I didn't understand the ending to Heathers (1988).


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After Veronica managed to disarm J.D.s bomb and stop him from blowing up the school, it turns out J.D. had a second bomb on him. But he decides to take that second bomb outside the school, and detonate it outside. Why? Wouldn't he want to detonate it inside the school, to do more damage, like he was planning on doing with the first bomb?

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On one level, you can blame executive meddling for changing the original ending where J.D. dies but Veronica lets the bomb kill everyone anyway so the final scene ends up taking place in Heaven where everyone's having fun at prom (in keeping with J.D.'s line about how that's the only place where everyone can get along).

However, in the case of this ending I think it's more a matter that Veronica confronting J.D. as she does is what makes him realise that his mission has been based more on his own personal issues than the faults of any of his victims or society in general - in realising he is the bad guy, he decides to use the bomb on himself.
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