Details Hidden In Movie Credits:
How many movie credits do you sit through apart from the MCU? Plenty of directors have found creative ways of blending jokes or Easter eggs in the credits. But once a film gets over, the speed at which the audience rushes to the exit is reminiscent of the passengers unclicking their seatbelts the moment the plane lands. The next time you watch these amazing movies, try not to turn off the TV before the credits are rolled. The clever details and jokes hidden in these scenes are pretty impressive to the intelligent audience. Here is a list of interesting details hidden in the movie credits that you missed.
1. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers
New Zealand is a beautiful country full of lovely people. Its tourism was catapulted after the world-wide success of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movie series that was shot in the country.
The credits of The Two Towers added an unknown language for the fans to decipher. It read “He maungarongo ki te whenua. He Whakaaro pai ki nga tangata katoa.” It isn’t a language from the Middle-Earth but Māori language from the land of New Zealand wishing well to the people.
2. Pulp Fiction
When it’s Quentin Tarantino, crazy and unexpected things should be expected by the fans. In one of the scenes when a coffee shop manager is forced down with a gun on his head, he says “I’m not a hero, I’m just a coffee shop…..” and he never gets to complete the sentence. So, in the end, actor Robert Ruth is credit as Coffee Shop.
3. Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
Scott Pilgrim is one of the successful comic book adaptions that not only preserved the essence of the comic book in the movie but also impressed the fans with its designed thinking and compelling screenplay. The opening credits mentioned the lead actors in a creative way that reflected their characters in the story. For instance, Aubrey’s mouth was censored, indicating her offensive language.
The director of Scream had received verbal permission from the Santa Rosa High School to use their grounds for the filming. But when everything was finalized and the shoot was about to begin, the school board retracted their word and denied permission. Even though Wes Craven couldn’t get inside the gates for the movie, he mentioned his “gratitude” to the credits and wrote “No Thanks Whatsoever To The Santa Rosa City School District Governing Board” for ditching them last moment.
5. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The makers of Rogue One tried to stay loyal to the theme and universe of the movie even in the credits. It laid down the job titles of the personnel in the exact Star Wars language. Someone was, in fact, credited as Keeper of the Holocron because that is what he did at the set.
Frozen saw a world-wide success and earned itself millions of fans for its incredible story, emotions, and animation. The movie also had light-hearted moments that mostly involved Kristoff, Olaf, and the reindeer. In one of the scenes when Kristoff and Anna were traveling together in search of Elsa, he told Anna that all men eat their own boogies.
Walt Disney ensured that they add a disclaimer stating that the views of Kristoff about men eating their own boogers belong solely to the character and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Walt Disney Company or the filmmakers.
It’s a ritual for MCU fans to sit through the credits-rolling as they wait for the post-credits scenes for Easter eggs and teaser of the next film. So, it is highly likely that as Marvel fans you must have seen this joke on GOTG2.
James Gunn made sure to avoid any condemnation or controversies from environmentalists and informed the audience that no rocket or trees were harmed. However, he left an open interpretation for the handlers of the raccoons and the tree creatures.
8. An American Werewolf In London
In this comedy/horror, the protagonist David was seen shouting that Prince Charles was gay to get the cop’s attention. In order to compensate and bear no consequences of the scene, the film rolled a congratulating message for Prince Charles on his marriage with Lady Diana Spencer.
The credits of the classic Sci-fi RoboCop that nearly pioneered the genre of robot-based movies laid out a pretty strict warning about copyright violation. The credits read that any distribution of unauthorized duplication or piracy would lead to criminal prosecution.
10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
This tiny adult joke hidden in the post-credits of a Harry Potter movie is the most shocking. Although, it shouldn’t be that big of a surprise given how many adult one-liners were written in the novel. Remember Uranus? Moving on, the directors had a creative way of rolling the credits in the Prisoner of Azkaban with the Marauder’s Map. They even added a sex joke on the map if you look at the down-left corner where two pairs of feet are entwined into each other indicating sex. The director confirmed adding it and expressed that he loved the idea.