In Peter Pan, a pirate says, "Here we are collecting barnacles on this miserable island!", the joke being that they were so inactive that barnacles were growing on them.
Well, when I first saw the movie, I didn't get the joke and I thought he meant collecting like you collect stamps or whatever. I thought he was implying that they were so bored that they could only do silly things like start a barnacle collection.
Not me, but a bunch of my friends! We were on a class trip to the aquarium, I was six (or maybe five and a half) and at least four but maybe even the whole class of my friends wanted to literally "find Nemo" as in the movie Finding Nemo, in the aquarium. They thought Nemo was in there, but I knew even then that he was a cartoon character and he was in the sea. At one point, a boy found a clownfish he thought was Nemo, but another boy said, "No, you fool! Marlin!" (Marlin is Nemo's dad).
At the end of the second Alvin and the Chipmunks film, Alvin says, "Shake what your mama gave ya!" and I thought that was an instruction to shake all the body parts that you inherited from your mother genetically. I was having trouble because I inherited my forehead from my dad but the lower parts of my face from my mum.
There's this movie called Finding Nemo, and at one point, a girl is tapping on a fish tank and it is too loud for the fish, and one of them shouts, "Find a happy place!".
I didn't realize he was talking to himself and meant a happy place in his imagination.
I thought that he was talking to the girl and telling her to go find someplace that would make her happy and therefore stop bothering him.
I used to believe that "subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing" meant that if you put subtitles on the movie the audio would be harder to hear.
When I was a child I always heard my friends talking about the film "Never Ending Story". I was convinced that was really without a end, so I spent whole afternoons searchingthis strange channel that was transmitting the same story from years until the eternity.
I used to believe that Marvel's movies were true story, and they were inspired by a true story and I would become a superhero like wonder woman just by the bite of a spider... But the problem was : I was scared of spiders.
I thought that Willie Wonka(from Charlie and the chocolate factory) was a girl until i saw the movie
I used to think the Star Wars movies were filmed on Mars.
I used to believe that the film "Never ending story" was really without an end. So, when I listened to my friends at school talking about it, I passed my afternoons zapping all the channels in order to find this endless film
I used to think that people that died in movies, died in real life too
I used to believe that the african words in the lion king movie were just made up and never existed in real life, especially the hakuna matata song, which according to timon and pumba, means "no worries", but i just thought it was nonsense words in their made-up language, until i searched it on the internet and my mind was blown!
When i was five, I saw the movie Muppets from Space. Someone in the film writes a message in the alphabet soup that said
I didn't know about texting stuff or anything back then, so i pronounced it "Roo there".
There's a scene in the movie "Herbie: Fully Loaded" where, for a single second, you can see Lindsay Lohan's bare shoulders and upper back as she changes clothes. I thought this qualified as nudity and was shocked that the film was rated G. It was long time before I realized it was possible for movies to have ACTUAL nudity.
Other examples include a moment in "Kangaroo Jack" where the camera lingers on the female lead's (completely covered) breasts - I just didn't realize it was possible for movie content to get more graphic than that and was bewildered that the movie got away with the PG rating.
When I was three or four years old I was terrified of the film 'The Never Ending Story' because I literally thought it would never end. I had a strict parent who expected me to sit still and watch the entirely of films - no 'getting distracted' and going off to do another activity. I thought I'd get old and grey forced to watch this film that would never end, and that the actors were constantly filming new material. I never got around to watching it until I was in my mid-twenties.
My family has an obsession with horror movies, so growing up I wasn't really that scared of them. However, I was completely tramatised by 'Ant Bully'; for months afterwards I was terrified of sleeping sideways in case ants poured a potion down my ear and took me away from my family.
This is the kid who would always blink at statues to prove weeping angels didn't exist xD
In those beautiful innocent childhood days, i used to believe that people in movies die for real and how come they become alive in the next movie :)
When I was really young I was obsessed with weddings, and wanted to be a wedding planner. I was always disappointed when they didn't show entire weddings in movies/tv; there would be the bride walking down the isle, and maybe the shot after the wedding. I decided that it was because, if they filmed the whole wedding, the actors would be legally married.
I used to think only super attractive people got to be actors. So I always got really confused when I was watching a movie and not everyone looked like supermodels.
Whenever the subject of the historical Titanic comes up, someone makes a joke about the death of Leonardo DiCaprio. Because of this, I used to believe that DiCaprio was the name of an actual famous person who died during the sinking of the real Titanic.
I thought this for several years, until one day I saw the poster for the movie, with DiCaprio's name on it... at which point I somehow concluded that they got a descendant of the historical DiCaprio to play him in the movie. I don't remember when I finally figured out that there was no historical DiCaprio, just the actor.