By Sandra Kraisirideja
“Titanic” was one of the most highly anticipated holiday movies when it was originally released in 1997 but no one could have predicted the worldwide phenomenon it would become. It was number one at the box office for 15 consecutive weeks, which is unheard of these days, and turned Leonardo DiCaprio into a teen sensation and Kate Winslet into a star.
The movie connected with audiences on an emotional level and showcased incredible visual effects. Among the 11 Oscars showered upon the movie, writer-director James Cameron would go on to win Best Director and Best Picture. It’s interesting that as a follow-up to his tremendous success with “Avatar” that Cameron chose to re-tool “Titanic” in 3-D. This just demonstrates how much he believes in this technology. “Titanic” is an epic motion picture and should be seen on the big screen to be fully experienced. Hopefully the 3-D enhancements will improve upon the audiences experience. It will be a disappointment if the 3-D changes detract from the power of the original.