Top 10 Movies With Hidden Meanings | Alltime Conspiracies

Hello! I'm Robin from Alltime Conspiracies and I'm here for an exclusive look at the hidden meanings in Hollywood's biggest blockbusters Let's begin

10) Aliens In the mid-80s, Vietnam combat movies were all the rage Aliens, the combat sequel to sci-fi horror Alien, follows Ellen Ripley as she returns to the planet of the first film, with a new crew of expendable marines Since they fly in futuristic helicopters, wear green camo (despite the unforested industrial environment) and bandanas that wouldn’t look out of place in Apocalypse Now, it’s not difficult to see Aliens’ plot as a metaphor for the Vietnam War The military authorities are depicted as incompetent and the civilian leaders as corrupt, for putting their soldier’s lives in danger in the hope of personal profit Although the American soldiers have technically superior weapons, they are still no match for the aliens, who use the cover of darkness and an element of surprise to pick off their foreign invaders one by one, similar to the guerrilla warfare tactics employed by the North Vietnamese soldiers

Even the incendiary grenades are basically napalm 9) X-Men Whilst the X-Men comics have always been used to tackle themes of civil rights and racism, the X-Men films are an open metaphor for the civil rights issue of the 21st century: gay rights The characters' mutant powers develop independently from a character’s upbringing during puberty, just like sexuality This can leave the mutants feeling isolated or ashamed of their powers The mutants even have to ‘come out’ to their parents

Similar to sexuality, most of the characters are able to hide their powers if they want, in order to assimilate to society And Xavier argues that ""mutation is not a disease” mirroring typical arguments surrounding homosexuality In case you still don't believe it, director Bryan Singer and Ian McKellen – who are both gay – have pretty much confirmed this one 8) District 9 – Apartheid District 9 is about a group of aliens who have accidentally landed on Earth only for their spaceship to be confiscated and for them to be confined for decades in a government camp in South Africa Set in South African townships, District 9 is a thinly veiled allegory for the dehumanisation of Africans and forced physical relocation of inhabitants of District 6 in Cape Town in the 1970s

So District 9 pretty obviously explores themes of xenophobia and segregation It's trump card is when racist bureaucrat Wikus physically transforms into an alien, and proves that racial interbreeding has badass results 7) Inception Whilst we are still trying to work out the ending of Inception, movie critic Devin Faraci suggests that none of that even matters He says Christopher Nolan isn’t even telling a film about dreams in the first place Inception is actually a film about making a film

The team scout locations, discuss how to build a convincing story and even have a big money maker financing the whole thing Each member of the ‘Dream Hacker’ squad has a role that corresponds to a player in film production INSERT ROLES HERE And Fischer is the audience, whose perception of the world is changed by manipulating his emotions 6) Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Live action meets animation in a world in which cartoon characters interact directly with humans, yet are treated as second class citizens

When cartoon character Roger Rabbit is framed for murder, human and private detective Eddie Valiant, has to learn to put his cartoon prejudices aside in order to investigate The cartoons are shown to be heavily discriminated against, despite their success in showbiz, they are banned from human bars and are left to dwell with others of their kind in Toontown Human characters regularly refer to the cartoon characters by the derogatory term ‘toons’, which is just one letter off a real racial slur It's not hard to see that the cartoon-human relationship in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, says a lot about the racial segregation of 1940s America 5) The Dark Knight – Captain America The second instalment of Christopher Nolan’s epic Batman Trilogy uses the Joker to embody the anxieties and terrorist threats faced by the modern US government

The Joker, who is motivated by nothing more than his desire to ""watch the world burn”, blows up civilian targets, manipulates others into taking up suicide missions, threatens to blow up himself and uses homemade phone-operated explosives to carry out his anarchy Whilst viewers won’t consider these tactics as familiar to traditional bad guys, they are the real tactics attributed to terrorists by the Bush administration Batman, like the Bush administration, acts outside the law and uses enhanced interrogation and mass surveillance to justify catching one criminal But the film doesn't endorse the Bush administration's tactics: although everyone thinks he's become a serial killer to defeat the bad guys, he's actually apprehended the terrorists without excessive force Similarly The Winter Soldier focuses on themes of global government surveillance, drone warfare and targeting civilians

What is it with comic book movies and politics? 4) Drag me to Hell Drag Me to Hell tells the terrifying story of bank loan officer [terror screams] Christine Brown, who is cursed by a gypsy after she denies the old lady a loan But as much as gypsy curses are terrifying, it has been argued, that Christine is in reality tormented by her internal demons, specfically the eating disorder bulimia The majority of the terrifying curse Christine experiences, involves eating, choking or vomiting Rather than a gypsy curse Christine is simply suffering from an extreme ‘fat kid syndrome’ None of the other characters seem to be able to see or hear the terrifying curses that plague Christine, which strongly suggests the curse is psychological

3) Spider-Man Spiderman is one of Marvels’ most iconic superheroes and his origin story is probably the most relatable, and I’m not just talking about the insect bite The new body hairs, the changes in body shape and the white sticky stuff shooting out of his body? Peter Parker’s superhero birth, is just old fashioned puberty [things have gotten bigger] For the majority of Spiderman’s history, Spiderman’s had to rely on artificially made, mechanical shooters, to spin webs, but in the film, the white sticky goo is produced by his body The introduction of Spiderman’s web is directly linked to his sexual feelings towards his high school crush Mary Jane He even spends ages by himself, practising to make the white stuff again using a variety of hand techniques! Sounds like he’s got the hang of it

2) Robcop – Jesus The 1987 Robocop is an awesome slice of dystopian sci-fi action, setting the Frankenstein story in the future But in 2010 director Paul Verhoeven revealed that Robocop was more than a badass cyborg, but in fact, he is the “American Jesus"" The film follows morally upstanding cop Alex Murphy who is the shining light in Old Detroit In his attempt to rid the city of crime, Murphy is crucified for his beliefs in justice, before being resurrected, albeit by the miracle of science He is installed with three primary directives, that could have been taken straight out of the New Testament, to serve the public trust, protect the innocent, and uphold the law

And if that wasn’t convincing enough, he can basically walk on water! 1) The Shining The first time you watch The Shining, you probably end it wondering what on Earth it's actually about One early interpretation by ABC reporter Bill Blakemore, argues that the film is a metaphor for the genocide of Native Americans The film begins with writer, Jack Torrance and his family agreeing to look after an isolated hotel, which the viewers quickly learn, was built on top of a Native American burial ground, which is said to be represented by the blood that Danny envisions flooding the hallways The hotel is full of subtle Native American motifs, which as Jack descends into madness he repeatedly hits with a very WASPish baseball ball When Jack kills chef Hallorann, he bleeds out onto a Native American motif, further representing the slaughtering of American Indians

This theory is even supported by the film’s obscure ending, a shot of a vintage photo which is dated July 4th, America’s independence day – an ironic reference to the fact that Independence Day doesn’t apply to the country’s indigenous people

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