"Jack wouldn't Have Survived!" Titanic Director Hits Back at Critics

We would have loved to live in that illusion of Jack and Rose growing old together, right?

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Titanic is one our favourite romances but it is also so heartbreaking! We all wanted a 'happily ever after' for Jack and Rose but the makers broke our hearts as Jack sacrificed his life so that his dear Rose could live the life of her dreams.

Even after two decades fans were hell bent that it could have been a possibility! Jack could have been on the raft with Rose and would have survived! Last year, even Kate Winslet admitted there was space for both her and Leonardo DiCaprio on the makeshift raft after Titanic - the ship that couldn't sink, actually sank.

In 2012, parody storytellers in love with alternate histories, MythBusters, proved that Rose and Jack just needed to tie Rose's life jacket underneath the door to keep it afloat and carry their combined weight. 

Pretty simple right? Not really if we are to believe director James Cameron!

At an interview with the Daily Beast, Cameron said, "You’re Jack, you’re in water that’s 28 degrees, your brain is starting to get hypothermia," adding, "MythBusters asks you to now go take off your life vest, take hers off, swim underneath this thing, attach it in some way that it won’t just wash out two minutes later which means you’re underwater tying this thing on in 28-degree water, and that’s going to take you five to 10 minutes, so by the time you come back up you’re already dead."

Within five seconds, Cameron debunked the popular scientific raft theory by MythBusters and the hopeless fans who wanted to change the unfortunate climax scene!

"His best choice was to keep his upper body out of the water and hope to get pulled out by a boat or something before he died," Cameron added. 

And the director held little back when it comes to the Myth Busters, "They’re fun guys and I loved doing that show with them, but they’re full of shit."

Whatever the guy says we still would have loved to live in that illusion of Jack and Rose growing old together, do you agree?

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