What Lies Below: Ending explained and other theories from Reddit
The 2020 movie What Lies Below was added to Netflix in April.
since its arrival, it has left a big mark on the streaming platform, becoming one of the many new movies that top the trending list in the united states.
Currently, what is below is the top trending show on netflix in the united states. It has surpassed the most recent releases of the Netflix series That Killed Sara and the Serpent and the 2020 movie Concrete Cowboy, which Netflix released on April 2.
Described by Netflix, What Lies Below tells the story of an awkward teen named Liberty “Libby” Wells who “begins to suspect a sinister force lurks beneath the surface of her mother’s all-too-perfect new lover.”
The sci-fi thriller has average reviews, earning a 62% on rotter tomatoes and a 4.5 on imdb.
how does what’s underneath end?
The movie had a totally strange ending, one that left viewers confused. Towards the end of What Lies Below, libby’s concerns are confirmed. His dismissive mother’s new boyfriend-turned-fiancé, John Smith, is revealed to be a strange fish-hybrid monster.
This revelation isn’t much of a surprise as, throughout the film, John was obsessed with aquatic creatures and boating and had an uncanny fascination with eels.
Too late, Libby finds her mother trapped in a water tank. while her mother urges her to escape the situation and leave her alone, the young daughter works to free her mother from her.
Alternating between watching John induce the birth of his hybrid fish offspring, which is inside his mother, and hiding in the corner of the room, Libby finally manages to free her mother and escape.
In all the glory of a low-budget, oversaturated horror movie, John transforms into his slimy fish identity while Libby is on the phone with an emergency service.
The mother-daughter duo walk outside as libby stops to help her mother fully regain consciousness. her mother yells, “run,” and then the scene cuts to black.
When libby wakes up, she is tied to a chair in a dark room with john and several strange men. She then hints that John impregnates her with her baby fish while he spits a blue egg-like thing into her mouth and forces her to swallow it.
At the end, libby is shown fighting inside an encapsulated water capsule, along with other cocoon victims. In a quick flash, before the screen fades to black, she smiles at the camera.
what do redditors think?
Regardless of how many in-depth looks one takes at what lies below, much remains unexplained. Here’s what horror lovers on reddit think about the ending.
In a post written by reddit user u/subwoofie in the horror thread, they said, “I think the movie had a good performance, especially by the guy who plays seaweed being the love boat/ brother fish, but I didn’t get it.”
As you might guess, the comments section is full of enthusiastic comments and thoughts from everyone.
reddit user silverlight111 suggested that libby “was smiling because she realized she could breathe underwater when she stopped holding her breath. I think she became one of them when that blue light entered her.” /p>
Another user suspected that the movie showed hints that John and his posse were extraterrestrial beings rather than aquatic hybrids. They wrote that there were multiple parts of the movie that “seem very unworldly” to them.
Enumerating their points, they shared, “These kinds of clues still make me think they might be from another planet.”
Lo and behold, there is a lot of confusion and conversation online about the ending of What Lies Below.
While it’s arguable that “the unknown” is one of the most glorious features of a good sci-fi thriller, the rest of us would appreciate some answers.
what is below is currently streaming on netflix.