Rob245

30th Jun 2020

Warm Bodies (2013)

29th Jun 2020

The Good Place (2016)

Answer: While the show does explore life after death, the show creators intentionally avoided using many religious terms and beliefs, such as heaven, hell, or God. While one could draw parallels of the Good Place and the Bad Place to heaven and hell, in the show that's not what they're meant to be.

Bishop73

Thank you. It just means, to me, they're atheists.

Rob245

Not sure you can infer them being atheists just because they do not use the terms, "Heaven" and "Hell." Those are mostly traditional Christian concepts. Many religions have different beliefs of what the afterlife is.

raywest Premium member

Well you couldn't really call them atheist because atheists don't believe in any type of afterlife or any deities. The "good place" and "bad place" are merely broader terms that could include most belief systems.

immortal eskimo

Answer: They actually do use those terms, in one episode, when Eleanor starts crying Chidi states he broke God and, there is another episode where someone, I believe Chidi says, we're in heaven. Though not saying those words does not make them atheist, it is stated in the first episode that every religion specifically Christians were a little bit right... So when they got to the good place after learning it is really called the good place it makes no sense to call it something else.

Answer: He was given a vague promise about backing for possible business opportunities. Fredo naively never believed that Michael would be killed and thought he was only giving information.

raywest Premium member

29th Jun 2020

Batman (1989)

Question: Given the Joker's been terrorizing the city and killing people why would anyone be stupid enough to show up for his parade regardless of money?

Rob245

Answer: Well, given in 2020 there's a global pandemic with a highly contagious disease which is killing thousands, and some people are taking the suggestion / demand to wear a facemask as some sort of personal attack and gathering together to protest against the idea...don't ever underestimate the stupidity of some people. No doubt most of Gotham saw the parade as a dangerous/dreadful idea and stayed home, but there were plenty of idiots who couldn't see beyond their wallets.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Please do not use this forum to make political commentary meant to insult and otherwise detract from the original spirit of the question.

The analogy is perfectly suitable to the question. Jon is also the webmaster for this site, so if he wants to make "political" commentary (there's nothing political about trying to flatten the curve in a global pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousand of people, if not more), that's his prerogative.

Phaneron Premium member

Precisely. Nothing political about wearing a facemask during a pandemic! I just knew that comment would rile up some people, but as you say, it seemed like a perfectly decent analogy to me.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Jon, even before I read your answer, the same thought sprang into my mind.

raywest Premium member

As someone who has recovered from the virus, I wouldn't wish it upon anyone and the analogy is perfectly apt for the question. The bottom line is, if you don't like what you read, visit another website.

Ssiscool Premium member

Hi, Jon! Apparently the poster replying to your answer does not realise this site was started by you, if I am not mistaken: YOUR site, YOUR rules. I believe you had no obligation to answer the question as to the validity and/or timeliness of the question and answer, but you did, which is impressive. You should remind the poster that this is, indeed, your site, you make the rules, etc. It would not be hypocritical or boorish of you to remind anonymous posters of that. Have a great day.

Scott215

Answer: This was in no way a political comment. It was a perfectly factual and timely example that addressed the question. People ARE gathering now without regard to well known risks and this is the very definition of stupid.

Answer: Crime was running rampant in Gotham City and many business were shut down because of this. People were just barely scraping by and so when the Joker offered to drop money on the crowd for the festival, many people went into town out of desperation for some cash. Desperate people do desperate things.

29th Jun 2020

The Godfather (1972)

Question: What did Barzini promise Carlo if he set up Sonny to be killed?

Rob245

Answer: It was never specified, but likely a large sum of money and some sort of business arrangement with the Barzini crime family.

raywest Premium member

Question: If imprinting is possible for werewolves then why didn't Jacob do it to Bella? Mad Magazine pointed this out as he does this to her daughter, kind of creepy it was.

Rob245

Answer: Imprinting is an involuntary mechanism. The shape-shifter can't voluntarily imprint on anybody. Jacob tried to imprint on Bella but was unable to do so and began going around looking for other girls to imprint on but, is unable to do it of his own free will.

On the flip side, Sam Ulee was in love with Leah Clearwater, but then he involuntarily imprinted on Emily, dumping Leah and breaking her heart.

raywest Premium member

Answer: In addition to the other answer, imprinting is not only a sexual thing. As Jacob explains it, it is about being whatever the person who is imprinted on wants or needs, whether it is as a lover, a protector, a life-long friend, etc.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why does that vampire group slaughter whole tourist groups? Doesn't this put their secrecy at risk?

Rob245

Answer: As the Volturi vampires have been doing this for some time, they apparently have a well-crafted means to make people disappear without it being traced to them. The local humans may even abet them in this, as there is a long-standing agreement that the residents are never hunted.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why wasn't the vampire army made in a big city? Mad Magazine pointed this out, surely they'd be noticed making one in a small town?

Rob245

Answer: Victoria's vampire army was created in Seattle. The Cullens began noticing news reports of people, including Riley Biers, disappearing there. The army then traveled to Forks, Washington to attack the Cullens. Mad Magazine is a parody and not beholden to strictly adhering to the plot.

raywest Premium member

Other mistake: Anna's birthday is in January, making her an Aquarius or Capricorn. Yet she's shown looking up her horoscope under Taurus which is for April-May.

Rob245

Revealing mistake: When Anna's looking at her reflection in the mirror she starts rubbing her face vigorously. Look at her right cheek and you'll it's red before she rubs, result of multiple takes.

Rob245

Dreams in Darkness - S1-E31

Plot hole: It's never explained: 1. How or who helped Scarecrow escape from his cell or 2. Why he'd be sitting in there at the end in costume instead of prison garb.

Rob245

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: Something not being explained is not a plot hole. The manner in which Scarecrow escaped his cell isn't essential to the plot, and therefore doesn't require an explanation. And the reason he's left in the cell in his costume is for the same reason Batman was left wearing his outfit when he was imprisoned: because the doctor at the asylum felt removing his outfit in his hallucinatory state could cause him to become catatonic.

Phaneron Premium member

21st Jun 2020

Sex and the City (1998)

Answer: It doesn't appear she was. Samantha was sexually adventurous and experimental to just about any type of relationship and had briefly sworn off men. She may have liked Braga, but she was too controlling and overbearing for Samantha, and ultimately, she only preferred men.

raywest Premium member

15th Jun 2020

Wonder Woman (1976)

Answer: There is no logical reason. Any normal person would notice these type of absences. The show employs a "suspension of disbelief," which is a literary device where the movie audience or a book reader accepts that certain things are unreal for the sake of the story to be told. It is similar to no-one noticing that Clark Kent looks exactly like Superman because he wears glasses.

raywest Premium member

12th Jun 2020

The Purge (2013)

Question: Why didn't those purge people just go find someone else? Why waste all their time on one house and why did the girls go around in flimsy dresses and barefoot on a cold night?

Rob245

Answer: These purges are pretty crazy. They were hunting this person, a homeless man, and they wanted to kill him specifically. They wanted their prize, the trophy of their hunt. And they won't let anyone stop them as it's their right. So being blocked from their target only increases their desire.

lionhead

Answer: For one, Jedi are not allowed to marry or father children. More importantly, it would have been a rather obvious and predictable plot device.

raywest Premium member

They are allowed to have children, just not be in a serious relationship. To be honest, it baffles me.

12th Jun 2020

Ultraviolet (2006)

Question: Why does Violet keep changing hair and clothes color? This is supposed to help her hide?

Rob245

Answer: Tim Drake's origin in the DC Animated Universe differs significantly from his origin in the comics, but it also differs greatly from Jason Todd's. This version of the character is unique to this universe, similar to many of the other supporting characters with origin stories that range from being nearly identical to the comics to being entirely different from the comics.

BaconIsMyBFF

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