One of the great debates of our time is about to be settled once and for all. A dispute that raged around water coolers, in schoolyards, in pubs, clubs and bars for a quarter of a century has now been scientifically debunked. JamesCameronhas, using forensic science, determined once and for all that Jack Dawson, the protagonist of his 1997 romantic epic, titanic, had to die.
The climax of the film is as the doomed luxury liner sinks into the freezing cold Atlantic and Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his beloved Rose (Kate Winslet) to a most likely frosty death. Rose manages to board a closet door in the water while Jack hangs to the side, encouraging her to keep fighting. Jack eventually succumbs to the sub-zero temperatures and dies of exhaustion when Rose lets him go into the dark, cold sea.
For years, fans have argued that simply because of the buoyancy and the angle at which Rose Jack was lying, he could have let the door open and saved them both. However, Cameron — once and for all sick of the debate — has taken steps to disprove the fan theory, turning to most of James Cameron’s lengths to prove it, even making a documentary for National Geographic about the experiment 4K recovery from titanic which will open on Valentine’s Day 2023.
Cameron is hiring a forensic expert and two stunt guys who had similar body types and masses to the film’s leads, and hopes the conclusion revealed in the special will allow fans to move on and allow him “not to have to deal with it.” . the future. “We did a scientific study to end this whole thing and put a stake in her heart once and for all,” Cameron said in an interview with PostMedia while promoting his latest film. Avatar: The Way of Water, Add:
We’ve since conducted a thorough forensic analysis with a hypothermia expert who reproduced the raft from the film, and we’ll be doing a little special on it coming out in February. We took two stunt people who had the same body mass as Kate and Leo and we put sensors all over and inside them and we dunked them in ice water and we tested if they could have survived through a variety of methods and responses , there was no way they both would have survived. Only one could survive.
Cameron went on to argue that Jack’s death was necessary to strengthen the almost mythical love affair between the two. “Jack had to die,” Cameron said. “It’s like Romeo and Juliet. It’s a film about love and sacrifice and mortality. Love is measured by sacrifice. Maybe after 25 years I won’t have to deal with it anymore.”
That titanic The 4K restoration hits theaters on February 14, 2023. Watch our interview with Cameron The way of the water below.