benjyrabbit

20th May 2010

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Continuity mistake: When Irene Adler turns up at Holmes' apartment, Holmes lifts her necklace and we see the Maharaja's diamond hanging off it. When Watson asks Holmes to explain why he jumped through the window after her, when she leaves, we see another shot of her necklace, meant to be the same shot as before. But in the first shot, the diamond is hanging slightly to the left, and in the second, the diamond is perfectly centred.

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benjyrabbit

16th May 2010

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Question: How does Ivan Vanko know that Tony Stark will be driving at the Monaco Grand Prix, and is therefore open to attack, when Tony himself made that decision at the Grand Prix, like, 5 minutes before the race was to start?

benjyrabbit

Chosen answer: He doesn't. All he knows is that Stark will be there. His aim is not necessarily to confront Stark directly, but to humiliate him by attacking the race; showing that Stark's technology is not unique to him, to crack the world's confidence in Stark so that the government will have no choice but to step in to bring him down. Stark choosing to drive the car, thus allowing Vanko to attack him directly, to "make him bleed", as he put it, is merely a very useful bonus.

Tailkinker Premium member

10th May 2010

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Question: What's the name of the song playing in the background when Holmes and Watson fight with Dredger and the other two men in Reordan's flat? I looked everywhere, but I can't find it: it's not on the official soundtrack, either. Also, in the same scene, Watson starts off battling two men while Holmes takes Dredger, but later there is only one fighting with Watson. Where is he?

benjyrabbit

Chosen answer: Apparently the song is sort of a Hans Zimmer take on 'Johnnie Cope.' And Watson dispatches the first 'potato' by throwing his coat around the man's neck and beating him over the head with a large metal bowl.

rhettsmum

10th May 2010

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Question: Outside Madison and Haig, a gypsy corners our dynamic duo and tells Watson his future. I figured out that Holmes was setting Watson up when I saw her in the crowd at the start of the 'crowded alley' scene, moving quickly to get into position outside Madison and Haig. But how does Watson realise that Holmes has set him up? He never saw the gypsy at the start, and all Holmes says at the time is 'Doilies'. Am I just being really slow?

benjyrabbit

Chosen answer: Because she just happens to share Holmes' opinions, and also because of Holmes' extremely sarcastic reactions to her predictions.

Phixius Premium member

Question: On the Interceptor, when Jack swings back from the Black Pearl, he asks Elizabeth where the medallion is, and in reply she tries to slap him, saying 'Wretch!' Why? What has he ever done to her? Okay, Jack used her to escape from Norrington and his men, but he saved her life before that, so it's only fair.

benjyrabbit

Answer: She calls him a wretch because after his escape all he asks about is the medallion, which she overheard the pirates talking about. It is fairly logical to presume she thought he was trying to use the medallion to his advantage. Which is right.

Chosen answer: She says "fetch" not "wretch" and pretends to throw the coin, not slap him. He catches her hand, sees no coin and then asks where William is, because Will is the one that should be in possession of the coin since it was originally his can remove the curse.

Question: When Elizabeth tries to board the Black Pearl at Tortuga, Jack is extremely unwilling to let her on. I know there's the element of what he has done to Will, but why doesn't he just let her on, and trade her as one of the 99 souls he needs? I mean, if he can leave Will on the Flying Dutchman to serve for a hundred years in his place, why can't he do it to Elizabeth?

benjyrabbit

Chosen answer: Jack is reluctant to have her on board because he knows she has her own agenda (to save Will) that could upset his plans. He is aware that Elizabeth is intelligent, strong-willed, and determined. She knows better than anyone how Jack operates, and would use any advantage to achieve her goal. It is only when Jack realizes that Elizabeth can lead him to the Dead Man’s Chest, that he allows her to join his crew. Also, having any woman on board a ship creates its own set of problems, and Jack, in particular, could be distracted by her. It's also questionable as to whether or not Davy Jones accepts female souls aboard his ship, as none have been seen. Jack may also feel enough loyalty to Elizabeth to want to spare her from that fate. He did try to retrieve Will as part of his bargain with Jones. Of course, Jack knows it is unlikely that he can collect enough souls by the deadline, and his intent is to find the Dead Man’s Chest so he can control Davy Jones, thus relieving him of his debt and controlling all the seas.

raywest Premium member

Question: In At World's End, Jack and Beckett are hammering out a deal on the Endeavour, and Jack says Beckett can have Barbossa, Will, Pintel, Ragetti etc. but fails to mention Elizabeth, at which point Beckett asks, 'And what about Miss Swann?' and Jack answers, 'Of what interest is she to you?' Does this mean he still likes Elizabeth (even though she left him to die in Dead Man's Chest, and their relationship in this film is obviously frosty)? Did I miss something? Is Jack pulling some trick?

benjyrabbit

Chosen answer: Well, Jack has no intention of allowing Beckett to have Will or any of the others, except maybe Barbossa. Elizabeth, he is simply more hesitant to risk the way he is risking the others. He does not "like" her nor have "feelings" for her. However, in Dead Man's Chest, at some point, it was just implied that Jack did have an interest in her at the same time Elizabeth was in denial of her interest in him. That was when they were coming at each other talking about "curiosity." There was one point they were interested in each other.

Phixius Premium member

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