Rob245

6th May 2020

Hannie Caulder (1971)

Answer: Robotnik is a genius inventor and the quill is an incredible source of energy, so presumably he will use it to power whatever invention he can create that will help him escape the Mushroom Planet and return to Earth.

28th Apr 2020

Wonder Woman (2017)

Question: If Amazons are immortal and never age then how can Diana grow up there?

Rob245

Answer: It would be more accurate to say they grow to a certain age then stop aging. Similar to the elves in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

jimba

Answer: They may never grow old, but they are not immortal since we see some die.

Answer: Diana is unlike the other Amazon women, so her physiology differs. In mythology, Amazon women were demigods - half human and half god. Diana's mother, Hippolyta, crafted her from clay and Zeus gave her life. Diana grew from an infant into adulthood, then, like the other Amazons, becomes either immortal or long-lived.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Thank you both.

Rob245

Continuity mistake: Robotnik's shaving his head, leaving smudges on it. A shot later his head's suddenly clean. (01:29:10)

Rob245

28th Apr 2020

Divergent (2014)

Question: Why did they remove Christina and Will's romance? This takes away some of the emotion Tris has from shooting him later and the agony of telling Christina the truth in Insurgent.

Rob245

Answer: It's typical for movies to delete or dilute various plot elements from a book source. The movie's running time is a factor, and eliminating characters, side stories, combining plot points, etc. streamlines the plot. The movie chose to keep the focus on Tris and Four.

raywest Premium member

28th Apr 2020

Curtains (1983)

Factual error: One patient had a lobotomy. Impossible as those were abolished in the 1950's by the AMA and patients wouldn't be housed in the same room, too risky as they might attack each other.

Rob245

28th Apr 2020

Batman Returns (1992)

Question: If people are for Penguin then why did they bring eggs, lettuce, and tomatoes to his speech? That and why aren't the police out looking for the kids once informed given Batman has to go home and suit up?

Rob245

Answer: The crowd of people were likely carrying bags of groceries.

10th Apr 2020

Nemesis 2: Nebula (1995)

10th Apr 2020

Curtains (1983)

Plot hole: Patty ends up in the asylum even though nobody's there to send her and nobody called the police.

Rob245

Question: Shouldn't Peter's spider sense work when he meets Dr Octopus?

Rob245

Answer: She wasn't a danger to him in the moment they met. The Doc Oc from his universe was likely still the male version we all know and his senses were attuned to recognize him. At the moment they met and she started geeking out over him, she wasn't immediately trying to harm or threaten him so his senses had no reason to be triggered by a strange woman who, at that moment, seemed normal.

Quantom X Premium member

8th Apr 2020

Below the Belt (1980)

5th Apr 2020

Death Wish II (1982)

Stupidity: The thugs tell Kersey's housekeeper to remain quiet so as not to get the neighbors attention, but they make a lot of noise while waiting for Kersey.

Rob245

3rd Apr 2020

Goddess of Love (1988)

Factual error: Aphrodite mentions Medusa as her friend at point. She was a Gorgon, a monster, killed by Perseus, not a friend to any of the Greek gods.

Rob245

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

Suggested correction: That's just the most popular version of the ancient myth. But because the story is based on a myth, and not real events, the story can change. This would be like pointing out a factual error for a film changing the origin story of a comic book character. In the poet Ovid's (47 BC - 17 AD) telling of the story, Medusa was a beautiful young woman who later was turned into an ugly woman with snakes for hair by Athena after Poseidon's actions.

Bishop73

2nd Apr 2020

Monk (2002)

17th Mar 2020

Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

Continuity mistake: The stripper Turkell attacks has bright red lipstick. When we see her crying as Turkell and Cordell exit it's suddenly gone.

Rob245

17th Mar 2020

A Christmas Story (1983)

Question: Given Ralphie's mother said no to the gun then why would his father give him one? Surely this would start an argument between them.

Rob245

Answer: This was more in the past than in today's culture, but it wasn't all that atypical for a husband to simply ignore his wife's opinions and wishes in many matters, including what would be an appropriate present for their children, particularly a boy.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Even though she was probably still against it, it was Christmas and most likely didn't want to upset Ralphie by taking the Red Ryder BB gun away from him so she let him keep it.

17th Mar 2020

Batman and Robin (1997)

Question: How is that Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, The Riddler, and Cat Woman can suddenly have perfect vision after going insane as well as their accidents?

Rob245

Answer: Most of these, if not all of them, had something supernatural happen to them. This supernatural event enhanced their abilities, their bodies. This includes their eyesight.

lionhead

Question: Do hospitals have devices for women with asthma so they can breathe while in labor and can a baby really be breastfed by another woman as done here?

Rob245

Answer: As far as breastfeeding, yes, a woman can breastfeed another woman's infant. Historically, wet nurses (lactating women who were not a child's mother) were used when a woman produced too little milk or was otherwise unable to breastfeed her own child. Today, commercial formula is used to fully supply or supplement a baby's diet.

raywest Premium member

17th Mar 2020

Watchmen (2009)

Question: Did this movie have some sort of point? That genocide of several million to prevent war was a good idea? That and how did they avoid being sued considering Batman's got an Owl Man, a Spider Woman was in existence before this spider super heroine and the white masked guy seems to be a take on The Question.

Rob245

Answer: Why would they be sued? DC own both the DC comics properties and the Watchmen characters.

Answer: You forgot where DC ended up owning Captain Marvel claiming he was a Super Man ripoff and how Marvel sued the name away from the character.

Rob245

Answer: There is no "spider super heroine" in this movie. Silk Spectre has no superpowers, so I'm not sure where you're getting the connection to Spider-Woman from. Watchmen is a DC property, as are Batman and The Question, who was acquired by DC several years before the Watchmen graphic novel was published, so there would be no plagiarism lawsuits in response. The point of the movie, much like the graphic novel it is based on, is to illustrate the dangers of nuclear tension and war, and how regular people pay the price of the actions of contentious governments.

Phaneron Premium member

And to show that someone who is supposedly super-smart is also usually super-insane.

lionhead

Answer: I mean as in Bob Kane suing since Owl Man's sort of like Batman.

Rob245

Bob Kane undoubtedly received royalties for creating Batman, but the character is owned by DC. It's not as if he had the right to start his own comic book company and take Batman away from DC, so even if he felt slighted by Nite Owl II having some similarities to Batman, he would have no legal grounds to sue for it. Furthermore, characters would have to be blatant ripoffs in many ways in order for comic book companies to be able to sue over. Marvel and DC have many characters that are similar in powers, appearance, etc, but those similarities are usually so superficial that they can be dismissed as homages or parodies and it would prove difficult for one company to sue the other over it. A really good example would be Deadpool who was practically created as a parody of Deathstroke. The only case I can think of where a lawsuit had enough merit to go to court was Marvel suing Awesome Entertainment for redesigning Fighting American into a shameless ripoff Captain America.

Phaneron Premium member

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