Often when a movie’s story isn’t straightforward it allows the viewers and fans to let their imaginations run wild, and invent their own crazy or maybe in some cases legitimate theories. Here’s just a few:
Rose Is Psychotically Depressed in the Titanic
Everyone reading this must have seen the Titanic dozens of times - it’s the natural go to choice when you’re a little under the weather or have a hangover from hell. No...just me? Well, either way I’m sure you all know the perfect love story of the broke artist Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) falling in love with beautifully unattainable Rose Dewitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) aboard the ill-fated maiden voyage.
Fans have generated a theory that suggests that Rose created Jack as a figment of her imagination due to having an abusive fiancée. It is thought that Rose may have created Jack in order to build up enough courage and give herself an excuse to leave Cal. It would also help explain why there are no physical records of Jack and why at the end of the film Rose said, ‘Jack exists only in my memories.’
The Joker is a War Veteran
In Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, everyone knows the Joker portrayed by our dearly missed Heath Ledger to be a psychopathic, mass murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy, right? What if I were to tell you he used to be in the army? ‘What the…’ I hear you cry. Well some fans believe that the Joker’s character from The Dark Knight once was in the Army, and is now a veteran of the wars in Iraq who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Fans came up with the theory due to a scene in the film where The Joker tells Harvey Dent about a group of soldiers being blown up in a truck. Maybe this too provides the link to The Joker’s expertise with explosions and his hatred for the establishment.
Wallace Sold His Soul to the Devil
I'm guessing everyone here has seen Pulp Fiction, if you haven't - get on that shit. This is one of my favourite films, so I find this one particularly interesting. Much of the film revolves around the briefcase, and even though it’s not important too actually know what is inside of it - it hasn’t stopped avid fans from speculating. Tarantino has officially stated that there is no explanation behind the briefcase and that it’s purely a MacGuffin (object that motivates the plot of a story) - but some have come to the conclusion that it contains Marsellus Wallace’s soul. There are few factors that lead people to believe this:
- It is said that Wallace sold his soul to the devil and sent Vincent (John Travolta) and Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) to retrieve it.
- When Jules opens the briefcase and a golden light lights up his face and said to be 'beautiful' by Pumpkin.
- The divine intervention when Vincent and Jules survived getting shot.
- And the plaster on the back of Wallace’s head (when the devil takes your soul he takes it from the back of your head).
- The lock to briefcase was ‘666’ - the mark of the devil.
Anyway, its always interesting to speculate just for a bit of fun. Other’s say that it was the Diamonds from Reservoir Dogs, or maybe it was just the Oscar the Tarantino thought he’d win...
Stan Lee is Uatu the Watcher
The iconic comic book writer, author and creator Stan Lee has appeared in nearly all Marvel films based on the characters he’s created such as Fantastic, Four, The Avengers, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man and Spider-Man. Why shouldn’t he have cameos in the films if he bloody well created the characters? Well maybe his cameos go slightly further than you’d first think. Many believe that he’s actually playing the character Uatu the Watcher in human form. The alien character is responsible for watching the movements and activities of humans on earth. Maybe Lee is portraying this, and probably also so that the directors don’t bugger up his characters!
Robocop is Jesus
You might start to think that most of these crazy theories of movies come from fans with far too much time on their hands on. Well you're probably right. But I doubt you expected any of these theories to actually be endorsed and accepted by the director, did you?
When you hear this one you may laugh. I’m just gonna go ahead and say it. Robocop is Jesus. Told ya. However if we look at the plot in a bit more detail it might not seem quite so ludicrous that Robocop is a futuristic take on the main man Jesus himself. Alex Murphy is brutally murdered while working on the streets of Detroit, only to be reincarnated as human/machine hybrid to then go save the lives of ordinary citizens. Sadly he doesn’t turn water to wine.
Director Paul Verhoeven utterly supports this theory when talking to MTV in 2010. “The point of RoboCop, of course, is it is a Christ story. It is about a guy who gets crucified in the first 50 minutes, and then is resurrected in the next 50 minutes, and then is like the supercop of the world, but is also a Jesus figure as he walks over water at the end."
Well, that's all folks. But what do you think? Are any of these worth believing? Let me know in the comments, and if you have any fan theories of you own please share them!