- Plenty of well-loved movies are full of easy-to-miss details, references, and jokes.
- There’s a Disney reference in “Shrek 2,” and a date on a flyer doesn’t make sense in “Mean Girls.”
- Warning: Spoilers ahead for the movies mentioned.
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Later on, when Claire gives Allison a makeover, she, unfortunately, uses that same brush on Allison’s brows.
While they’re discussing the terms of the agreement, Hades describes it as “boilerplate,” which is a standard legal contract form.
Boilerplate provisions require that rules be made about how the contract is interpreted, and in this case, that should’ve included a definition of what Meg’s safety entailed — being completely unharmed or simply remaining alive.
Since Hercules regains his power after Meg is injured, it would’ve benefited Hades to have been more careful with the exact wording of the deal.
The scene seems to be a dark parody of when Disney princesses sing with animals.
The moment gets even more morbid when the shot of the bird’s nest fades into one of its eggs frying on a rock as Fiona prepares breakfast for Shrek and Donkey.
While they’re on the beach, a wave comes in, and Shrek goes from embracing Fiona to kissing a mermaid who washed in from the ocean.
The mermaid has bright-red hair, a purple bra, and a greenish-blue tail that are very similar to Princess Ariel’s look in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”
When Troy first leaves the room, his basketball teammate Jason walks out behind him and pats him on the back.
A few seconds later, while Gabriella and Troy are talking, Jason can be seen exiting the same classroom for a second time.
The whole thing probably would’ve been less noticeable if Jason hadn’t drawn attention to himself by interacting with the main character during his first exit.
But when Ryan and Chad sit and eat together after the game, they’ve switched outfits.
Aside from Taylor commenting on Chad’s new hat, no other characters acknowledge this clothing switch.
It’s unclear why they did it, but this beloved detail has been used to support the fan-speculated relationship between Ryan and Chad.
Lola’s narrations throughout the film include imagined and exaggerated moments.
For example, while her mom drives them into New Jersey, Lola stares out the window and passes a construction sign that reads, “Abandon All Hope.”
They climb, shoot, and perform other physical challenges in addition to studying useful survival skills.
During the training montage, one of the District 5 tributes, Foxface, is shown matching symbols on a large screen.
But she doesn’t seem to be learning about the objects she’s clicking on since there aren’t any words on the screen, so the matching game doesn’t seem to provide any real survival skill.
But the movie never offers an explanation for one widely discussed scene.
When Wendy is running from Jack, she comes upstairs and looks into an open room where she sees a man in a dog costume who seems to be performing fellatio on a man in a suit.
Although the moment goes unexplained in the film, the characters have larger roles in the Stephen King book it was based on.
When he takes his time showering and styling his hair in the bathroom, there are at least 20 visible light- and dark-green towels scattered around the room.
There are both used towels hanging to dry along the wall and a number of clean towels stacked on the shelves.
Kevin has lots of siblings and cousins who were all just there and probably used the towels. But given the size of the McCallisters’ house, it probably isn’t the only bathroom, making the number of towels even more absurd.
During this montage, however, the cheer team is shown practicing the stunt that injured Carter at their first practice.
Since every character is wearing the same clothes as they were in that earlier scene, it seems like the film just recycled that footage into the cheer sequence.
But earlier in the movie, there’s a flyer in the girls’ bathroom that says the event takes place on November 27, 2003.
That’s a little early for a winter-holiday-themed event, but it’s even stranger because November 27 was the date of Thanksgiving that year, so it’s unlikely there’d be a school event that day.
Before Heather and Veronica go to the party at the beginning of the movie, Veronica eats in her backyard with her parents.
Her dad asks what school was like after spring vacation and why he enjoys spy novels.
Veronica replies, “Because you’re an idiot” and her mother shakes her head, smiles, and says, “You two.”
When Veronica eats with her parents before Heather’s funeral, her dad instead asks what school was like after Heather’s suicide and why he enjoys smoking.
Veronica and her mother have the exact same replies as the first scene.
Both scenes also end with Veronica delivering almost identical lines. She says, “Great pâté, but I gotta motor if I wanna make that party tonight” in the first scene, and “Great pâté, but I gotta motor if I wanna be ready for that funeral” in the second one.
That was actually the first and only time a Disney princess has kissed her film’s villain.
Though Anna and Hans almost kiss in “Frozen,” Hans pulls away before it happens.
The reports show basic stats about the children, such as name and age, along with information on what scares them, when they’ve last been scared, and what they’ve previously reacted to.
For example, Boo’s file says she’s afraid of snakes, which explains why she’s so scared of Randall.
The idea of keeping files on children’s worst fears is pretty twisted, but there’s an impressive amount of detail in each file from an animation standpoint.
Later in the film, the zombie ends up breaking the stitches on his lips so he can speak, and when he does, moths fly out of his mouth.
The vampires don’t eat food, so he never does anything with the eggs, and most fans didn’t even notice them until a TikTok pointed it out.
“Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke told Insider’s Olivia Singh in May that she saw actor Kellan Lutz with the eggs on set and thought it would be a funny detail to include in the film.
When Woody is trapped under a crate in Sid’s room, there’s a book behind him titled “Improvised Interrogation Handbook” from the “Department of the Army Technical Manual.”
The book explains how Sid honed his craft, but the background prop also seems to imply that the army utilizes cruel interrogation tactics, which is a bit heavy for a kid’s movie.
At one point, he races by a couple having a heated argument during which a woman is pointing a gun at a man moments before they start kissing.
Remy hears the gun go off, but neither person seems to have been injured.
The couple then appears to further make up over the course of the movie.
When Skinner is chasing Remy at the end, they run past what appears to be the same pair on a date at an outdoor restaurant.
As she’s responding to him, a message from Margot pops up in the middle of her screen.
Because of this, Lara Jean accidentally sends a message to Peter that she thought she was sending to her sister.
But when new messages come in on an iPhone, they appear at the top of the screen rather than as pop-ups in the middle of a different text conversation. So this text mishap wouldn’t exactly happen that way in real life.
For example, one mother’s head is cut off by window shades, and a radio announcer’s face is completely out of frame.
But grandparents’ and children’s faces are shown, so there appears to only be a certain generation of adults who get blocked.
But the pet doesn’t do much and is rarely spoken about after the first 10 minutes. In fact, Bleeker never even moves during his scenes.
Per Refinery29, director David Fincher loved the cat who played Bleeker, Cheeto, because of his stationary habits.
“… The beauty of Cheeto was wherever you placed Cheeto, that’s where he was going to stay for that day,” he said. “So continuity with Cheeto was never an issue.”
During those talks, he sits behind a desk that faces out toward Cher rather than toward him.
All of the drawers make this placement obvious, and there’s even a visible cutout for a chair on the opposite side from where his chair actually is.
Although most viewers are paying attention to Gigi’s chaos, there are two students who appear to be having a full-on fencing match in the background of the scene.
The students are in full gear, and everyone around them seems to be oblivious to their presence.
In one of the emails with the subject “re: what do you think …,” the preview of the message says “sure, might get there late.”
This seems to imply that in 2019, Dani is still emailing her friends to make plans instead of texting them, which would make it a lot quicker and easier.
Most school-spirit scenes in movies focus on cheering on the team, but this one features more signs showing hatred toward the rival than support for the Rydell High Rangers.
Students carry signs that read “RIP” and “Death to the Gladiators,” and they’re even burning a doll that’s meant to represent the other team’s players.
The title of the newspaper and the headline of the article are both legibly written in English, but the content of the article is just random strings of letters.
As he leaves her office, there’s a visible poster on her wall that appears to be a cover of a romance novel.
Although the poster doesn’t really seem appropriate for a high-school guidance counselor’s office, it does fit the character seeing as she’s penning an erotic novel throughout the movie.
The moment is supposed to be an accident. But before the collision, viewers can clearly see the person who hits him pick up the tray, swing it toward his head, and pretend to stumble.
The wall the Browns stand in front of at the restaurant has plenty of framed pictures of trains, which makes sense since they’re on the platform, but there are also a comical number of signs on the shop’s front door.
There’s a standard one that says “open,” and others stating the shop’s accessibility and the fact that it doesn’t accept euros.
But there’s also a sign that says no dogs are allowed inside, so it’s odd that the employees let a bear in without question.
When a boy is pulled into his bed and killed, a giant geyser of blood erupts, spraying up toward the ceiling.
But not all of the blood sprays follow the same trajectory. After the initial geyser, some of the splatters are clearly tilting toward the top left portion of the screen.
According to Film School Rejects, cinematographer Jacques Haitkin said that the rouge blood splatters actually happened because they filmed the scene in one take in a rotating room.
After the liquid was poured through the opening in the bed, it hit the light fixture and became electrified, which caused it to slosh back and forth.