Rob245

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

18th Dec 2019

Hoodwinked (2005)

Continuity mistake: When Flippers starts to point at Granny it's with his left hand. A shot taken from behind him he's pointing at her with his right hand.

Rob245

18th Dec 2019

Law & Order (1990)

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Question: Why did they keep changing female ADA's? I personally think Wolf may have been a bad boy and most of them didn't want to play his game.

Rob245

Answer: It was an open secret that Jack McCoy slept with his female assistants. It's reasonable to assume that as he tired of them or they moved on in life, he found a new assistant. In the case of Serena, she became a lesbian and was eventually fired for being too emotionally involved with defendants.

Stupidity: When Vivian sees Matt coming towards her at the country club she should've run unless she wanted to gamble with her life.

Rob245

17th Dec 2019

Three's Company (1977)

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Question: If Roper wouldn't rent to Jack unless he faked being gay then what made him not suspect the girls of being gay?

Rob245

Answer: Because they've had various boyfriends and dates over the years. How he never noticed Jack had a stream of women coming to The Apartment is another issue.

Brian Katcher

17th Dec 2019

King of the Hill (1997)

Answer: It's not uncommon in real life for spouses to be unhappy in their marriage and resort to extramarital affairs. I haven't seen every episode of this show yet, but the vibe I get is that it's not so much funny that she cheats on Dale, but how painfully oblivious Dale is to it, to the point where he can't even tell Joseph is obviously John Redcorn's son and not his.

Phaneron Premium member

The main joke is that Dale is so fascinated with mysteries, the paranormal, conspiracy theories, etc, he is too busy to notice his wife having an affair. He does not see the "conspiracy" of Nancy and John, happening right in his own home.

Answer: Nancy has stated that she loves Dale "in a 'lights-on' sort of way" (season three - "Peggy's Headache"), and other episodes make it clear she cares about him. It could be a case of her "having the cake and wanting to eat it, too." She can enjoy her affair with Redcorn while Dale takes care of Joseph, due to him not always working much. Perhaps she needs an escape from Dale's reckless adventures and conspiracy theories. An affair is not a good way to deal with this, in my opinion, but there are people who do it.

Answer: He does eventually when Marie teaches Debra how to make her meatballs, but changes the spice label.

Answer: Unlikely. It's shown numerous times Ray is scared of upsetting his mother.

Ssiscool Premium member

Continuity mistake: The emperor sits up as he's using force lightning on Mace then a few seconds later he sits up again.

Rob245

17th Dec 2019

Wonder Woman (1976)

Answer: Yes, on the first episode of season 2, she is shown on the island, when another plane crash lands, she says, "They sound different from WW II". Later in the same episode a woman gathers background information on Wonder Woman. The woman says, "From 1942 to 1945, she helped the Allies win the war."

11th Dec 2019

Batman and Robin (1997)

Question: How does Ivy get Nora's snowflake necklace without getting her costume soaked in the cyro fluid or whatever it is?

Rob245

Answer: Maybe she drained the cryo-tube first? Maybe she did get wet but had dried off by the time we see her again? Maybe Bane did it for her? Pick whatever answer works best for you. It's a really small, insignificant detail in the film with plenty of potential answers.

TedStixon

Thanks though keep in mind she wouldn't have a clue as to how it works since she's a botanist not a scientist in cyro genetics.

Rob245

She pulled the plug on the thing so Nora died and the tank drained (either automatically or Ivy did it). She just took the necklace off the body.

lionhead

Answer: She most likely used her mind control potion on someone and had them do it for her.

Answer: Amy does not wear pants because Mayim Bialik does not wear them in her personal life. She is Jewish and observes the Judaic custom of modesty and only wears skirts. The Big Bang producers allowed her to incorporate this practice into her Amy character.

raywest Premium member

Thank you, I didn't know this. My apologies if I offended anyone.

Rob245

I don't think anyone is offended. I had to do a little research for the answer as I became curious about the reason for this.

raywest Premium member

It's not sexist, it's a perfectly valid character choice. Some women only wear skirts, some only wear pants, many wear both. Amy is pretty traditional, quite "frumpy" and has a fairly specific look she sticks to throughout the show. It's more sexist to imply she "should" wear pants at least once. People can wear whatever makes them comfortable.

11th Dec 2019

Black Christmas (2006)

Question: If Billy's mom hated him and her husband then why not leave? That and why not kill Billy instead of imprisoning him?

Rob245

Answer: Billy's mom is insane and does not possess a fully rational mind.

BaconIsMyBFF

11th Dec 2019

A Christmas Story (1983)

Question: Why does Ralphie's father win a weird lamp instead of money and why is his mother jealous of it? Why not tell him how she feels about it? He might've listened.

Rob245

Answer: The weird lamp was the prize, there was no cash prize. Just the hideous lamp. The mother is not jealous of the lamp at all, it is tacky and ugly and she doesn't want it displayed in her home. The dad only says she is jealous because he is being defensive and argumentative after the lamp is broken. The dad was very proud of his prize so telling him how she felt about it would hurt his feelings. Whether or not she intentionally broke the lamp is a mystery.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: What was with the ending? He melts down to a regular looking boy when in the original he was shown as deformed. I hate this ending, consider it the weakest and worst of the franchise.

Rob245

11th Dec 2019

Terror Train (1980)

Plot hole: When the conductors go back to the washroom the killer's in his victim's costume, room clean. He couldn't have cleaned up all that blood that quick with just a few rags.

Rob245

Continuity mistake: Roy is on his back at one point, seemingly knocked out. A shot later he's suddenly on his stomach before regaining consciousness.

Rob245

The Enforcer - S2-E13

Question: Why send only one enforcer? Hera surely know what he can do so why not send a dozen to be sure? She can't have been that arrogant.

Rob245

Answer: It's a matter of plot. Having multiple characters who basically would have the same purpose, to kill Hercules, complicates and confuses the story line. It would lose the focus on the characters themselves and the interaction between them. In film and literaturea, characters, plots, scenes, etc. have to be crafted in a way that serves the story in an understandable and satisfying way for the viewer.

raywest Premium member

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