MikeH

Other mistake: Anne makes the Oscar Wilde joke right before Bill kills himself, but he mentions it in the suicide note, which he obviously wrote long before.

MikeH

Question: Why did Norrington let Jack escape?

MikeH

Answer: He lets Jack go and decides to give him a one day head start before pursuing him again out of affection for Elizabeth, whom along with Will wanted Jack to be spared from execution for his good deeds.

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: He is overly-confident that he is more capable than Jack and will easily catch him.

raywest Premium member

Answer: At no point did he actually "let" him escape on purpose. Jack was always just too witty for Norrington (who is kinda slow). That's counting 3 occasions where Norrington failed to capture Jack, but perhaps you can be more specific as to which escape you are referring to.

lionhead

The escape is at the end of the movie. When Elizabeth and Will help Jack escape. Norrigton is asked if they are going to go after Jack but Norrigton decides to give him a head start.

In that case then, Norrington is confident that the British Navy can capture 1 pirate with relative ease.

Ssiscool Premium member

24th Jun 2020

Dear John (2010)

Continuity mistake: In the beach fight, in one shot Amanda Seyfried is far away from John, but in the very next shot she's much closer.

MikeH

12th Jun 2020

Dear John (2010)

Continuity mistake: When John is repeatedly shot, in one shot there's a bullet hole in his shirt, but in the next shot it isn't there.

MikeH

10th Jun 2020

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Question: Why wouldn't Harry have told the police and the newspapers that he believed Spider-Man killed Norman? If he did, why wouldn't Jameson write about it? And why would everyone love him? And why wouldn't the police want to question him?

MikeH

Answer: Throughout this film as well as the previous film in this trilogy, Harry wants to exact revenge upon Spider-Man personally, so involving the police could complicate things; if Spider-Man were to be arrested and taken into custody, then Harry would have a much harder time killing Spider-Man himself.

zendaddy621

8th Jun 2020

Breaking Bad (2008)

Negro Y Azul - S2-E7

Question: How come Hank threw up when he saw a severed head, but earlier in the show, he ripped a corpse's arms off, and laughed?

MikeH

Answer: The corpse was old and he was around people he knew. Seeing a severed head walking around on a turtle was just too much for him.

lionhead

Adding to this, he also hadn't just recently killed a man when an arm was ripped off. He was still going through PTSD after his shootout and killing of Tuco when the head thing happened.

Quantom X Premium member

Answer: Hank is very emotionally vulnerable at this point. He'd just had an intense shoot-out with Tuco that affected him more than he is willing to admit.

Question: Why was Elsa so horrified about the killing? We don't know how much she knew. Let's assume she thought the camp was full of luxury. She still knew they were imprisoning people. We don't know whether or not she knew the people were innocent, but either way, it still doesn't make sense. If she knew they were innocent, why would she have no problem with the imprisonment, but be horrified when she learned they were killing them? I know killing is worse, but she acted like she thought her husband was an angel, and then all of a sudden realised he was a monster. If she thought they were destroying the country, it makes no sense that she was so devastated they were being killed. Many people are against the death penalty, but I don't think anyone cries over bad people being executed. I also wonder how much the grandmother knew. She seemed angry, but not horrified.

MikeH

Question: Why wouldn't Shmuel escape? It would've been very easy. He could've done it the same way he let Bruno in.

MikeH

30th May 2020

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Stupidity: When Peter tried to stop the roof from crushing MJ, she could've easily lifted the wood that was on her, and/or crawled away.

MikeH

30th May 2020

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Question: Why would Aunt May realise she was wrong about Spider-Man just because he saved her? She always knew he saved people.

MikeH

Answer: I'd say this is typical of many people who disbelieve or discount something that does not personally affect them, but have a radical change of thinking when they personally experience it.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Because she was like this in the comic books for years until he said he wanted to help her in Amazing Spider Man issue 200 when she'd been held hostage by Mysterio then The Burglar. They merely did this as a nod to the likes of stories like that one.

Rob245

Question: Why would Shrek all of a sudden want to be scary, when in the original, he hated everyone treating him like a monster?

MikeH

Answer: He felt his life had become too complicated and thought he wanted to go back to a simpler time.

LorgSkyegon

30th May 2020

Matilda (1996)

Question: Why would Matilda interfere with the FBI investigation? Wouldn't she want her father to go to jail?

MikeH

Answer: No. She didn't get along with her family, but she was a basically kind girl who still looked out for her father.

Brian Katcher

Question: One thing doesn't make sense about the line-up: Benicio del Toro spoke that way for the entire movie. So what did he do in the line-up that was funny?

MikeH

Answer: Basically, the actors were improvising their answers, and their inflection, and kept trying to make each other laugh. Director Bryan Singer was angry at first, but eventually decided it fit their characters and their disregard/disdain for authority, and so used the takes in which they were cracking up. In this particular moment, they were laughing at the beginning of del Toro's part because, apparently, he had just broken wind.

Question: When Rambo put his hands up, why did Teasle give him orders like he was going to arrest him, only to then try to shoot him? Wouldn't it make sense to just do one or the other?

MikeH

Answer: Possibly to lull him into a false sense of security and then shoot him when his guard was down.

raywest Premium member

29th May 2020

Black Panther (2018)

Question: When Zuri disarmed Killmonger, why didn't he kill him? That would've been a lot smarter than letting him kill him. He easily could've done it.

MikeH

Answer: Zuri feels guilty for his role in the death of Killmonger's father, which is why he tells Killmonger to kill him instead of T'Challa. While Zuri himself probably doesn't actually want to die, I don't think he wants Killmonger dead either, which is why he wouldn't kill him. Also, as a royal advisor, it would probably be looked down upon by the other tribes if he violated the rules of the ritual combat. After all, one combatant has to defeat the other in order to rightfully claim the throne.

Phaneron Premium member

29th May 2020

Munich (2005)

Continuity mistake: When a man is shot, and falls onto the bed, in one shot there's no blood on the bed, but in the very next shot there is.

MikeH

29th May 2020

Scarface (1983)

Continuity mistake: When Shadow is shot, in one shot he's touching his face, but in the very next shot he's touching the detonator on his lap.

MikeH

29th May 2020

Breaking Bad (2008)

Show generally

Question: Can someone please explain the swearing rules? I'm not American, so I don't know which channels have to follow the FCC rules. But I heard AMC said they could only use one F word per season. Why would they make that rule? If they have to follow the FCC rules, they can't say it at all. If they don't, they can say it as much as they want. And aside from Season 2, they all had more than one. How did they get away with it?

MikeH

Answer: The FCC actually only regulates local broadcast channels. Cable channels - even basic ones - are free to depict as much violence, profanity, and sexual content (as long as it's not pornographic) as they want. However, they choose to scale back on that so as not to offend viewers and potentially drive away sponsors.

Phaneron Premium member

27th May 2020

Twilight (2008)

Question: How would Edward get a driver's license?

MikeH

Answer: The same as anyone else. The Cullens live like normal humans. They have fake birth certificates, social security numbers, passports, and all other necessary I.D. All of the younger Cullens attend high school (again and again) like any other teenager. Carlisle Cullen is a doctor, and therefore would have fake medical credentials. Carlisle is immensely wealthy, having accumulated a fortune over the centuries. He has the means to provide whatever they need to maintain their human identities. That would allow Edward, and any of the others, to apply for a driver's license.

raywest Premium member

15th May 2020

Black Panther (2018)

Continuity mistake: When Killmonger cuts a woman's throat, in one shot a spear is not red, but in the very next shot it is.

MikeH

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