I love Titanic. If you are looking for someone to trash it, don’t look here, pal. That movie is fantastic, and to this day, my friends and I quote it at opportune (and inopportune) times.
However, I’m pretty sick of the stupid argument that there was room for Jack on the door Rose floated on after the Titanic sank at the end of the movie. I’ll explain why in a moment. That controversy reared its head once more when Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie were asked to comment on it, in front of Leonardo DiCaprio, during the promotional tour for their newest movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
If you don’t want to watch the clip, Pitt and Robbie (but more Pitt) tease DiCaprio because Jack died in the water since there appeared to be no room on the door, but… he probably could have squeezed on.
Friends, Jack had to die when the Titanic sank, and not for plot reason but to keep our timeline clean. Yes, isn’t it obvious? Jack Dawson was a time traveler. It’s all there in the movie. I’m not the only one who believes this, either.
It explains so much—why he referenced a man-made lake that wasn’t built yet, why his hairstyle was anachronistic, why he had to gamble to win tickets to the Titanic (no 1912 currency,) and why he spoke about a rollercoaster on the Santa Monica pier that hadn’t been built yet. Yes, friends, Jack was sent back to ensure that Rose Dewitt Bukater didn’t commit suicide on the Titanic and survived its sinking.
I believe that Jack was a time traveler whose sole mission was to ensure Rose’s survival via whatever means necessary. As such, he would never risk the tiny chance that him sharing the door with her once they’re in the water would result in her death.
Furthermore—it’s pretty clear Jack’s was a one-way mission. Once accomplished, to bring him back to whatever his time period was would be too great of a risk that someone might see him enter his jump point. Better to let him die, his mission accomplished, than risk mucking up the timeline anymore.
If I had to guess why, I’d be willing to wager that Rose had a direct descendant named Sarah Connor. I’ll let you fill in the rest of the details.
Clearly, Leonard Dicaprio knows this, thus the reason he keeps silent as Brad Pitt teases him because Leo, like I, know the real truth here.
So can we finally let this dumb door debate die, please? There are so much better things to talk about when we talk about Titanic. Primarily how now, in retrospect, Billy Zane is probably hotter than Leo in that movie.
F*ck yes, Billy Zane!!
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