Titanic Was Called the Ship of Dreams... Now in 3D!

Author: Ben Empey
Published: April 04, 2012 at 5:35 am


On Wednesday, April 4, James Cameron's epic 1997 blockbuster Titanic returns to the theater--in glorious 3D. Now, I know what you're thinking: it's just a cheap ploy to get more money. My response to that is "so what?" Do you not want to see Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in their early twenties, falling in love and getting naked on the big screen again?

Oh yeah, also a luxury ocean liner literally cracks in half. The small screen doesn't do it justice.

I am not personally a big fan of 3D. In fact, it gives me headaches. However, the 3D used in Titanic is subtle and calm. It is what you wish 3D would be. Nothing comes out of the screen and assaults you. No, instead, the screen is the the foreground, and the background moves deeper. It truly enhances the film. And for the generation of young people who have only seen the film on TNT, this should be quite a revelation for them, to see what took the world by storm fifteen years ago.

I am generally against people going back in time and changing their art (I'm looking at you, Lucas) but it's pretty cool that Cameron not only converted the film skillfully into 3D, proving once again that he's the only director who knows how to do it, but he also changed the night sky to reflect what it actually looked like.

So go see it, because there are some awesome things about it, and admit it, you're ready to go back. Back to Titanic.


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Ben Matthew Empey has an undergraduate degree from a very expensive film school where he plans to get an MFA in screenwriting from eventually. He regularly writes and directs short films (which will hopefully someday be feature films, and consequently, …

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