James Cameron Disagrees with ‘Mythbusters,’ Defends the ‘Titanic’ Ending

by Emma Stefansky January 30, 2017 @ 4:20 PM
It’s a debate as old as time. Or at least as old as James Cameron’s Titanic, which came out in 1997, so not that old, but still. “They both could have fit on that door!” is the rallying cry of Titanic truthers, who believe that the door (which isn’t actually a door (it’s ajar! just kidding)) that Rose (Kate Winslet) floats on while Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) freezes to death in the subzero waters of the North Atlantic was big enough to hold both of them. Mythbusters even dedicated an episode to it. But Cameron himself is still holding fast to the movie’s original ending, much like Jack’s hands after they froze.

Ranking the Stupidest Fan Theories of All Time From Dumb to Dumbest

by Jacob Hall June 12, 2015 @ 10:25 AM
In “honor” of a new fan theory about Jurassic World that’s currently making the rounds (see below), here are the most irritating fan theories that have ever emerged from the bowels of the internet ranked from dumb to dumbest.

'Mythbusters' Settles the 'Titanic' Debate: Did Jack Have to Die?

by Mike Sampson October 8, 2012 @ 9:37 AM
Discovery Channel
It was a debate that had raged since 'Titanic' hit theaters 25 years ago: did Rose leave Jack to die by not letting him up on the board as they floated in the ocean. James Cameron maintains that the board would have only been big enough for one of them and Jack died valiantly, letting Rose live. Others argue that they could have at least tried to fit work it so both of them could have survived. But would it have actually worked? 'Mythbusters' to the rescue!

James Cameron Teaming Up With 'Mythbusters' on Jack and Rose's Raft from 'Titanic'

by Britt Hayes September 14, 2012 @ 4:56 PM
Twentieth Century Fox
If you were like us, it probably took every ounce of restraint not to scream at the theater screen when Jack sacrificed himself and let Rose have that door-raft all to herself in 'Titanic.' There was totally enough room on that raft for both of them! James Cameron says that's not so, and he's teaming up with the 'Mythbusters' to prove it.

Watching 'Titanic' For the First Time...15 Years Later

by Katie Calautti April 5, 2012 @ 10:28 AM
Paramount Pictures
I was 16 when ‘Titanic’ released in 1997 (no need to do the math, people) and utterly enthralled by the film's spectacle and endeared to its characters (I saw it four times in the span of a few weeks). Second only to ‘Jurassic Park,’ I hadn't witnessed anything as awe-inspiring in a movie theater at that point in my life.
As someone generally disenchanted with 3D, ‘Titanic's' re-release ushered little excitement regarding its upgraded format. But seeing it again on the big screen? It's hard to pass up that kind of trip down memory lane.
I knew I'd want to catch it the evening it came out, but - to intensify the nostalgia - why not view director James Cameron’s iconic film with someone who had never seen it? Thing is: thanks to 15 years of pop culture saturation and televised play, that's a near impossible feat.
And then I realized: I need not look very far.