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Why sink the Titanic to cover your tracks?
This is the Titanic, the Ship of Dreams! People would rather finish the maiden voyage of the most luxurious ocean liner than worry about whaling. Sure Hockley wants to break Jack and Rose apart, but it never crossed his mind to sink the Titanic.
  • I'm not sure what your point is. That because most people would rather finish the voyage, Maltravers should too? Why are you judging what the villain wants to do by what other people want to do? Cal clearly cared more about breaking Jack and Rose up than he did about enjoying the voyage, so why can't Maltravers be more concerned about getting his whaling concession than about enjoying the voyage? And as for Cal not wanting to sink the ship to accomplish any of his goals, so what? Maltravers isn't Cal, and covering up a crime you've committed is a lot different than just trying to break two lovebirds up. If Maltravers sees sinking the Titanic as necessary to cover up the fact the Duke's signature was obtained at gunpoint, then he's gonna sink the Titanic. I admit that it's like trying to swat a fly using a bazooka, but people doing over the top things is par for the course in this movie, so if nothing else Maltravers' plan is internally consistent.

Why did they place so much emphasis on the fact that Elizabeth could talk to dolphins because of her tears, but the villains were already talking to sharks and everyone was talking to mice?
  • Well… Maybe it was a dub thing?

This was brought up by The Nostalgia Critic, but he did make a good point. When Tentacles found out that the sharks had tricked him into throwing the iceberg into the Titanic's path, why didn't he just move it out of the way? There was time; he could have moved it out of the way before the ship hit it.

The entire second movie is a headscratcher. Seriously, I cannot make sense of the plot.
  • How did both movies end up in different areas than they were supposed to be? Seriously. They had the simple task of creating a movie about the Titanic sinking and yet, they went off-course somehow. The sequel is more mind-boggling than the first because it features Atlantis when the main characters were trying to find the remains of the Titanic.
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  • Why on Earth did a film studio allow the sequel to be dubbed? Chances are that the first movie was well-known by everyone around the world and thus, people hated it. However, despite that, the sequel still got a dub? Unless the studio was under contractual obligation to dub this, there's no way that anyone would have been proud to be a part of this. That may also explain why only the Italian credits haven't changed in the English version.

If the Titanic and all its passengers arrived well and safely in New York City, where did the "misunderstanding" that it sunk and many people died come from?
  • The closest thing I can think of to an explanation is that it was an early printing error. When the ship actually sank, several newspapers printed headlines that got facts wrong, such as saying that the ship sank in four hours or that many more people were saved.

Why exactly did Re force Elizabeth, Don Juan and their friends to stay in Atlantis? They did nothing wrong and they were victims of a shark attack. Seriously, if he wanted to avoid people knowing about Atlantis, all he had to do was send them back to the surface.
  • Speaking of which, why were Elizabeth and Don Juan alright with being immortal and stuck underwater for the rest of eternity? Some people think that they had a case of Stockholm Syndrome, but even that doesn't make any sense. Not to mention that they had no regard for the people they left behind (i.e. parents, spouses, children, friends, etc.).
    • I don't see why they'd mind being made immortal, because it's awesome. However, it is weird that they don't mind being forced to stay in Atlantis. However, I think it's quite obvious why they are: it's not a punishment, it is a precaution to keep Atlantis a secret.
      • If that were the case, then why didn't they just use their amnesia rays on them?

Why the screwdriver ban in Atlantis?
  • Is the whole thing just because the one leader can be dismantled with a screwdriver? If so, that would make about a much sense as an entire country making dairy products illegal because one of the leaders is lactose intolerant.
    • Out of all the stupid things in the film that's the thing that's bothering you?