Mythbusters Take on James Cameron’s Titanic Lie

His heart COULD HAVE gone on.

His heart COULD HAVE gone on.

If you’ve just woken up from a 15 year coma, stop reading now, this is your spoiler alert. For everybody else on the planet, we’ll assume that you’re aware of the ending of James Cameron’s ode to the crappiest cruise ever, Titanic.

If you’ll recall, Rose is saved by splaying out on a large wood panel supposedly only able to carry one person’s weight. However, skeptics argued (as they tend to do) that if Rose had been just a little less selfish, there would have been ample room for her chilly man-friend. The shouts finally reached James Cameron, who was previously too busy helming a Dances with Wolves remake starring The Smurfs to respond.  Cameron simply answered “It’s not a question of room; it’s a question of buoyancy,” later adding “-you nerds.”

So the Mythbusters- the greatest minds of our generation- tackled the issue; because apparently their gifts are not needed for anything more important than exploring whether a fictional character died needlessly. And as you can see, the world’s only genuine truth-tellers busted that puppy open wider than the Grand Canyon.

So what did Cameron (who has never even busted a single myth) have to say about all this? “The script says Jack dies, he has to die.” If you just hit us with that smug nonsense earlier, Cameron, you could have saved us a lot of time.

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