"We did want to do something at the end you were not expecting," said Miller. "And something that would sort of tie everything together. And we wanted to show there's a real family story at the heart of the movie that you only realize at the end. It's what it all really means."
Don't know if Miller intended this or not, but this is one of the most profound, existential off-the-cuff comments I have ever heard in an interview about a kids movie.
Way more effective than #LiveDieRepeat, too.