Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Titanic

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Titanic – Opening April 6, 2012

I usually utilize this feature as a way to express my anticipation for upcoming films, but what it’s really about, more often than not, is a trailer that’s simply superbly made. There’s no denying that this preview, which was shown before "Hugo," for the rerelease of the 1997 Oscar Best Picture winner makes the movie look incredible, and it makes me want to go see the film again though I don’t think I’ll actually make the effort. A rerelease trailer like this presents the intriguing opportunity to credit James Cameron as the visionary director of “Avatar,” a film made twelve years ago this one and presumably financed and approved because of his work on “Titanic.” It’s clear from this brief snapshot that the technical qualities of “Titanic” aren’t any less impressive than they were a decade ago, and I’m sure that presenting the film in 3-D will enhance the experience greatly. What the trailer does best is that it frames the love story, perhaps the least objectively impressive part of the film, in a formidable way, making it seem entirely irresistible. Some once-praised classics don’t hold up on a second viewing years later, but something tells me that this one will, and its rerelease will be wholly worthwhile.

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