Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Titanic 3D trailer

Disney just made a small fortune off of a 3D re-release of "The Lion King," fortelling what many had suspected and/or bet-on for a few years now. Our next big movie trend: 3D re-releases of movies that today's twentysomethings loved when they were in grade-school.

Next up, "Titanic"; which is conveniently JUST starting to end it's "cool to hate" phase of notoriety and begin it's "appreciated as nostalgiac kitsch" phase (see also: the Backstreet Boys/NKOTB tour). I hope you enjoy faux-ironic recollections of teen-heartthrob "manias," misty-eyed retrospectives of "first big date movie" experiences (both packed with "remember-that!?" references to questional high-school fashion choices) because the entertainment press is going to be soaked with them leading up to this release...



On the other hand - circa-1997 Kate Winslet topless in IMAX 3D? There are worse things...

I wonder, does having this back in public conscious help or hurt Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar push for "J. Edgar?" I mean, it's no secret that he's spent over a decade running as fast as he can away from Jack Dawson...

Incidentally, the next big "90s classic" re-release after this is "Phantom Menace 3D." Raise your hand if you're looking forward to butthurt "Star Wars" fans gravely grumbling about it like they're planning a pilgrimage to Auschwitz.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"If we don't start soon George Lucas is going to change it again."
— Howard Wolowitz

Drunken Lemur said...

Still waiting on the 3D re-release of the Harry Potter and Lord of the Ring movies.

Popcorn Dave said...

I'm really damn tired of being encouraged to like stuff "ironically". Either like it or don't, but at least stand up for your opinion; this oh-so-cute nudge-wink "oh I know it's rubbish but I love it anyway" routine just comes across as insecure to me.

Anonymous said...

I’ve never gotten the hate for titanic. Whatever you think of the first half, you can’t deny that the second half is a masterpiece of action cinema. For the record I don’t even mind the romance stuff in the first half (the whole long present day prologue on the other hand is god-fucking-awful). I think the problem with the romance isn’t that it’s cheesy or trite but that it is a romance plot period, and that the hate all comes back to the unfortunate truth that girls wish fulfillment crap is generally considered unworthy compared to boy’s wish fulfillment crap.

Danny said...

So, in promoting this film, how many times will Cameron tell us 3D is the best thing in the history of cinema?

Tom said...

Fun tidbit. Neil deGrasse Tyson complained about the first film, saying that despite all of Cameron's claims about the historical accuracy of the film, the night sky was apparently knowingly abysmal (they used a mirror image for half of it).

He says they asked his input for fixing the sky in the 3D release.

Kyle said...

"The world's most beloved and acclaimed film"

...actually that's probably right. =/

Andrew said...

So, what's the pitch for this?

The film you didn't really like in 1997 is back - IN AMAZING 3D!!!

Same film - all new migraine.

THAT'S RIGHT! A blisteringly bad 3D headache FREE! with your ticket.

Enjoy.