April 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the catastrophic journey of the RMS Titanic which collided with an iceberg and tragically sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. It was the ship’s maiden voyage and was bound for New York, although it never made it. The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of 1514 people in one of the deadliest maritime disasters in history.
Her passengers included some of the wealthiest people in the world, such as millionaires John Jacob Astor IV, Benjamin Guggenheim and Isidor Strauss, as well as over a thousand emigrants from Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere seeking a new life in America.
James Cameron’s fictionalised film of the event; Titanic was originally released in 1997 and achieved raucous critical and commercial success. The film won fourteen Academy Awards, receiving the prizes for Best Picture and Best Director and had a worldwide gross of over $1.8 billion, making it the first film to reach the billion dollar mark.
The film is set to be unleashed on to our screens AGAIN this April to commemorate the centenary of the real Titanic, this time in 3D. What better way to spend your weekend than watching Rose and Jack’s moving love story for the 27th time?
Be warned however! There is a slight problem that can occur when it comes to 3D films. If you are unfortunate enough to have to already wear glasses whilst at the cinema, you will have to put your 3D glasses on over your glasses causing you to look moderately deranged! Not a good look for a first date as illustrated above!
Another dilemma may present when it comes to that famous scene where Jack paints Rose like one of his French girls. In fact, it could prove to be fatal! Viewed in 3D Rose’s generous assets could potentially take your eye out! Be prepared!
Most people’s main worry about watching Titanic in 3D will be concentrated on the fact that we may have to witness Jack freezing to death in the water three times more powerfully. It was already devastating enough in 2D! This scene made even more realistic could see you reaching out your arm in the cinema to pull him back up, mouthing “COME BACK, COME BACK!” as you weep silently in your seat! Your outstretched, passionate arm could then accidentally knock the back of someone’s head causing their two sets of glasses to fall from their face and on to their lap at this crucial moment!
Could James Cameron surprise us all by throwing in an unexpected, happy ending to make up for the heart ache and anguish caused the first time round? Perhaps we’ll witness a new scene included where it emerges that Jack was really just pretending to have died from hypothermia in a bid to get away from Rose who was getting a bit too clingy and had planned to get off the ship with him. The final scene will show Jack speeding off in to the night sky on a jet ski, smoking a cigarette whilst Rosie is still busy blowing that whistle as though she was a referee at the world cup!
Maybe old Rose will hand the expensive necklace to the lad on the boat who had dedicated his whole career to finding it and who had listened to her story for over three hours? Perhaps she will turn around at the end and admit that she made the whole thing up and that she never even “sawed a ship before this!”