I saw Titanic in 3D on the big screen this weekend. Needless to say, it was amazing. But, there are no words to sufficiently describe all of the feelings that it gave me. I have never loved a movie-going experience as much as I loved seeing Titanic in the movie theater. And where I did not get to see it in theaters the first time around (since I was only in second grade, I was deemed too young and had to wait until it came out on VHS so I could watch it at home), I knew I was not going to miss my chance this time around. To say it was totally worth the wait would be the understatement of the year.
So without further ado, here are the five reasons why everyone should be required to go see Titanic in 3D right now…
1. The big screen makes everything…bigger (and better).
Okay, not to pull a Mr. Ismay and become totally preoccupied with size, but this movie was meant to be seen on a big screen. I have always loved this movie from the first time I saw it on my 2 VHS tapes (yes, it had to be split into two tapes because the movie is that long), but watching it on a TV screen is not the same. Watching it in the movie theater makes everything that much better and more intense.
2. It’s one of the greatest love stories of all time.
You jump, I jump. I’ll never let go. Make it count. My heart will go on. This movie is the king of all love stories. A not-so-simple tale of star-crossed lovers aboard a doomed ship. You know the ship is going down before the opening credits roll. And that’s what makes Jack and Rose’s story even better. Their love is so all-consuming, so perfect that even if you’ve seen the movie a thousand times (and thus have cried a thousand times over the tragic ending), you still maintain hope that this will be the time when they end up together. This time the ship won’t sink. Or they’ll make room for Jack on the big door. Or the lifeboats will turn back in time. Or Cal will fall off the side of the ship and Jack will be able to take his spot in a lifeboat. And even when the ending is the same (because, sadly, they didn’t make it happy for the 3D re-release), you still relish in the little time that Jack and Rose got to be together because it was flawless, even if it was unfairly short.
3. Action sequences are cooler in 3D
Not to make light of how tragic the fact that ship sinks is, but the whole second half of the movie was so awesome in 3D. Things came flying out at you, water splashed at you…it felt like you were really there, minus the perilous danger. And this is coming from someone who won’t put the movie on tv if I’ve already missed the romantic part at the beginning.
4. Leonardo DiCaprio in 3D…enough said
Do you remember how handsome Leo was in this movie? I sure didn’t. I mean, when I saw it the first time I remember that I basically fell in love with Jack. And every time I’ve watched the movie since, I’ve waxed romantic about how breathtaking he is in this movie. Titanic is the movie where Leo was by far the best-looking. In fact, in my opinion, his looks have deteriorated considerably since he played Jack, but that’s neither here nor there. The point is that he was beautiful as Jack in 2D, but Jack in 3D on a big screen will take your breath away, give you chills, and maybe ruin you for other men. And that’s a guarantee.
5. Seeing Titanic in a theater full of other fans will give you a nice, understanding community of people who will not judge you when you start to weep openly at the end of the movie.
This is about the point where I lost it. And so did everyone else. But it was in the comfort of the dark movie theater, hidden behind extra big 3D glasses, and so nobody cared or even noticed that I was having an emotional breakdown because Jack was dead. And no one noticed when I started sobbing again when old lady Rose died and met up with Jack in heaven (by far my favorite scene of all). And people were polite enough to pretend not to notice when I belted “My Heart Will Go On” from my seat during the end credits. So overall, it was a very enjoyable movie-going experience.
Perhaps this won’t convince anyone else to go see Titanic in 3D, but reviewing why I enjoyed it actually makes me want to go see it all over again.
So I guess now I know what my plans are for next weekend.