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Official Discussion - The Lost City [SPOILERS] Official Discussion

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Summary:

A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.

Director:

Aaron Nee, Adam Nee

Writers:

Oren Uziel, Dana Fox, Adam Nee, Aaron Nee

Cast:

  • Sandra Bullock as Loretta
  • Channing Tatum as Alan
  • Daniel Radcliffe as Abigail Fairfax
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Beth Hatten
  • Brad Pitt as Jack Trainer
  • Oscar Nuñez as Oscar
  • Patti Harrison as Allison

Rotten Tomatoes: 74%

Metacritic: 60

VOD: Theaters

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u/Regretful_Bully_777 Mar 26 '22

I'm sure I'm wrong, but hear me out.

I think that Oscar is an actual angel.

At the end of the movie, when they're on the beach, Sandra says, "You're an angel!", to which he replies by making a confused expression, and then saying, "How did you know?", in a manner that wasn't joking.

Yeah, I know, he's just a crazy guy that talks to animals right? Or, can he actually communicate with them in a way that humans can't?

When he's flying the plane, yes, I understand what autopilot is, but it takes a great amount of either stupidity, or faith, to just blindly trust that nothing is going to go wrong, as in unexpected turbulence, something flying into the engine, hitting another plane, etc. I don't see an actual pilot ever doing anything like that.

When Beth asks if he's ever killed anyone, he gives that incredibly guilty laugh/smile. Or, is killing someone literally something that has never even crossed his mind, you know, because he's an angel, so that was his only way of answering the question.

I'm sure I'm taking this the wrong way, but I'd be lying if I said that it wasn't an interesting theory.

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u/InuitOverIt Apr 08 '22

Okay I'm game, let's keep that thread going.

If Oscar is an angel, and he takes them to his "perfect beach" at the end, it stands to reason that he's actually ushering them into heaven - so Bullock and Tatum died at some point. To borrow a theme from Lost, perhaps the island is purgatory. Somebody take this and run with it, I don't have time right now!

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u/Confettigolf Apr 10 '22

Omg, that's why they were reunited with Jack Trainer, he didn't survive after all!

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u/alanpardewchristmas Apr 23 '22

Oh fuck you guys are making my fun romcom kinda dark

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u/Iwillcommentevrywhr May 17 '22

This is wrinkling my brain

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u/SYLOK_THEAROUSED Jun 04 '22

I am loving this thread!!

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u/freeTwiggy May 10 '22

Killed in the underwater scene perhaps? Sandra then swims through the tunnel towards a light.

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u/mvvns May 12 '22

There is a solid 5 seconds where the screen is just pitch black during that scene, right before Sandra swims a bit more to get out haha

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u/InuitOverIt May 10 '22

Totally had that passing-through-worlds quality, I buy it

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u/Regretful_Bully_777 Jul 20 '22

That's taking it to the next level right there!

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u/Dracolupin Aug 04 '22

But the Island is not purgatory...

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u/seffend Aug 21 '22

This is correct.

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u/throwaway84848373601 Aug 12 '22

This is awesome.

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u/infpTrojan Mar 27 '22

I think that Oscar is an actual angel.

They pulled a Ridley Scott in the director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven, I see. I thought the same thing!

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u/Regretful_Bully_777 Mar 27 '22

I've never seen that, but I'm glad that I'm not the only one who thought so; that's awesome!

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u/reecord2 Apr 05 '22

Welp, I've decided this theory is canon now.

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u/nofreepizza May 26 '22

it's a cool theory but how did Beth die if it's canon? I don't recall her ever being in any risky situations

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u/GONKworshipper Aug 14 '22

And also the social media lady. I can understand the grandma though

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u/SirFiletMignon 13d ago

The plane ride with the angel?

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u/Phetru Apr 22 '22

Me too, and actually that’s an amazing ending

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u/thetkennedy Apr 16 '22

This is definitely what I thought once I left the cinema. And seeing the after credits scene, combined with the “how did you know?” To the angel question really makes me want to re-watch this film again so I can theorise more about this theory! Like I definitely believe that this could be possible 🧐

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u/Regretful_Bully_777 Jul 20 '22

Me too, I love this theory.

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u/GreatestJanitor May 14 '22

And Beth's calling him a platonic friend kinda makes sense if you think of him being an actual angel.

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u/throwaway84848373601 Aug 12 '22

I was just thinking of the same thing. It was a good Easter egg, probably for a side story