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Question: Maybe its my maths or I misheard something but the figures don't seem to add up for me. In Godfather 2, Vito Corleone is about 7 yrs old in 1901 and moves to New York after his family is killed. In Godfather 1, it is said the year was "almost 1942" (I think). So that makes Don Corleone about 50 ish when he died of a heart attack. Is this correct? He looked a lot older, plus head of a crime family in his early 40s doesn't seem right to me either. Am I missing something? I'm not listing this as a mistake as I'm unsure of the timings etc. so if anyone can shed any light on this for me it would be appreciated.

The_Iceman

Chosen answer: Vito was born December 7, 1891, so he was 9 when he moved (Godfather II states: "In 1901, the family of nine-year-old Vito Andolini is killed"). However, it was by the early 1930's that Vito had established his criminal organization as the Corleone crime family, with him at the head. He died in July of 1955, making him 63 when he died. In real life, Marlon Brando, who played Don Corleone, was 47 at the time of filming.

Bishop73

Question: Why does anybody (including Sam Raimi) claim that Evil Dead 2 is a sequel with flashbacks to the first film? As a sequel, there is virtually zero continuity to the first film. This was an obvious remake.

Charles Miller

Chosen answer: Evil Dead II starts out with a recap of The Evil Dead where Ash cuts off the head of his girlfriend Linda with a shovel and then is attacked by the entity, which is how the first film ended. While Linda is played by a different actress, it's still meant to be the same events as The Evil Dead. The cabin windows are still barricaded from the end of the first Evil Dead, and Ash's pant leg is still torn from Deadite Scott attacking Ash. Additionally, the end credits say: "Evil Dead II", the sequel to the ultimate experience in grueling horror, was filmed in Wadesboro, North Carolina and Detroit, U.S.A.

Bishop73

Question: What is the van that Harry and Lloyd drive? It's jokingly called an '84 sheepdog but, I'd like to know what make and model it really is.

Chosen answer: 1984 Ford Econoline.

Bishop73

Question: When Katniss asks Johanna about Annie why does Johanna kind of stutter when answering?

Chosen answer: Joanna hesitates a bit when she's recalling how many years ago it was when Annie was in the games-she's tells Katniss it was "four" then corrects herself and says "five." She then seems a bit somber when Katniss indicates that Annie had some kind of mental breakdown, implying that Annie is Joanna's friend. Joanna is being shown as having a softer side than the harder image she tries to project.

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Question: How long exactly has Belle been imprisoned in the Beast's castle? Asking because the first movie didn't look like Christmas was being celebrated by anyone.

Chosen answer: It's unknown how long Belle was at the castle. This sequel, The Enchanted Christmas, was made as an afterthought to the original Beauty and the Beast film, and there was no consideration or explanation about how this would fit into the original timeline. This is a stand-alone film, and it is typical of how the more popular Disney animated films, such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, etc. have added-on stories that are usually released straight-to-video.

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Question: I recently watched this movie again and realised I don't know why the Percy family was in grief counseling. Is it said in the movie? I remember the rest: the father was killed by his partner, the husband was murdered and left naked, the sister was raped and killed, the brother was killed trying to help in the emergency room, but I don't know why the Percy family was there.

Chosen answer: Not every elders' story was told. Towards the end, the montage of voices explaining what tragedy had befallen their loved ones was only meant to reveal to the audience the reason why the village came into existence. It is unnecessary for us to know each person's personal history but only that they wanted to escape societal violence. As they all belonged to the same grief support group, it is assumed the Percys also lost a loved one through an act of violence.

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Question: How long was Belle imprisoned in the castle?

Chosen answer: It wasn't specified how long she was there.

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Question: This goes for all the movies. All the times Emma Watson was supposed to be crying. How was she able to fake all those tears?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Hermione did not cry that often during the series. When she did, it was minimal. Actors can become so immersed in the scene that they feel the emotions they are portraying and produce real tears. Actors also use eye drops to simulate crying.

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Question: How old is Chip?

Chosen answer: He appears to be about 5 years old.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: What did really happened to Doc Hudson?

Roman Curiel

Chosen answer: It is hinted that he died off screen.

MasterOfAll

Question: In the beginning of the movie a character named Jake is shown. He tries to show the tape to someone else, but she covers her face. Since he did not show it someone else within the time limit he dies. My question is, where does he see the ring before he dies?

Minda_Quenn

Chosen answer: He watches the tape with friends who already made copies and showed it to other people. He dies because the girl he showed it to covered her eyes.

amycamille1975

Season 4 generally

Question: Scarlet Spider says 'the last time I had a family, I almost destroyed them. Won't be making that mistake again' but how could he destroy them again? Also, why didn't he come back to S.H.I.E.L.D.?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Scarlet Spider considers Spider-Man and the team his new family and he won't make the same mistake of getting his new family almost destroyed. He wasn't talking about his last family. SPOILER ALERT: After it is revealed Scarlet Spider worked for Doc Ock as a spy and he unmasks Spider-Man, he goes into hiding. He also attempts to figure out the truth of his origin, which he can't do very well while working for S.H.I.E.L.D., or if they lock him up. However, at the end of Season 4, Scarlet Spider does come back and becomes a S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy teacher.

Bishop73

Question: When Johanna is ranting about setting fire to Snow's backyard, you can hear what sounds like a cell phone ringing. Any explanation?

Patty Morado

Chosen answer: There is no explanation. They did have electrical devices, so this could be attributed to any number of things that make ringing or buzzing noises in the background.

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Question: Why did Harry, Ron and Hermione stay behind the pumpkins and then run up the hill and watch Buckbeak's execution since it was just gonna upset Hermione?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: They stayed behind the pumpkins until they were sure no one would see them. As for when they were running up the hill, they are kids and act on impulse when in a difficult situation. Most likely they were not thinking about what they would see or Hermione's reaction to it.

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Question: How can the villagers forget about the Prince and his castle after they were cursed?

Chosen answer: No explanation was given. It may have been that part of the curse affected those peoples' memories. The villagers may also have simply chosen to forget out fear, they believed the castle had been abandoned or was haunted, or possibly enough time had passed that it simply was ignored.

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Answer: The Narrator said, "A spell was cast so that the villagers and anyone who knew of the Prince and the Castle would forget about it." When the spell was broken, the villagers could be heard saying, "there you are", "where have you been", "I remember you."

Question: Why did Gordon say he wanted Lau alive but The Joker either way? Shouldn't they try to take them both alive and only kill them if they resisted?

raph

Chosen answer: Because Lau has information about the mob, the battle against which is still the first priority of the Gotham Police Department; the Joker is, as Harvey Dent later says, a mad dog let off the leash. Gordon isn't telling his officers to murder the Joker in cold blood, he's simply saying that Lau is more important to them, and he would rather have him for further questioning/testimony.

Question: Why is Anakin's prosthetic arm so low-quality compared to the hand that Luke gets in Episode V? It seems that Luke and the Rebellion would have less money to spend on doctors and a more realistic hand.

Chosen answer: As far of the timeline of the Star Wars universe, 22 years pass between Attack of the Clones and Empire Strikes Back, and wars advance technology. So, by the time Luke loses his hand, prostheses may become cheaper and more realistic than in the Republic Era.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: Is it the same facehugger for Ripley and the dog/ox, or were there two different ones?

Answer: It was a special type of facehugger known as a "Royal facehugger", which carries two embryos. One is a queen embryo, the other is a drone to protect the queen.

Chosen answer: Two different facehuggers. They die after implanting the xenomorph embryo in the host.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Wouldn't going into the Iranian embassy and opening fire with guns be seen as a declaration of war? Especially since they shot/killed dozens of Iranian citizens while escaping.

The_Iceman

Chosen answer: Perhaps, but against whom? The Americans, the Brits, the Koreans? And having an American citizen found tied to a chair, abused, and murdered would be hard to explain. In addition, their involvement in a narrowly averted nuclear holocaust may keep them from saying too much.

Blathrop

Question: Why did the Japanese man at the end kill himself?

raph

Chosen answer: Japan's culture is complex and has a long history of ritual suicide ingrained within it. For Japanese, this practice was often expected of someone who had somehow failed, shamed, or otherwise dishonored themselves, their family, their country, and so on. Historically, suicide was also committed by servants after their master died, by Samurai widows, or when people were defeated by their enemies. At the end of WWII, many Japanese soldiers and civilians committed suicide rather than surrender.

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