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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?

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

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.

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.

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

Ivy could smell Noah wearing the suit. She made a statement in the shed not to be used that there was a strange smell in there. I imagine some sort of latex smell given off by suit. I think. I had figured it was a professionally made movie costumes the elders brought to Covington woods when they first settled. But it is also possible I guess they could have been crafted after the fact. But either way she was able to recognize Noah by the scent. I believe.

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.

Quantom X Premium member

Question: Forgive me if this question sounds stupid - I was eight years old when the movie came out, and I didn't use a phone a lot. Why is Casey not surprised that the caller was able to dial her the second time? From my experience, wrong numbers are often caused by people accidentally dialing wrong. It would be suspicious to me if a person could "accidentally" punch in the same wrong number twice. But she simply asks why he did it, then accepts his apology.

Chosen answer: It's possible to dial a wrong number twice. She might've thought the person had made the same mistake again.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Answer: I wouldn't have found it suspicious at all if it happened to me. With the exception of some really old phones, a lot had a redial button which would call your last number even if you did dial incorrectly.

Question: How is Megamind's robot able to do exactly what he does? We don't see him push any buttons or anything, so how is this possible?

Chosen answer: Mad Science. There's an old science fiction writers' saying that "Poorly explained science is better than DUMB science, " so exactly how it works isn't important, it just works.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: How could Superman kill Zod by breaking his neck? He's from Krypton like Superman so he should also be invulnerable.

Chosen answer: Kryptonians aren't invulnerable. It just takes a lot to hurt one after he has been charged by our yellow sun. There are several beings who are strong enough to break a Kryptonian's bones. Doomsday, Darkseid, etc. Since both are roughly equal in strength on Earth, its no different than one human breaking another's neck.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Why did Dumbledore give Snape the dual teacher/spy position after James and Lily were murdered? Voldemort was presumed to be defeated by baby Harry, so there was no reason for Dumbledore to need a spy.

Chosen answer: Dumbledore knew that by using Dark Magic, a practice Voldemort was highly skilled in, it was possible for the Dark Lord to still be alive in some form and could one day return. His Death Eater followers were also still active, and Snape would be able to spy on them to discover if or when Voldemort was re-emerging.

raywest Premium member

Question: What is the name given to those cart things that can be driven around San Andreas? For a detailed description, the carts being referred to kind of look like a golf cart, but without the roof on it and they are only shown in San Andreas, and not shown in Los Santos.

Casual Person

Chosen answer: It is called a Civillian Caddy. Also the location being referred to is not San Andreas, but in fact Sandy Shores.

Casual Person

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