Fans across the world got the chance to live up to their promise that they would “never let go” when the 3D recreation of Titanic, directed by James Cameron and originally released in 1997, was at cinemas again this past week, airing in most U.S. movie theaters on April 6. Cameron also produced the 2009 film Avatar, also in 3D, which broke several box office records when it first came out in theaters.
Titanic is presented as a retrospective look at the tragic April 14, 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage. A 100-year-old woman, Rose Dawson Calvert (Gloria Stewart), who was a passenger when she was only 17, tells the story through flashbacks. The young Rose Dewitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) brings to life the the tragedy and touchingly innocent love story between her and the ever-handsome Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio).
Young Rose boards the Titanic as a young woman living in the height of paradise and finery, but aware of the unrealistic nature of her life and searching for adventure. She certainly gets more than her fill during the short four-day journey, destined for disaster.
Titanic enthusiasts once again can relive Rose’s heartbreaking romance with the young, handsome and carefree Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio), this time accompanied by 3D-enhanced breathtaking sparkling night skies, heart-stopping scenes of romance and gasp-worthy moments of danger and revenge. According to an article published in the New York Times on March 30, the entire conversion process from 2D to 3D took Cameron and his team at Studio D over 60 weeks to complete and cost about $18 million.
Although the 3D effect was apparent in some crucial moments, the true power of the movie and worth of the $10.00 ticket was simply seeing it on the big screen. When you exit the cinema, your pockets will be lighter, your eyes wet and your heart fulfilled.