Originally Posted by Barnabus
I'm comparing the situations, not so much the things themselves. I picked that film because it involves deliberate ambiguity. The only reason I didn't pick a comedy movie is because offhand I can't think of one that has an equivalent ending to MI2, which is a point in the game's favour I think.
The game's ending is a joke, making fun of how ridiculous cliffhanger/twist endings are. It's not this ultra deep thing that has some meaning, it's a joke, and it was never meant to be more than that.