Everyone understands the moral of movies after watching them but with the advent of conspiracy theories, one might wonder if there was something more to it in the mere film. It is interesting to see how various propaganda, subliminal messages, hidden motives and unique twists have become a part of even the most popular movies. The following list chronicles few of the many interesting movie conspiracy theories out there:
15. Inception is Actually about Film-Making
Apart from Christopher Nolan’s Inception being about stealing valuable information from a victim’s mind, it really is about the art of film-making. Every member of the “Dream Team” perfectly represents the vital positions of the people on a movie set.
If you observe carefully, Dom Cobb is the director, Eames is the leading actor, Arthur is the producer, Ariadne is the screenwriter, Saito is the studio executive, Yusuf is behind special effects, Fischer is the audience and the whole dream is the movie.
14. James Bond is Just a Codename
From Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, the world’s most famous spy James Bond has been played by seven different actors. An average fan might assume that it is the same character being played by different actors. However, due to difference in the versions’ personality traits and timelines, James Bond might be just a codename being passed on to one spy to another.
Think about it. It is not wise for a spy to reveal his name to his arch enemies. That gives them the opportunity to learn about his background and other connections. The assumption that “James Bond – 007” is actually a codename really makes more sense.
13. Willy Wonka is a Metaphor for Grim Reaper
Who would have ever guessed that the beloved Chocolatier is none other than the Grim Reaper himself? A conspiracy theory revolves around Willie Wonka is the personification of death and his factory being a metaphor for Hell.
Since the children cannot resist “Satan’s temptations”, they remain in hell one by one until Charlie is the only one remaining. Furthermore, the four children represent the seven deadly sins with Augustus showing greed and gluttony, Violet showing pride and lust, Veruca showing Envy andMike showing Wrath and Sloth.
12. Stan Lee is Uatu the Watcher
Stan Lee is the Vince McMahon of comic books. He is extremely creative and is responsible for creating several iconic comic book characters such as Spiderman, Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Thor, X-Men, Fantastic Four etc. For the fun of watching his creations onscreen close and personally, Lee has been in almost every Marvel movie for a cameo.
While it has seemed that he has been portraying different minor characters in every movie, some have concluded that Lee is actually portraying the human form of Uatu the Watcher – also one of his creations – in all of his movies.
11. Robocop is a Metaphor for Jesus Christ
He served humanity. He was wrongfully killed. He was resurrected and walked on the Earth again. If you think that this story only belongs to Jesus Christ then you are mistaken as RoboCop also shares the same tale. Believe it or not, RoboCop is more of a modern retelling of Jesus Christ.
Cop Alex Murphy’s arms were wide open as he lied on the floor at the mercy of criminals as they shot his arm and his head; an allegory of crucifixion, nail to the wrist and crown of thorns, respectively. Murphy is then resurrected as cyborg. Moreover, RoboCop – like Jesus – walks on water during the movie’s final battle.
10. All Quentin Tarantino’s Movies Share the Same Universe
Called a promoter of gun violence by some and a film-making genius by many, Quentin Tarantino is one of the greatest directors alive today. Known for creating eccentric movie characters, it has been frequently suggested that all of them coexist in the same universe.
For example, Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction and Vic Vega from Reservoir Dogs are brothers. Lee Donowitz from True Romance is the son of Inglorious Basterds character Donny Donowitz. Most notably, Earl and Edgar McGraw are in the movies Kill Bill, Death Proof and From Dusk Till Dawn.
9. Main Fight Club Characters are Grown up Calvin and Hobbes
Fight Club quickly gained a cult following upon its release due to the exceptional roles played by Edward Norton and Brad Pitt. Some have believed it to be a sick, twisted and adult version of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. The comic was about a young boy Calvin having an imaginary tiger named Hobbes as friend to make his life more interesting.
Observing that idea, it makes sense that the Narrator and Tyler Durden are actually older Calvin and Hobbes. Among the several striking similarities, it is convincing to note that the club founded by Calvin and Hobbes promoted fighting.
8. Snow White is about Cocaine Addiction
When it comes to animated movies, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is considered one of the greatest ever made. A box office success for Disney, it was classic story of a princess who was welcomed by seven dwarfs in their home.
Strangely enough, it has been suspected that Snow White herself was a metaphor for the cocaine drug and the names of the dwarfs represent the stages of person who uses it. At first, the user becomes happy and then sneezes. Later on, they get sleepy and feel bashful or depressed. At the end, the user will act dopey and may need to see a doc.