"That movie was so full of holes it resembled swiss cheese!"
To pass the opportunity for such a perfect joke is most sorrowful.
"Leonard Di's character survived for a long time in that water. Wrong. Hitting that water would have been like hitting cement. And if you survived that, hypothermia would've killed you very quickly."
They didn't jump, they stood on the back rail as the stern section sank out from under them. Once in the water, I estimate that Jack was gone within twenty minutes. I agree that the water temperature should have played a bigger role, but in the end it wasn't a gargantuan stretch to what they did and so I could look past it.
"That's the one. I never read the novella, but the movie was inconsistent. It can't decide whether it wants to be a message movie, a thriller, or something else."
It wanted to be both. I liked Sir Ian in the film, but he was obviously carrying the whole thing and in the end, it was spread out too much for even him to save entirely. If you want to see how strong an actor he is, it's worth the effort, but if not I have to agree that he's really the only good part about it.