An Easter egg is widely known as those little eggs that are decorated for the Easter bunny, but in the world of movies, an Easter egg is a reference or inside joke meticulously placed by the producers of a particular material just for the fun of it. For this Easter season I have decided to put up my favorite Easter eggs from film, now this is a totally subjective look at my favorite Easter eggs and the order that they are mentioned doesn’t really matter. I would later compile my favorite Easter eggs from video games. Before I move on, I want to wish you all a happy Easter.
I SAW IT FIRST
One of the most beloved horror movies of its time, Saw was a sleeper hit that spawned tons of sequels after, and one particularly iconic things in the film is the Jigsaw doll called Billy. The director of the franchise James Wan has ingeniously placed Billy in his other works like Dead Silence and Insidious, the latter being a drawing on a black board.
LORD OF THE SCENES
Peter Jackson the famous director behind the Lord of the Rings franchise has a thing for making cameos in his movies. From either getting shot with an arrow or chomping on a carrot, reprising the latter recently in the latest The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Peter Jackson also made a little cameo in the Edgar Wright film, Hot Fuzz as a crazed knife wielding Santa Claus.
BLOOD AND ICE CREAM ANYONE?
In the three flavored cornetto trilogy, which comprises of Shaun of the dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, which are all directed by Edgar Wright, there is a cornetto ice cream cone in a scene for each movies that Nick Frost’s character is associated with. In Shaun of the Dead, there is a red colored cornetto, which represents the bloody and gory elements of the film, Hot Fuzz features a blue colored cornetto that represents the police elements and then The World’s End has a green colored cornetto which signifies the alien elements in the film. This was one Easter egg that really fascinated me.
“HMM, THIS IS ONE TASTY BURGER”
Quentin Tarantino is another master of Easter eggs and references. Starting with the fact that Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs share the same universe, in which John Travolta and Michael Madsen’s character are actually brothers. Another recurring themes are two fictional products namely Red Apple cigarettes and Big Kahuna burgers which are evident in a couple of scenes particularly the Samuel L Jackson biblical scene. Add Quentin Tarantino’s laughable but memorable acting cameos and we have another sleuth of Easter eggs.
THIS IS MARVELOUS
Marvel Studios has a really good rapport in the past years, and with the ever expanding universe, it’s really impressive as to see how connected the whole story is, from the Captain America shield cameo in Iron Man 2, the original Human Torch costume in Captain America: The First Avenger to the Infinity Gauntlet in Thor. The list goes on, but one of the most awesome and memorable things are Stan Lee’s cameos from the postman in the Fanstastic Four, the oblivious drinker in the Incredible Hulk to Hugh Hefner in Iron Man, Stan Lee never fails to amaze me. I look forward to his latest cameos in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man and the X-Men movies.
We can’t talk about cameos and references without talking about the mouse in red shorts. Pixar has always referenced their next movies like Nemo in the Monsters Inc and the Paul Newman car from Cars in the Incredibles. Disney animation also have some really mind blowing Easter eggs like in Frozen, where Flynn and the princess from Tangled can be spotted at the wedding and also in Wreck-It-Ralph(which is one of my favorite animated movies) with its ton of game references. There are tons of other Disney movie Easter eggs which can be viewed on YouTube.
These are some of my favorite Easter eggs from films, what are yours? Which memorable Easter eggs have I skipped, feel free to share your favorite Easter eggs in the comment section below. Happy Easter once again and till next time. Szia.