10 Mind-Blowing Hidden Clues You Never Noticed In Classic Movies

1. Ed Reveals The Whole Plot In A Brief Line Of Dialogue - Shaun Of The Dead

Shaun of the Dead Edgar Wright's masterful Shaun of the Dead tells the story of a ordinary guy in his twenties who (annoyingly) finds himself surviving the zombie apocalypse. The movie is packed with neat moments of foreshadowing, many of which make this comedy gem perfect for re-watching over and over again. And although many of those moments are purposely obvious, there are some that were bound to go over your head the first time you saw them, including this one, which just happens to sum up the entire plot of the movie in a sentence. Seriously. Think back to when Ed casually lays out the plans for a night out towards the beginning of the movie, as to get Shaun out of his state of depression. In a few sentences, he describes what they should get up to: €œA bloody Mary first thing, a bite at the King€™s Head, couple at The Little Princess, stagger back here and bang€ back at the bar for shots.€ Though at first it just seems like a nice summary of a potentially hilarious evening for two friends, it's actually laying out to the beats of the story in a surprisingly good amount of detail. Firstly, the bloody Mary refers to the zombie that they accidently kill in the garden (her name is Mary) when the outbreak first begins, then there's the bite at the King's Head - which references the scene where Shaun's stepdad Phillip gets bitten - followed by the nod to "the couple," which points to the part where Shaun reunites with ex-girlfriend Liz (and other couple Diane and David). And there's finally a reference to "shots at the bar," which is what happens when they find a gun at The Winchester and end up facing off against the undead. Genius! Like this article? Let us know in the comment section below.

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