Titanic Film Theory: Jack Is A Time Traveller!?

Wait, is this Titanic or Terminator?

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James Cameron’s Titanic is still among one of the most impressive box office smashes of all time. Grossing an unprecedented $2 billion at the box office and the second film ever to take a clean sweep of evelen awards at the Oscars, it’s no surprise Titanic is still avidly discussed and dissected over twenty years since its release.

Looking back on the 1997 film, based on the infamous 1912 disaster, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Jack and Rose’s bow kiss scene? The Titanic smashing into the iceberg? The elderly couple kissing goodbye on the bed? Poor old Fabrizio getting crushed by the falling funnel? That darned Celine Dion song?

What about time travel?

Yes, what if, far from the romance/drama you thought it was, Titanic was a tale of a time traveler who went back to sink the unsinkable ship? What if Jack, our beloved, handsome, nude art enthusiast was far from the charming scoundrel we thought we knew, and was in fact a man sent back from the future?

Sound crazy, right? Well, not as much when you start to explore...


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