“Titanic” is one of the most successful movies of all time. It’s one we’ve all seen a few hundred times – maybe two hundred. Since the movie is 3 hours and 14 minutes long, that’s a good portion of my life taken up by “Titanic.” Due to its legacy and being such an iconic film, there’s still a lot of debate over certain things that went down in the movie. Like – we’re still debating if Jack could have made it out of there alive.
Just using the good old-fashioned eyeball test it’s a no-brainer. That door is easily bigger than the bed that was in my dorm room and trust me when I say, there was room for two in that bad boy (sex, I’m talking about sex, guys.) Look at her practically lounging on that huge slab of wood while young Leo (Jack) slowly dies of hypothermia. One question here: how dare she?
Now, I’m no scientist but I understand there’s a list of undetermined factors like buoyancy and weight distribution blah blah blah. You be a team player Rose, scootch over a bit and the both of you can make the best of your life vest and huge floating raft!
Luckily for us, a few wiz kid teens in England decided to get a definitive answer once and for all. The three Westminster students decided to help put a rest to the debate using Science. They even took home an award from the National Maths Talent Quest for finally proving Rose is one of the most selfish characters in cinematic history. Finally, I have something to thank mathematics for
Abigail Wicks, Christy Zhang and Julia Damato used their own research and mathematical formula to discover the lovers would have made it if they both stayed on the door and put their life jackets underneath it to stay afloat.
Now I’m no mathematician but apparently, their clever calculations gave more than concrete evidence that the two could have survived the ordeal. Imagine the sequel! The two could have lived happily ever after. Damn you, Rose, damn you. I’ll let the teenagers do the explaining on how their numbers added up to Jack’s survival:
We looked at how buoyant the door would have been, and how that would have changed if there were people on top of that, There was a lot of exploring and testing, and we had to fiddle with different buoyancy and look at what materials were realistic for that time.
Seems pretty legit to me. Now science declares it: Rose is not only a liar, she is a murderer. Never let go, huh? Pretty quick turnaround, Rose. Now, many people have weighed in on the reality of the situation over the past 20 years. From MythBusters to ‘Titanic’s’ own director James Cameron, most agree in theory he could have survived. While in reality, he would have more than likely died of hypothermia. Being soaking wet from nearly freezing water while it’s literally freezing out is not good odds for anyone. While it does bring me some closure knowing hypothetically Jack could have made it out alive. I don’t think I can bring myself to ever get over his death. I mean it’s been a pretty long time and I’m still mad at Rose.