The Midnight Sky Ending Explained: What does the climatic twist in George Clooney’s apocalyptic drama mean? (spoiler ALERT)

The midnight sky Not just George Clooney’s most ambitious offering, but Netflix’s one too. Based on a novel Good morning midnight By Lily Brooks-Dalton, The midnight sky Is a sci-fi drama directed by Clooney, a scientist, Dr. Augustine is also playing the lead role of Lofthouse. The film also stars Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Tiffany Boone, Damian Bichir and Kyle Chandler. The Midnight Sky Movie Review: George Clooney’s performance, visuals, and Alexander Desplat’s score are the saving grace in this Apocalypse Netflix drama.

In the film, Earth is no longer a hospitable planet, with Augustine perhaps the only living person. Augustine, an eminent scientist, first discovered that the K-23, a satellite of Jupiter, could be hospitable to human life. Currently, he suffers from an incurable disease and is stationed in the Arctic before the Holocaust. Due to the fact that he is dying anyway, Augustine did not join the band of survivors at his station when they went to the underground bunker to live with his family and were waiting for their impending doom.

Augustine takes it upon himself to inform the upcoming space craft of the state of the Earth. Only one mission survives, that of Aether, returning from K-23 after confirming that it was fit for human existence. The ship, along with Gordon Adewole (David Oyelowo), his pregnant wife and astronaut Sully (Felicity Jones), and three other crew members (Kyle Chandler, Damien Bichir, Tiffany Boone) go to Earth without knowing about their tragic fate. Is returning

Augustine now has to stop them from reaching the planet, while the crew fight meteorites storms and unknown paths to reach their homes. He also leaves a silent little stowaway girl at the station, whose name she later discovers is Iris.

So what happens to Augustine and the space crew? Who exactly is iris? Is humanity a chance? Let’s decode the film’s climax by answering the questions below. Needless to say, below are some big spoilers.

Who is iris

It turns out that young Iris is not real, but an illusion that Augustine has made himself to deal with his isolation and the fact that he is dying. In fact, Iris is the daughter she never got to know well, the child who was with her ex-boyfriend in his younger days.

A still from the midnight sky

The only thing about him was his name and the glimpse of his face when Mother took him, causing Iris to be silent, as he never got a chance to hear his daughter talk to him. This is why Iris’ confusion was absent when Augustine was forced to join her real daughter. Iris’s confusion can be seen as an apology for scientific life, as her motivation for surviving family life or something else.

Sully = Iris

Pregnant Sully who eventually forms a dissolution-free relationship with Augustine’s station, talking to her about her further plans, reveals her name, Iris. Which Augustine felt when he talked to her about how he once gave a piece of meteor to his mother.

Felicity Jones in The Midnight Sky

Unfortunately, Sully never realized that the man she was talking to and who saved her life was her father.

Future of ather

Maya was among the five crew members already killed, injured during a meteor strike while repairing the ship from outside. Realizing that there is no point in returning to Earth, Gordon decides to return to K-23. Mitchell, however, does not sync with the plan, especially when he hears the last downloaded video of his wife, as he and his sons are about to leave in their temporary safe room. Although his fate is unknown, Michelle wants to be with him anyway.

Felicity Jones and David Oyelowo in The Midnight Sky

Similarly, Sanchez, who is most affected by Maya’s demise, also decides to accompany her. After losing her own daughter at the age of four, Sanchez saw Maya as a daughter, and wanted to return her body to Earth. So Sanchez and Michelle go to Earth using one of the anther entry pods, leaving their final gates unknown with the film.

As Gordon and Sully, they decide to take a chart course back to K-23 where they have a chance to kickstart humanity again on a new planet with their newborn son. In the process, he will be seen as Adam and Eve on the new rise of human civilization.

Augustine’s fate

Sully’s final airing with Augustine is cut off, with no later broadcasts from the end.

George Clooney in The Midnight Sky

Knowing that his daughter is safe, Augustine probably cut the transmission to prevent him from revealing the truth of his paternity. Or he may have died of illness and died.

So what happened on earth?

While the exact cause has not been elucidated, the rise of radiation levels to end the standard of living is indicated as the reason for the planet’s doom. It is a man-made disaster, which causes Augustine to apologize to Sully for not doing much to save the planet. Since the pole regions are pollution-free, this is why Augustine is left alone with some wolves due to radiation being left alive.

Still from the midnight sky

The rise of radiation should not have come as a shock to Ather’s crew, as the reason for NASA to find hospitable planets to send so many human ships is that we already knew the fate. Only this came much earlier than anticipated. There is also a possibility that the disease Augustine suffers from may be radiation poisoning.

(The above story first appeared on December 23, 2020 09:12 pm IST. For more news and updates about politics, the world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website ).

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