I was just reminded that Titanic 3-D opens in theaters in one month. This year is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and the re-release of the movie coincides with it. But I have to wonder if a part of the re-release isn’t a little bit ‘let’s release it in 3-D, where we can charge more money, and keep it as the highest grossing movie of all time forever.’ Now don’t get me wrong, I love Titanic, (despite its lack of Colin Firth, Richard Armitage or Alan Rickman), I’ve seen the movie dozens of times. But I’m torn about going to see the movie in 3-D next month. Do I really want to spend $15-20 on a movie I’ve seen before?
When Titanic first came out in 1997, I think I saw it three or four times in the theater. Since then, I’ve seen it on TV or DVD tons of times. But I don’t have it on DVD myself right now. I know I’ll probably want to buy it on Blu-ray when they release it later in the year, (not 3-D version because I don’t have a 3-D television or player). But do I really want to spend the money to see it in a theater as well? Wouldn’t I be better off saving it for buying the Blu-ray, or going to see Hobbit a few extra times?
But then I think of how the movie’s first scene, underwater, as it approaches the wreckage, took my breath away the first time I saw it, and how cool it might look in 3-D. Or I think of how much I love the scene where Jack is sketching Rose, or any of the other reasons I love the movie and I can’t help but want to go see it on the biggest screen I can find. Well, I’ve got a month to decide. What about you? Are you planning to see it again in theaters?