Look, who said that every film director, screenwriter, every producer, all the managers and staff members think through all the little and more obvious details when making a movie? Well, nobody actually promised that, but it’s sort of a no-brainer.
The reality is often different, though. Take The Dark Knight, Avengers, Home Alone, The Return of the Jedi and many of our other all-time favorite films, scroll through this online Reddit community, and face the fact that far from everything there is picture perfect, let alone makes sense.
So today we’re diving into the worst, cringiest, most illogical, and ‘what on earth were they thinkin’’-kind of movie details that give the words ‘bad’ and ‘not smart’ a whole new meaning. Psst! Part 1 awaits right here around the corner!
In Wonder Woman (2017), Diana is able to get to London from her remote island in only a day because she is an Amazon, and therefore qualifies for next day shipping.
Previously, Bored Panda reached out to the moderator team of the subreddit to which we are thankful for this awesome compilation. The subreddit created on July 6, 2017 was born because the top mod “saw an opening in the market,” commented Merari01.
"People on reddit love making silly jokes and puns,” they said and added: “There's lots of in-jokes and running gags and that makes a good breeding ground for playfully memeing in the context of movies," which contributed to the sub’s success.
In Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021), Barry Allen breaks a Window by merely touching it. This is because Windows no longer supports Flash.
In The Fate of the Furious (2018), Dwayne Johnson says that rubber bullets were a mistake. This is because the guards should've used paper bullets instead to defeat The Rock.
In Batman Begins (2005), Bruce Wayne decides to fight crime after his parents are killed. This is because rich people only care about a cause after it affects them personally.
However, it turns out that many people don’t notice the sarcasm and take the posts on the subreddit seriously. But, “it’s part of the fun,” Merari01 laughed.Today, the community has a solid 627k members willing to share the crappiest moments and cringy details they spot in some of the best movies.
It’s worth mentioning that the sub also serves as an antidote to another hugely popular subreddit known as r/moviedetails with 2.5M members. We previously wrote about this community here, here and here. Contrary to the subreddit that posts only the crappiest details from movies, r/moviedetails is a serious treasure box for anyone into cinema. It features some of the most intriguing, surprising, and smart little details and Easter eggs.
"Lincoln" grossed over $275,000,000 in movie theaters, which is ironic since historically Lincoln doesn't do too well in theaters.
In The Cronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy decide to rule Narnia. This is because they are British, and the country had not been colonised yet.
So in order to find out how even the most loyal film watchers miss some of these Easter eggs and what’s the significance behind them, we spoke with Lisa Yaszek, a Regents Professor of Science Fiction Studies at Georgia Tech, where she researches and teaches science fiction as a global language crossing centuries, continents, and cultures.
“Even the most loyal film watchers miss some Easter eggs because directors know that the hunt is half the fun! The more you rewatch a film, the more you’ll see and appreciate all the hard, detailed labor that goes into it.
”The professor said that she, for example, has watched the Alien films a million times. Moreover, she teaches gender studies, “so you’d think I’d be the perfect person to catch the reference to Alien in Aliens—especially since it appears in a file about one character’s gendered medical history! But I never noticed it until now—and it makes me want to go back to see if there are any other cool references or connections in similar scenes.”
In Black Widow (2021), a BMW is shown to have functioning turn signals. This is to show that the movie is fictional and not based on a true story.
Even Hollywood knows how lawsuit-happy Nintendo is.
Wow who knew.
“Also, even if filmmakers wanted to make things a little easier for fans, I don’t think they could create a product where everyone was guaranteed to find every surprise. The world of each film—and really, the world we live in every day—is incredibly detailed, and different people tend to notice different things, based on a combination of personal traits: some people have a gift for recognizing faces and so would be most likely to catch the Easter eggs in films like Star Wars films in which cast and crew family members take walk-on roles, while others who are better at remembering images might be the first or even only ones to catch that certain items are passed down through families in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings series.”
In Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Karen Gillian and Jack Black face a great dilemma as they find themselves stuck between a Rock and a Hart place.
In The Matrix Revolutions(2003) The Humans Consistently Use The Metric System. Indicating that the Imperial System got thrown in the trash where it belongs.
The Fifth Element (1997) has absolutely nothing to do with Boron.
But Lisa said that’s part of what makes Easter egg hunting in films so fun: “it’s a community process! Even if we watch films on our own personal devices, sooner or later we’re likely to connect with others who have also watched those films, and then we have the pleasure of comparing notes and working together to find even more,” the professor concluded.
VIN Diesel’s full legal name, Vehicle Identification Number Diesel, was the sole determining factor in his original casting for the Fast & Furious franchise.
In Dark Phoenix (2019) Charles Xavier made his students wear an "X" on their chests so that the enemy would aim at them instead of him.
In Baby’s Day Out (1994), production nearly stopped multiple times after the crew ran out of babies while filming the ledge scenes.
In Return of the Jedi (1983), Darth Vader reveals he’s a master harmonica player.
In Doctor Strange (2016) Wong doesn’t find any of Strange’s jokes to be funny. At the end of the film Strange makes a bad joke and Wong laughs. This is now because Doctor Strange is his boss.
In The Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore calls Voldemort by his birth name, Tom. This foreshadows the fact that J.K. Rowling does not respect people's chosen identities.
Actor Noah Ringer hated filming "The Last Airbender" so much that he tattooed a huge downvote on his head to symbolize how much this movie sucked.
Before acting in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Carrie Fisher had never seen a single Star Wars movie.
In Avengers: Endgame (2019), Scarlet Johansson throws herself off a cliff so she doesn’t have to be part of the girl power scene.
In Watchmen (2009), the patterns on Rorschach's mask constantly shift around and show various images of my parents fighting.
The same woman who appears as a background extra in this George Clooney scene in Ocean's Thirteen (2007) also appears in the background of a George Clooney scene in Gravity (2013).
In the movie The Shining, if you zoom into Jack Torrance's green knitted tie you can spot the hedge maze where he got lost and died.
In Knives Out (2019), a bunch of knives are hanging out. This is why the movie is called Knives Out.
In Spider-Man (2002) Peter Parker sold pictures of himself for money. This is a reference to how he was the first OnlyFans model.
In Fantastic Four (2005) the characters represent the four elements: fire, earth, invisibility, and stretching.
Little did you know.
In Arrival (2016), Amy Adams tries her best to convince the aliens she is not the imposter.
In Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), you don’t actually have to watch the first 1,983 Wonder Woman movies to understand the plot.
In Back to the Future Part II (1989), Marty McFly puts his bare sock on wet concrete. This is a reference to the fact he's a goddamn maniac.
In Joker (2019) we see Joker wearing red and lifting his arms to take flight. But he couldn't fly because, despite the actor's name, he is not a real Phoenix.
In Midsommar (2019) the action takes place in Sweden. You can tell that because the villagers are seen using Ikea kitchenware!
In ’Lost in Translation’ (2003) you can’t hear what Bill Murray whispers to Scarlett Johansson but if you turn the subtitles on you can tell he says "Whispering, Indistinct".
In Pulp Fiction (1994), Marcelus Wallace says he is pretty f***ing far from OK, because Los Angeles in 850 miles from Oklahoma, which is pretty f***ing far.
In order to keep the title of the movie Home Alone (1990) accurate, Macaulay Culkin had to film all his scenes at his house by himself with no one else on set.