[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]ometimes we ignore the small, deliberate details in flicks that are so awesome that they are unbelievable. Crizic brings you the 14 mind-blowing overlooked facts about famous movies that will change the way you see them:
The entire plot of Home Alone is set into motion when Kevin gets into a fight with his family over spilled milk.
In the movie Inception most people that watched believed Cob’s token is the spinning top but he clearly states in the movie that it was his wife’s. If you go online there is a consensus that Cob’s token is his wedding ring. This changes a lot about the story because you realize Cob has never struggled with knowing when he is and isnt awake. He only keeps the top to show how he struggles with forgiving himself of his wife’s death. The end of the film now doesnt show a mystery of whether or not Cob is awake but it represents him letting go of his wife.
The little boy from The Shining had no idea he was making a horror movie, not until after it was finished and released. Now you can look at The Shining again, but through his truly innocent eyes.
The voice of ET was played by a 2 pack a day smoker who had never acted before. That was her actual voice.
The main plot of The Matrix was supposed to use human brains as processors for the machines, not power sources. That’s why Neo could do all those things; he could interact with the code more fully.
In Kill Bill: Vol. 1 The Bride kills ~100 people.
In Kill Bill: Vol. 2 The Bride kills only one.
In The Shawshank Redemption, Red tells Andy that Zihuatanejo is just a “shitty pipe dream.” Andy crawls through a shitty pipe to get to his dream.
There is no music in Castaway the entire time he is stranded on the island. They did this to heighten the feeling of isolation.
(From a TVTrope about I Am Legend) In the post-apocalyptic movies the action almost always centers around heroic characters searching for safety, or even a mythical promised land, and before they get there, they almost always have to meet an eccentric, borderline crazy hermit who gives them an important piece of information or item, helps them on their way, and then gets killed. The young woman and boy were the typical hero characters, and Will Smith was a minor supporting character, but for once, we got to see his story instead of theirs.
Indiana Jones is completely irrelevant to the plot of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
In Fight Club,
When Tyler Durden calls The Narrator back in the phone booth, the camera slowly tracks in towards the phone. On the left of the phone, a notice can be seen saying “No incoming calls allowed.”
When Tyler and the Narrator are on the bus, the long-haired guy pushes past Tyler without a word, then says “excuse me” as he pushes past the Narrator.
When Tyler and the Narrator hit the first car with baseball bats, Tyler hits first, but the alarm is triggered only after the Narrator hits.
After the car crash, you see Tyler pulling the Narrator out of the driver’s side.
So many littered throughout the movie.
Only one person died in the the first Rambo (first blood), and it was accidental.
The film Watchmen depicts how different many world events would have been with superheroes (especially Dr. Manhattan) present. For example, the Vietnam war is won by the U.S. in a week with Dr. Manhattan’s help, and the famous photo of a sailor kissing a nurse when World War II ends becomes a picture of a female superhero kissing that same nurse. There are ten million changes, many of them extremely significant, that occur in world history because of the addition of superheroes. So at the beginning of the movie, there is a montage of superhero history, with a scene of the Night Owl punching out a thug outside the stage door of a movie theatre. But guess what? The signs in the background show the production in question to be Die Fledermaus (The Bat), the venue is Gotham Opera House and that couple emerging from the theater in the left side of the frame are presumably Martha and Thomas Wayne. There’s even a Batman poster! In the Watchmen universe, Bruce Wayne never becomes Batman, because his parents aren’t killed (To everyone puzzled about how a Batman poster could exist if there was no Batman/Bruce Wayne hadn’t turned into Batman yet: It’s a wink and a nod, so to speak, to the Batman comic book. It’s not supposed to make logical, rational sense in the timeline of the movie, really. It’s just a reference, something directing your attention to what the filmmakers are getting at).
In Avengers, Loki wins.
Loki desires to rule Asgard. In Thor 1, he is exiled from Asgard and everyone is on the watch for him. He is the God of Mischief, so what does he do? He causes mischief.
Enlists the aid of Chitari under the guise of wanting to rule Midgard (why would he want to settle for lowly Midgard?). He knows Thor protects that realm and would come to its aid. And so he did.
Chitari are thwarted and Loki is held responsible, and what is his punishment? An escort right back into Asgard. Where he wanted to be from the very beginning.
From there, its time to start working from the inside, which he absolutely does in Thor 2.