It was a trip down memory lane, memories of yester-years, of my youth, in fact, for most of us above 30 years old; it should be a beautiful collective memory.
It was a massive global hit and single-handedly turned Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet into Hollywood royalty when it was released 15 years ago, yes more than a decade ago, unbelievable right? [Mummy Eliz wondered if Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are going to catch this 3D version of Titanic, and what would be going through their mind if they are catching it.] Leonardo DiCaprio looks much younger and handsomer than I remembered [Gosh, I’m falling in love with his character all over again] and Kate Winslet seems really girlish and innocent next to the Oscar-winning actress she is today.
Mummy Eliz caught it at that time, and it did live up to her expectations then. Before viewing it, many friends already were raving about it non-stop, and having the soundtrack "Every night in my dreams, I see you, I feel you" on repeat mode on their computers while they were doing lab work and project work at Nanyang Polytechnic. [Unbelievably, no one ever complain, probably everyone craves for a love as deep and as self-sacrificing as that, and were willing to make do with the comfort of the song in the meantime while slogging through tertiary school.]
At that time, despite already knowing the gist of how the ending would be, the movie still left a deep impression on Mummy Eliz, she knew Jack was going to die, and every time she thought Jack would not make it, he made it.
And now, on the 100th anniversary of the ‘Ship Of Dreams’ ill-fated maiden voyage, 'Titanic' makes its triumphant return to the big screen in all its 3D glory. And it was with great anticipation, as Mummy Eliz can share this award-winning classic with her dearest daughter, Princess Chelsea.
~ A classic movie poster ~
Mummy Eliz must say, revisiting the film had been a great joy, it’s a little like meeting up with an old friend and despite a 15 year gap, it seemed like only yesterday that Mummy Eliz first saw Kate Winslet stepping from her car and staring up at the huge ship from underneath the brim of her majestic hat. Just that scene alone reminded me why Titanic was such a phenomenon. It was powerful.
Seeing it once again on the big screen really does lend an epic feel to the movie that is lost on television.
The 3D aspect is most powerful in the epic scenes. The shot of the ship, the hull steering straight into an iceberg and desperate passengers scrambling for their lives are even more enthralling and horrifying in 3D and you cannot help but feel like you are a part of the movie rather than just a spectator.
'Titanic' has not lost any of its magic in the 15 years since it first burst onto our big screens. It looks as fresh and impressive as it did then and more like a new blockbuster than a re-showing of an old favourite.
Nothing looks dated in the movie, and the only thing that reminded me it was not a new blockbuster was probably the fact that now, I have my dearest daughter next to me, enjoying the show as much as I do. If not for that, I would probably think I got into a time travel tunnel, and am back in those youthful days.
And Princess Chelsea sat glued to her seat, totally drawn into the storyline. That’s how good it is.