Rob245

2nd Jan 2020

Venom (2018)

Question: I'm a huge Spider Man fan, but I've never understood Venom's weaknesses. Why would he be affected by sonics and fire?

Rob245

Answer: It's from the comics and much like Superman's weakness to kyptonite, it was just written that way. Venom is part of a species of extraterrestrial symbiotes that were forged in the head of a dead Celestial (which would later be known as "Knowhere") by an evil deity known as Knull. One of the unintentional effects of the forging in the head is weakness to sound and fire.

Bishop73

2nd Jan 2020

Venom (2018)

Question: Given how Ann is, why would she let the symbiote briefly bond with her unless it told her about Eddie?

Rob245

Answer: Ann let Venom briefly inhabit her because it was quite obvious to him that she still had feelings for Eddie. This is most noticeable when Ann takes Eddie to the hospital and Eddie apologizes to Ann for making her lose her job.

2nd Jan 2020

Basic Instinct (1992)

Question: Did Stone have a motive for all that she did or was she nuts and doing it all for fun?

Rob245

Answer: She is portrayed as a psychopath with an uncontrollable urge to kill.

raywest Premium member

Plot hole: It's never revealed how Vivian's husband knew of their affair, he just seems to know.

Rob245

31st Dec 2019

Ebbie (1995)

31st Dec 2019

Gospel of Deceit (2006)

31st Dec 2019

Amsterdamned (1988)

Other mistake: Amazing how quickly the killer, armed only with a butcher's knife, could behead a guy under water before killing the other one.

Rob245

31st Dec 2019

Amsterdamned (1988)

Other mistake: Amazing that nobody sees the hooker's dangling body before that boat tour which looks like it's around nine, plenty of time for somebody else to notice her.

Rob245

31st Dec 2019

Amsterdamned (1988)

Other mistake: The hooker's killed on dry land, bloodied before being dragged into the water yet she somehow has dried blood on her face when discovered.

Rob245

31st Dec 2019

Amsterdamned (1988)

Other mistake: When translating Dutch for English, one translation uses "their" when it should've been "there." It's in the scene when we first see the lead cop talking to his daughter.

Rob245

Question: If Harry's relatives hate him, then why are they against him going to Hogwarts to study magic? Why wouldn't they be excited to be rid of him most of the time?

Rob245

Answer: Because they know of his wizard heritage and they hate it. They think he and his parents were freaks.

lionhead

Good answer, but I'd add they also knew it was something Harry would very much want, and they would always deny him simply to be as mean-spirited as possible.

raywest Premium member

Not to mention one of Vernon and Petunia's overriding motivations is to appear normal to their neighbors, and the more magic Harry knows, the less likely they are to achieve that. It could presumably also be dangerous for them, as future books/movies confirm.

1. They were constantly being barraged with letters from Hogwarts in an increasingly disruptive manner. Eventually, this would be noticed as something weird by their neighbors, which is something they REALLY don't want: anyone to know about Petunia's magical relations. 2. They were flat out threatened by Hagrid and terrified on both him and Dumbledore Better to let him go there then have to spend their entire lives on the run without it even working.

LorgSkyegon

They were against it long before the barrage of letters or Hagrid showing up. They knew about the school, Petunia's sister went there and she told Vernon. They don't want to seem weird to the neighbors in general, they aren't afraid people around them will think they have a wizard in their family because nobody believes in wizards.

lionhead

29th Dec 2019

Ghostbusters (1984)

Answer: The part of Winston was written for Murphy. He was unavailable because he was filming Beverly Hills Cop. The director and writer are on record as saying had Murphy accepted the part, Winston would have had a much larger role in the film.

Question: What good would it do for Laurie to see Michael's face? She didn't see it in the first movie so how would she know what he looked like?

Rob245

Answer: By this movie Laurie has been dealing with Michael for over 20 years. Michael had been institutionalized for a long time and Dr. Loomis had lots of files on Michael. There is no reason to believe Laurie hadn't read those files which would've included photos that would show what he looked like growing from a child to a young adult. Those pics would her a good idea of what he should look like as an older man.

af4dable Premium member

29th Dec 2019

Carrie (2013)

Question: Why did her mother spare Carrie after giving birth? When they made eye contact was she suddenly sane and filled with love for her new daughter?

Rob245

Answer: It's doubtful she became momentarily "sane" but the mother/child bond is incredibly strong, and apparently was stronger than Margaret's initial desire to kill her infant.

raywest Premium member

Thank you, happy new year. I found this to be a touching scene, they just love having Julianne Moore hold babies as she's done this in four or five movies now, latest being Still Alice, took them forever to give her an Academy Award, should've won at least for The Hours prior to this win.

Rob245

Answer: At the end of the movie, Margaret tells Carrie that she wanted to keep her, and asked God to let her. There's also a small implication that Carrie's powers may have stopped the scissors blades right as they were about to stab her (remember that Carrie doesn't always have control of her powers, and the deleted scenes reveal that she's had the powers since she was very little. They aren't new). This may have led her mother to believe that God himself was stopping the scissors and allowing her to keep the child.

29th Dec 2019

Joker (2019)

Question: Why doesn't Arthur's doctor recommend a new doctor after their sessions end so he can keep getting his meds?

Rob245

Answer: Arthur's therapy and medication are paid for by the city government. The entire program was cut and Arthur can't afford it on his own.

Brian Katcher

29th Dec 2019

I Love Lucy (1951)

Drafted - S1-E9

Question: Why would Ethel think Fred's enlisted? He wouldn't be allowed in due to his age right? I know the plot yet this thinking makes no sense.

Rob245

Answer: There is no reason. It's a just a silly plot device, typical of the era. Women characters were often portrayed as making uninformed assumptions or decisions.

raywest Premium member

Answer: The real world answer is poor storytelling. In the film, he's trying to find a way to destroy Nuclear Man, who is genetically the same as himself.

Superman dropping Nuclear Man into a nuclear reactor scene contains serious plot hole. Namely, it should have made Nuclear Man much more powerful because it would be giving him a lot of nuclear energy. For some absurd reason, he gets absorbed by it instead.

29th Dec 2019

King of the Hill (1997)

Question: Why do Harry and Marv: 1. Go after Kevin when they should remember the misery he caused them before and 2. Be stupid enough to tell him what their plans are?

Rob245

Answer: Harry and Marv go after Kevin probably to even the score for a kid having outsmarted them once before. They tell him what their plans are because they're not particularly bright, believe it doesn't matter, and simply because it serves as a plot device. Kevin has to somehow learn their plan, otherwise he could not thwart them.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Marv and Harry say in one of the scenes that Kevin is not at his own home meaning "he doesn't have a house full of goodies" to hurt them with (quoted from the scene). So they felt like they were safe from any havoc because he didn't know where he was, of course they underestimated him.

18th Dec 2019

Wonder Woman (2017)

Question: If she can destroy Ares with her hands then why does she even need a sword and shield? Perhaps for merchandise?

Rob245

Answer: For the majority of the movie, Diana believes the sword to be the only weapon capable of killing Ares. She doesn't realise until she fights him that the sword is just an ordinary weapon and thus, useless against a god. She carries the shield because it is useful. She uses it in combat most prominently to block gunfire.

BaconIsMyBFF

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