One of the most fascinating aspects of films is how they can remain open to numerous interpretations. Ambiguity is far more exciting on a thematic level than when used as a mere plot-device. Films with immense thematic depth open up spaces for imagination and let us sink in on our thoughts. This is when discussions become a lot more interesting as different people can have different theories about the same film. This article explores films with infinite possibilities and fan theories that could change the way you look at them every time you see. Here’s the list of craziest movie theories ever. WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD
12. The Big Lebowski (1998) – Donny Never Existed
Coen Brothers’ cult classic comedy is replete with some of the most memorably bizarre, absurdly comical moments of all time. Considering the massive, staunch fan following the film has managed to attain over the years, the number of theories that have come up surrounding its characters and plot would hardly come off as a surprise. The most well known, however, happens to be the ghost theory which suggests that Donny never existed throughout the film and was just imagined by Walter. He must have been a longtime friend of his during his ‘Nam days or perhaps even an alter ego of his. His attachment to the character is made clear in the hilarious funeral scene and the theory makes sense as Walter is the one who seems to talk to him the most.
11. The Dark Knight (2008) – The Joker Was a Soldier
One of cinema’s most iconic villains of all time, The Joker, is a character far more complex than an average, cartoonish supervillain with no real depths. His emotional scars and psychological traumas make him a character we could all empathise with and frighteningly even relate to. Countless theories have explored The Joker’s character arc in many number of ways but the most interesting one suggests that he was a war veteran in the middle east and it’s his witnessing of the complete annihilation of human civilisation that made him an agent of chaos. It’s quite a fascinating theory as his utter contempt for rules becomes very clear from the film.