‘Tyler Rake’ has become the new sensation of Netflix. The movie that makes Chris Hemsworth in a mercenary who must rescue the son of a lord of the drug is devastating and one of the topics that you are commenting on is your end, open to various interpretations -beware of spoilers from here-.
The explanations of Hemsworth and Hargrave
At the end of the film we see the young man rescued trying to adapt to normal in a swimming pool when suddenly you see how someone is watching you, what will be Rake, which apparently had succumbed to his wounds in the final moments of the mission, or not? It is not clear, and Hemsworth has made it clear that it is totally intentional in an interview for CinemaBlend:
The idea is to keep it ambiguous. Based on the reactions of different audiences in the passes of the test. based on what they believed had happened or what they wanted to happen. We shot several versions of the end to get some support. And I’m grateful for that, Sam would insist on doing it to cover all the bases.
It is a pity that not entering into more details about those other endings, but what should we take for granted is that Rake is still alive. At the end of the day, Sam Hargrave, director of the film, has recently commented on the options that deck for a sequel, which doesn’t make much sense without the character of Hemsworth.
That did not stop to Hargrave to continue playing the letter of the ending ambiguous, clarifying what it is that I wanted to achieve with this decision:
Because I had a reaction divided between the public, we try to satisfy both sides. With luck, if as part of the audience will like the character and want to see more, you will see a result in the final image. You will get to see Tyler. If you felt that the story was complete with the sacrifice, maybe you’ll see someone different. I hope that will be satisfactory despite the fact that people may have doubts, but maybe it will serve to speak up and tell your friends: “Hey, go see this movie because I want to talk about the end with you”. It is ambiguous on purpose.