Movie Critics Agree 'Titanic's' 3D Conversion is Impressive

One hundred years ago, Titanic sank in the icy waters of the North Atlantic. This weekend, theatergoers can watch James Cameron’s epic retelling of the tragedy in 3D.

Fifteen years ago, audiences were captivated by the big screen retelling of one of the greatest maritime tragedies in history. “Titanic,” a three-hour blockbuster film, featured Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane and Kathy Bates as passengers on the doomed voyage of what had been billed as an unsinkable ship.

At the time of its 1997 release, “Titanic” was one of the most expensive films ever made with production costs estimated at $200 million. Now, 100 years after the sinking of the Titanic, director James Cameron has taken his Oscar-winning movie and retooled it for 3D and IMAX viewing.

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The 3D effects, according to some critics, are impressive.

“The terrific new visuals are evident in almost every frame of the flashback story,” wrote Joe Neumaier of the New York Daily News.

L. Thompson of E Online movie reviews characterized the 3D conversion as “good.”

“This one took time and money, and just like everything else about the original version that took time and money, it shows,” Thompson wrote.

Robbie Collin of The Telegraph called Cameron’s decision to re-release “Titanic” in 3D a “no-brainer.” Collin not only praised the 3D conversion, but also declared, “This film ranks alongside ‘Gone With The Wind’ and ‘Cleopatra’ as a once-in-a-generation Hollywood epic. It has aged without dating. It transcends target audiences. It is simply too big for genre.”

Here’s what other critics had to say about “Titanic” in 3D: 

"Titanic" represents the very best 3D conversion of a film that I've seen so far. - Drew McWeeny of HitFix
… what’s amazing is that for a movie that was shot in 2D, “Titanic” looks amazing in 3D – almost like it was meant to be in 3D all along.  - Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood
If you like 3D effects, the film is worth seeing again just for them. - David Sexton, London Evening Standard 


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