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on 29 Mar 2011 04:43

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Insane Film Theories

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1. The Shining (1980)
The Theory: This film is Stanley Kubrick's way of admitting to faking the moon landings.

Plausibility: This is more of a conspiracy theory than a film theory. As a result, it is completely insane. Most of the cases for this theory are extreme over-analysis of even background props. It's completely ridiculous.
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2. Ghostbusters (1984)
The Theory: The Ghostbusters die after crossing the streams, and the scene where they are celebrated by the city is the last piece of glory they receive before passing on.

Plausibility: Quite plausible, actually. It doesn't make sense that the Ghostbusters could survive after crossing the streams, as Egon explains earlier in the film, and according to this theory, Ghostbusters 2 was the characters in purgatory, repeating the events of the first movie with certain details changed, explaining why no one seems to remember the Stay Puft Marshmallow man attacking New York in the first movie.
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3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
The Theory: Ferris and Sloan aren't real, and are a figment of Cameron's imagination.

Plausibility: A nice theory, considering that Ferris is everything that Cameron wants to be, but it doesn't explain the sub plots (Ferris' sister, Rooney chasing after Ferris) so it doesn't fit.
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4. Batman (1989)
The Theory: The Joker didn't actually kill Batman's parents, and Batman only sees the face of his parent's killer in every criminal he sees.

Plausibility: Very high. This is a common part of Batman's psyche in the comic books, and is a nice addition to Batman's character in the movie. It easily fits in, as the detail that the Joker killed Batman's parents is not essential to the plot.
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5. Radio Flyer (1992)
The Theory: The brother actually dies at the end.

Plausibility: I was actually surprised that this wasn't the accepted interpretation, however, pretty much everyone believes this, and it is quite clear that this is how the ending turned out.
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6. Alien 3 (1992)
The Theory: The events of Alien 3 were all a dream of Ripley's while she was still in hyper-sleep.

Plausibility: 0%, unfortunately. As much as many of us would want the events of Alien 3 to be fake, Alien: Resurrection confirms that as painful as it is, Alien 3 happened.
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7. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
The Theory: The events of New Nightmare don't take place in the Real World, but in the "Beautiful Place" Kristen sends Nancy at the end of NOES 3.

Plausibility: A nice theory, that fits in with series continuity better than NOES 2 did, and I support this one.
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8. Scream (1996)
The Theory: There was a third killer, who was Dewey.

Plausibility: This theory seems plausible at first, as Dewey fits some of the descriptions given on the killer early in the film, and had perfect reason to want to kill everyone. However, his appearances later on in the trilogy make this theory highly unlikely.
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9. The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Theory: Donny is an old Vietnam buddy of Walter's, and is part of his imagination.

Plausibility: It's been quite a while since I've seen The Big Lebowski, so I'm not sure on how plausible this theory is. Feel free to discuss it in the comments.
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10. Minority Report (2002)
The Theory: The ending was all imagined by John, while still trapped in captivity.

Plausibility: Considering how the entire mood of the movie changes after John is put into captivity, it is highly possible. Hell, the chamber where he is held confuses the person inside into thinking they are still conscious, when they are actually in a coma.
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11. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
The Theory: Zion is part of the Matrix.

Plausibility: This theory does eliminate one of the biggest plot holes in the third instalment, but I believe it to just be wishful thinking on the fans part to make Revolutions better than it was.
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12. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
The Theory: Obi-wan was sleeping with Padme, which is why Anakin was so angry. Also, Obi-wan is Luke and Leia's father.

Plausibility:

Seriously though, it's very unlikely.
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13. Death Proof (2007)
The Theory: The second half of the movie happened before the first half.

Plausibility: This was a popular theory when Death Proof was first released. Yeah, I have no idea why either.
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14. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal... (2008)
The Theory: The events of the movie were imagined by Indy as he died in a fridge.

Plausibility: Like the Matrix, this is simply wishful thinking on the part of haters of Indy 4.
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15. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
The Theory: Christine's "curse" is actually a hallucination brought on by her eating disorder.

Plausibility: This is another one I support. There are many references in the film to Christine having a history of being overweight, and on top of that, all of the torture from demons Christine faces are treated like hallucinations from everyone else.
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16. Inception (2010)
The Theory: The ending was a dream. Or maybe it wasn't.

Plausibility: Don't ask me, wait for the sequel.
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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 29 20:13
Regarding Inception, if I remember correctly it was mentioned if the spinner doesnt stop spinning hes still in a dream, which basically happends at the end, which means hes still in the dream in which his wife "died"
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 29 20:16
The thing with Inception is that the credits cut when it appears that the spinner is about to wobble. The point is that it was an open ending, there was no right or wrong answer to what happened. However, the cast have signed on for an Inception 2, meaning that the ending might not remain open for long.
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 29 20:54
Where did you read that they have signed on for Inception 2?
I find that highly unlikely, considering that Nolan is busy with The Dark Knight Rises.
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 29 21:08
Yeah, a sequel is coming, just not for a long time.

http://screenrant.com/inception-sequel-cast-rob-102580/
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 29 21:13
Well. It's not sure it is coming. As Nolan just said he was open for it. Nothing is decided yet.
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 29 21:16
With the success of the original and the fact that the cast have signed on, I'm pretty certain it will be coming around in the future.
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 29 21:21
Possibly. But, seeing as Nolan is working on The Dark Knight Rises and appearntly is going to do a Howard Hughes bio next, it should take severals years at least. I'm not so sure it will happen. I hope not, since I think it ends perfectly and a sequel will just ruin the mystery around it.
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 29 21:24
Very interesting list. I wasn't aware of most of these.

With regards to The Big Lebowski, there's a couple times the Dude speaks to Donny so that one doesn't work. If he'd never spoke to Donny, that theory would elevate it even higher in my estimation (and it's pretty high up already).
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 29 21:39
Yeah, It's been a while since I've seen TBL, and I couldn't recall if any other characters interacted with Donny.

@Bml93: I would prefer Inception stays as it is too.
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 30 1:28
What about "My neighbor Totoro" there are theories that Totoro was the spirit of death. If you haven't heard of it Google it. It actually seems quite plausible. Very creepy though.
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 30 6:50
I never heard of that theory. Interesting.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 29 16:29
i have not seen Inception for a while but the spinning top ending is a red herring - If i recall correctly the top is Mal's totem and NOT Cobbs so its irrelevent if it falls or NOT
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 29 16:42
There had better not be a sequel to Inception. It'll just tarnish the reputation of the first one.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 29 17:03
I think the theory of Death Proof comes from some confusion about Planet Terror. Planet Terror played first in theatres but it actually took place after Death Proof. On the the radio in PT you can hear someone dedicating a song to Jungle Julia in her memory.

I think somewhere along the way it got tangled up and someone mistakenly thought that the time difference was within Death Proof when it's actually between the two films.
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 3 3:43
Tvtropes has a section for each work called Wild Mass Guessing that has a bunch more made by random people.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 10 19:36
Very unique list and I like it a lot!
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 10 20:26
Excellent list! I'll bet there's a lot more where that came from!
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 11 2:36
interesting list
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Jan 3 7:57
I read this one really crazy film theory for Titanic about how Jack is actually from the future because of plotholes in which he makes references to stuff that did not yet exist.
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Apr 23 13:17
Cool list!
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jun 3 11:31
LOL!!!! @ #14

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