Lock the doors, lower the blinds, fire up the smoke machine and put on your heels-it’s about to get real up in this bitch. Let’s have a Kiki! For those of you that have lived under a rock, a Kiki is a party, for calming all your nerves. We’re spilling tea, and dishing just desserts one may deserve. In this edition of “Weekly Kiki,” which I should change the name of because this doesn’t happen weekly, we will talk about the controversy of the 1997 film “Titanic.”
For those of you that don’t know, there’s a big fuss over whether or not Rose, played by Kate Winslet, could have let Jack, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, onto the board she was on to save her life and saving his life as well. Spoiler: he died. This has been like decade old debate. Like people have been losing sleep over this and I’m pretty sure many friendships have ended over this. It’s that serious of a deal. It’s serious to a point where Mythbusters debunked it and you know they don’t just debunk anything. According to them, both of them could have easily fit onto the door if Jack removed Rose’s life jacket and stuck it under the door. This would have balanced it out to hold both. Then James Cameron said the following:
Look, it’s very, very simple: you read page 147 of the script and it says, ‘Jack gets off the board and gives his place to her so that she can survive.’ It’s that simple. You can do all the post-analysis you want. OK, so let’s really play that out: you’re Jack, you’re in water thats 28 degrees (-2C), your brain is starting to get hypothermia.
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 ten minutes, so by the time you come back up you’re already dead. So that wouldn’t work. 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.”
While I understand this and Jame has a point, it’s hard not to think about the fact that Rose let the “love of her life” just die in front of her and she just watched him die like a psychopath. They could have easily switched out every so often. Hell, they could have paddled towards a direction. Movement would have kept Jack warm and would have helped their chances of survival sightly. Instead, what does Rose do? She freaking taking a nap. So as Jack is freezing his junk off for her to be warm, she’s taking a nap.
Then she takes his last name like some sort of stole identity. So she pretty much watched him die, in-between naps of course, and then took his last name. While some may think that she was honoring her love, who she met just two-day prior, but it’s just a little weird like she has a lot of problems that she should probably see a therapist. Especially after she tried to jump off the side of the ship. Also, you think she would have jumped off when it was sinking but that would be too much sense. But yet, it makes perfect sense to have a “aww this is where we met” as you are about to die.
Let’s also talk about how all of this could have been avoid if Rose would have stayed on the life board. Sure, Jack probably would have been dead by anyways. But if he wasn’t handcuffed to a pipe, then he could have used that door to save his life and they could have lived happily ever. I’m not even going to talk about how they only knew each other for two days….this love story has gone through enough all ready.
This kiki was MARVELOUS! Have an opinion on the subject matter or want to tell everyone how wrong it was for Rose not trying to even save Jack? Let us know in the comments below or tweet @Steven_Kaufman using #PopProject.