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10 Cloverfield Lane Ending Explained: Did Michelle Escape From The Bunker?

10 Cloverfield Lane
10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane ending has all of us wrapped up in its plot, and we are so excited to untangle it for you. The film was released in 2016. It combines the elements of science and fiction along with that psychology and thriller. Dan Trachtenberg has firceted this film. The movie serves as the second entry in the Cloverfield franchise.

The plot focuses on a woman who has been through a car crash. After a while, she wakes in a bunker under the ground. It has been a lot of time since her crash. There are two men inside the bunker with her. They claim that some sort of an event happened, and it left the Earth an inhabitable place to live in. Thus, they try to adjust to the new life inside of these four walls.

10 Cloverfield Lane was a box office success. It was made on a budget of about 15 million dollars initially. It grossed more than 110 million dollars from the project throughout the box offices. The narrative of the film is through a third person whom we have not met yet. Previously, in Cloverfield, we saw that the movie was made in a style where the clips are brought together after finding some footage. The process of filming started back in 2014. We saw the camera rolling in New Orleans, located in Louisiana. In 2018, we also received the third film in the franchise called The Cloverfield Paradox.

10 Cloverfield Lane Ending Explained

A still of Michelle and Emmett from 10 Cloverfield Lane

The cast of 10 Cloverfield Lane includes actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead reprising the role of Michelle. She is a woman who has been through an accident. Then we see John Goodman enacting the character of Howard Stambler. He is one of the men in the bunker. When Michelle wakes up underground, it is Howard who explains everything to her and unchains her from the wall. Then we have John Gallagher Junior doing the part of Emmett DeWitt. He is the other man in the bunker. He also tries to help Michelle and tries to calm her down.

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10 Cloverfield Lane Ending Explained

The plot begins in a scene where Michelle is in a heated argument with her boyfriend, Ben. She packs her suitcase and leaves the location. While moving away, she forgets her diamond ring at the location and, in a hurry, leaves New Orleans. While talking on the phone with Ben, where he is literally begging Michelle to return, something gets off, and her car is suddenly flipped in the air.

Michelle, after the accident, wakes up in an abandoned bunker where her leg hurts. She is chained to the wall. Howard rushes to her aid and explains everything to her. Michelle does not believe a word that Howard is saying. He explains to her that there has been an attack on the above surface maybe by Martians or Russians. The whole air is polluted, and everyone is dead. He saved Michelle’s life after finding her in a ruined car and brought her down to the bunker. They are required to live here for at least 1 or 2 years before the situation settles down.

Hereby, we see that Howard gives a tour of the bunker to Michelle. It is stocked with food and water and everything they would need. A third man named Emmett is also living in the bunker. When Howard tries to prove to Michelle his story, she sees two dead decaying pigs through his viewport. Other than that, she also sees a truck. Soon, Michelle recalls that this was the same truck that forced her car to crash.

Did Michelle Escape From The Bunker?

Soon, a quarrel breaks down between the three when Emmett and Michelle try to escape. Emmett takes the entire blame upon himself. Although, Howard shoots him in the head and says that if Michelle tries to escape, he will throw a barrel of acid at her. Given the fact that Michelle already has doubts about whatever Howard did with his daughter, she builds a suit that will help her outside and protect her from the polluted air. When she tries to run away, a fire breaks out inside the bunker, and Howard is killed in it.

There is a spaceship over Michelle’s head now, which seems rather dangerous. As she tries to escape in Howard’s truck and barely manages to defeat the ship, a strike of lightning appears, and we can see a much bigger ship behind her truck. This means that Howard was true, and there surely is some sort of attack on mankind.

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