Note: iOS 9 + Facebook users w/ trouble scrolling: #super sorry# we hope to fix it asap. In the meantime Chrome Mobile is a reach around

James Cameron to team up with Mythbusters over Titanic

1:00 PM on 09.17.2012 // Sean Walsh

Every night in my dreams, I see you, I feel you, that is how I know you go on

After last week's WTF-ery (the lovable Independence Day sequels, Brave Little Toaster remake announcement, and Resident Evil: Retribution), I was hoping that I would emerge from the weekend fresh and ready to take on the world. Then I found out James Cameron is teaming up with the Mythbusters to prove that Jack didn't throw his handsome, handsome life away by not climbing up on that plank with Rose at the end of Titanic.

This is obviously a debate for the ages, and I'm pretty sure Cameron is the only one on his side. “Actually, 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 and 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 instead of taking them both down...If you know anything about hypothermia, the more you’re submerged — and she’s completely out of the water on the raft, and it’s only about that far above the surface...If they he had gotten on with her they both would have been half in and half out of the water, even if they could balance on it, and they would have both died.” Sound logic, Jimmy, but you better call in the experts. 

"It’s interesting, 'cause I think MythBusters is gonna tackle this problem, and I’m gonna help them do it, actually. We’re gonna put it to rest.” Oh, good.

Expect a follow-up to this article when that gem of an episode airs. Knowing my luck, stupid, smug James Cameron is right and we'll all look really stupid as he lords over us with his stupid, smug face. 

[Via /film]

Sean Walsh, Associate Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure bewilderingtof Tips
Sean Walsh has been a fan of movies ever since he can remember. His father assures him that he wept when Optimus Prime died in the original movie, but seeing as how Sean was less than a year old... more   |   staff directory

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community fisters, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding * to your whitelists.


Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme

Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo

Back to Top

We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -