Rob245

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

15th Mar 2020

Deep Rising (1998)

15th Mar 2020

Three's Company (1977)

Show generally

Question: Who's decided to make Chrissy stupid? Watch an early episode like "Roper's Niece" then a later one like "Jack's Pie", So who decided to make her stupid? Some network executive?

Rob245

Answer: It's also likely a case of "Flanderization", where as the show progresses, the writers zero in on a single aspect of a character that they get the most material out of, and think is the funniest, and expand it at the expense of realism or development, to the point where it is the character's entire personality.

Answer: It was likely a group of male executives who decided the show's format. The sexy, ditzy/dumb blonde was an over-used and cliched trope in an era when women were blatantly objectified.

raywest Premium member

14th Mar 2020

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Question: Why don't Nicholas' two goons wait for Harry and Lloyd to come back to their apartment? The woman said they'd have to come back sometime, so why not wait, instead of killing their bird as a message?

Rob245

Answer: At this point, Shay and Mental think that Harry and Lloyd are professional criminals who have been following them secretly for long enough to know about the entire kidnapping operation. They don't want to wait because it could leave them as sitting ducks if Harry and Lloyd were violent. In addition, waiting simply puts them for a long time and in front of many witnesses at the scene of what could be a murder (if they killed Harry and Lloyd).

Answer: Plus, Nicholas' cronies think that Harry and Lloyd work for someone who's trying to stop them retrieving the briefcase, which is shown when they go to confront them the second time and find the note on the apartment door. It's not until later on, that they realise that Lloyd and Harry aren't the pros that they think they are, and it's then that they try to kill them at Dante's Inferno.

Answer: Because if they had, the movie would be over in 20 minutes, and on a very violent note. It's a common film convention: To advance the plot, and to fit the tone of the film (here, a goofy comedy rather than a gangster thriller), characters behave in ways that real people in their position would not. There is no in-universe explanation.

13th Mar 2020

Miami Hustle (1996)

Stupidity: Sister Margaret should've tried taking Billy to a psychiatrist and checked on him during December knowing what happens in toy stores. She should've gotten him a job in a grocery.

Rob245

Stupidity: It seems unlikely any mental asylum would leave a child with a patient regardless of the patient being in a catatonic like state.

Rob245

Revealing mistake: The robber who kills Billy's mother is shown cutting her throat but with the flat side of the blade. Moreover real blood doesn't ooze out so thickly, indicating it was makeup.

Rob245

12th Mar 2020

It (1990)

Continuity mistake: Pay attention during Bill and Audra's bike ride. She starts out wearing hot pink shoes yet when going down one street they've suddenly turned black or brown. A shot later they're back to hot pink.

Rob245

Character mistake: Andy speaks of Billy changing in the two months after he was hired when he was hired in the spring months ago.

Rob245

11th Mar 2020

Wicked Stepmother (1989)

[Jenny throws a bucket of water on Priscilla.]
Priscilla: I'm melting! I'm melting! Ha, Ha. It didn't work, did it Dorothy? This is reality, not MGM.

Rob245

Answer: She wanted room for her own things. The apartment was cluttered with so many collectables that Leonard never looked at, that he never noticed when she put some in storage.

Brian Katcher

Well if they're a couple why not talk to him about it? After all couples are supposed to compromise on things, imagine if he'd done this to her.

Rob245

Not sitcom couples. Every reaction has to be exaggerated and borderline psychotic.

Sammo Premium member

It's a play on the "women always do what they want and the man goes along with it" type scenario. Plus, Penny is seriously hot and way out of Leonard's league so its entirely plausible she knows this and knows he wouldn't question her anyway, as he will always give in and give her what she wants.

The_Iceman

6th Mar 2020

Problem Child (1990)

6th Mar 2020

Goddess of Love (1988)

Plot hole: Aphrodite couldn't have used Ted's credit card without getting into trouble.

Rob245

6th Mar 2020

Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Question: Why does Rosemary change her hairstyle in the movie and why did Terry die?

Rob245

Answer: Terry was murdered by the the Castevets (pushing her out the window). Terry became suspicious about Roman and Minnie and why they had taken her into their home. It may also be that once they met Rosemary and Guy, they found Rosemary to be a more suitable "mother." Regarding Rosemary's hair. When she became pregnant, she experienced severe and constant pain keeping her housebound. She finally decided not to give into it anymore and made an effort to go about her normal life, having lunch with Hutch, getting a new haircut, planning a party for her and Guy's old friends that they never saw anymore, and so on. It was only after she threatened Guy to go back to her original doctor that a spell was apparently put on her to stop the pain.

raywest Premium member

Terry may have actually committed suicide (with a little 'help') because she couldn't face the fact that she was to be used to procreate with Satan. This is indicated if you listen to Ruth Gordon's voice as the nun in Rosemary's "dream" when Rosemary was actually overhearing Minnie through the wall, chastising Roman with "If you had listened to me we wouldn't have to do this! We would have been all set to go instead of having to start from scratch! I told you not to tell her in advance. I told you she wouldn't be open-minded!"

Answer: I read this book as a kid and so did my mom. She said she cut her hair because she was tired of them clipping pieces for their spells. I don't remember that part in the book. I might have to read it again.

1tenthAngel

Answer: They may have found out that Terry was not healthy-or fertile-enough, is my guess.

Shipper

29th Feb 2020

Wicked Stepmother (1989)

29th Feb 2020

Wicked Stepmother (1989)

29th Feb 2020

Miami Hustle (1996)

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