Titanic deserves its place on the big screen, but 3D adds nothing to the experience
22:49 GMT, 5 April 2012
TITANIC 3D (12A)
Verdict: Still looking good
Critics may have poked holes in the dialogue, scoffed at the banality of the love story and pointed out numerous breaches of onboard etiquette, but James Cameron’s epic Titanic won 11 Oscars and became the first movie to break the billion-dollar barrier.
In truth, 3D doesn’t add much to the experience, but the film deserves to be seen on a big screen.
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Back on the big screen: Leonardo Di Caprio as Jack Dawson and Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic
Potent: It's a reminder that every time we think we have conquered our environment, some new phenomenon will arise to shake our self-confidence
Its emotional impact lies in the fact it makes even the most blas of us feel what it must have been like to be on the sinking ship. And the film’s underlying themes still have potency.
It’s a reminder that every time we think we have conquered our environment, some new phenomenon will arise to shake our self-confidence.
It also taps into our fears that conspicuous consumption will play a part in our undoing.
Titanic continues to tap into our residual puritanism and pessimism. After the recent spate of natural and man-made catastrophes, many will find it even more appropriate today than they did in 1997.
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