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15 Movie Theories Made Up By Fans That Will Completely Change The Films For You

Who doesn’t like twists in movies? Obviously, everyone does! Because everyone likes a good plot twist, the Internet has been flooded with fan speculations about everything. If you’re a die-hard fan, you won’t waste your time analyzing every small aspect. There could be all kinds of hidden meanings and Easter eggs you overlook when viewing a great movie! If you missed them out, then you don’t have to worry, because we’ve dug deep into the Internet to find the most intriguing and mind-blowing fan’s theories regarding your favorite classic and childhood films.

Films can be either plot-driven or leave us with unanswered questions. However, there’s still space for innovation in almost every movie and each scene. WALL-E, the Joker, the Harry Potter series, and even Toy Story have all been the subject of fan theories that dramatically change the original storylines we watched on the big screen. If you’ve ever wanted to see your favorite movies in a new light, you might want to check out some of these interesting theories.

So, keep scrolling down and check out these amazing fan theories:

1. Fan’s believe that E. T. was actually a Jedi knight from the Star-Wars universe.

Via © E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial / Universal Pictures© E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial / Universal Pictures

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the original Star Wars trilogy have an obvious relationship. Both films focus on alien intelligence, and their directors, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, are good friends. They were both released at the same time. Even though the first film’s protagonist, who is left behind on Earth, is a Jedi, there’s a notion that claims that he is nothing more and nothing less.

E.T.-like creatures show up in the Galactic Senate in Episode I: The Phantom Menace, lending credence to this notion. Also, on Halloween, E.T. runs into a Yoda-costumed kid and instantly recognizes him. To top it all off, the fact that he can make bicycles fly in the famous sequence from the Spielberg film could be explained by his Jedi-like ability to move objects.

2. In Back to the Future, Marty McFly died at least twice.

Via Back to the Future / To Be Continued

After Doc Brown’s death, Marty McFly saves him by prior warning him of the impending disaster and thereby preventing it from happening. According to some fans, Michael J. Fox’s character died at least twice in the trilogy and his adventure partner saved him by traveling back in time.

In the second episode, the scientist, played by Christopher Lloyd, saves his friend from death on Biff Tannen’s terrace, as well as from being run over in a tunnel in 1955. According to the theory, he would not have been in the right place at the right time if it hadn’t been for the fact that McFly died at some point in the timeline and Doc used the DeLorean to travel back in time and avoid it.

3. Willy Wonka is a fictionalized version of a character from The Divine Comedy.

Via Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / Warner Bros

One of these books is a children’s literature masterpiece, and the other is a classic poem about sin and theology. However, there appears to be a connection between the two pieces of writing. Dante Alighieri describes Charon, Hades’ boatman, transporting souls from the world of the living to the world of the dead in The Divine Comedy, just as Willy Wonka does in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, guiding children through the interior of his eccentric factory, even by boat.

Likewise, Dante divides Hell into nine circles, each of which is designed to punish a sinner for a specific sin he committed on Earth, just as Wonka’s scenarios are designed to expose the children’s flaws. This is why, for example, Augustus Gloop can’t handle gluttony and drowns in a river of chocolate, and Violet Beauregarde swallows a piece of chewing gum and transforms into a blueberry. The endings of both stories are also very similar: Dante rises to Paradise, just like Charlie, who passes all of the tests and escapes the place in a glass elevator.

4. WALL-E is pure evil, and he drove humanity out of paradise.

Via Wall-E / Pixar / Disney

WALL-E is a lovable character from the Pixar Universe. Although the robot projects joy and becomes a hero who saves humanity from wandering aimlessly through space, one theory contends that he isn’t all that sweet. It claims that he represents the biblical serpent who manages to expel Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden.

Those who live on the spaceship, according to this theory, are in Paradise. They are content, have everything they desire, and have no problems. But then WALL-E appears and gives something (a plant) to a robot named EVA, triggering a chain of events that compels humans to return to the desolate planet Earth. They no longer have a carefree existence:. They must work in order to survive. Conflict will inevitably erupt, ushering in a new cycle of deadly sins and destruction.

5. The theory behind Harry Potter’s “abracadabra”

Via  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows / Warner Bros..

“Avada Kedavra,” the killing curse, is directly related to “Muggles'” famous “Abracadabra” (humans without any magical powers). This was stated by J. K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, but a Reddit user went a step further and theorized about the history of these words, which sound similar but have different meanings.

According to this fan, wizards used the killing spell against Muggles. But, thanks to The International Statute of Secrecy in 1692, wizards began to hide, and those words became a myth. The phrase evolved slightly over time to “Abracadabra,” which was thought to have healing powers — the reverse intention of the original spell.

6. Shrek’s donkey is inspired by the story of Pinocchio.

Via  Pinocchio / Disney© Shrek / Dreamworks

All of the characters in Shrek are based on fairytales, including Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, and Rapunzel. This prompts some to question Donkey’s original story, and, predictably, there is a theory for him as well.  It is believed that he is based on the story of Pinocchio because there is a haunted place called “Pleasure Island” in the wooden boy’s world where children turn into donkeys.

Some of the kids who transform into donkeys in the 1940 Disney animated film appear to retain their human thinking and communication skills. Furthermore, this hypothesis is based on Donkey’s apparent memories of being human, such as when he tells Puss in Boots that he remembers wearing underwear.

7. The creator of the spell that makes Bill Murray repeat a day.

Via Groundhog Day / Sony Pictures

Groundhog Day became a modern cinema classic, but the plot never explains why the time loop that traps Phill Connor in living the same day over and over again. This prompted the audience to come up with their own responses. One of them mentions Ned Ryerson, an acquaintance whom the character meets on the street at the start of each day, as the person responsible for Bill Murray’s character being frozen in time.

According to this theory, Ned is a type of demon who seeks vengeance because he feels rejected by Phill. “Be careful with the first step,” he says with a devilish look, referring to the beginning of the curse according to the theory. Finally, on the last day, the main character agrees to cure him properly and buys him insurance, which frees him from the spell.

8. Toys in Toy Story aren’t real.

Via © Toy Story / Pixar / Disney

Toy Story fans will not be pleased with this theory, and many will try to disprove it. However, the toys were never alive, and the plots created in the films are stories about their owners, Andy and Bonnie, that they made up while playing with them or dealing with the loss of a toy.

Two explanations back up the idea. The first refers to the fact that no one has ever caught Woody, Buzz Lightyear, or the other toys in the midst of a compromising display of life. Sid was the only one who found out, but he didn’t tell anyone, or at least no one believed him. The second one wonders why, in the first film of the saga, Buzz and Forky would freeze when a human entered the room or lifted them up, if they didn’t even realize they were toys.

9. After defeating machines, humankind created the Matrix.

Via The Matrix Revolutions / Warner Bros.

The Matrix became the first classic movie, spawning video games, comic books, and animated short films. The film depicts how humanity covers the sky in order to deprive machines of solar energy. Machines, on the other hand, win the war by artificially creating humans, which they use as a source of energy. However, one user developed a theory upside down.

According to a new perspective, humans won the war, but at such a terrible price to the ecological system that the machines that survived were programmed to keep Humanity alive in augmented worlds. Because reality is apocalyptic and there aren’t enough resources for survival, humans live unconscious in a digital utopia.

10. The bad guy from Jurassic Park would have been saved by the hood.

Via  Jurassic Park / Universal Studios

Dennis Nedry, one of the villains in Jurassic Park’s first episode, is killed when he is attacked by a dilophosaurus while attempting to flee with the stolen embryos. According to one user, if the spy employee had simply left his hood on, his story, and the entire saga, would have been different.

This is why h is bright yellow coat resembled the dinosaur’s extendable crest. When Nedry slipped in the rain, causing his hood to fall off and distinguishing him as prey, the dilophosaurus simply changed his attitude and became aggressive.

11. The Joker from The Dark Knight was once a soldier.

Via  The Dark Knight / Warner Bros.

As per to a theory, the Joker from The Dark Knight is a former soldier who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of his mental problems, a condition that many war veterans suffer from when they return home. The 2008 film does not delve into the villain’s backstory, allowing fans to construct their own theories.

Heath Ledger’s character’s military background would explain his technical knowledge when using various firearms and explosives, as well as the scars on his face. In a scene where he was questioned by Batman, he demonstrated his understanding of how these arms and devices functioned. His face is also missing from the facial recognition system, implying that it was removed from the database at a certain point for security purposes.

12. Fan’s believe that Captain America is actually Star-Lord’s grandfather.

Via © Captain America: The Winter Soldier / Marvel© Guardians of the Galaxy / Marvel

In Captain America: The First Avenger, the actress who played Star-Lord’s mother Chris Pratt’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, made a cameo appearance. She appears as one of the followers who meets the superhero during the campaign to support America’s soldiers during World War II, which sparked speculation among fans that the meeting was more intimate than the cameras revealed and resulted in her becoming pregnant.

This occurred in the mid-1940s, and since Star-Lord was born in 1980, the timeline suggests that Steve Rogers could be his grandfather. This explains why he is more powerful than his father Ego’s other children, as seen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. However, director James Gunn publicly denied this unofficial account, claiming that the grandfather, who appears in the saga’s films, is the true biological father of the Star Lord’s mother.

13. Kevin from Home Alone was transformed into Jigsaw.

Via  Home Alone / Fox Movies© Saw II / Lionsgate

This is one of the theories that has actually gone viral, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t well-founded. Kevin McCallister from Home Alone grew up to become Jigsaw, the sadistic murderer from the SAW saga. After all, the character played by Macaulay Culkin enjoyed inflicting pain on would-be robbers, just as the villain in the horror film enjoyed torturing and inflicting pain on his victims.

Their strategies were also similar. They devised homemade traps and complex games to inflict pain on their prey. There’s a physical resemblance as well. They both have blonde hair and blue eyes. Their surnames are distinct. Jigsaw’s real name is John Kramer, but he may have changed his name. The theory has a major flaw in that Kevin is a boy in 1992, when Home Alone: Lost in New York was released, and would be around 50 years old when the first SAW film was released in 2004.

14. Remy and Ego have a historical connection in Ratatouille.

Via Ratatouille / Pixar / Disney

In Ratatouille, Ego, the harsh food critic, succumbs to Remy’s food, the rat who aspires to be a chef. Because it couldn’t be any other way, fans devised their own explanation. Ego’s house is where Remy begins to develop a cooking hobby. In fact, the rodent observes Ego’s mother while learning to cook.

The scenes depicting Remy learning to cook and those depicting Ego reminiscing about his childhood appear to take place in the same kitchen, which lends credence to this theory. However, director Brad Bird provided a less romantic explanation that the movie animators repurposed some of the images they had already developed to save time.

15. The story of Aladdin takes place in a post-apocalyptic future.

Via  Aladdín / Disney

The animated version of Aladdin, as well as its subsequent adaptation with flesh and bone actors, appear to take place in the past, though the year is never specified. However, a widely held belief contends that the events take place in a post-apocalyptic future.

The genie claims he was trapped inside the lamp for 10,000 years before being freed. When he makes clothes for his new master we can see items that resemble modern clothing, such as jackets and ties. Furthermore, at one point, he transforms Abu, Aladdin’s monkey, into a car and manipulates modern actors such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jack Nicholson. There appears to be only one explanation for displaying all of this knowledge after being imprisoned for so long, the story takes place in the future.

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