Some fan theories have the power to totally ruin a
movie—particularly the edgy but annoyingly effective “your childhood favourite
is actually about something disturbing” brand of trollish fandom speculation.
We’ll never watch the Home Alone franchise the same way again—nor the Saw films,
for that matter.
But conversely some fan theories actually manage to deepen
and further colour the universe of whatever films they spring from and can not
only fill in pesky plot holes but even make the flick itself more entertaining
upon a re-watch. These are the rare fan theories which seem less based in
random speculation and more culled from minor details hidden, intentionally or
otherwise, in the films they come from.
That said, whilst some of these are deeply impressive
for the obvious attention to detail which went into uncovering them, some are
just great fun even if the supposed “evidence” supporting them is shaky at
best. Whether wildly implausible but great fun or surprisingly solid and
well-supported, here are ten sci-fi fan theories which actually made the films
they’re from better.