While some people will do their best to spoil it by chatting or texting, nothing will ever beat the cinema-going experience, but watching a movie at home – no matter the size of your screen – does have one advantage, which is being able to pause on a particular frame and discover an easter egg that was left by the filmmakers to discover. In this video, Screen Rant compiled 10 of the most paused scenes in popular movies, ever.
You need to see them more than once
1. The Wolf of Wall Street
Despite being one of the most popular to pause, unless you’re the security guards Rocco and Rocco in the movie, there isn’t much chance of seeing any more of the details.
2. Star Wars: A New Hope
While the shot of the “stormtrooper on screen right” bumping his head on the door frame wasn’t intentional, in the years since, it has been celebrated and even been made less of a blooper and more of an easter egg, which saw a sound effect added to accentuate the bump and being called back in later – but earlier – episodes.
3. Jurassic World
“Careful, man, there’s a beverage here!” No, it’s not the Dude, as it’s actually Jimmy Buffett holding that margarita in the attack on Margaritaville.
4. Basic Instinct
C’mon, what are you going to do? Charge her with smoking?
5. Iron Man
This was the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also a civil war, which was still a few years away for both Tony Stark and Steve Rogers.
6. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Phoebe Cates. Really, that’s all that needs to be said, right?
7. Raiders of the Lost Ark
Besides the main antagonist eating a fly, another easter egg to look out for is Artoo-Detoo and See-Threepio showing up as hieroglyphics on one wall in the Well of Souls.
8. Man of Steel
Did Bruce Wayne go to war with Kal-El because the latter destroyed one of Wayne Enterprises’ satellites? No. But that is what happens during the climax of Man of Steel.
9. Fight Club
“All right, then, I’m Tyler Durden.” Yeah, this whole time, it’s been right there for us to see.
10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
This one could be stretching, but it is known that the first scene of The Last Jedi overlaps with this scene of Rey finding Luke Skywaker.