Best action movie trivia of 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens picture
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens mistake picture

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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Avengers: Age of Ultron picture

Trivia: When all the Avengers are attempting to lift Thor's hammer, Captain America is able to move it slightly. In the comics, Cap is one of the few characters noble enough to be able to lift Thor's hammer (notable others being Storm and Beta Ray Bill).

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Spy (2015)

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Trivia: A few moments after Susan rides the moped over the ramp, the American tourist who asks Susan, "Excuse me, do you know if there's a Popeye's Chicken around here?" is Melissa McCarthy's husband, Ben Falcone.

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Furious 7 picture

Trivia: When Hobbs is fighting Shaw he slams him against a glass table using his arm. That particular move is the "rock bottom" used by the Rock when he's wrestling.

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Jurassic World picture

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.

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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.

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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.

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 picture

Trivia: Steffiana de la Cruz, who plays Kira, is Kevin James's wife in real life. She was also in Paul Blart 1 as a mall patron.

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation picture

Trivia: When Luther is trying to find Ilsa Faust on his laptop, the date of birth on her MI6 file is October 19, 1983. This is the same date of birth as the actress, Rebecca Ferguson, who plays Ilsa in the movie.

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Mad Max: Fury Road picture

Trivia: Max only has 12 lines in the entire film.

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Trivia: The Burig uniform and linen is a reference to Susan A. Burig, the graphic designer of this film.

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Tremors 5: Bloodlines picture

Trivia: Michael Gross is the only actor to appear in every "Tremors" project thus far, appearing in all five films (and he is scheduled to appear in the upcoming sixth film as well), in addition to the short-lived Sci-Fi Channel TV-show.

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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.

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The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power picture

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."

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Trivia: At the age of 50, Monica Bellucci (Lucia Sciarra) is the oldest actress to be cast as a Bond girl, although a case could tenuously be argued that the Bond girl in Skyfall was M, played by the older Judi Dench.

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Trivia: It took 12 months to digitally alter bodybuilder Brett Azar into a young Arnold Schwarzenegger in 35 scenes, which accounts for less than 5 minutes of screen time.

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Pixels (2015)

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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.

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Trivia: When one of Akan's soldiers is blown up by a hand grenade during the lab battle scene, he yells a Wilhelm scream.

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Hitman: Agent 47 picture

Trivia: When Agent 47 throws a Syndicate soldier into a large grinder, the soldier lets out a Wilhelm scream.

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Trivia: The version of Batman in the universe of this movie is called Kirk Langstrom. In the original DC universe, Kirk Langstrom is actually the alter ego of one of Batman's villains, known as the Man-Bat.

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Trivia: At a red carpet event to promote the film, Dwayne Johnson set a world record of 105 selfies in three minutes, averaging out to one picture every 1.7 seconds.

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