(Easter-colored Watchmen squid by Timberwolf0316.)
A couple days ago, we spoiled the squid-version original comic book ending of Watchmen. Today we reveal it’s subliminal presence in the movie.
You don’t have to take my word for it, shamilton777 dropped it in the comments:
Walter wrote – “When they are scanning the files in the movie, the name of the plan is apparently S.Q.U.I.D.”
The SQUID Acronym also appears in the scene when Dr. Manhattan is videoconferencing with Veidt and transports the Bomb device to Antarctica. (This is the end of the weird multiple hand scene.)
Look at the TV behind Veidt and you’ll see it for a split second. It stands for (something like) Sub Quantum Unifying Intrinsic Device…
And when I caught it during my second viewing of the movie I laughed out loud.
So there you have it. The giant alien squid who unifies the world has been given a wink and a nod in the film.