The Titanic: Jack Should Have Survived

Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet was should I say epic!!! Indeed one of the greatest love story I have heard and watched my whole life. Well, that’s still debatable ;-) Don’t yank on me yet…

I have remembered watching it, believe it or not, I have watched it alone, pity me, way back when I’m still in my high school days, and yeah it’s probably fine during that time to have watched it alone, though having some company would be great!

Okay so what do we have here? Ah the ordeal when Jack and Rose were already on a piece of wood after the Titanic sunk.

There had been a lot of debate that Jack shouldn’t die that night. He should have done a couple or maybe more things to keep himself alive ;-)

‘My Heart Will Go On’, much like the chorus from Celine Dion’s, the tragic conclusion of ‘Titanic’ will live on in all of our hearts until the day we die. And just probably, we will tell the story to our kids so just to relive the moment. Well, I should be just speaking on my behalf…

Let’s just leave the discussion from the experts shall we???

Just try to relive the moment for a sec if you’re Jack, what do you think you should have done?

Couldn’t Jack have tried just one more time to haul himself up and floated his way to safety with his lady love, instead of going all blue and sinking to an icy doom?

A couple decided to reenact some possibilities, and I found some ideas hilariously and crazy funny ;-)

However, James Cameron himself has always maintained that it was strictly a single-person occupancy plank.

He shot down the two person plank theory some time ago, telling IGN: “It’s not a question of room; it’s a question of buoyancy.

“When Jack puts Rose on the raft, then he tries to get on the raft - he’s not an idiot, he doesn’t want to die - and the raft sinks; it kind of flips.

“So it’s clear that there’s really only enough buoyancy available for one person. So, he makes a decision to let her be that person.

“If he got on with her they’d both be half in and half out of the water, and they would have both died.”

Others have taken the dimensions of the plank, added in some other data like the combined weight of Winslet and DiCaprio’s characters, the density of the wood and suchlike, and put the equations to the test.

Most convincing, however, were the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters, who took on Cameron’s buoyancy claims head on and prove him wrong.

Hosts Adam and Jamie – with help from Cameron himself – determined that a little lateral thinking (easy to come by when you’re not freezing to death, of course), might well have saved them both.

Simply strapping Rose’s life-preserver to the bottom of the plank would have affording it significantly more buoyancy, and thus allowed Jack to climb aboard for the 63 minutes it would have taken to be saved by dashing Ioan Gruffudd in his lifeboat.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, of course.

However, having the last word, Cameron told the pair: “I think you guys are missing the point here. The script says Jack died. He has to die.

“So maybe we screwed up and the board should have been a little tiny bit smaller, but the dude’s goin’ down.”

Ahahahahahahaha that will surely kill all debates… Jack should die as the story tells… A sad and cruel scenario…

So what do you think? What you should have done if you're on the same epic scenario??? ;-)

Nweis, life goes on and truth is, the Titanic really sunk in the deepest cold ocean but the love story is just a myth…


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