Magazine April 30, 2012, Issue

A Classic, After All

(Twentieth Century Fox)

Where the rerelease (in 3-D) of James Cameron’s Titanic is concerned, moviegoers will divide into three major camps. The first group, and by far the largest, consists of people who loved the blockbuster unreservedly when it was first released — who swooned for the romance, marveled at the special effects, sobbed at the sinking — and who will happily line up to swoon and goggle and grieve all over again. The second group is the smallest: These are the haters, the snobs, the anti–Celine Dion vigilantes, for whom Titanic the pop-cultural phenomenon is as much a monument to excess and

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