While movie-making is a process that requires a massive world and takes more than a year to finish, not every film gets good reviews in the end. So, filmmakers always feel that their movies are not “deep” enough and decide to put some Easter eggs in movies’ nooks and crannies.
These movie details are so small that you could miss them in just one blink. In fact, only movie fans who rewatch it thousands of times could figure them out. So don't be shocked if someone conveys some hidden message in your favorite movie that might leave you in awe.
Below are 19 movie details we should’ve noticed earlier. Scroll down and check them out!
#1 The familiar alien language in Men in Black
Source: © Men in Black / Amblin Entertainment
Men in Black's pantry scene features worm-like creatures communicating in "Huttese," a language used by another well-known extraterrestrial from a different universe—Jabba the Hutt from the Star Wars series.
#2 This cool pantheon in Thor: Love and Thunder
Source: © Thor: Love and Thunder / Marvel Studios
Other mythical characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, aside from the Greek and Norse Gods, were brought to life in Thor: Love and Thunder. The Wakandan panther goddess Bast and the Mayan winged wind serpent deity Kukulkan are seated in front of Thor and his friends.
#3 This subtle Wolverine Easter egg in The Greatest Showman
Source: © The Greatest Showman / Twentieth Century Fox
In The Greatest Showman, you can spot a clever touch nestled in the corners of executive producer James Mangold's frame as the credits roll. It turns out that Mangold also helmed Logan, a box office hit starring both movies' leading actor, Hugh Jackman.
#4 This funny detail in Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico
Source: © Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico / Warner Bros. Animation
When Fred tries to clarify the distinction between "manana" and "mañana" in a scene from Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico, he still manages to get it wrong by spelling it “manaa.”
#5 This clever canine detail in Zootopia
Source: © Zootopia / Walt Disney Animation Studios
When you see the animated movie Zootopia, dogs might be out of sight, but wolves are, and there's definitely a solid reason why. Since Zootopia is an animal haven without any humans present, it is likely impossible for wolves to have been domesticated into the canines we presently keep as pets.
#6 The consistency in Titanic
Source: © Titanic / Paramount Pictures
Victor Garber, who plays Thomas Andrews, the builder of the movie's namesake ship, is occasionally seen in the movie clutching a pocket notebook. He had a habit of walking around the ship and making notes on any adjustments he thought were needed.
#7 This tribute in Top Gun: Maverick
Source: © Top Gun: Maverick / Paramount Pictures
If you pay careful attention, you can see Lt. Jake "Hangman" Seresin dialing "86" to play Foghat's Slow Ride during the jukebox sequence in Top Gun: Maverick. This seems to be a throwback to 1986, the year that the original Top Gun film was released.
#8 This clever callback in Bullet Train
Source: © Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief / Fox 2000 Pictures, © Bullet Train / CTB Inc.
In Bullet Train, Lemon made a passing allusion to the beloved Percy Jackson character played by actor Logan Lerman by labeling "The Son" as a "Percy" and applying a Percy sticker from Thomas and Friends on his forehead.
#9 This playful homage in Frankenweenie
Source: © Frankenweenie / Walt Disney Pictures
In Frankenweenie, when all animals
mutate into Kaiju-like monsters, Shelley the pet turtle may be seen destroying the town. This might be interpreted as a tribute to Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, on whose work the film is based. It could be a tribute to Shelley Duvall, who starred in the same-named short in 1984.
#10 This glaring inaccuracy in The Hunger Games
Source: © The Hunger Games / Lionsgate
The Hunger Games character Katniss Everdeen is renowned for her skill with an arrow and in the field of hunting. However, according to experts, she used her bow and arrows with poor technique, which put others at risk for harm.
#11 This uncanny resemblance in Spider-Man: Homecoming
Source: © The Incredible Hulk / Marvel Studios, © Spider-Man: Homecoming / Marvel Studios
One specific instance was the presence of actor Martin Starr in two Marvel productions, The Incredible Hulk (2006) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). The MCU has revealed that Roger Harrington, played by Starr, is the same person in the two films, which are set decades apart.
#12 These blink-and-miss details in Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Source: © Atlantis: The Lost Empire / Walt Disney Animation Studios
All of the heroes receive crystals from the buried city as a gift from the Atlanteans after Atlantis: The Lost Empire. They craft each of their crystals into unique accessories, such as Audrey's choker and Mrs. Packard's broach.
#13 This borrowed equipment from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Source: © Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse / Marvel Entertainment, © Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs / Sony Pictures Animation
Although Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduced us to a variety of Spider-Mans, we couldn't help but notice the FLDSMDRF, or Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator, hovering around a scene in the third act. Notably, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller also served as the movie's producers.
#14 This university shoutout in Coraline
Source: © Coraline / Focus Features a
Coraline’s producer, Bill Mechanic, showed some love to his alma mater by having the blue-haired heroine’s workaholic dad wear a green Michigan State University sweater. The mechanic even came back to campus to do a screening of the film.
#15 This island souvenir in Lilo & Stitch
Source: © Moana / Walt Disney Animation Studios, © Lilo & Stitch / Walt Disney Animation Studi
As we can detect a recognizable hook persisting in both Lilo & Stitch and Moana, the Polynesian history is evident in both movies. David from Lilo & Stitch can be seen sporting a necklace with a pendant that looks like the enormous hook worn by Moana's demigod Maui.
#16 Gromit’s academic journey in Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Source: © Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit / DreamWorks Animation
In a scene from Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Gromit is seen receiving an Engineering for Dogs degree from a particular Dogwarts University, a parody of Harry Potter's Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
#17 The meaning behind Bruno’s green visions in Encanto
Source: © Encanto / Walt Disney Animation Studios
Green has more significance than just being Bruno's favorite hue, particularly in relation to his visions in Encanto. Emeralds are thought to aid in future prediction by magicians.
#18 This foxy reference in Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Source: © Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio / The Jim Henson Company
The main adversary of Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, Count Volpe, a ruthless and dismal circus owner, blends the classic and Disney-fied fairy tales. Volpe, which is an amalgamation of Stromboli and Honest John the Fox from the Disney version, literally translates to "fox" in Italian.
#19 This shoutout to a high school icon in Do Revenge
Source: © Do Revenge / Likely Story, © Clueless / Paramount Pictures
Do Revenge contains a ton of nods to movies from the 1990s, but one, in particular, caught my eye: "Horowitz Hall," the name of a structure. It might be a wink to Alicia Silverstone's portrayal of adolescent superstar Cher Horowitz from Clueless, who was the film's queen bee.