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Infinity Chamber Ending Explained

Infinity Chamber Ending Explained - Comment with your own theory - Spoiler Alert!

Infinity Chamber (trailer here) was criticized by the LA Times for going on, and on and on, but what
infinity chamber ending explained
is most intriguing is the ending. After nodding off through the whole film, the ending pulls things back in sharp focus by making you wonder what happened. After searching the internet, there are no official explanations for what happened, only some theories on Reddit, some of which make total sense. 

Ending: unfortunately, Frank Lerner did not make it out, whether out is the infinity chamber we saw throughout the movie, or wherever (in an interrogation to find the flashdrive, the hospital, etc.), Frank is still in there, and making peace with that by giving up the struggle and enjoying his time with his memory of something better.  

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    1. 1 Frank died from the suicide attempt, leaving his memories behind.

      2 Frank was just a reoccurring memory of Gabby's.

    2. All the threads explained:

      1. The man on life support is Frank's dad. The movie posed a good philosophical point about substance.

      2. Howard could not see the key because Frank's memory centered around the picture and not what was behind it.

      3. The first escape attempt is not a memory, but rather a figment of his imagination. Even if Frank's memory was wiped when he was first taken, the subconscious could have latent images of what the outside looked like. When he imagined the escape, these latent images resurfaced.

      4. The second escape attempt really happened. The first time he escaped, it felt like he was manipulating variables to confuse the system. This time, it was more realistic. The computer responded to his suicidal behavior like normal, and opened the door. He tied the knot with a fragile enough fabric to fall at just the right moment to escape the cell and get to the outside. This time, what he sees is different. What he sees is what things look like now, instead of what they looked like when he first got imprisoned.

      4a. Keep in mind that the only consistencies between the first and second escape attempts fit the pattern of what you might be able to see if you were being carried to a cell. The hallways matched, the warehouse and scaffolding matched, but because Howard was behind a closed door he couldn't access it from his memory. He could the second time around which is why it really happened.

      5. That camera at the very end isn't Howard. It's just a basic camera. Accept it.

  2. the ending was too good to be true i guess what happened is that howard helped him live in what frank wants to believe is the truth. i.e his escape from the prison

  3. Frank did escape, its a happy ending, reason:
    the ISO would have already checked for the usb drive behind the picture if info on this guy was that important to their survival. They had already seen the importance of that picture in his 'memories' countless times, so would have found it (if it existed.)
    Flaws in the plot emerge if you believe a negative version of the film ending- i.e. that he has given away the location of the drive.
    Here is a possible alternate interpretation:
    The end shot shows Howard the camera facing away, so as to protect info on where the drive was, because he knows Frank is about to jeopardise that information. Howard faced away once before, at 1:25 of the film, when he was faced with the dilemma of his programmed purpose (to keep frank alive vs set him free). So he faces away again because of a malfunction in his code, which ends up being the same flaw that the usb virus drive probably could exploit.
    So either the end scene is another memory, and Frank presumably lives and dies in that cell, but the drive is safe, or it is real, and the ISO has been brought down. Another darker interpretation: Frank realises when he sees the tree, that his reality is just a dream and that he didn't really escape. So he decides to reveal the location of the USB because he has given up. Howard sees where the usb is in his memory, and turns away afterward because he has the info he needs. Frank has been processed, and he'll live the rest of his life in the cell knowing that he has betrayed himself to the ISO and die in shame.

    1. He did not escape. The "flaw" of the LSO not checking behind the picture is not really a flaw. You have to realize this movie has multiple layers.

      The LSO, the prison cell, the computers..all of a dream. Therefore normal logic doesn't apply.

      The LSO and prison are interesting stories, and my favorite part of the movie..but all of that is in the guy's head. There was never any REAL usb stick to look for.

      The real life version of Frank is in a state of near death on life support in a hospital. His LSO (Life support operator), support, is keeping him alive and he wants to escape from it and die.

      There are several references to this in the movie. The USB stick contains a "virus", and that is why he is essentially on life support. The real life man has a "virus" and that is why he is on life support.

      That is just one of the dualities of the real life man on his death bed, and the dream of the computerized prison cell.

      You have to relinquish the fact that not everything in the dream will be perfectly logical. But, when you watch the movie a 2nd time looking for the connection and similarities of the real life man dying and the man stuck in prison, it becomes super interesting.

    2. Also, the "escape" at the end was him dying. He tried to kill himself in the prison as a last resort to escape. He mentions to his cell neighbor about not feeling like someone "pulled the plug".

      It is referenced that in the end, what really happened was the "virus" was released and his LSO was shut down. He finally died.

      That could be considered a happy ending though because he wanted to die. So in effect he got what he wanted.

  4. I like your interpretation. That the film goes in and out of dreams in the mind of an unconscious patient, and is symbolic of life and death.
    But no one can unoquivically say that he isn't escaping for real either of his 'attempts', as the film can also be seen through eyes of realism (taking it all literally).
    'Pulling the plug' could equally reference ending the perpetual torture machine that is looking for info on its own flaws (literal virus) which is what a super-computer would do. There is no doubt either way that in the film this super computer is real, whether or not he is on life-support and unconscious. Although Howard is symbolic of man's age-old fear of robots taking over the world, he also is not a solid character with a 'soul' like Frank is- he has been made by humans no matter which way you look at it- he states his place of manufacture.
    This means that Howard is not real- he is just an environment in which to survive. Also, Howard isn't built perfectly to keep frank alive. I don't believe he is able to keep Frank alive, otherwise he wouldn't have a flaw (his flaw being- that he looks for a flaw that isn't there, at the expense of human life, and gets nowhere.)
    So, Howard has a flaw- he cant keep Frank alive, just like all the fears and nightmares read in Frank's subconscious mind are unfounded. maybe the only thing shown on screen that isn't really real is Howard at the end. Howard there just represents our own cynicism and unhappiness with a happy ending, because of our own plight as people in stubbornly creative depressed lives.
    And Frank escapes even our clutches, because he disposes of the USB, knowing that if the supercomputer has a flaw and it is to do with eternal life/perpetually sustained life against human will (hell), then even Howard's life span is limited. The only thing that lives forever is consciousness, until it cracks the code to material sustainability in the universe, survival on a cosmic scale is 'in the bag'. Imperfection is mortal, perfection is destined to last. An imperfect world will destroy itself and end suffering. So yes, like you suggest, death can be a happy ending too. I really do appreciate your take on it and will watch a second time with that in mind. Just not happy lol, questioning everything, but it comes from a desire to see good triumph, not just to be troublesome on an online comments section lol :) got a lot of creative time on my hands to explore ideas if I'm in the mood, and this film for sure put me in the mood!

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  6. im optimistic and the howard like camera at the end is just surveillance nothing more happy ending and happy new year.

    1. I'm with you. I needed it to end on a happy note. It's a surveillance camera and nothing more. If you look, it is even facing away. So yes, Happy Ending and Happy New Year.

  7. He is on his death bed. All of being inside the "infiniti chamber" is just in his head. He is a "computer hacker" / "virus writer" so in his coma state he dreams about talking to a computer every day. It is his life. He is in purgatory and this is what the director is trying to portray as the afterlife for computer people.

  8. Frank is on his deathbed in a coma at a hospital. He cant let go and die until he makes peace with the thing he hates (his life support machine aka the talking camera). The woman from the diner and the black man are in beds next to him. They share energy from living so long so close to each other, so even without ever talking or meeting in the real world, their spirits meet while their bodies are comatosed. Even when Frank was making up the story about having a dog at home that needed help and taking care of, subconciously he was worried about himself not being looked after. Thats my take on it.

    1. or he's really an old man himself and the talking camera his caretaker lol

  9. it would make sense that frank and the lady at the diner are both senile old people who keep meeting for the first time because of bad memories. that explains how she didnt understand when frank was wondering why she "pretended" to guess his name every time they met. maybe she really was guessing. and they both see eachother as in their same age group. hmmm just a theory

  10. This was an interesting movie but given that I watched it on a flight from Austin to Salt Lake, I might have missed something. During Frank's second escape, there's a very brief image of Gabby sitting in a cell just like Frank's. Could it be that She and Frank were really interacting through the 'mind network' created in the cells?


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