James Cameron's "Titanic 3D" was released in theaters this week, raking in an estimated $4.7 million on Wednesday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
We here at The Burg are beyond excited to see the film on the big screen again but, like most critics, we aren't quite so sure about the 3-D conversion.
So was it really necessary?
The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday, for one, says, "the backhanded compliment that the gratuitous 3-D conversion delivers is that 'Titanic' has had the right dimensions all along."
Owen Gleiberman, over at Entertainment Weekly, praised Cameron, saying he "has once again engineered the rare effective -- and even tasteful! -- use of 3-D technology."
But, like Hornaday, he thinks the movie stands on its own.
"I can't really say that I recommend 'Titanic 3D' in order to experience this landmark movie with an added dimension. I recommend it, rather, for the opportunity to see, once again on the big screen, the only disaster film in history that can truly be called a work of art."
Hitfix's Drew McWeeny says the film "represents the very best 3D conversion of a film that I've seen so far." But he's also "not sure it changed anything, one way or another, emotionally."
What do you think? Should Cameron have left the film alone?
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