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15 Interesting Movie Details You Probably Never Noticed

8. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Snape is actually helping the Order of the Phoenix in the duel with McGonagall.

Harry potter- Snape
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After Professor Snape kills Albus Dumbledore in the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, he emerges as one of the most detestable characters. We have to wait until the end of the movie to realize that his actual allegiance lay with Harry. Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Part 2, has several Easter eggs that hint towards Snape’s loyalty for the Order of the Phoenix. Many of us don’t realize that Snape is actually helping the Order when he duels McGonagall. By deflecting Mcgonagall’s spells, Snape helps her kill the Death Eaters who were standing behind him.

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9. Maui’s hook shows up somewhere on his body every time he transforms.

Maui from Moana
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In the movie Moana, the protagonist sets out to recover the heart of the sea goddess to heal her island that was blighted by the enraged goddess. The daunting demigod, Maui, stole the sea goddess’s heart and incurred a curse. Moana needs to persuade Maui to return the heart to save her island. This adventure-filled musical drops several interesting facts that can go unnoticed if not paid heed to. Maui’s magical hook is the totem of his power. He cannot shapeshift without his hook. Ironically, every time he transforms into an animal, the hook appears somewhere on his body. The hook is visibly imprinted on his wings when he changes into a hawk.

10. Theodore uses a safety pin to hold Samantha up in his pocket so she can see while out on a date in Her.

Her
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In the movie Her, the protagonist Theodore starts an affair with an operating system, Samantha. Designed to cater to every emotional need of the otherwise lonely and depressed Theodore, Samantha comforts him like no other person. This unlikely relationship has several extraordinary moments. Theodore actually goes the extra mile to give Samantha a glimpse of his world. The safety pins on Theodore’s shirts in Her aren’t any random, fashion faux pas. Theodore consciously used safety pins on his shirt to hold Samantha up in his pocket for her to clearly see through her camera lens. 

11. In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The White Witch’s crown melts as her power dwindles.

The white witch's crown
Image credits: Walt Disney Pictures

The terrifying White Witch rules Narnia in the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. When Aslan, the true king of Narnia, arrives in Narnia, the White Witch’s power starts ebbing. She undergoes a drastic transformation from head to toe as her power dwindles. Her crown keeps melting and the color of her gown changes from white to fur brown. Towards the end of the movie, we see her wearing a golden coronet instead of her ice crown. 

12. In end of the movie In the Pursuit of Happiness (2006), Will Smith, who plays Chris Gardner, walks past the real-life Chris Gardner.

Pursuit of Happiness
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Sneaky cameos always make a movie highly exciting. Especially when in the movie inspired by true events, the “real-” and “reel-life” protagonist are caught in the same frame. The movie, In Pursuit of Happiness, revolves around the struggle of a single father in San Francisco to make ends meet for him and his son to meet. While the larger part of the movie showcases Garner’s ordeals, the closing scene finally brings good news in the form of a new job. The movie’s ending gets a poetic dimension when the on-screen Chris Gardener, played by Will Smith and his son, Jaden, walk by on the streets and the actual Chris Gardner on whom the movie is based walks past them. 

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13. At the end of Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille (2007), Anton Ego is visibly a bit fatter. 

Ratatouille
Image credits: Pixar Animation Studios

Ratatouille is a tale of a rat with an unusual culinary flair. His famous “ratatouille” gives a run-down restaurant a new lease on life. In the movie, the celebrated food critic, Anton Ego, admits being a picky eater. He looks slightly fatter towards the end. This becomes poignant in the context of his words, “I don’t like food, I love it…if I don’t love it, I don’t swallow.”

14. In Up (2009), Dug is the only dog to successfully track down the tropical bird because he is the only hunting dog (golden retriever). All the others are guard-dog breeds.

Dog the dog from the movie UP
Image credits: Pixar Animation Studios

In Disney-Pixar’s 2009 release, Up, Carl goes on an adventure to Paradise Island to keep his promise to his departed wife, Ellie. Along with his companion Russell, Carl shelters a tropical bird, Kevin. Coincidentally, the explorer Charles Muntz was on the lookout for the same tropical bird. Dug, one of Muntz’s dogs, manages to find the tropical bird. This is because, Dug, being a golden retriever, was the only hunting-dog breed while the others were guard-dog breeds. 

15. In Finding Nemo, Bruce says, “I never knew my father”. 

Bruce from Finding Nemo
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Remember the heartbreaking scene when Bruce, the shark, said that he never knew his father on hearing Marlin speak about Nemo? This points to the fact that male sharks mate with female sharks and then leave. Thus, baby sharks actually never get to know their father. 

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