James Cameron's Final Word is an interesting film in which a number of notable historians and experts get together and piece together what exactly happened in Titanic's final moments. The results were fascinating, even though I disagree with one or two points. One heated debate is the angle of the ship during the break up. Well they found out that the Titanic couldn't have been more than 23 degrees in the air before breaking. That puts a bullet near the heart of the theory that the Titanic was at a 45 degree angle which some survivors said it was at. The survivors aren't unanimous and in fact are all over the place regarding the angle of the ship when she broke up which makes it quite confusing. It also went through what happened after she disappeared beneath the waves and how certain pieces got into the places and positions that they are today at the bottom. The only thing I disagreed with was that it came to almost a 90 degree angle at the very end. I think more of the ship was out of the water because some of the survivors said it became almost perpendicular and then slid beneath the waves, settling back as she went. Cameron also came out with an interesting and I think very likely theory as to what happened in the break up, explaining the pieces of double bottom found far from the wreck. Cameron's opinion seemed at times to be the only one that mattered and unless people came up with undeniable evidence, their opinions as to what happened seemed to be bunk. All in all however, it was excellent and enjoyable until the end when James Cameron ruined it for me by going off on his class warfare, Marxist, global warming beliefs using the Titanic as an example. If he'd kept that out, I would've given it 4 out of 5 stars. I give it 3 stars out of 5.
Here's the final conclusion to the film: