My 2 cents on 3D and why it wasn’t well suited for “Titanic”.
I know this could be an unpopular opinion, but as a rule I do not like 3D or changing films to suit it or filming things just for that format. (Except for Avatar, though that movie is in a strange place where I both love and hate it for various reasons.) It’s all quite silly and I detest wearing the requisite glasses over my real glasses so that I don’t develop a nasty headache and/or trigger a seizure. And I’m saying this as someone who LOVES SILLY THINGS. I find it to be the utterly pointless sort of silly, it doesn’t even give me something to giggle about like some fandoms I could mention. *coughSupernaturalHarryPotterDoctorWhocough* Of course, it doesn’t help that poorly made movies use it as some sort of marketing tool, which gives it that air of desperation.
Anyway, I feel that it didn’t quite work for the re-release of Titanic simply because it took from the closeness and intimacy of some scenes and didn’t give more to the grander visuals like it tried too. And I’m speaking as a Titanic fan that will go down with this ship. However, it was worth it simply so that I could finally see it on the big screen because it really is the best way to experience it.
(The first time I saw the movie was around the end of 1998 after much begging on my part. [And research, after I found out it was a real ship I read everything about it I could get my hands on.] So much so that my parents were willing to over look that fact that it’s not the most appropriate film for an 8 year old to see. I ended up seeing it by myself, thankfully they had some holiday party to attend and my siblings were elsewhere that night. /cue the beginning of my sexual awakening and endless crushes on Kate and Leo)