By TOMMY BOND

The outstandingly epic, iconic love story from 1997 needs no introduction. The record breaking box office numbers, record tying Oscar wins, and the star power that both came into and proceeded forth from this film speak for themselves. But now I’m introducing it aren’t I? Titanic is a bold masterpiece, the result of a painstaking labor of love on the part of James Cameron. It’s an astoundingly precise piece of film-making, made real by both lavish sets and ahead-of-its-time (and still impressive) computer work. The characters are rich and full of heart, and most importantly, it is these characters that are at the heart of the film itself, not the special effects. The love story between Jack and Rose is one for the ages, and perhaps for all time.

The film is being re-released for the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking, in 3D (retrofitted, obviously) and IMAX. While not a fan of retrofit 3D, this was the best I’ve seen. I missed it in theatres the first time, and I must now say that a sweeping epic of this scale deserves to be seen on a big screen. Don’t miss it!

“Are you ready to go back to Titanic?”

Directed by James Cameron

Rated PG-13 for disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language.

Running Time: 194 Minutes.

Released in theatres: December 19th, 1997.

About these ads