The Best and Worst 3D Movies

From 'Life of Pi' to 'Glee: The 3D Concert Movie,' which movies are worth the extra bucks – and which are not

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The Best: #8, 'Titanic 3D'
20th Century Fox11/13

The Best: #8, 'Titanic 3D'

Look, I'm the first to complain when 3D is applied like cheap makeup to a movie that isn't filmed in the process. But James Cameron's 2012 3D retrofit of his biggest hit after Avatar sure as hell converted me. It looks pretty damn dazzling. Cameron and 300 determined artists from Stereo D took 60 weeks and $18 million to get Titanic ship shape, and their artistry shows. Does Titanic look as astonishing as it might have if Cameron had shot in with 3D cameras? Probably not. But Titanic 3D is revelatory, not just for scale it brings to the maritime disaster of an unsinkable ship hitting an iceberg and going down, but for the hushed closeness it brings to the interplay between the characters. The 3D intensifies Titanic.

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