I watched the first release of Titanic 15 years ago, and I was still in grade school at that time. We watched it while the movie industry is still in the VHS era. And one VHS Tape is not enough. Can you imagine that it needed 3 VHS tapes for the movie alone? For those of you who are very young and not familiar with VHS tapes, I hope this explanation will do. VHS tapes are the successor of Beta Max tapes and the predecessor of CDs. If this does not suffice, just Google it.
The primary reason I watched this film in 1997 was because of the breakthrough special effects. I am more into science fiction movies because I love how they use computer graphics for special effects. It was different this time around. They are using special effects to recreate the whole ship of Titanic.
Also, I remember a certain channel on cable TV showing the making of Titanic over and over again. Me, as a kid and being an enthusiast of special effects, watched the program again and again. From the computer generated images, to the creation of replicas to be used as parts of the ship, it was just amazing. They even went under the sea, onto the Titatic’s grave just to have a view of what the ship would look like. Talking about details.
To commemorate its 100th year, James Cameron and his team released a 3D version of the Titanic. My girlfriend and I were both big fans of the movie, and we immediately allot a date to see the movie again, this time in 3D. We watched the Titanic 3D at Rockwell Power Plant Mall.
To be honest, I was kinda surprised that there are still some who hasn’t watch the movie at all. The number one highest grossing movie of all time? C’mon.
The experience watching the Titanic 3D was totally different. As a kid, all I knew about the Titanic was about Jack, Rose, and the sinking ship. As an adult, you get to delve deeper with the details, how the role of each character affected each scene of the movie. And with the help of 3D technology, the whole story were being told up close right in the face of the movie goers.