Hi to you movie buffs. Say, you, when you watch a film, do you pause every five minutes to find invisible details of the film? We don’t, but we like to discover the details that others have found for us, especially when these details give big clues about the scenario. Grab your popcorn and come and enjoy it with us.
1. Iron Man spoils the whole movie in one detail
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At the start of the film, while Tony Stark is being held hostage, his captors speak in a language we don’t understand. We imagine that they make a ransom demand, like any kidnapper worth their salt, but in fact not at all. In reality, they spoil the film by giving the identity of the big bad guy in the story. No big deal, you might say, since no one understands their language… yes but no. In fact, they speak in Urdu, the official language of Pakistan, also spoken in part of India, so many viewers were spoiled by this scene. It’s funny but not cool.
2. In the movie Predators, we can estimate how long Predators have been hunting humans
One of the Predators has a Homo Erectus skull in its lair, which means its species has been hunting humans for at least 70,000 years. There you go, after if you didn’t notice it was a Homo Erectus skull, maybe you can go back to school and re-read your advanced archeology course, what do you want I tell you…
3. In Batman VS Superman, we know in advance that Batman has prepared his fight well
At one point in the film, we can see Bruce Wayne equip himself with grenades. And on these grenades, it is marked “Pb”, the scientific abbreviation of “lead”. Yes, grenades are lead, THE ONLY MATTER Superman can’t see through with his x-rays. Batman therefore used lead grenades to hide the kryptonite and thus succeed in subduing Superman. Super smart dude. Well after that, you had to have very good eyes to understand all that.
4. In Knives Out, a detail clears Marta
In the flashback where we see Marta pass through the window, she does not once set foot on the windowsill. The fingerprint that the private detective Benoît Blanc found is therefore necessarily that of someone else, and we will learn later that it was that of Ransom, the rebellious BG of the family.
5. The Witch storyline may have its explanation in drugs
In this horror film where clearly weird things are happening in all directions, we can see at one moment an ear of corn that seems contaminated by ergot, a hallucinogenic mushroom. The characters could therefore all have consumed it without doing it on purpose and have been on a bad trip throughout the film. Director Robert Eggers has confirmed that it was indeed ergot, so we’re pretty much on to a good explanation.
6. We may know why Aldo has a scar on his neck in Inglourious Basterds
In Tarantino’s film, we learn that Aldo, the American character who likes to scalp Nazis, has Native American blood in his veins. This is what could have earned him his neck scar, probably caused by an attempted hanging or strangulation by the Klu Klux Klan under the pretext that he had these origins. So we understand better why he has such a murderous hatred towards racists of all kinds.
7. A clue to the identity of Lieutenant Lois Einhorn is revealed in Ace Ventura
In Ace Ventura, the villain of the story, Ray Finkle, assumes the identity of a woman, Lieutenant Lois Einhorn, throughout the film. Normally, we only know it at the end, but if we are particularly attentive, a detail reveals the POTOROSE well before. ÉNÉFÉ, at a time when Ace Ventura finds himself in Lois’ office, we can see that some fruit has been placed on the desk in a very subtle way to put us on the track.
8. In X-Men: Beginnings, we know how Magneto will kill Sebastian Shaw
Erik Lehnsherr, the young Magneto, killed Sebastian Shaw, the Nazi who had killed his mother before his eyes, by pushing a piece of metal through his skull. A very original way to kill someone you could never have predicted. Unless we had kept in mind an earlier scene in the film where Erik tossed a coin at a drawing representing Shaw. On the contrary, everything was well planned.
9. Still in X-Men: Beginnings, Erik’s mother was somewhat doomed to die
Since we’re on this piece of metal story, let’s remember that, if Erik Lehnsherr’s mother died, it’s because Sebastian Shaw forced Erik to move a piece of metal and Erik failed. In fact, this coin, it was a 5 reichsmark coin from the Nazi era, and it is made of silver, which is a very weakly magnetic material. That’s why Erik couldn’t get her to move when he still had poor control of his powers. If she had been asked to move an iron piece, her mother would probably have survived.
10. At the end of Lord of the Rings, Sam becomes mayor of Hobbiton
If you have some notions of Elvish (yes, there are people who learn geek invented languages), then you have managed to understand what Frodo wrote in his memoirs at the end of the Return of the King. In these few lines, he indicates that his friend Sam has become mayor of Hobbiton, their small village in the Shire. We expected no less from Sam, the best character in Lord of the Rings.