When the big James Cameron "Titanic" blockbuster movie was originally announced, I had mixed feelings. I'd seen other made-for-TV movies...all or which were decidedly cheesy and not entirely factual. I was a little worried this would be more of the same. And yet I followed closely all updates of movie production and had high hopes. Could they do it justice? Would they get the details right? (Because trust me, I would notice!) The hype, along with my expectations, were rising and I had worries that I would be disappointed. But amazingly enough, the movie met and even exceeded those expectations! I was beyond thrilled that James Cameron had taken such pains to immerse himself so fully into Titanic...even going down 2 and 1/2 miles below the ocean to view her for himself and using some of the footage from that trip in the movie. And I fully admit that I sobbed. The movie brought it all to life for me.
So today, I took Brandon to see "Titanic"...re-released in theaters in 3D format especially to commemorate this 100th anniversary. The date has been on my calendar for months...and has been on my mind all week long. So I thought that seeing the movie on this particular day, at least for me, would be very appropriate. The fascination surrounding the Titanic that started for me, all those many years ago...the sinking, it's discovery by Robert Ballard in 1985, the continued updates on the deteriorating conditions of the ruins...the essence of the Titanic...apparently still has me in a very firm grip.