An Australian billionaire is building a replica of the Titanic in a Chinese shipyard, and he's hoping to get a boatload of fans on board for the experience.
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!
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.
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.