I'm not going to discuss the plot here because pretty much everyone knows this movie, but I will talk about the experience of seeing the movie in 3D.
My wife and I went to catch this the other night, and I was very indifferent on going. On one hand, it is a really great movie but on the other I really am not a fan of 3D. So I had my reservations. However, seeing Cameron's epic again on the big screen in the third dimension was quite the movie going experience.
The 3D conversion is as good as it can get for a movie that was not shot w/ true 3D. The thing that I liked most is that the 3D was not too "in your face." It seems as though Cameron uses it to highlight certain scenes. The 3D was really great at the beginning scenes w/ the underwater robot searching thru the wreckage. In fact, most of the underwater wreckage scenes were really cool to see in 3D. One problem though is that for a 3 hour movie, wearing the 3D glasses felt like it was taking a toll on my eyes (same thing happened to me during Avatar).
I'm not going to downgrade Titanic in this review due to the 3D because overall it was decent and the fact remains that this is just a great movie. Yes, the movie has a cheesy love story and some even cheesier dialogue (not as bad as Star Wars prequels though) but you become invested in all the characters. The relationship w/ the characters, makes watching the disaster that much more heart-wrenching. I always found myself drawn to the smaller characters, particularly ship-builder Thomas Andrews. Actor Victor Garber does an excellent job of making you understand what the character is thinking and feeling as his modern marvel sinks into the chilly Atlantic.
As for the actual sinking, it was so great seeing this on the big screen again. The effects still hold up very well, and this is still one of the greatest technological sequences on film. Again, the 3D was good, not great. But one thing I kept thinking during this viewing was "I cannot wait for this to be released on Blu-ray."
P.S. and **SPOILER ALERT** There was still enough room for Jack on that floating piece of wood... even in 3D!!!