6 Crazy Movie Theories That Might Be True

Like anyone else, we here at Unreality like to make sense of the movies we watch.   And more importantly we like to have evidence to support any theories around our interpretations.

I mean over the years it seems that people just make up dumb stuff about movies to cause a stir and in reality you realize there’s nothing to base these theories on.  It’s actually quite annoying.

However, sometimes an out there theory is actually true or might be true.  In those cases it’s fun to analyze.

Check out these six crazy movie theories after the jump and be careful because there are some spoilers if you haven’t seen the movies….

Macyoshi came up with these theories and we’re here with our own spin….

Ghostbusters Crossing the Streams

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.

Why it’s Possible:  Doesn’t Egon say more than once “never” to cross the streams?  And if you need evidence try Ghostbusters 2.   Think about it.  Ghostbusters 2 could very well have taken place 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.   It’s just very hard to believe that when Egon says never to do something that all of a sudden he’s off the hook?  Isn’t that a little too easy?

Batman (1989 one)

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.

Why It’s Possible:  This is a common part of Batman’s psyche in the comic books and Burton did a pretty good job of it in the movie.   Also, in the movie young Bruce doesn’t REALLY see the murder.   Also, The Joker killing his parents isn’t really essential to the plot of the movie if you’re going by the fact that Batman is a hero and kills criminals.  He’s not supposed to have vendettas.

The Big Lebowski

The Theory:  Donny is an old Vietnam buddy of Walter’s, and is part of his imagination.

Why It’s Possible:   I never really thought about this one that much.   It doesn’t seem to hold up because Walter is constantly harping on Donnie throughout the whole movie and Dude doesn’t really say much.    Now I haven’t gone through the movie piece by piece but does Donnie actually talk to the Dude?  If not this theory 100% holds up.

Minority Report

The Theory:  The ending was all imagined by John, while still trapped in captivity.

Why It’s Possible:  Considering how the entire mood of the movie changes after John is put into captivity, it is highly possible.

Radio Flyer

The Theory:  Bobby Dies at the End

Why it’s 100% True:  Anyone who actually thinks a 7 year old kid could build a plane out of cardboard boxes, fly off into the night, have no clue what gas to put in or how to fly, land 100s of miles and live with an old man with a Buffalo is kind of wishful thinking.   The kid dies, period.


The Theory:  The Ending was a Dream, or maybe it wasn’t

Why it’s Possible:  OK we just had to throw that in there.  Personally I think South Park’s Inception episode might be better than the movie itself.




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