Dark Details Fans Noticed About Action-Adventure Movies

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Action-adventure movies wow audiences with daring chases, imminent danger, and death-defying heroes. They excite and keep us on the edge of our seats. Sometimes, though, these thrills come with a dose of dread and despair. Fans of the biggest action-adventure titles of all time aren't shying away from these dark details. Take Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, for example, a trader tells Jack Sparrow about the "delicious long pork" he's acquired from a southern island. As we learn later, he's talking about human meat prepared by cannibals. In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indy dodges a booby trap by assuming a Christian prayer pose. If you look closely, however, you'll see that a spinning blade from the floor would kill a praying Muslim. In 1999's The Mummy, when Rick and company take shots at a bar, it's bad enough that their drinks are watered down, but the real bad news is that the region's water has been turned to blood!

Check out this list of dark details fans spotted in action-adventure movies, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


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    283 VOTES

    A Noose Nearly Works Too Well In 'The Mummy'

    From Redditor u/Greendead:

    In The Mummy (1999), actor Brendan Fraser actually almost died on the set in the hanging scene because the knot around his neck was too tight.

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    356 VOTES

    A Trader Deals In Human Flesh In 'Dead Man's Chest'

    From Redditor u/Mr-History:

    In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) when Will Turner is looking for Jack Sparrow, he finds a trader who talks of an island where he trades spices for 'delicious long pork.' This ends up being the island of cannibals, implying he has been trading for human flesh.

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    237 VOTES

    Flayed Human Skins Are Used As Decor In 'Temple Of Doom'

    From Redditor u/NoConnections:

    In just a few frames of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), you can see the flayed skins of human victims in the background.

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    208 VOTES

    Belloq Skips A Blessing That Dooms Them All In 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark'

    From Redditor u/JaccarTheProgrammer:

    In Raiders of the Lost Ark, when René Belloq opens the Ark he recites 'בריך שמיה,' an actual Jewish prayer which is said in synagogues when the Torah Ark is opened. He omits the end of the prayer – which consists of a blessing to the Jewish people.

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    224 VOTES

    Nazis Offer Stolen Jewish Valuables In 'Last Crusade'

    From Redditor u/ImTheTroutman:

    In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). the Nazis offer the Sheikh 'precious valuables your highness. Donated from some of the finest families in Germany.' The movie is set in 1938, the same year as Kristallnacht and the destruction and repossession of most Jewish goods and property.

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    249 VOTES

    Jack Sparrow Has Syphilis In 'Curse Of The Black Pearl'

    From Redditor u/please-kill-me-69:

    In the Pirates of the Caribbean series (2003), Jack Sparrow has a red spot on this jaw. This red spot is a joke between Depp and the makeup department. The red spot is actually supposed to be syphilis, and it gets progressively more noticeable in each film.