Read the Scripture Here: John 19:28-37
Hollywood didn't get ahold of this story obviously, because if they would have they would have had some major scene edits. You can't just take the Son of God and allow him to simply hang there and die. What kind of ending is that?
Not only did he die, but after death, more prophesies were fulfilled, so if you thought Jesus was a cultish character that studied scripture and did everything he could to make sure that he did everything in scripture to "act out" that he was the Son of God, he would have had to have a lot of people including his enemies and those that would kill him, in on his act. Now that would take a miracle. Have you ever attempted to coordinate anything? Try just one time and you would know that it would never happen.
Well, the truth is Faith is to believe what you cannot see. The reward of faith is to see what you believe. Behind the scenes what you are unable to witness with your eyes is that Jesus took this death and used it for the glory of God, to be the FINAL sacrifice for your life. He bought you back with his blood he shed. Then he went down to hell and took the keys for your eternity and for purgatory or paradise as it used to be called and he released the captives, he set us all free. Free to choose our direction, our path our lives. It's never forced, and you never have to go where you don't want to go.
God set us free.
Pretty heroic ending after all.