50 Genius Movie Foreshadowing Moments

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    • CaptainCrazy

      Jun 22nd 2012, 7:25

      Harry Osbourne - true hero of original spidey franchise. Slap him again Harry!

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    • Bandit1

      Jun 22nd 2012, 8:06

      "Hot Fuzz" had some more of that. Since I'm too lazy to type I take the liberty to quote IMDb: "Throughout the first half of the film, Danny asks Angel a number of annoying questions like "Have you ever shot two guns at once while diving through the air?" to which Angel responds "No - you've been watching too many cop movies! The job isn't like that." Then in the second half of the film, every single thing that Danny has asked about, Angel has to do". And also the movie "Soldier" with Kurt Russell had a very subtle one. Somewhen in the movie Kurt says: "I'm going to kill them all, sir" - and guess what...he really does so later in the movie!

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    • FightClub

      Jun 22nd 2012, 8:31

      Thanks, Great List...

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    • marc96

      Jun 22nd 2012, 8:50

      great list! a couple i liked 1) shaun of the dead where "Ed says next time i see him hes dead" & demolition man where Simon tells John, "I would lose my head if it wasn't attached." To which John replies, "I'll keep that in mind."

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    • dropdeadsam

      Jun 22nd 2012, 10:47

      I don't mean to be picky but in Shaun of the Dead Philip doesn't get his head bitten it's his neck. Then again close enough.

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    • Lagedor

      Jun 22nd 2012, 10:59

      hold on. 'genius foreshadowing'? most of are more like necessary plot points. and christ on a bicycle, watch a film dat doesn't involve a guy in a cape sometime. their quite good

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    • Lagedor

      Jun 22nd 2012, 11:01

      dammit- 'these'. i guess that ruins my mini-rant

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    • 2Dglasses

      Jun 22nd 2012, 11:58

      Prometheus had a rather obvious but nice one. When noomis boyfriend has been infected with the ooze, he walks through the hologram of the engineer and for a second or two halts. Of course the engineers are all mostly dead and his own fate is sealed.

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    • wibble

      Jun 22nd 2012, 12:17

      Number 18 - That would be Terminator 2 (1991) rather than The Terminator (1984)

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    • MikeyRix

      Jun 22nd 2012, 13:00

      Two points: 1) "Thor" was released last year, not the year before. 2) To be honest, the trick with the birds that Alfred shows the little girl at the beginning was much better foreshadowing - "But what about his brother?" Just my two. :D

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    • MikeyRix

      Jun 22nd 2012, 13:00

      The trick with the birds in "The Prestige", I mean. Damn it.

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    • gwales

      Jun 22nd 2012, 13:41

      @wibble - The image is taken from the scene I'm referring to in T2. The foreshadowing itself takes place in T1. @MikeyRix - Duly amended!

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    • Kerryman

      Jun 22nd 2012, 15:45

      What about Die Hard. Ellis is trying to show McClane his wife's Rolex which she has been gifted , to which McClane replies, "I'm sure i'll see it later"

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    • thedanieljson

      Jun 22nd 2012, 18:51

      never knew the Shaun of the Dead one before, that's amazing!

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    • Jrdnsans1792

      Jun 23rd 2012, 0:06

      The Reservoir Dogs one wasn't intentional, Tarantino said so himself, it was just a coincidence.

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    • SiMan

      Jun 24th 2012, 17:29

      Decent list, but you could probably have picked from about 80% of all movies ever made to be honest. Most films will refer to something that occurs later on in the movie so that the audience can relate to it. You couldn't just have the power-lifter and not be informed in some way Ripley can use it. It's just better when it's done subtely - it can make a script seem very poor when done too obviously (I'm looking at you Prometheus and your 'Oh, you brought a self-surgical machine'). One of the ones i've seen most often is the old "Buckle up, it's for your own safety" and then the bad guy gets thrown out of the windscreen later on - see Turner & Hooch, Demolition Man (I think) and Universal Soldier to name but a few...

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    • Hadouken76

      Jun 24th 2012, 21:42

      Clive Owen in The Bourne Identity : "Look at this, look at what they made us give"

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