Best action movie trivia of 2015
Trivia: After Rey touches Luke's lightsaber she begins to have the vision, and when she falls to the floor the blaster is missing from the back of her belt, but after she "sees" Luke and R2 and then stands up the blaster is back again, tucked into her belt. (Even though Rey's having her vision of things all around her, she herself is not a vision).
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Trivia: When the pterosaur flies into the restaurant, a man in a blue denim shirt wearing a safari-brim tan fedora and a red handkerchief tied around his neck can be seen jumping away from the creature. It is not Alan Grant, but this extra was dressed in the same outfit Dr. Grant wore in the original Jurassic Park.
Trivia: The secret project created to use the Hermes to return to Mars to rescue Watney was called Project Elrond, a reference from the Lord of the Rings (also used in the original book of The Martian). Mitch Henderson, played by Sean Bean, was an attendee at the Project Elrond meeting. Sean Bean also played Boromir, who was an attendee at the Council of Elrond in the LOTR movie.
Trivia: This reboot was given the green light due to the somewhat disappointing box-office numbers of the previous two "Fantastic Four" films. A reboot was considered "less risky" financially. Sadly and quite ironically, this film earned even less than those two films, bringing in roughly $100 million less worldwide than the prior film and nearly $200 million less than the first.
Trivia: In one of the trailers for this movie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHWbzrCJ4nE), Michelle (Sigourney Weaver) delivers the lines, "A thinking robot could be the end of mankind. Destroy that robot! Burn it to ash." This is possibly a reference to her role in Alien (1979) where a thinking robot (named Ash) protected the alien at the expense of the "expendable" crew.
Trivia: The only entry in the stand-alone "Scorpion King" series to have a returning actor portraying the titular Scorpion King. Victor Webster portrayed the character in both this entry and the third film. The character was played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the first film (as well as in a cameo in "The Mummy Returns", to which the first film served as a spin-off) and Michael Copon in "The Scorpion King 2."
Trivia: Futurama's "Anthology of Interest II" episode contained a segment called "Raiders of the Lost Arcade" where Fry asks what would happen if life was more like a video game. In the segment, video games come to life and attack Earth, and it's up to Fry to save the day because of his video game playing skills. Billy West, who voices Fry, later performed voices in "Pixels", which was based on this premise.