Don’t hesitate to catch this again on the big screen—and don’t let the 3-D deter you. James Cameron and his crew have done a great job of “enhancing” what I consider to be one of the greatest films ever made. The 3-D images—especially in the actual footage of the Titanic wreck that opens the film—are mesmerizing. While I don’t need to be reminded that Leonardo DiCaprio is a great actor, it is a cinematic rush to see him in his star-making moment again. One of the main differences between Titanic and Avatar is that, in this film, Cameron had DiCaprio and Kate Winslet masterfully delivering his corny dialogue, while he had Sam Worthington in the other. Even Billy Zane’s performance has aged well; I once found him annoying, but now he’s a classic screen villain. This hits all the right notes, and the 3-D intensifies the experience.
Director: James Cameron
Writer: James Cameron
Producer: James Cameron, Pamela Easley, Al Giddings, Grant Hill, Jon Landau, Sharon Mann and Rae Sanchini
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bill Paxton, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Victor Garber, David Warner, Danny Nucci, Suzy Amis, Bernard Fox and Richard Fox