Thursday, 19 April 2012

Titanic (3D)

UK Release: 23rd January 1998
Watched in the Cinema: Wednesday 18th April 2012
Rating: 12A
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Runtime: 3hrs 15mins
Tagline: Nothing On Earth Could Come Between Them.
IMDb Plot Synopsis: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

My Review: Yesterday I had the best cinematic experience of my life. 
I cannot fault it and just thinking about the film gives me goosebumps all over again. I have to say I saw the film in a new light as the 3D gives it such incredible detail and seeing it on the big screen for the first time just made me sit back and take it all in more than I have done before. I would give anything for my first viewing of Titanic to have been in the cinema as it really does just propel it into something else. 
My first thoughts after the first ten minutes or so was of James Cameron and how he must have been itching to alter a few things. Not that I’m saying anything needed changing - to me every single frame of that film is perfect - no, I’m just relating as a perfectionist knowing with my production work how things can always be improved and so to undertake this task of transforming his film that he made 15 years ago into 3D must have tempted him to change that one shot that always bugged him. But I’m glad he refrained from doing so because, as I said before, his vision was perfect the first time around! The only thing I noticed really thanks to the clarity of the big screen was, while the majority of the digital effects still stood up to the test of time, some of the CGI work from a distance did look quite outdated - but I forgive it anyway!
Anyway, as I was saying, this is the perfect film. And everyone knows the story... or so I thought! Clearly a number of people hadn’t as there were audible gasps at many key scenes. Where have they been the past 15 years?! Or even the past 100?! It could have been that they were swept away by the cinematic magic of it all, which was definitely easy to do. If any film was made for the big screen it is Titanic; a film that has everything you could possibly want in a film - action, romance, disaster, suspense... the list goes on!
And in case you couldn’t tell from the above review, Titanic is, unashamedly, my favourite film of all time - has been since I was 8 years old and always will be!
I urge you to go see it while you can or you’ll regret it!

Score: 10/10

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