So it looks like Oscar winning director, James Cameron, has had enough of us all bashing the ending of his epic masterpiece.
Fans of of the eleven time Academy Award winning movie, Titanic, have been spouting theories of how Jack’s untimely death might have been prevented. I mean, two people could have fit on that door.
Along with that indisputable theory, others include the main characters switching places in the freezing cold water every fifteen minutes, and the Mythbusters hosts’ theory which insists the use of the two life jackets the characters wore to add buoyancy to the raft would have ensured their survival.
Cameron however, staunchly disagrees.
“You’re Jack, you’re in water that’s 28 degrees, your brain is starting to get hypothermia. ‘MythBusters’ asks you to now go take off your life vest, take hers off, swim underneath this thing, attach it in some way that it won’t just wash out two minutes later — which means you’re underwater tying this thing on in 28-degree water, and that’s going to take you 5-to-10 minutes, so by the time you come back up you’re already dead. So that wouldn’t work”.
“His best choice was to keep his upper body out of the water and hope to get pulled out by a boat or something before he died”.
Many people, including Kate Winslet, the actress who played the tragic character for whom Jack sacrificed his good looks, think they could have shared the wooden board and lived to tell the tale.
“I think he could have actually fitted on that bit of door,” she told Jimmy Kimmel last year.
However there is simply no other acceptable ending, according to Cameron, regardless of what the fans of the doomed couple think. And the words sealed Jack’s fate.
“I think you guys are missing the point here,” Cameron told MythBusters back in 2012 when they performed the experiment. “The script says Jack dies, he has to die. Maybe we screwed up. The board should have been a tiny bit smaller. But the dude’s going down”.
Brrr. It’s getting as chilly in here as in the North Atlantic. Better not count on James Cameron to keep us warm.
Check out the Mythbuster’s experiment here: