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Question: If the pay phones are the only entrance/exit points in the matrix, why did the robots add it in?

Chosen answer: Pay phones are not the only way in or out of the matrix. In fact, pay phones are only used twice in the film. The other times people are shown entering or leaving the matrix, they do so via a plain black rotary phone sitting on a table. Any hard-line (that is, physically connected to the system by wires) phone can be hacked to provide an entrance or exit. Several have been hacked already and, as the process takes time to complete, rather than begin a hack of the hard-line phone nearest to the operative, operatives are directed to the nearest previously hacked phone when a quick escape is required. The robots did not add this feature to the matrix, it is merely a manipulation of the code on the humans' part.

Phixius Premium member

Question: I just watched this movie for the first time and I have three questions that are really confusing me. When Alice is in the cabin and that dead girl comes through the window, (I forgot her name), how did that girl die? All I saw was blood and ropes on her so I was wondering what happened. When Mrs. Voorhees is with Alice just before she tries to kill her, we see her repeat "Kill her mommy. Kill her", so I was wondering if Jason was possessing her or not? When Jason, as a kid, comes through the water and grabs Alice in her dream, he's disfigured and burnt. How could that be if all he did was drown? If anybody can explain all my questions with great details, I would really appreciate it.

Chosen answer: 1. She was most likely hanged. 2. Mrs. Voorhees wasn't possessed by Jason. She simply went insane when Jason drowned and wanted revenge. 3. He's not burnt, only disfigured.

New this month Answer: Brenda was her name. And I think that she was stabbed. Or strangled. Or beaten to death. However as her murder was offscreen we will probably never know. What we do know is that she screamed before she died. Bow and arrow? (She was last seen at the archery range).

Alan Keddie

Question: Why was Meg the one to lead the mob? I know that Christine was her friend and all but was it because she was mad Madame Giry didn't let her go with Raoul?

Chosen answer: It seems you likely answered your own question. Christine was her friend. The adrenaline borne of her concern for Christine likely overwhelmed any feelings of resentment or jealousy she might have felt, so that probably wasn't a factor. Maybe the better question would be why NOT Meg to lead the mob? She and Christine both grew up in the Opera House, and she was particularly familiar with the hallways and catacombs of the building. Being a woman at that time period works against the notion that she would lead a mob. But in this circumstance, she is just as logical a leader as anyone.

Michael Albert

Question: Possible spoiler: is Robbie's fatal septicemia caused by the wound in his chest or the general lousy hygienic conditions during their march to the beach and on the beach itself?

Chosen answer: Robbie's death is caused by the wound as it caused the septicemia. So yes.

Question: Is there a point for Danny's singing voice to keep changing throughout the movie? In Summer Nights and Oh, Sandy, he sounded normal but in Greased Lightnin' and the song he sang while dancing with Sandy, (when she asked if he wanted to sing professionally), his voice is deeper. Just out of curiosity.

Chosen answer: I think your answer can be found in the type of song being sung, and the function of each song in the story. "Summer Nights" and "Sandy" are narrative songs. They tell a story, and are written with a melodic structure reminiscent of the 1950's crooners. "Greased Lightnin', " is a rock 'n' roll song, in the style of someone like Elvis Presley. It is a song all about posturing machismo, and the fetishization of a car as a symbol of phallic virility. So, the style of the vocals require a different kind of quality. It is also in a lower key with deeper notes. The song he sang while dancing with Sandy in the gym is called "Those Magic Changes." When Sandy suggests he might be talented enough to sing professionally, Danny starts to show off, and unintentionally ends up sounding absurd and out of tune. That is just a bit of silliness for the sake of humor. Keep in mind, Danny isn't the only character whose vocal style changes according to song: Rizzo sings "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" in a nasal, sarcastic tone, while "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" is sung as a yearning torch song. Sandy's songs, like "Hopelessly Devoted" and the reprise of "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" are sweet and wistful, whereas "You're the One That I Want" is harsher, to fit her new, provocative persona.

Michael Albert

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Question: The crew takes a private jet to most locations but always have the same black S.U.V.s. How do the vehicles get there as fast as the crew?

RGW

Chosen answer: Black SUVs are common police, military and dignitary vehicles around the world. It is not too much to assume they could be rented or owned by the police forces in the areas.

kristenlouise3

Question: The tour guide, Mary Beth, is revealed to be La Muerte and the elderly security guard is revealed to be Xibalba. The museum scene appears to take place in the United States while the story, the majority of the film, obviously takes place in Mexico. If the museum is in the United States, then why would La Muerte and Xibalba go to such a country and disguise themselves as U.S. Citizens?

John Ohman

Chosen answer: Probably their goal is to tell as many people around the world as possible about Manolo and co.'s story so that they will continue to be remembered.

Question: When Cedric makes the $10,000 bet, shouldn't he still have won the money even though Zeke moved the chips since not only was he not the person who placed the bet, but he also moved them after the host of the table surely called out no more bets?

Chosen answer: The money was actually removed before the host said "no more bets". Verbal bets aren't taken in American roulette, so even though he said $10,000 on Black 15, since only one chip was there when he said no more bets, that was the final bet. In real life though, there were various other issues that most high end casinos wouldn't have allowed in the first place, so the scene is just a plot device to make them become strippers. Plus, it would make for a boring movie if they showed the pit boss coming in and reviewing the situation.

Bishop73

Question: Why was the detective tortured? I don't get it. Who is the girl that brings the detective to Verone?

Amirul Hazri

Chosen answer: The detective was tortured because Verone needed a window of time without any police presence and the detective refused to allow it. The girl is just some random hottie that works for Verone.

Greg Dwyer

Question: Episode 1: Night of the Mutants - Just after Sketch arrives in his comic book, he lands in a room that it stated by a caption to be located in the "N.W.E. Command Centre in Newer York City." What does N.W.E stand for?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: N.W.E. stands for New World Empire.

Casual Person

Question: We know that Jasper and Rosalie pose as 18-year-old twins while in school at Forks, and presumably Edward poses as a 17-year-old...But what ages are Emmett and Alice meant to be while at school?

Chosen answer: Emmett and Alice are also supposed to be 17 or 18. It is not specified exactly, but in Breaking Dawn, all the Cullen siblings graduate the same year. In New Moon, Rosalie and Emmett graduate and "go off to college", while the others begin their senior years. As they are all supposed to be "adopted" by Carlisle and Esme Cullen, it is not unusual that they would all be the same ages.

raywest Premium member

Question: Can someone explain what it means that Jacob imprinted on Renesmee? I thought imprinting meant you want to be with that person (like love and marry them). But now that Jacob has imprinted on Renesmee, I think I'm wrong.

Chosen answer: Werewolf imprinting means you love that person in exactly the way they need you to love them. In Jacob's case, this means he feels a fatherly/brotherly love for Renesmee now. When she gets older those feelings may change to a romantic love, but that depends on whether Renesmee is ever able to see Jacob as anything other than a big brother. If she thinks it's too weird to feel romantically toward Jacob due to the nature of their relationship during her childhood, he will forever be her platonic protector and be absolutely elated by it. Fast as she grows though, it's unlikely they'll have spent so long in those familial roles that she won't be able to see him as anything else.

Phixius Premium member

Question: How does a tear from Rapunzel revive Flynn? I though she could only cure with her hair.

CurtJay

Chosen answer: So did she, but apparently tears work too. The magic is in HER, after all. It just manifested most obviously in her hair, the parallel to the petals on the flower.

Phixius Premium member

So then why did Mother Gothel die?

New this month Answer: Because she used her hair to stay young and now her hair is gone.

New this month Answer: Because she used the power from her hair and now her hair is gone. So she is as well.

Question: So it's my understanding that when Jack made the deal with Beckett, Jack agreed to bring out the Pirates, which he did, and Beckett was to satisfy Jack's debt to Jones. But at the end I don't understand why Beckett let Jack and Will sink his ship. This is because first off why would he even stick to the deal at that point, why didn't he betray Jack? Also did the deal even still exist, because Jones died and Will became captain, thus Jack could no longer be in debt to Jones. So simply, why did Beckett let his ship (along with his life) be destroyed?

Chosen answer: Beckett already was planning on betraying Jack. And yes, Jack's debt to Jones was null and void the moment of Jones' death. And finally, do you think Beckett had any choice in the matter of Will, and Jack destroying his ship?

MasterOfAll

Question: With many of the actors playing central characters reprising their roles, does anyone know why the princesses were re-cast?

Bishop73

Chosen answer: Kimberley Kates (who played Elizabeth in the first film) said in an interview on a B&T fan podcast that she and Diane Franklin were scheduled to reprise the roles, but then heard that they had been recast. She believed it was because the English director Peter Hewitt did not like English characters being played by American actresses.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: Given that Ivy could see some people's "color", did she know it was Noah chasing her in the woods?

Edward A. Torres Sr.

Chosen answer: This was left very ambiguous. Ivy knew the "creatures" were not real because her father had told her it was a ruse the elders used to frighten the youths to keep them from leaving the village. However, it was mentioned by one of the elders that the creatures were based on old stories, myth and legend that's why she was freaking out when her cloak was darken by the mud and why she became frightened by Noah's monster costume. As for her sight of color it does not appear that Ivy knows it is Noah who is chasing her.

raywest Premium member

Answer: It is presumed that Ivy cannot see Noah's color as she was unaware that he was inside of her coat closet after he had hidden there during a game of hide and seek. In the scene she is seen hanging her coat inside of a closet occupied by Noah. She puts the garment inside and goes about her business completely unaware of his presence. This indicates that he does not give off a color.

Answer: She stated in the beginning she couldn't always see color in people.

Question: Why did Carrie's mom want to kill her?

Chosen answer: A combination of factors is at play here. Carrie's mother, Margaret, is mentally unstable. She is a staunch fundamentalist Christian. Her daughter, Carrie, is a product of forced intercourse by her drunken husband which her mother admits to having enjoyed, regardless of its sinful nature. Carrie exhibits telekinetic powers, which Margaret labels witchcraft. Carrie goes to the prom against her mother's wishes, which Margaret considers sinful. Margaret ultimately sees her daughter as an evil spawn, imbued with Satanic powers, who is also beginning to assert her independence and defy Margaret's Christian principles. It was probably part of Margaret's delusion that killing her daughter in the midst of prayer (they are reciting "The Lord's Prayer" when Margaret stabs Carrie in the back and continues to attack her) might facilitate her possibility for redemption.

Michael Albert

Question: In 700 years, everyone on board the Axiom has grown very fat, lived their whole life on hover chairs and kept their faces buried in their screens. So where did all of the children come from? Every adult only looked at or talked to each other through the screens so how could any children exists if the adults never left the hover chair. That kind of ongoing lifestyle should not have produced any children at all and after about 200 or even 300 years all life aboard the Axiom and other ships should have been wiped out.

Chosen answer: In vitro? Cloning? The fact that being fat doesn't stop people from wanting to have sex? There are many ways and they all work.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: Why was Little Bill so protective of the two cowboys that had bounties on their heads? And why was he so vengeful when they were both killed? He didn't know them.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Little Bill wanted to be sure that the cowboys would live at least long enough to pay compensation to the owner of the saloon/brothel for disfiguring one of the prostitutes; Bill became furious when the cowboys were killed because they would never be able to make good on their agreement of compensation.

zendaddy621

Question: I'm confused. Palpatine wanted to use Queen Amidala to get himself voted as chancellor so he could have control over the republic. Why did he send Darth Maul after the Queen's ship when it escaped if he needed the Queen alive?

Chosen answer: The entire time Palatine is bitching to Viceroy Gunray that he needs the Queen to sign the treaty to make the blockade and invasion legal. He didn't send Darth Maul to kill Amadala, he sent him to capture her and to deal with her Jedi escort.

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