Last years massive DCEU hit Aquaman is already known for being a King Arthur style story set in the ancient mythical society of Atlantis. With that said, many feel if there is going to be a homage, or nod, to any genre it would be either that of a classic or fantasy type. However, for this version, the homage is made to none other than the cult favorite Star Wars series.
Both DC and Marvel fans alike, are used to watching closely when viewing a movie to make sure they see all the small references that are included—which are commonly referred to by the fan base as Easter eggs.
Why Easter eggs you ask? Well, because you really have to look for them and when you find them you are like a giddy little kid again. Visual Easter eggs are pretty easy to spot, if you keep an eagle eye out, however, on the other hand, audio ones are little more challenging.
There is one Easter egg, strategically placed in the Aquaman movie that probably 90% of the viewers did not catch on their first viewing. However, since this particular scene has been mentioned on fan-based internet sites everywhere, many are finding themselves the victims of their own facepalm. And as a result, are going back to the movie to watch again just to see or in this case, hear that Easter egg for themselves.
The Easter egg, that pays homage to Star Wars, is the sound effect of the Millenium Falcon’s engines failing, as they are historically known in fandom to do at the most inopportune times.
There have been other movies that have used the same sound effect, including Raiders of the Lost Ark which as fate would have it starred Harrison Ford as well.
In case you are one of those fans that want to know where the homage was and missed it, we have you covered. The sound effect occurs in the scene where Arthur and Orm are making their gladiator march when Mera is making a break for the limits of Atlantis. As she is dodging incoming attacks, and seeing others being critically damaged, her engines fail in true Millenium Falcon style.
Although it is more than evident that Aquaman is based in more of a fantasy genre, it also seems that those who made the movie was in some small way inspired by both George Lucas and Steven Speilberg—who could blame them?
So, what's the verdict—you decide.
Did you notice the Easter egg sound effect homage to Star Wars?