Ending Explained

Ending Explained is a recurring series in which we explore the finales, secrets, and themes of interesting movies and shows, both new and old. We see it as an opportunity not only to help readers who need assistance unpacking endings but also as a chance to unpack themes and explore how expanded cinematic universes connect.

Here is an assortment of some of our favorite and most popular ending explainers throughout the years:

Explore the Ending Explained archive below

The Ending of ‘Scream’ Explained

It's all Rian Johnson's fault. Read More

The Ending of ‘Nightmare Alley’ Explained

We dig into the themes at play at the end of Guillermo del Toro's latest film, Nightmare Alley. Read More

The Ending of ‘Encounter’ Explained

More like the ending of 'Encounter' complained. Read More

The Ending of ‘The Unforgivable’ Explained

There is no easy path to retribution. Read More

The Ending of ‘Eternals’ Explained

It's been a while since two post-credits scenes have been this significant to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read More

The Ending of ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Explained

The day we thought would never happen is almost upon us. With such revelations comes excitement and fear. Read More

The Ending of ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ Explained

The climactic CGI battle is typical Marvel fare, but it suggests a future CGI battle that should be anything but… Read More

The Ending of ‘Beckett’ Explained

John David Washington's latest protagonist boldly confronts grief and guilt. Read More

The Ending of ‘The Suicide Squad’ Explained: A Climax Without Villains

James Gunn provides nothing but love for his wretched characters. Even the big bad is not that big nor bad. Read More