Super Me ending explained— Will Sang Yu wake up from his nightmares and conquer his demon?

May 8, 2021
M.N. Miller 5
Ending Explained, Film, Netflix

This article discusses the ending of the Netflix film Super Me, so it will contain major spoilers.

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Sang Yu (Talu Wang) is taken hostage by a ruthless mobster (played by Wu Gang). He is killed and enters a dimension (think Matthew McConaughey stuck in the walls in Interstellar) where he sees his loved one dead but can’t reach her as she is separated from him by blue plate glass. When Yu dies, he wakes up and transforms into Skar (Kevin Lee). Skar then reenters the dimension where the mobster is engaged in a killing spree and really enjoys his job. Skar kills the bad guys, and then Yu wakes up outside the gas station where he had fallen asleep.

The film ends with Yu writing for himself and becoming well-adjusted and rich from his work. However, when he orders another meal from his favorite food vendor, he gives the money the vendor gave him during his manic nightmare episodes! He even shows him a scar! Does Yu now think it was all real, or is he making up a sequel in his head? As we debate that thought, the background behind him starts to burn away, revealing the alien-like planet he saw in his dreams.

 

Netflix’s Super Me ending explained

Many are saying the ending is nonsensical, and they are right. So, let’s try and make sense of it with my own interpretations. The demon, Skar, is actually Yu, who is walking through life like a manic, crazy, and is just angry. You can argue he may represent Sang Yu’s inner demons. As we surmised in the review, the film plays with the writer’s block theme (mental health and substance abuse that we fight to keep hidden from others).

When Yu dies, Skar breaks free, winning the battle between his inherent goodness and inner demons (the mobsters). When Yu wakes up, he is now well adjusted, has a job, and makes very good money with a script he has just sold (assuming it is called Super Me). What about that reveal with the food vendor and the background becoming his next nightmare? It represents an altered state of consciousness that can come to life if it is not maintained.

Or, hell, they just wanted a sequel.

That’s the ending explained for Netflix’s Super Me — any thoughts on the film? Comment below.

5 thoughts on “Super Me ending explained— Will Sang Yu wake up from his nightmares and conquer his demon?

  • May 9, 2021 at 9:28 pm
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    Thank you SO MUCH for this. I thought i was missing something.

  • May 11, 2021 at 11:48 am
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    Or maybe he is already dead when SKAR kill him in real life and he is stuck in the dream world after that.

  • May 14, 2021 at 1:09 pm
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    Maybe, this is the way the movie interprets Karma. Actions are always equal to reactions, and everything is running in a circle. Whatever you have done to others, that will be how it comes back to you. Basically, he is stuck in his dream and being chased by his another self(or his own action). Just my opinion though.

  • May 27, 2021 at 12:41 am
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    My intriguing part about the super me was that (it was all a dream)he dreamt everything from being terrorized by the (horror within himself) also being terrorized by (new love) that he wanted and believed in also being terrorized by becoming one of the most infamous popular man, I think the movie had a good drive, It had a good concept on life of what happens to emotions that we suffer with in a daily life, how life takes their turn and the worst thing comes to life with in, I think it’s psychologically a good emotional state about the Supper(me) of (me ,the should and the should not things to think, I think this is something that people should watch that turns (too’ emotional within) then you wake and realize that life just isn’t that bad the next day always gets better than the last day that you think was your worst day. So I give 3 1/2 ?? ?? ? ?

  • May 27, 2021 at 12:55 am
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    And when it comes to the ending of the super me I think that the man the vendor giving him back the money started another episode in his mind that terrorized him again to say maybe it wasn’t a dream maybe I did see and do some of these things , for him to have the vendor give the (money), back might have triggered another thought pattern of a (Why with in the super me self because somewhere in between the conversation of the vendor and the super me, was stated he knew what he sacrifice), the vendor spoke of. And I’m also glad that the vendor stopped him from suicide that’s my opinion

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