"We have to wear these for over three hours?" -my response when the cashier handed me the big, plastic 3D glasses at the cinema when we purchased our tickets.
I had seen 3D documentaries at the IMAX in the past, but yet to check out a latest release at the movies in 3D, or in this case, a classic film re-released.
I slipped on the glasses, got comfy in my seat with my giant bucket of popcorn in my lap and watched Titanic for the first time since I was a teenager. And the first time I saw the massive blockbuster, I only watched it to appreciate DiCaprio and fall in love with the romantic plot. Now, as an adult, I could appreciate the ship, the history and mechanics of the most famous ship in the world.
The beginning of the movie was brilliant in 3D; you remember the eerie intro with the robot crawling on the bottom of the Atlantic exploring the wreck coated in sea weed? The slinky fish and curious crabs look as though they are about to tickle your face, and you really feel as though you were there, down in the depths of the big, dark ocean. It completely transformed the movie from the regular 2D version.
As we found ourselves lost once again in the engaging love story between poor boy Jack Dawson and Rose, the rich girl longing to break free from the rules and regulations of royal life, it is almost forgotten that you are wearing oversized glasses and the film doesn't really jump off the screen at you again until he ship makes impact with the giant iceberg, and then the action and special effects kick back in.
As the ship descends and commences the historical sinking, the drowning figures are almost touching you once again, and when the Titanic splits in two and the back end is standing upright, moments before it plunges into the freezing waters and never to be seen again, except years and years later as a sunken wreck, you really do feel as though you are holding onto the back of the ship, ready to go down with it. I actually felt surges of butterflies in my stomach and experienced the jitters of heights. It truly was remarkable and an excellent twist on an already fantastic movie.
Titanic 3D is showing now, bringing the famous tragedy back to the big screen, but only for a few more days to mark the 100th Anniversary of the heartbreaking event. If you can, check it out. It really is the best way to watch Titanic.
Awesome review on Titanic! This is one of my favorite movies, and it was awesome to watch it on the big screen once again. I remember how awesome it was 15 years ago, and I still watch this all the time. I can use my Sling adapter connected to my DVR, which allows me to stream right to my iPad. I can take my TV on the run so when Iím on lunch or at the park with the kids I have TV. This gives me control over TV and has allowed me to enjoy more TV now, than I could in the past few years. Iím glad my coworker from Dish told me about this feature.