Well, I did it.
I paid £11.50 to go to the cinema to watch a film I’ve seen a dozen times while wearing a pair of ugly and uncomfortable glasses.
Yip, Friday night, and ‘Titanic’ in 3D with my friend.
I reckon the movie was 90 minutes in - i.e. about the time that the ship’s about to hit the “iceberg - right ahead” - before I stopped cursing myself for paying almost 12 quid for something I could have watched at home for free.
But I guess I’m not the only one, in fact we’re all in the same boat.
Who has not seen ‘Titanic’? And you would have to be a fan of the epic to go and see it twice anyway.
I’m a particularly pathetic fan of this flick.
About five years ago, I bought a double-disc DVD special edition with ... an alternate ending.
I just couldn’t resist and paid £10.99 it was to get a wee glimpse of how it all couldn’t turned out.
I’m embarrassed to say that I can’t even remember what the other ending was, something to do with the old lady who was about to throw that big diamond in the Atlantic.
It was a bit of a disappointment. I kinda thought that “alternate ending” might have meant the ship missed the ice all together and Rose and Jack sailed into the sunset together.
Even on Friday night, I had two sets of fingers crossed that Jack would somehow work out a way to get out of the freezing water and be rescued.
I suppose some of us just want to believe that the really bad stuff in life won’t happen, even when we know it’s written in history.
So this Friday night I reckon I’ll stay home, sans 3D specs, watch a Leonardo diCaprio movie, and just pretend Jack made it as a great actor.