Trainman

12th Jul 2021

Houseguest (1995)

Question: What happens to the real Derek bond, his old friend? He is not seen at the party at the end or even seen again after the hostage.

Trainman

Answer: Presumably he went back to his home and practice. Gary seemed to like Derek much more anyway.

LorgSkyegon

Question: In the gas station scene, how was the gas station attendant killed? It wouldn't have been the tow truck. Even if it was, it would have destroyed the whole building to get to him.

Trainman

28th Jun 2021

Toys (1992)

Question: Why does Leland refuse to help Leslie from the Sea Swine down the pit?

Trainman

Answer: Because he cares more about proving the Sea Swine works than he does about his nephew.

LorgSkyegon

16th Feb 2021

Horse Sense (1999)

Question: Why can't Michael take Tommy with him at the racetrack with Gina and her dad instead of taking him to the Kiddie Zone?

Trainman

Answer: Because Michael's family hates Gina's. They see her as a spoiled brat and not a good influence on Michael. He knew if he took Tommy with him, he would tell the family about not going to Disneyland but to the racetrack.

1st Feb 2021

Ruthless People (1986)

Question: If Barbara had a dog named Muffy then how come she didn't speak about it the whole film? Didn't she even think about wanting her dog back if she decides to stay with the kidnappers?

Trainman

Answer: So she's more concerned about her own life than the life of the dog. Or since she believes that her husband "worships the ground I walk on," she probably takes for granted that her husband will take care of the dog. Or she does talk about it but it's not important to the plot.

Question: I'm confused, was Vanessa a fembot all along, from the start of the first film, or was she replaced?

Trainman

Answer: I don't believe there is a definitive answer, primarily because Vanessa being a fembot is more-or-less just a purposely absurd joke that by very design doesn't really make any sense. (It was a way for them to do a riff on action heroes like James Bond that have a new love interest in every film.) The closest explanation you get is Basil saying "We knew all along, sadly," which might suggest she was a fembot the entire time. But I wouldn't really think too deeply about it, since it's a very tongue-in-cheek revelation.

TedStixon

Question: What happens to Reggie afterwards when Buddy Love throws him into the piano? Was he dead or was he unconscious? Because he is never seen or heard from again for the rest of the film after that.

Trainman

Answer: He wasn't killed or seriously injured. He's a minor character and unimportant to the overall plot. There was no need for a final resolution of his part. He would simply have been humiliated and then resumed his previous life.

raywest Premium member

15th Nov 2020

The Twilight Zone (2002)

Answer: Laurel had a history of drug and alcohol abuse and had been in and out rehab. She was mentally unstable and would likely have lapses in her memory, particularly anything traumatic.

raywest Premium member

11th Oct 2020

The Goonies (1985)

Answer: Brand didn't know specifically where the Goonies went, but he got on the bike and went searching. Viewers didn't get to see how many places Brand looked before he found them at the restaurant or how much time it took him, but he probably biked down the one road in town until he spotted their bikes and then looked nearby. The fact that Brand apparently found the Goonies within a short amount of time suggests that there were relatively few places that they could have gone, probably because they lived in a small town that was at least semi-rural. Other than old houses, there were only a few landmarks (including the restaurant and lighthouse). There may have been spots that kids tended to gravitate toward and Brand might have had a good idea as to where they most likely went.

KeyZOid

Question: Why can't Ace just ask every football player to show their rings to him instead of just going through all that trouble tricking them while investigating?

Trainman

Answer: If people catch on to what he's doing, it could possibly tip off the culprit and give him time to hide evidence. Also, it's a silly movie and this is about comedy, not logic.

raywest Premium member

Question: Does anybody know who threw the darts at Ace? It couldn't have been Gahjii or Katie because they're both wearing shoes and the thrower was barefooted.

Trainman

Answer: Since we don't see the attackers except for their feet, it could easily have been Katie or Gahjii. In fact, given the speed at which the final four darts were shot into Ace, it was likely both of them. They could easily have not been wearing shoes at that point.

1st Sep 2020

Toy Story (1995)

Question: If the Toys always freeze around when humans present, then why they didn't freeze around animals like Scud or even Buster in the sequel?

Trainman

Answer: The reason the toys stay still in the presence of humans is because they need to keep their existence a secret from them. Animals cannot speak to humans, so the toys don't have anything to worry about when it comes to keeping their existence a secret.

Casual Person

Answer: The film was made for children and to make them think that their toys are real and care about them, I don't think the animals really factor in.

Jack Vaughan

Question: Why do the weasels go to heaven after they died laughing? They wouldn't have because they're villains.

Trainman

Answer: Who knows how Toon afterlife works? Cartoons are for children, and hell would be frightening, unless played for comedy.

Brian Katcher

10th Aug 2020

Toys (1992)

Question: Why does General Leland use the gun to shoot a fly instead of a flyswatter? Why was he shooting at a guard?

Trainman

Answer: In universe, it's likely because he's drunk and reckless, as you see him continuing to drink while doing it. Out of universe, it's a reference to the Confucius quote "Don't use a cannon to kill a mosquito."

LorgSkyegon

Question: Why did Ace punch out the Monopoly guy? Is there a reason why he did such a thing?

Trainman

Answer: The woman told him to try and "enjoy the fruits of nature", meaning wearing an animal as a piece of clothing. So he punches the monopoly guy out cold and puts him over his shoulder to try out wearing an animal.

lionhead

Question: What does Buster mean that he'll be put in a foster home with people who don't love him? What's gonna happen to him if he lives with them?

Trainman

Answer: He was just saying it pessimistically. Although, depending on which reports you read, 1 in 3 children are abused by their foster parents. In addition, many children in the system also get placed into several different homes during their childhood (since fostering children is not the same as adopting them), leaving the children to feel unloved by their foster parents.

Bishop73

I don't know the frequency with which it actually happens, but there are also neglectful foster parents whose sole motivation is the monthly stipend from the state, rather than a genuine interest in their wards' well-being.

Cubs Fan Premium member

Answer: Foster homes are meant to be temporary. While, hopefully, foster parents will be kind and caring to the children in their charge, they cannot form overly strong attachments that would only cause emotional trauma for a child when they transition to another living situation.

raywest Premium member

15th Jul 2020

Goosebumps (1995)

15th Jul 2020

Goosebumps (1995)

Answer: He repeatedly warns him against using the universal remote for bad purposes. However, Seth, blinded by remote's abilities, completely ignores and disregards Tony's warnings and uses the remote when and how he pleases, which eventually turns against him.

14th Jul 2020

Goosebumps (1995)

Answer: The book says that some couples would move away because they were upset when the children turned back into dogs permanently. Not necessarily because they didn't want dogs. It was too difficult for them to own the dogs that had served as their children for years.

Answer: They were couples who couldn't have children and were part of an experiment where dogs were turned into humans. Once Lily and Manny turned back into dogs they left the project because they didn't want dogs.

According to the book, they didn't necessarily leave because they didn't want dogs. They were too upset when the children turned back into dogs.

Question: Why does Adam need to erase Amy's memories of everything that happened? Shouldn't Scott's parents should have a chance to agree with Amy to keep their identity a secret so Scott can have her cause she likes him?

Trainman

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