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    13 More Mind-Blowing Movie Fan Theories I Guarantee You've Never Heard Before

    Let's read way too much into everything, shall we?

    Twice now, we've taken a look at some of the very best movie fan theories that our personal favorite subreddit, r/FanTheories, had to offer — but there are still so many more mind-blowing theories to explore!

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    So — with that in mind — here are A WHOLE BUNCH MORE of the most spectacular, mind-blowing fan theories out there:

    1. Morgan Freeman's character in Bruce Almighty (2003) is not God at all, but Satan.

    Universal / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "The entire premise of the movie is that Bruce grew to resent and hate God, so God gives Bruce his powers to prove that being 'almighty' is harder than it looks — but let's look at the situation objectively:

    Satan would see a much greater opportunity in a mortal growing to hate God. That would allow him to tempt and manipulate the person more than normal. Not only that, but God is supposed to be omnipotent, whereas the being that Bruce met had clearly defined limitations (related to free will). Also, the things that Bruce used the given powers for made me question if they came from God. He made a monkey crawl out of a guy's butt (then jump back in) and, in a deleted scene, he lit Evan Baxter on FIRE with a look of pure maliciousness!

    Bruce's abuse of these powers eventually caused the city to descend into absolute chaos. I highly doubt that God would allow so many people to get hurt just because one news anchor had a crisis of faith?

    So, my theory is that Morgan Freeman's character is not God at all, but Satan. The story makes much more sense if you think of Freeman's character as some kind of evil demon giving Bruce exactly what he wished for and taking pleasure in the chaos that ensued. I think he just happened to accidentally renew Bruce's faith in the process."

    u/MasterLawlz

    2. Drax cannot see things that do not move, and realizing this about himself gives him the "invisibility" idea in Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

    Marvel Studios

    "Both at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and during the opening battle scene of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Baby Groot was getting his groove on behind Drax's back. Then, when Drax looked at him, Baby Groot froze, at which point Drax appeared to no longer see him. Almost like he'd vanished.

    My theory is that Drax eventually came to the realization that things that don’t move (or move incredibly slowly) are essentially invisible to him (similar to how the vision of the T-Rex is described in Jurassic Park).

    What Drax didn't realize, however, was that other species don’t have this same handicap. So when he tried his hilarious invisibility bit in Avengers: Infinity War, he was unable to comprehend why it was so absurd to the others."

    u/joebadiah

    3. In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), if you want to get into Gryffindor, you have to specifically ask the Sorting Hat.

    Warner Bros.

    "When Harry put on the hat, it mentioned all of the houses as options, but Slytherin in particular. Harry got into Gryffindor because he asked. He didn't specifically ask for Gryffindor, but he ruled out Slytherin, and didn't fit in the other two houses. Same for Hermione: We find out in the books that the hat actually wanted to put her into Ravenclaw, but she asked for Gryffindor.

    When all of the Gryffindors first come in, none of them actually seem to have the main trait of the house (bravery): Neville is cowardly, Ginny is shy and meek, etc. Whereas, with the other houses, you can tell who belongs in them right away: Malfoy is clearly arrogant and cunning, Luna is clearly clever, etc.

    So, my theory is that Godric Gryffindor set up the Sorting Hat purposefully so that it would never simply choose Gryffindor.

    Think about it! We know that the Sorting Hat will sometimes shout out a house instantly, but we never see this occur with Gryffindor. So the test for Gryffindor isn't if someone is brave already, it's if they have the bravery to make this massive choice for themselves."

    u/EquivalentInflation

    4. Michael Myers killed his sister because she and her boyfriend stole his mask in Halloween (1978).

    Compass International Pictures[

    "In the opening scene, you see Michael spying on Judith and her boyfriend. The boyfriend pulls out a clown mask to spook Judith. A minute later, Michael picks up that mask and wears it when he kills her.

    BUT — when we cut away to finally reveal the boy behind the mask — he's in a full-body clown costume. It seems as though the mask was a part of his outfit all along...So, why did Judith's boyfriend have it instead of Michael?

    Obvious answer: The bratty teens stole Michael's mask as a joke to mock him.

    Given this mask's prominent role in the scene — and his mask's massive role throughout the series as a whole — it makes sense that this would be the final straw that pushed Michael over the edge. After all, it wouldn't take much for the personification of evil itself."

    u/SpideyFan914

    5. The "I have the high ground" moment in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) is a lot deeper than it appears, and calls back to another iconic prequel moment.

    LucasFilm Ltd.

    "Obi-Wan is dueling his apprentice, Anakin Skywalker. Obi-Wan is one of the premier duelists of the Jedi Order, and taught Anakin everything he knows about the art.

    Eventually, they are dueling on top of some scrap metal floating on a lava river. We see that the river is leading to a lava-fall, and so the duel must end here one way or another. Obi-Wan leaps from the scrap to an embankment of volcanic gravel and turns back to Anakin, who is now stuck on the aforementioned scrap. Staying on the scrap is suicide. Jumping onto the gravel below Obi-Wan entails high risk, as the lava river continues to rise. Even if he were to land the jump, the duel would not be over and Anakin would be at a disadvantage

    But there is a third option: To jump over Obi-Wan. As we know, Anakin took this path despite Obi-Wan pleading with him not to and (spiritually) died there on Mustafar, becoming Vader.

    So, why did Anakin think to jump over Obi-Wan? Well, to answer that we have to look back at another duel: The first duel between Obi-Wan and Darth Maul. At the end of this duel, Maul has killed Qui-Gon Jin and has effectively defeated Obi-Wan. He stands above the then-Padawan, who dangles over a pit. Maul is overconfident, and lets Obi-Wan marinate in hopelessness. Using the force, Obi-Wan then leaps out of this hole and summons his fallen master's lightsaber. In mid-air, he ignites the green blade and bisects Maul.

    Pretty heroic, right? Sounds like the kind of story that literally every Jedi ever would be asking Obi-Wan to tell over and over again.

    Of course Anakin would have heard this story, but — every time Obi-Wan retold that duel — I think he saw a different outcome. This time, Maul doesn't turn around to face him, he simply turns his lightsaber around and impales Obi-Wan on it in mid-air. He likely never confided in Anakin his fears of that movement's failure, since he'd hyped the story up so much. If he said anything, it was probably that the move was 'too brash' or 'too risky' to duplicate, but Anakin was never a good listener.

    So, Obi-Wan turned to Anakin and said 'It's over, I have the high ground' because he, just like Anakin now, had once been in a position where success required a massive vertical leap over your opponent, and he now understood the risk that move entailed and how he could counter it.

    Obi-Wan then begged Anakin not to jump, saying, 'Don't try it,' but Anakin, in his hatred and overconfidence, felt Obi-Wan's fear and thought he had finally found a situation where he could best his master, using his master's own move against him."

    u/SainttecWalker

    6. Parasite (2019) and Snowpiercer (2013) take place in the same universe and "Namgoong" is the same person in both movies.

    CJ Entertainment/The Weinstein Company

    "In Parasite, the architect that built the house was named 'Namgoong.' They never say his last name and we never see him, so we don't truly know who he was. In the movie, they make a big deal about his architecture, specifically the bunker, so he has experience with security design and planning.

    In Snowpiercer, we meet a man named 'Namgoong Minsu,' the security specialist who designed all the door systems on the train. They use him to get to the front of the train by making him disable the door locks.

    My theory is, basically, that the 'Namgoong' in both movies is the same person. That is, Namgoong Minsu in Snowpiercer designed the house in Parasite.

    He already had the security knowledge to create the hidden door for the bunker of the house, and we know that he was popular, so it would make sense that, in the future, Wilford would hire a man of good renown to design the doors on the train. Maybe in exchange for free passage or something of the like?"

    u/blueliger2

    7. Also, Waterworld (1995) and the Mad Max films all take place in the same post-apocalypse universe.

    Universal Pictures/ Courtesy Everett Collection, Warner Bros.

    "In Waterworld, the characters assume that the entire earth is covered in water — hence the title. BUT, even if all the ice on Earth melted, there would still be a majority of land above sea level. So my theory is that Waterworld takes place in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but these people simply don't have the means to travel far enough in any direction to find land.

    And this same theory fits with the Mad Max films, as well. If a nuclear apocalypse wiped out society, melted all the ice caps, and severely altered the climate, Australia would be a huge wasteland. So, like with Waterworld, if Mad Max takes place in the middle of the country, these people may never have known that the ocean was only 500 miles away the whole time.

    The aesthetic of these universes are VERY similar, both using the remnants of our fallen society to build theirs. They both have wild bands of warlords ruling large swaths of territory, and groups of people trying to live peacefully. With the collapse of society, the change in climate, and all of the violence, I think it's reasonable to think that people wouldn't be able to travel very far to explore their altered world.

    And hey, maybe if they did, we could get an epic crossover where Max and The Mariner team up to fight wild bands of marauders!"

    u/ejc1138

    8. None of the events in Evil Dead (2013) are supernatural. Instead, all of the characters are just high from spiked well water.

    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "At the beginning of the film, we see Mia dump her drugs into the well outside of the cabin. Since the cabin is in the middle of the woods, it can be assumed that the well is the main source of water for the structure.

    So, my theory is that there is no supernatural force acting upon them or the cabin, but instead, each character is reacting to the drugs they unknowingly have in their systems, having ingested them through the water.

    At the end of the film, only one character remains alive: Mia. This is, in part, due to the fact that she is a recovering addict, so her system is used to the toxin."

    u/ReeceInTheDarkness

    9. Doc Brown's mind-reading helmet in Back to the Future (1985) actually DID work.

    Universal Pictures

    "Remember in the first film when Marty goes to Doc Brown's house to get his help getting back to 1985?

    So my theory is — if you think about everything Brown says — his helmet actually works!

    He says Marty has come a great distance, which...obviously. Then, he mentioned the Saturday evening post (which is the paper Marty got out of the trash), then he mentioned making a donation (Marty gave the clock tower lady a quarter as a donation), and THEN he mentioned the coast guard youth auxiliary (Marty had lied to his grandparents and said he was in the coast guard)."

    u/Lost_Landscape_

    10. The last scene in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) was Nancy’s mom’s dream/death, not Nancy's.

    New Line Cinema

    "Like many people, I was really confused by the ending of the original movie. Well, after re-watching it, I think I have come up with an explanation for the ending:

    The ending was Nancy’s mom, Marge's, death via dream by Freddy, rather than Nancy's.

    So why Nancy’s mom? Why didn’t Freddy target her before? Well, the reason is simple: Freddy needed a way back into the dream world where he could not be killed. Earlier in the scene, Nancy pulled him into the real world and lit him on fire. Freddy knew he was vulnerable, so he searched for a “portal” back into the dream world and that just happened to be a sleeping Marge. He needed to be in proximity of someone dreaming because he couldn’t re-enter the dream world without touching someone the way he was pulled out.

    As we know, Freddy likes to torture his victims in their dreams before killing them, so he saw this as an opportunity to torture Marge. After all, she was one of the parents who burned him! So what better way to do that than to watch her daughter and her friends she tried to protect in the first place be driven off to their supposed deaths.

    Then she is pulled into the door by Freddy. Her being pulled into the door also happens in the real world when she is pulled into the bed (as pictured above)."

    u/drewgarr

    11. In the universe of Casper (1995), becoming a ghost is a form of punishment rather than purgatory.

    Universal Pictures

    "When Casper was asked if he remembered his past, he said 'No.' The explanation for this was simply that, when you die, 'life doesn't matter that much anymore.'

    The movie also explained that, if you became a ghost, it meant that you had 'unfinished business.' This was mentioned several times throughout the movie.

    BUT, Dr. James Harvey lost his wife and she did NOT become a ghost because, as she specifically states, she had 'no unfinished business.' This was, frankly, kind of rude when you consider that she died PREMATURELY, leaving behind a loving husband and teenage daughter who needed her. So, I don't buy that she had no unfinished business.

    Also, if you die and become a ghost, you forget about your life. The fact that you forget your life when you become a ghost is cruel considering passing on/getting into heaven requires you to remember it.

    So my theory is that — instead of it being 'unfinished business' — everyone who becomes a ghost is an asshole and everyone who was a good person went straight to heaven (despite surely having unfinished business)."

    u/shahkabra

    12. James Bond orders his drinks "shaken, not stirred" in order to appear to be drinking more than he actually is, tricking his foes into a false sense of security.

    MGM

    "Anyone with even a passing familiarity with the James Bond franchise knows that he famously drinks his martinis 'shaken, not stirred.'

    Martinis are typically made stirred because shaking the drink causes the ice to break up, melt quicker, and water down the drink. As a result, many martini drinkers scoff at Bond's order, as he is essentially ordering a weaker drink and being pretentious about it.

    However, I theorize that Bond is ordering a weak drink deliberately to make it seem like he is drinking more than he actually is. This is because Bond is almost always on duty (in both the books and films) and needs to keep his wits about him, either to defend himself or not blab all his secrets to the bartender, but he will need to drink to maintain his cover. As a compromise, he orders a weaker drink to give the appearance that he is more inebriated than he actually is, thus maintaining his cover and gaining an element of surprise over his targets."

    u/TheVileFlibertigibet

    13. And finally — "The Joker" isn't technically a person at all, but a toxin.

    Warner Bros.

    "This theory isn't about the movie Joker (2019), but more about the Joker as a character in GENERAL across all media:

    Anyway, in the Batman: Arkham City video game, the Joker's plan is to donate his toxic blood to hospitals all across Gotham, which will infect people with his 'disease.' In the game Batman: Arkham Knight, we see at least three different people who have been infected with the Joker's blood.

    Now, it's been a while since I've last seen gameplay for Arkham Knight, but I believe the infected people start to behave EXACTLY like the Joker and take on his psychotic mannerisms while wearing clown-like face paint.

    Also, in an old Batman comic, Batman sits upon the 'mobius chair' — a chair that gives you the ABSOLUTE TRUTH. He asks the chair what the Joker's true identity is, and it's revealed that there have actually been three different 'Jokers.' A bit odd that three different people look and act exactly like the Joker to the point that Batman — the world's greatest detective — couldn't tell, wouldn't you agree?

    So my theory is that 'the Joker' isn't a person at all, but rather...a poison. A toxin. What we know as 'the Joker' is just a side effect that happens when you get exposed to that specific toxin."

    u/blue4029

    Which fan theory listed is YOUR favorite? Do you have a wild fan theory of your own? Share yours in the comments below! You can check out more fan theories in our previous posts — here and here — and be sure to check out r/FanTheories for even more fun!

    Some fan theories were edited for length and/or clarity. H/T Reddit.

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