In case you didn’t know already, an Easter Egg is an intentional inside joke, hidden message, or feature in an interactive work such as a computer program, video game or film. The name has been said to evoke the idea of a traditional Easter egg hunt and according to game designer Warren Robinett, this traditional term was coined into the context of media by Atari personnel who were alerted to the presence of a secret message which had been hidden by Robinett in his already widely distributed game, Adventure. This one act by Robinett spawned all of the following 25 easter eggs and hidden things found in some of your favorite films.
So now that we made that clear, the question is: Are you one of those people who looks for hidden messages, intentional inside jokes, and subliminal extras in your favorite films? Are you one of those who gets upset every time an Easter egg unfolds right in front of your eyes but you just weren’t careful enough to notice before you were told about it? Or do you belong to the category of people who get upset only when they find out that an Easter egg is pushed so far into the background it would take a genius to discover? If the answer to any of the above is yes, then get ready to discover many clever cameos, whip-sharp references, and many a “blink and you’ll miss it” moments in some of your favorite films because these are 25 Easter Eggs And Hidden Things Found In Some Of Your Favorite Films.
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X Men Origins: Wolverine
When Wolverine is on the island and he gets to the caged mutants, the scene shows one tied up and moving very fast. In case you noticed or wondered, that mutant was Quicksilver.
The Usual Suspects
In the opening sequence, which is repeated later in the film, Keyser Soze shoots Dean Keaton before dropping his cigarette butt into a pool of oil, igniting an explosion aboard the Tanager. At the end of the film we are shocked to discover Keyser Soze is the poor, innocent-looking Verbal (Kevin Spacey), but the hand seen dropping the cigarette butt wasn’t his but that of the film’s director, Bryan Singer, as the scene was shot in his backyard.
Do you remember the two DJs in this movie? Well, in case you’ve speculated about it, you were right: these DJs are actually Daft Punk, who composed the top-selling soundtrack to the film.
In the final battle of the movie, after Bumblebee loses his legs, look at the tow truck Mikaela Banes starts to hot-wire. The truck is actually Longarm from the video game.
During one of the opening scenes a young Jim Morrison is hitchhiking. Just after a car stops and he picks up his bag to get in, the camera pans across the ground to a lizard that whispers “Morrison.” You can hear the whisper again in the cave after the peyote scene in the desert.