Shitty Movie Detail: It Chapter Two

Pennywise floating down from Paul Bunyan’s shoulders using a bunch of red baloons.
FT, Fartiste Theater's frankenthing mascot.
FT, Fartiste Theater’s frankenthing mascot.

At one point in the film Pennywise is sitting on Paul Bunyan’s shoulder holding bunch of his trademark red balloons. This is a subtle nod to the foot condition, bunion, a homonym of Bunyan. By using this sophisticated linguistic slight-of-hand, filmmaker Andy Muschietti reinforces how horrible Pennywise is because It can move around, causing pain in areas other than one’s feets.

Shitty Movie Detail: The Dead Don’t Die

Zelda Winston wielding her samurai sword.
FT, Fartiste Theater's frankenthing mascot.
FT, Fartiste Theater’s frankenthing mascot.

Tilda Swinton being turned into a samurai Scotswoman is a subtle nod that the Blancmange invasion from planet Skyron of the Andromeda Galaxy was not, in fact, thwarted by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Brainsample back on 30 November 1969!

Shitty Movie Detail: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Eleven reaching out to pet Mothra
FT, Fartiste Theater's frankenthing mascot.
FT, Fartiste Theater’s frankenthing mascot.

In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Eleven reaches out to pet Mothra, the giant moth larva monster, forgetting that in this film she’s Madison Russell, normal human being with no super powers to protect her what so ever. This is a subtle nod that children are stupid and should never be allowed to play with kaiju. Ever.

Shitty Movie Detail: Brightburn

Brandon Breyer full crazy mode in the woods.
FT, Fartiste Theater's frankenthing mascot.
FT, Fartiste Theater’s frankenthing mascot.

Brandon Breyer wears a mask to hid his identity. Not because he wants to protect his privacy, or his family, or because it’s cool in that Mike Myers/Jason Voorhees serial killer way, but because if he gets caught cleansing the planet his parents will take away Minecraft.