Rob245

17th Jan 2020

Superman II (1980)

Question: This was in the Richard Donner cut: Why does Lois want to expose Superman's identity? That and why doesn't she think it through? She's risking the safety of his family after all.

Rob245

Answer: Like many reporters, she feels she has an obligation (and the right) to uncover the facts, even though it could potentially cause harm.

raywest Premium member

14th Jan 2020

The Other Sister (1999)

Continuity mistake: When Carla's parents are speaking to the doctor he's wearing his glasses. A shot behind him and he's suddenly not. Then a front shot and he's got them back on.

Rob245

Stupidity: It seems dumb that Mr. Freeze takes part in the Arkham plot given he said when Shredder and Ra's walked through he wanted no part of anything, but when Joker frees everyone he joins in.

Rob245

14th Jan 2020

Below the Belt (1980)

Stupidity: The celebration of Rosa beating Tommy in the world title match seems pointless as she got knocked out, Rosa didn't pin her, thus didn't become the champion.

Rob245

Question: How much were Romijn and Jackman paid for their cameos?

Rob245

14th Jan 2020

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Answer: Yes, this is a thinly veiled jab at X-Men: The Last Stand. That film had a notably poor reception among fans and critics and at that point was generally considered the worst of the X-Men films. Ironically, X-Men: Apocalypse was also poorly received and is technically the 3rd film in the "First Class" series.

BaconIsMyBFF

Answer: She's not making a joke. Sequels are often criticized because the more that are made from an original movie, the greater the decline in the quality. The scripts are often repetitive and unoriginal, and the purpose seems to be only to make as much money as possible with the least amount of creativity or effort.

raywest Premium member

14th Jan 2020

Dark Phoenix (2019)

Question: Did Raven ever love Charles? They seemingly teased something like this in First Class so I'm merely curious.

Rob245

Answer: Yes, during the events of First Class it is clear that Raven harbors romantic feelings for Charles, though Charles himself views the relationship as platonic. After meeting Erik, Raven's romantic affections seem to shift to him and Raven views Charles as an adoptive brother. This inadvertently causes something of a rivalry between Erik and Charles when Raven decides to leave with Erik. In Days of Future Past Charles' behavior seems to suggest some romantic feelings for Raven, with Charles expressing jealousy of Erik's relationship with Raven. By the time of Apocalypse, Charles and Raven once again seem to have a strictly platonic relationship which remains in place through Dark Phoenix.

BaconIsMyBFF

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Suggested correction: This isn't really so much a mistake as it was a character tweaking, which happens often in TV series.

zendaddy621

14th Jan 2020

The Gorgon (1964)

Other mistake: There were no gorgons named Megara. The three that existed were Medusa, Euryale, and Stheno.

Rob245

13th Jan 2020

Mr. Deeds (2002)

Question: This is a two-part question: 1. How does Winona Ryder get hold of the journal of Sandler's uncle? 2. Why'd she dye her hair?

Rob245

Answer: Babe Bennett stole Preston Blake's journal from Longfellow Deeds. As for why she dyed her hair, it was probably part of her disguise. She was a TV journalist pretending to be someone else (as Pam Dawson) so she could get a story on Longfellow.

raywest Premium member

13th Jan 2020

Dark Phoenix (2019)

Answer: Your guess is correct. Lawrence stated she was done with the franchise after "X-Men: Apocalypse." She jokingly told Simon Kinberg she would return for this film if he directed it, and to her surprise, he was serious about it and held her to it. Fans weren't very keen on her appearances either, because she was definitely phoning it in for the third film, so that may have factored into killing her off early as well.

Phaneron Premium member

More than one actress had played Mystique. Just because Jennifer Lawrence did not want to continue playing that role is not a reason the character would be killed off. They could easily recast another notable actress in the part. I would not be surprised if Mystique is miraculously "resurrected" in a future X-Men film with a new actress.

raywest Premium member

Aside from Deadpool, any new X-Men film would be a complete overhaul of the franchise since the characters will be part of the MCU now. You're not wrong about an actor wanting out to not really be a reason to kill off a character, but it doesn't preclude them from doing so either. They might have decided it wouldn't be worth the hassle of recasting the role with all the negative baggage that would come with it.

Phaneron Premium member

13th Jan 2020

Manifest (2018)

Show generally

Question: Does it seem like this show took from LOST in the sense that a phenomenal event starting with a plane crash changed people's lives?

Rob245

Answer: Only superficially. Manifest doesn't even begin with a plane crash, but rather a plane disappearing for 5 years with the assumption that it crashed, which turns out not to be true.

BaconIsMyBFF

In the particulars it seems different, but the overall plot is the same. A seemingly random group on an airplane experience a weird event and spend years trying to figure out what happened. Let's hope the reveal in the final episode is not as disappointing as "LOST" - they're actually all dead.

Answer: Yes, I see the larger connection. There are a lot of movies and shows where people come back from somewhere like car, train, and bus crashes, or even space, war, or who knows where, then try to figure out why. We probably should consider a new genre for plots where the departed or missing return and try to figure out why. Needs a name though. Maybe "Come-back Conundrums" or "Put-back Puzzlers"?

Answer: "The major" is a major general, no major general would go by a title implying a lower rank. Her official DOD photo shows her (and a bunch of other women in uniform) with long loose hair below their collar. Women's hair has to be above the collar or put up, until VERY recently, and if this show is set in 2018 the hair is out of regulations. No major general would have an official photo with hair out of regs.

10th Jan 2020

Desert Hearts (1985)

Continuity mistake: Vivian was in the other room of her hotel room only a few seconds, there's no way Cay could completely undress that quickly and without making any noise.

Rob245

10th Jan 2020

Chloe (2009)

Stupidity: It seems foolish of Chloe to seduce Catherine's son to get back at her. She should've sent the picture of her and Catherine together to David instead.

Rob245

10th Jan 2020

Aquaman (2018)

Other mistake: When Tom picks up Atlanna when she washes up, she's unconscious, but she's able to hold on to her trident.

Rob245

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Suggested correction: It is emphasized that she is still holding it even when unconscious.

Question: If they were constantly being bullied then why didn't Ralph and his friends tell their parents about their bully? That and why take the same route home if they knew that's where he'd be waiting for them?

Rob245

Answer: Until recently, bullying wasn't taken very seriously. Also, school kids don't take very kindly to the idea of 'snitching.' Scut might have gotten in trouble if they'd told their parents, but in the long run, that might have made things worse for them. As for taking a different route home, it's possible he altered where he ambushed them or that he wasn't there every single day.

Brian Katcher

Thanks it's just that when Mad Magazine did their spoof of this I wondered this as did they.

Rob245

Show generally

Question: So aside from trying, very badly, at playing football did they ever play other sports on the show? I'd think the best ones would be figure skating, roller derby, and track. Shelley Hack could've played basketball while there.

Rob245

Answer: The gargoyle had been watching Preston through his window for a long while and, falling in love with him, assumed a human form so she could be with him.

raywest Premium member

Awkward. I mean eww, should've just left him alone as it was a murderous creature who killed for no reason. She could've done the human form without killing anyone you know.

Rob245

Well, love makes people (and gargoyles) do weird and stupid things.

raywest Premium member

Answer: She most likely wanted to keep an eye on him, to make sure he would never break the vow.

8th Jan 2020

Aquaman (2018)

Question: How does Black Manta master Atlantis' technology to make his suit?

Rob245

Answer: Just because he's the bad guy doesn't mean he didn't go to college. He could be a genius and gotten a brief working knowledge from the Atlantis soldiers.

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