The once self-proclaimed “King of the World” revisits Titanic’s tragic scene to test if Jack could have, indeed, survived.
Titanic hits theaters again for the 25th anniversary with a remastered version in 4K quality in 3D. This historical epic by James Cameron was the first of three movies he made. Avatar The Way of Water would be his third movie, and it would gross over two billion dollars. Now that the prolific action sci-fi director will be re-welcoming the film featuring the infamous doomed romance to cinemas, Entertainment Weekly reports that Cameron used his bottomless resources to recreate the pivotal moment that killed off Jack Dawson, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Ever since the film was released, it made millions of teenage girls cry with Jack’s sacrifice of letting Rose stay afloat on a piece of a door from the sunken ship while he perish in the freezing water. People debate whether there was enough room for Jack to escape his death in a popular internet debate. Cameron celebrates his 25th birthday with a NatGeo special that revisits the film and event. In the special, Cameron tested four different scenarios in which Jack climbed aboard with Rose.
Scenario number one, which Good Morning America previews, “Jack and Rose are able to get on the raft, but now they’re both submerged in dangerous levels of freezing water,” Cameron observes. The next setup places both actors on the raft in positions that lift their bodies and vital organs from the water. This increases their chances of survival. “Outside the water, [his body’s] strong shaking was helping him. He could have made it quite long, if he projected it out. It could have been hours. Cameron looks on and says, “He’s stabilized.” He was in a position where, if we could project that out, he might have made it to the lifeboat. Jack may have lived, but there are many variables. I think his thought process was, ‘I’m not going to do one thing that jeopardized her,’ and that’s 100 percent in character.”Titanic: 25 Years Later With James Cameron
premieres this Sunday at 9 ET on National Geographic and streams Monday on Hulu.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQWzuX1twMM