April 15th, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic, in the icy waters of the Atlantic. 1517 lives were lost in that disaster.
James Cameron makes you fall in love all over again – with a 3D version. It is impossible not to like this beautiful love story, and the 3D visual excellence. James Cameron has another winner on his hands; and will be more than amply rewarded for his $18 million and 60 weeks investment.
How can one pen a review by highlighting just a few aspects, when everything about this new version is just perfect? Savour the enhanced excellence of – the scene in which Jack (played by Leonardo Di Caprio) and Rose (played by Kate Winslet) spread their arms outwards, standing on the bow of the ship; Rose’s acting, when she tells her fiancé, “ I would rather be his whore than your wife”; the sequence of Rose and Jack making love in the car in the cargo hold; the disaster scene of the flooding waters. Recapture the soulful rendering of the all-time favourite Celine Dion number. The 3D format enhances the feel and the sound – especially of the rushing waters. The detailing is perfect; and so are the performances. Cal is the perfect villain; and Jack and Rose make the perfect romantic pair. Kate Winslet’s acting assets are amply on display here.
Before I conclude, here are some coincidences. The Titanic went down on 15/4/1912. The digit sum of this date (1+5+4+1+9+1+2=23=2+3) is 5; it went down 5 days after it had begun its voyage; and 1517 (digit sum 5) people lost their lives.
Directed by: James Cameron
CAST: Leonardo Di Caprio, Kate Winslet