Movie Theories That Just Might Be True!
Did you ever wonder was there more to that movie you just finished watching? Yeah, we know the feeling. While browsing the internet for some answers we came across some wacky but amazing theories that even have some evidence to back them up. Real movie junkies will enjoy these for sure.
Theory: Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) is actually a time traveler who is sent back in time to make sure Rose (Kate Winslet) doesn’t commit suicide by jumping off the Titanic. If she does, the ship would have to stop, thus preventing it from hitting the iceberg in the first place because the delay would lead to warmer weather by the time they get to that doomed spot in the ocean. And that change would alter the course of history forever.
Evidence: He has no money from that time period; he gambles for his tickets. He mentions landmarks that were not around in 1912, like Lake Wissota and the Santa Monica Pier. Plus, his haircut and his backpack were not accurate for that era. Hence, he’s from the future and his only mission is to make sure Rose survives. That’s why he is so concerned with her mere seconds after meeting her.
#2 Harry Potter
Theory: The reason the Dursleys are so mean to Harry is because he is a Horcrux and that evil poison has been affecting them for years.
Evidence: You might think that the Dursleys are terrible to Harry just for the sake of being a–holes, but when you think about who (or what) Harry actually is, you might understand their hatred. Harry is a Horcrux, as we learn later in the series, and we all know how terribly those things affect bystanders. Ron became cruel after wearing the necklace for only a few weeks. Imagine how messed up you would be if you lived with a Horcrux under the stairs for a decade?!
#3 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theory: The crazy events that happened to those kids in the chocolate factory in the original 1971 film were no accidents. Wonka knew what was going to happen all along.
Evidence: After Augustus gets sucked up into the pipe, the group boards the boat to go through the scariest tunnel of all time. But if you look closely, you’ll notice there is only enough seats for the current group, meaning that Wonka knew they’d be minus two participants at that point. Later on, they drive the car that shoots out cream and there are only four seats. The tour was planned around the dwindling numbers. Why does he want those kids to meet their demise? They are many theories regarding Wonka’s motive, but some people say the kids help him make the candy.
#4 Peter Pan
Theory: Peter Pan is actually an angel that holds hands with kids as they pass on to the next life, aka Neverland.
Evidence: The reason these kids never grow up is because they’re all dead. Peter appears before dying kids and makes sure to fly them off safely to heaven. And when you consider the original tale of Peter Pan, it kind of makes sense.
In the original story, it’s thought that Peter Pan murder lost boys before they can get too old: “The boys on the island vary, of course, in numbers, according as they get killed and so on; and when they seem to be growing up, which is against the rules, Peter thins them out; but at this time there were six of them, counting the twins as two.”
Theory: Aladdin is actually set in 10,300 A.D.
Evidence: The Genie calls Aladdin’s clothes “so third century.” And since we know the Genie has been locked in the lamp for 10,000 years, then that means the year is actually 10,300! That would explain why the Genie makes so many current pop culture references. A more expanded version of this theory adds that the magic carpet isn’t actually magic, it’s futuristic hover technology. And Iago doesn’t talk just because it’s a Disney film; he talks because humans have created technology to make it so their pets can communicate with owners.
#6 The Rock
Theory: Sean Connery’s character is actually James Bond himself. He was caught spying in America and spends a big chunk of his life in prison for the crime.
Evidence: Well, he’s a badass, for one thing. But also in the movie FBI Director FBI Director Womack says this about Mason: “This man does not exist not in the United States or Great Britain.” Duh, because James Bond is actually a code name! Plus, the time frame more or less would match up with Connery first appearing in Dr. No in 1962.
#7 Back To The Future
The Theory: Doc Brown was ready to die during the first time travel test. That is why he aims the car at himself.
Evidence: Doc Brown mentions that his past experiments have all been failures, so he was ready to give up on his life’s work and die if this final time travel experiment didn’t work. He stands in front of the car, ready to meet his maker should it fail. But it doesn’t, and through his adventures with Marty he finds that life is worth living again. If you want to get darker, some fans think that he was ready to take Marty out with him, which is why he grabs onto Marty when the kid tries to run away.
Theory: Crossing the streams from their proton packs did lead to the Ghostbusters death, and all the celebration afterward was a posthumous party to honor the fallen Ghostbusters.
Evidence: Crossing streams is super dangerous, as we are taught in the first Ghostbusters so yeah, that probably killed them. The second movie is actually the Ghostbusters stuck in purgatory and that’s why no one seems to remember them or what they did for the city. An alternate but similar theory insists that the Ghostbusters blew up the entire city when they crossed streams and everyone is stuck in purgatory in the second film.
Theory: Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) was using a spinning top the entire movie as his token, but his token is actually his wedding ring.
Evidence: In the “real world,” he doesn’t wear a ring. But in the “dream world,” he always has the ring on. It also makes the ending less ambiguous; you can see in the final scene that he’s not wearing a ring. So he must be in the dream world.