Weekend Movie Trailers and Reviews: 'Titanic 3D' Aims to Sink 'American Reunion'by: Posted:
The unsinkable ship meets the unstoppable sequel machine this weekend at the movie theater. But are either of the big releases this weekend worth your money? Get synopses, trailers and reviews below.
"Titanic" (3D Release)
Rated PG-13, 3 hrs. 15 mins.
It has been more than a decade since "Titanic" hit theaters the first time around, and this month marks the 100th anniversary of the ship's maiden voyage (and subsequent disaster), so it makes perfect sense that director James Cameron would bring "Titanic" back for a re-release. And, considering the boom in 3D movies that Cameron himself helped create with "Avatar," it makes perfect sense that the re-release would be in 3D. So it is.
Other than that big difference, Cameron didn't change much in this re-release, though supposedly he changed the star map at the request of astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. So you'll still get all three hours and fifteen minutes (shudder) of the original film.
The original reviews for "Titanic" were mostly positive, giving it an 86% overall on Rotten Tomatoes. The 3D conversion adds some depth to the movie, though obviously it wasn't originally created to be in 3D, so the effect is limited.
See it if: You went 14 times in a row when the movie was in theaters the first time. Or, if you have 3 hours to kill.
Rated R, 1 hr. 50 mins.
Though this is only the fourth movie in the original "American Pie" series, the franchise has also spawned a number of offshoots (like that "Band Camp" movie). Luckily, this sequel is in the main line of "American Pie" films, and features just about every member of the original movie's cast as they band back together for their high school reunion.
Things have changed, though: Jim and Michelle are now married with a kid, while the other couples eventually grew apart (and stopped appearing in the sequels). But Stifler is still Stifler, and Finch still wants Stifler's mom, so as long as that's there, all is right with the world.
Reviews for "American Reunion" are middling thus far, with 58% of them positive after just under 40 reviews. We may see that number increase or decrease over the weekend, but it's safe to say that if you enjoyed the other "American Pie" movies, you'll probably like this one. If not, then go see "Titanic."
See it if: Your first exposure to the term "MILF" came from John Cho.
Caution: trailer below is red-band, and may be NSFW.