ship, they fall in love despite their dividing classes and themselves.

If you’ve only ever seen the Titanic movie on your home TV, then I highly recommend going to see it in theaters. It’s amazing how many details you notice for the first time when the movie is playing on the big screen. My favorite detail that I noticed for the first time was the quality of the costumes worn by the character Rose. The ‘20s style dresses were absolutely exquisite and on the big screen I saw just how much design went into them. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time watching Titanic or your 50th—the number of details that pop thanks to the 3D will astound you.

The 3D actually puts the audience in the scene with the actors. You aren’t just watching hundreds of people bobbing in the frigid waters of the Atlantic, you’re there with them. The clarity the 3D provides makes you feel like you’re actually in the movie, and every moment, the happy and the sad, was more powerful because of it.

Of course, 3D doesn’t do much if the movie isn’t great in the first place. But rest assured, the acting, the plot and everything about this movie is excellent.

As amazing as the movie is, there are still a couple downsides to Titanic 3D. One is that the movie is (still) three hours long, which makes for a long time sitting in a movie theater chair. And since Titanic is jam-packed with so many awesome and famous scenes, I recommend not drinking anything because a bathroom break is sure to cause you to miss something.

The other downside is the 3D glasses themselves. The glasses are one size fits all, which means that in an effort to accommodate everyone’s head shape and size, they don’t really fit anyone. I spent most of the movie pushing the glasses back up my nose or propping them up at different angles so that I could watch the movie without the glasses bothering me.

Compared to the excellence of the film, my complaints are minor and shouldn’t dissuade anyone from seeing Titanic 3D. This movie will make you think about life, love and the tragedy that took place on April 15, 1912. It’s a must see for everyone and especially since it’s now in 3D.


I give it: Five out of five stars


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Movie review: Titanic 3D

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