Film review – Titanic 3D

An American epic romance film based on a fictional account of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic on April 15th 1912 in the Atlantic during her maiden voyage from Southampton (UK) to New York City (US). The 2D version production began in 1995, with a reconstruction of the Titanic built at Playas de Rosarito, Baja California (US), scale models were based on real blueprints and computer generated imagery was used to recreate the sinking scenes along with underwater sequences from the real shipwreck, filmed using a 35mm camera in a titanium case mounted on a remotely operated Russian submersible. The detail in which the ship and sinking scenes were reconstructed gives the film some historical merit.

Titanic 3D film
Titanic 3D film

At the time of release in 1997 it was the most expensive film ever made, costing $200 million, it was also a hugely successful film at the ticket box and film festivals, winning a record 11 Academy Awards (Oscars), including the Best Picture and Original Song awards, the famous track “My heart will go on“, performed by Celine Dion, has become an icon of the Titanic soundtrack.

Titanic remains one of best love stories ever told, the 3D post-production was overseen by James Cameron ,the original director,  the beginning of the film isn’t too different from the 2D version, it is once the disaster hits the ship that you can fully enjoy the 3D effects,  the scenes under water are particularly spectacular, but you might become a little desensitized after three hours of film thought. While some post-conversions are disappointing, this is not the case with Titanic 3D, you will not notice any green shades or ghosting, the 3D effects bring the thrilling experience up another level. Titanic appeals to all audiences, male and female, young and old, it is a movie that you can enjoy with all of your friends and family, soundtrack, acting and script are all as wonderful as ever, 3D facilitates the extra encouragement needed to watch this film once again.

Synopsis: A penniless passenger meets a girl from a higher social background in the RMS Titanic, they fall in love and find themselves fighting for survival after the ship they travel in suffers a big disaster.

Director: James Cameron
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 3hrs. 15min

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