'Red Notice' Ending Explained: A hint at a potential sequel, hopefully a better one
Spoilers for 'Red Notice'
There isn't much to take away from 'Red Notice', the latest blockbuster on Netflix starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, the glossy heist flick sees Nolan Booth (Reynolds) and Sarah Black (Gadot) in search of Cleopatra's third golden egg that they intend to steal for a billionaire and hot on their trail is Interpol profiler John Hartley (Johnson).
The initial part of the film portrays Gadot as the master thief with Booth and Hartley teaming up to find the third artifact. Over the course of the movie, there are several twists and turns, that see Booth and Hartley team up and land in South America after the former's father's watch hides the clue to the location of the third egg.
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'Red Notice' Ending Explained
After Booth lies to Sarah that the third egg is in Egypt, he and Hartley escape and head to South America to find the third egg. However, they're followed by Sarah, who in turn is followed by Inspector Das (Ritu Arya) pursuing the thieves since the start of the flick. Booth and HartLey manage to find the egg and briefly team up with Sarah to escape Das and her team.
Das seemingly gives up the chase when the trio escapes out of the forest but there's one final twist — Sarah and Hartley are lovers and they were in it from the start. They have been following Booth from the start as he was aware of the egg's location and had the brains to figure it out. They tie him up in the jungle and leave with the third egg to gift it to the billionaire who intends to present it to his daughter named Cleopatra. However, that's pretty much a setup as well as Das raids the location and arrests the billionaire.
The final minutes of the movie see Booth track down Hartley and Sarah and reverse all of the funds they earned committing heists to zero to get his revenge for trapping him in the desert. He offers a way out — that the trio works together and makes tons of money. If they don't agree, he would hand them over to Das and her squad who were approaching their location. The duo agrees and all three make a clean getaway and plan their next heist. It's pretty straightforward and predictable. While the movie has rare moments, it is a letdown and hopefully, the hinted potential sequel is an improvement.
'Red Notice' is streaming on Netflix.