Five 90s Movies Trivia Questions No One Can Answer

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Do you consider yourself a movie buff? Are you a particular fan of films that were released in the final decade of the 20th century? Put your knowledge to the test with these 90s trivia questions.

  1. Which legendary actor turned down the role of Hannibal Lecter in Silence of The Lambs, claiming that he found the script “disgusting”?
  2. Which animals served as the inspiration for the unique vocal patterns of the velociraptors in Jurassic Park?
  3. What was the original title of 1996’s Scream?
  4. Where did the distinctive green coding for The Matrix come from?
  5. Which acclaimed animated film was nearly deleted midway through the process due to a file command error?

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ANSWERS:

1. Sean Connery.
Director Jonathan Demme approached the former James Bond to offer him the role of Chianti-and-fava-bean-loving Hannibal Lecter, but the Scotsman turned him down flat within just a few days. Before Demme had taken on the project, Gene Hackman planned to direct himself as Lecter, but found the material too dark for his taste as well. Fortunately, the role was handsomely filled by Anthony Hopkins, who netted an Academy Award for his efforts.

2. Tortoises.
The sound designer on Jurassic Park listened to recordings of hissing geese and snorting horses before finally settling on tortoises to serve as the voice of the raptors. What were the tortoises doing in the recordings? Attempting to make new tortoises, of course. That’s right: The sounds you’re hearing during those tense action sequences are the sound of tortoises mating.

3. Scary Movie.
The meta camp of the Scream franchise is well known by now, so it should come as no surprise that the title was originally nothing more than a flat genre description. The change came about when then-producer Harvey Weinstein heard the Michael Jackson song “Scream” in his car and decided he preferred that title instead. Less than four years later, the Wayan brothers would release a Scream spoof called—you guessed it—Scary Movie.

4. A sushi cookbook.
Strange but true: The iconic green interface that distinguishes The Matrix franchise was cribbed from a collection of sushi recipes. The production designer on the first film scanned the symbols into the film, correctly assuming that they would resemble a complex secret code. His efforts paid off: The film ended up grossing 465 million dollars in the US alone, spawned two sequels, and cemented Keanu Reeves’ status as a leading action star.

5. Toy Story 2.
The sequel to the world’s first full-length computer animated feature got off to a rocky start. Originally slated as a direct-to-video release, it eventually earned a berth as Pixar’s major holiday offering of 1999. During production, however, a staff member ran a file command on the master computer that deleted more than 90 percent of the work that had been done on the film. To make matters worse, the backup system also failed, meaning that the files would have been irretrievably lost. Fortunately, one employee had been working from home a lot, and was able to retrieve most of the data from her copy.

The 5 Lowest & Highest Rated Movies of All Time (According to Rotten Tomatoes)

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Many people find movies to be a great escape from the regular stresses and problems in day to day life. You can relax and get away from life for a couple of hours. It can also be a fun bonding moment with your friends and family. However, you need to watch the right movie for it to be effective. Here are some of the highest and lowest rated movies of all time (according to Rotten Tomatoes).

Highest Rated Movies of All Time

1. Citizen Cane (1941)
Citizen Cane has been widely accepted as one of the best movies in the world since Orson Welles released it. The red sled and the mysterious quotes keep you at the edge of your seat for the entire movie.

2. Toy Story 2 (1999)
Who said an animated movie can’t be one of the best? Toy Story 2 proved just how amazing a kid’s movie can be. In one of the rare moments when a sequel is even better than the original, the all-star cast offers a great performance that keeps this a classic movie for kids for years to come.

3. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Robin Hood has been a popular legend for thousands of years. There are a number of variations of the story, but the 1938 version stands out above the rest. The acting and the story are superb enough for it to hold up for years.

4. Singing in the Rain (1952)
This classical music will have you singing for days (hopefully not in the rain, though). Gene Kelley isn’t good- he’s great. The story is charming, and it’s appropriate for the entire family.

5. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
The Bride of Frankenstein gives us some iconic imagery that we still think of today when we think of the Bride of Frankenstein. It doesn’t get too scary to make it unwatchable for children, but you will get some scares.

Lowest Rated Movies of All Time

1. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
One of the worst sequels in existence is Jaws: the Revenge. For some reason, after everything that happened in the first movie, these people are back on a boat in shark-infested waters again. The tension and amazing writing that was in the first movie did not transfer to the second one.

2. Gotti (2018)
There are a lot of great gangster movies. That makes a bad one look especially bad. That’s the case here with Gotti. John Travolta stars as infamous gangster John Gotti, but the movie was harshly criticized by critics.

3. National Lampoon’s Gold Diggers (2003)
National Lampoon was a funny movie. Unfortunately, the same doesn’t apply for this movie. The star power and great comedic timing just isn’t there. The story isn’t exactly enlightening, either.

4. Surfer, Dude (2008)
Matthew McConaughey stars in this mess of a movie about, you guessed it, a surfer dude. While the role seems great for the eccentric actor, they didn’t give him enough to win with. You can’t win them all. Alright, alright, alright.

5. The Ridiculous Six (2015)
Adam Sandler could do no wrong for a number of years in the 90s. Unfortunately, this made for Netflix movie doesn’t stand up to his other movies. The story is just silly. Also, it just feels like everyone is adhering to a contractual obligation.

It’s great to relax and watch a movie on a chill night. Use this list to help you pick the right movie.