The human outline in Life of Pi
Life of Pi is full of a sense of unity between people and nature. Both scientists and ordinary viewers agree on that. Some shots in this film are even more symbolic than they look. Movie fans found a human outline in the green mountains and hills.
The license plate in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
According to Marvel fans, there are lots of Easter eggs in license plates in Marvel movies. For example, this license plate is a reference to “The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #3” in which Doctor Octopus makes his first appearance.
Hector’s bare feet in Coco
Héctor spends the movie with torn clothes and without shoes. It’s only at the end when he is welcomed back to the Rivera family that his clothes are clean and that he has access to the family’s legacy: shoes.
Peeta Mellark’s collar
In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, Peeta communicates with Katniss through the TV. Everyone standing in front of the screen is listening to the winner of The Hunger Games and his partner knows that he is forced to give this speech. The creators made the collar look like it’s a threat to Peeta.
Eyebrows of Pandora’s inhabitants
Avatar, like Titanic, has become one of the most prominent works of James Cameron. People were supposed to go to the planet Pandora, where giant blue creatures, called Na’vi, live. In order to make the expedition look like the creatures, the people had avatars, which are bodies that can be controlled.
And even though all the blue characters looked alike, there were still 2 differences between the real creatures of Pandora and those with avatars. Engineers created avatars with 5 fingers, while Na’vi have only 4. And also, real Na’vi don’t have eyebrows. They have stripes on their skin that look like eyebrows, but they have no hair. The same is true for the second film.
Miss Congeniality’s talent show dress
The colorful dress worn by the main character of Miss Congeniality was hard to forget, because it looked very funny on agent Gracie Hart. But very few people noticed where the idea to dress an FBI agent like this came from. The character had too little time to come up with a costume, so they just reused the dress from the girl who was giving out the leaflets at the entrance.
Margot’s suit and earrings in The Menu
Margot’s suit gives us a hint about her fate from the very start of the movie. The leather jacket and black rugged boots she wears indicate her desire to be strong and stand firmly on her own 2 feet. However, when Margot takes off her jacket in the restaurant, her lilac silk dress conveys a sense of vulnerability.
However, the key detail that reveals Margo’s fate is her English pin-shaped earrings. Symbolically, they suggest that she is safe and will be the only character who manages to escape from the island.
The award for The Matrix video game
Another detail you can notice only if you pause the film is the award on Neo’s desk. In the 4th film of the franchise, the camera goes along the desk and shows the award. It says it was given for The Matrix video game, made by Deus Machina, a company that Keanu Reeves owns. It was given in 1999, when the first film was released. So, the creators pose a question of what is real in this film and what is not.
The characters’ clothes in Encanto
The clothing of the characters in the animated movie Encanto reflects who they are. For example, Luisa, the strongest character in the film, is wearing a dress that has dumbbell designs, Dolores has sound waves depicted on her skirt (she has super hearing), and Pepa has weather symbols because the weather in the city depends on her mood. And if you look closely, you can find something in each character’s outfit that speaks about them.
Black Widow’s emblem in Peter Parker’s drawings
In the 2002 Spider-Man, the character played by Tobey Maguire explores ideas for what his costume will look like and what symbol he will use. One of the options that Peter Parker rejected was the Black Widow’s emblem, another Marvel Comics character: the red hourglass, slightly modified in the movies but still recognizable.
By the way, fans have a theory as to why Spider-Man’s costume is red. The superhero chose this color because it is associated with his favorite girl, Mary Jane, who has red hair.
Forrest Gump’s laces
Only an observant viewer will notice that, in the scene where Forrest Gump is sitting at a bus stop, his sneakers are very dirty, but his shoelaces are completely white. According to the fans of the movie, the character wants to show that he is trying his best to preserve the gift from his beloved woman. Gump has been wearing these shoes for all these years and has done everything to keep them going.
There is another theory as to why the character acted this way. This time, viewers recall the words of Forrest’s friend, Lieutenant Dan, who taught him to always take care of his feet.
The bookshelf of president Orlean in Don’t Look Up
In Don’t Look Up, we often see a book, written by the character of Meryl Streep, president Orlean. But the biggest number of these books is seen in her own office! Viewers think it was a way to convey her arrogance by way of narcissistic behavior.
The shoe in Inside Out
Pixar Studios adores leaving Easter eggs in their animated films. The Oscar-winning movie Inside Out was no exception. Observant viewers found an object in the film that they were already familiar with. We mean the boot that is among other things in the head of the film’s protagonist. This same boot can be seen in an earlier studio film, WALL-E. It was in this boot that the little robot grew a plant.
Nick Fury and Jules Winnfield are one person
Another never-ending source of secret messages are Marvel films. Some people believe that Nick Fury from the Marvel universe and Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction are the same guy. Both characters were played by Samuel L. Jackson, and the words Jules says at the end of Tarantino’s film are written on Nick’s tombstone.
The newspaper in The Polar Express
In one of the first shots of The Polar Express, we see a newspaper with the name of a mall: “Lone Pine Mall.” If you think you’ve seen this name before, you’re right. It was the name of the mall in the 1985 film Back to the Future.
Viewers even have an explanation for this coincidence: The Polar Express is set in 1956, on Christmas, and Back to the Future — in 1955. So, the character of both movies lived at the same time, and would have been able to visit the same mall.
Nike logo on a knight’s armor
In A Knight’s Tale, viewers saw a logo we all know very well — Nike. The founder of Nike approved of using the logo in the movie. The man’s name is Phil Knight. His last name is the same as the word in the film’s title.