The post credits scene Bullet Train It shows that the already traditional custom of Marvel is spreading to other proposals in the cinema. But this time, it is much more than a funny curiosity, information about future sequels or, in the best of cases, an addition to the main story. Actually, the sequence demonstrates to what extent the film by David Leitch is subversive in the way it tells its premise. And of rebelling against every rule that commercial cinema is supposed to comply with on the big screen.
Bullet Train leaves the audience breathless, bewildered and overwhelmed by an unpredictable story. It’s not just about the dizzying and sometimes exaggerated journey that tells the story of five assassins who meet on the Tokyo bullet train. Also, it’s a brilliant way of narrating how five interconnected narratives can support a much more complex one.
At two hours long, the production might seem too long. Or that he doesn’t have much to say, once the film is over. However, his bonus scene, which occurs in the middle of the credits, is an ingenious way of sustaining the total discourse of your script. Who are the real villains in the middle of all this confrontation? How much does luck — good or bad — intervene in the fate of the characters? Just in case you did not fully understand what happened in the sequence, we will explain it to you in detail below.
What happens in the post-credits scene? Bullet Train?
The sequence follows the general center of the argument of Bullet Train. In other words, what can happen if you lock five troubled killers in a scenario they can’t escape from. But also, adds considerable context to one of the film’s most surprising plot twists: Prince Fate (Joey King)
For much of the footage, the character made it clear that he was virtually invincible. Both because of his constant manipulations, and because of what seems to be a kind of lucky fate that surrounds him. Specifically, the character’s intention is to assassinate his father White Death (head of the Russian mafia) and get everyone around him to conspire in his favor.
So, in the same way that she cries without a shroud, she feigns pain, fragility and fear; at the same time she is able to blackmail with the life of a child. As if that weren’t enough, Prince enjoys prodigious luck, which he flaunts at every possible opportunity.
But for the last moments of Bullet Train, the infamous Prince seems to have run out of fortune. And the detail is of considerable interest, because the script supports the idea of omens for much of the film. However, as she takes aim at Ladybug (Brad Pitt) and it looks like she’ll get her way again, a truck hits the villain? The circumstance is of such a fortuitous nature that it seems to make it clear that, without a doubt, there are mysterious forces —or there were— acting around Prince.
But it turns out that it is not. And that’s what the post-credits scene of Bullet Train. As in so many other moments in the film, the sequence begins by pointing out time. “Ten minutes ago”, indicates to make clear the necessary context. The camera then cuts to Lemon (Brian Tyree Henry), who miraculously saved his life from another of Prince’s manipulations.
Later, he wanders from one place to another, until he finds an abandoned tangerine truck. Since Lemon does believe in fate and signs, she assumes it’s a sign from her late brother, Tangerine (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). And of course she uses the truck to run over Prince and close the cycle of deaths and murders in a less than spectacular way.
Like so many other ideas in Bullet Train, the use of its only post-credits scene is original and funny. But, in addition, a way to round off a good part of the ideas that the very curious script held. One of the biggest points in favor of the great production of the summer action genre.