I don’t remember when it started, but when my wife and I do the cheers before having a drink with my brother and sister-in-law, we always say a hearty, “(Bad word), Rose!”
We’re still bitter about all her “I’ll never let you go, Jack!”, to which we also add, “…until that very first opportunity I get to peel your frozen fingers off this door”.
Since the movie came out in 1997, the debate has raged around the question of whether Jack had to die, or was there enough room with Rose on the floating wreckage of the door – and could Jack have climbed on without dumping them both to their dooms?
Well now, mercifully, Neil DeGrasse Tyson has weighed in with level head. Turns out, he has no issue with Rose. His problem is with Jack not trying harder, as he told the Huff Post.
“Whether or not he could’ve been successful, I would’ve tried more than once. You try once. ‘Oh, this is not gonna work. I will just freeze to death in the water.’ No, excuse me. No!” deGrasse Tyson says. “The survival instinct is way stronger than that in everybody, especially in that character. He’s a survivor, right? He gets through. He gets by.”
It still doesn’t let Rose off the hook. She should’ve offered!