Sunday, April 8, 2012

“TITANIC in 3D” the MOVIE REVIEW. This HEART will go ON, and ON ….. and ON.


Watching the movie again is like taking a trek down memory lane with an aching tug at your heart.

Sad reminiscences are bound to be stirred at the stark re-living of an old tale, this time around in the splendor of the 3D stereoscopy.

It was in 1997 when I first caught TITANIC at an old style theater in my neighborhood.

That was a time when pirated VCDs were easily available and was a cheaper alternative, and people just didn’t bother to visit the cinema anymore.

Cineplexes were virtually unheard of then.

There was little fanfare, hardly any advertising and at first notion, nobody really understood the significance of the first TITANIC, much less cared what the movie was all about.

It was a week later  that word of mouth traveled far and wide, and suddenly everybody was taking an interest in the film and flocking to the cinemas.

 Many still regard it as the biggest screen romance of all time.

Now TITANIC has been digitally remastered in 3D and it’s back on the big screen a full century after the famous ocean liner went down, and it wears its blockbuster trademark with aplomb.

It ages well, a painstaking recreation of a gigantic ship built around an unforgettable film.

We remain mesmerized by the larger-than-life fictionalized  romance of Jack Dawson (LEONARDO DiCAPRIO) and Rose DeWitt Bukater (KATE WINSLET) aboard the luxury liner that was destined for disaster on it maiden voyage.

The TITANIC hit the iceberg 100 minutes into the film.

And whoever can forget the dying scene at the end?

The ship breaks in half, and the stern side rises 90-degrees into the air.

As it sinks, Jack and Rose ride the stern into the ocean. Jack helps Rose onto a wall panel that is only able to support one person’s weight.

Holding the panel’s edge, he assures her she will die an old woman, warm in her bed.

Rose is saved but not Jack, who dies of hypothermia.

KATE WINSLET was nominated for Best Actress, for her role as a young and restless well-to-do passenger in the 1st class who fell in love with a struggling artist played by LEONARDO DiCAPRIO.

The movie won a total of 11 Oscars and was the smashing hit of all times, until it was overtaken in 2009 by AVATAR, also directed by JAMES CAMERON.

TITANIC 2012 is all set to refresh your memory of all the grandeur in 3D.

The sheer wonder of TITANIC, its size and scope in this absorbing three hour presentation is remarkable.

We are vividly transported again to witness the fury and the tragedy of the 1,514 passengers who had perished in the icy cold depths of the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912.

In closing, let’s pause to observe the significance of lyrics of CELINE DION’s colossal hit from the movie:

“You’re here, there’s nothing I fear,
And I know that my heart will go on
We’ll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart
And my heart will go on and on …”

Apt, isn’t it?

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