12 Movie Easter Eggs You May Have Missed
So… there are Easter eggs in movies? Not exactly. Though sometimes there are. “Easter egg” is an industry term suggesting hidden tributes, props, art design, random characters and the like which are placed into the mix for story depth, but most often as an homage to another film, friend, mentor or filmmaker in the business. Yes, in Rocky Horror Picture Show, the cast actually hid eggs in various places that can be seen throughout the film, but the following “Easter eggs” are a lot more intentional, and very cool when you catch them.
12. Star Trek – R2-D2
Was J.J. Abrams sending a little message to the fine folks at LucasFilm about wanting to helm the next Star Wars? Most likely, it was just a nod to one of J.J.’s favorite franchises, and one of his greatest inspirations. What was it, you ask? In the 2009 version of Star Trek, audience members can catch a glimpse of R2-D2 zip by the main control room in Starship Enterprise with a bunch of space junk, as the ship approaches a Romulan vessel. There’s never been any secret about J.J.’s love for Star Wars, so it was likely just an homage; however, there’s a strong argument that he had already enjoyed a couple conversations about taking the helm of The Force Awakens.
11. Every Pixar Film – A113
Audience members don’t need to look too hard in most Pixar films to find a consistent planting of the letter and number combination A113. There are so many theories as to what this means, but the most accepted: it was a classroom where many of the Pixar animators learned their craft at CalArts. To date, the tribute has been paid in every Pixar film, but it has yet to be found in Monsters, Inc. It’s likely on one of those doors in the shuffling machine, or it might be on a tag on the blanket belonging to one of the children. One never knows where it might pop up. It has also popped up in animated series like The Simpsons, and feature films, The Avengers and Hunger Games as well as others. Because of this, conspiracy theorist believes it means other things.