Not long ago – around the time Avatar was ruling not only the box office, but all movie blogs around the world – news came out that James Cameron was converting Titanic over to 3D for some big, splashy re-release in theaters. Now word comes from the LA Times (in an article about Titanic actress Gloria Stuart’s 100th birthday) that Cameron plans to re-release Titanic in theaters (in 3D!) in March of 2012, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking.
'Titanic 3D' Due in March 2012 - Will You See It?
The question to you fans is this: Will you see it? I know a lot of folks have been criticizing the recent 3D conversions on the big screen (Clash of the Titans, Alice in Wonderland, The Last Airbender), but I feel pretty confident that James Cameron would deliver a conversion that’s at least better than what we’ve seen before. But is Titanic worth the 3D makeover at all?
Yes and no. I could see the 3D really shining during those long shots of the ship, and especially the part where the ship is sinking and it’s pointed up in the air. That shot would look killer in 3D, for sure. However, there’s also a lot of down time during Titanic; a lot of cutesy romance scenes and ship politics that won’t be enhanced by 3D at all.
We’re also talking about a film we’ve already seen countless times before. Is the 3D conversion that enticing? Would you happily watch Titanic on the big screen again in order to watch a ship sink in 3D, or, in your opinion, is it not worth the money?
Sound off below and let us know what you think!
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Erik is a leading movie commentator who has worked for outlets such as AOL Moviefone and Movies.com.