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Question: Boris used the first time jump device to go back in time to 1969. J used the second one. You see throughout the movie that J has his with him for obvious reasons. But you never see what happened to Boris' device. So what did he do with it?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: He probably just put it in his pocket until he needed it again to go back to the present. Most likely, it would have been destroyed when 2012 Boris was killed after he was burnt by the space shuttle.

Casual Person

Question: Why does the baby's face look so weird?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: It's because it's a computer generated image. Renesmee, Edward and Bella's daughter, grows almost three times as fast as a normal human child would, maturing in about seven years. To achieve the effect, a young actress was used for the motion capture and the as the framework for what Renesmee would look like at various stages of her development. CGI effects have come a long way, but it's still imperfect and can look unnatural.

raywest

Question: After the first Pentagon scene, the G.I. Joes are on drop ships flying to go get a nuke. Who are the other Joes in the ship with Duke, Roadblock, Mouse, Flint, and Jaye?

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Quantom X

Chosen answer: I believe three are named as Grunt, Clutch and Tunnel Rat in the script and credits.

Question: What exactly caused the ship to go down?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: It isn't exactly clear. Four days out into the Pacific, some noise, possibly an explosion, wakes Pi in the middle of the night. Pi goes out in the midst of a severe storm to explore what happened. Some have suggested that, at this point, he inadvertently leaves a water tight door open which allows storm water to enter the lower levels.

kuffpah

Question: When John's infamous vest comes out and we can see his shoulders, he appears to have a scar on the front of one of his shoulders. Is this a genuine scar from earlier in Willis' life or was it put in by the makers of this film to add to the character? As far as I'm aware they never reference it in the film, which makes me think it is a genuine real life scar.

Chosen answer: The scar is real and runs about half the length of his arm. It is a surgical scar from an operation he got at 17 to fix complications from a broken arm.

LorgSkyegon

Question: O says that back in Cape Canaveral, in the unaltered time line, something happened to K that changed him. All that's really said though, is that he stopped and arrested Boris the Animal there. So what exactly was it that changed K?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: He saw J's father murdered by Boris. In the unaltered timeline, J says that his father wasn't around. We see this at the end and it's also why J was recruited into the Men In Black. K was keeping an eye on him the whole time.

Brad

Question: The terrorists' attempt to obtain the three Cerberus pass-codes was a major plot point. After they obtained the first two, the third was apparently somehow obtained without it being provided by the president. How?

BF

Chosen answer: They had a computer hacker, Lim, trying to hack the code the whole time. She finally succeeded.

Quantom X

Question: I don't know whether this is a mistake or if there was a certain reason for it but, at the end of the movie when Maximus tells Quintus to free his men, Quintus turns to the line of guards standing behind him and says, "Free the prisoners, go!" Two of the guards standing next to each other immediately go to free the prisoners, and the rest of the guards don't budge. How did those two guards know that the orders were given directly to them?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: Because they would be the ranking soldiers, and accustomed to being given orders. Being disciplined, they would obey Quintus without question. The legions would necessarily have soldiers assigned to following orders at different times, similar to how a captain would give an order to a full room, and the first mate would be the one to carry out the order.

rswarrior

Question: What is it about the moon being destroyed that caused loads of earthquakes and tsunamis?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: The moon's own gravity affects the Earth, most notably in the form of ocean tides. Over the eons a balance has been established between the two celestial bodies. When the moon was destroyed, that balance was thrown out of whack and the Earth basically adjusted itself. Sort of like if you hold a ball bearing to the inside of a bowl near the top with a magnet on the outside; remove the magnet and the ball bearing suddenly drops and careens around inside the bowl until it finally comes to a rest at the bottom. That rolling around would be analogous to the earthquakes and tsunamis that resulted from the moon's destruction in this film.

Phixius

Question: What are the keys played to get into the batcave, in Batman Begins?

Hannah_lyn07

Chosen answer: Starting at middle C on a piano move up one scale. He plays D and E together, moves up a scale and plays D and E together again, then backs down to play A and B together.

oddy knocky

Question: The scene where Maria and the children sing 'The Lonely Goatherd', there is a girl singing: 'One little girl in a pale pink coat heard' and 'She yodeled back to the lonely goatheard' (nearly at the end, the second time this is in the song). Who is singing here: Brigitta or Louisa?

peach

Chosen answer: This line occurs 2:15 into the song. We see the singer is Brigitta (dark hair), played by Angela Cartwright, and not blonde Louisa, played by Heather Menzies.

kuffpah

Question: How in the world was Kiddo allowed to bring a sword that length onto a plane and have it right beside her at her seat?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: Tarantino has said that he intends Kill Bill to exist in a slightly different world than the real one. In this world weapons are more commonplace and can be freely carried. If you notice, on the plane there are actually little holders on all the seats for people to put their swords into.

Question: There are marked similarities between Cole's present day asylum and his future world, such as the showers he receives, and the scientists/doctors. What is the significance of these parallels? Do they have a hidden meaning?

Chosen answer: It is meant to draw similarities between the treatment of the mentally ill and convicted felons. Quite often, even today, the mentally ill are housed and treated in facilities that are little better (for quality of life or prospects of rehabilitation) than prisons.

Question: Dylan finds out Daniel took his phone during the interrogation and made a clone. At exactly which point in the movie did the Horsemen manage to get the phone back to Dylan?

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Casual Person

Chosen answer: At the same time - they had the clone ready before going into the interrogation and made the swap then. They kept the original.

Rajani Isa

Question: This has to do with The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. When Joker is caught by police, I'm assuming he got sent to Arkham Asylum. When Bane released all the prisoners, what became of the Joker?

Chosen answer: Bane actually freed the prisoners at Blackgate Prison, not Arkham. The Joker's whereabouts are never revealed, but the novelization states that he is the lone inmate at Arkham. Realistically, the Joker probably would have received the death penalty for his crimes sometime between the 8 years that have passed between films.

Serious B

Question: Why the hell did they give Batman and Robin's suits nipples in this one?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: Purely a creative decision, but based on the tone of this question I don't suppose you're honestly after an answer so much as you are just looking for someplace to express your distaste.

Phixius

Question: In the chase scene that shows Dylan and Alma chasing the four Horsemen through New Orleans, Dylan runs onto a street where there is a huge crowd and loads of people throwing beads off their balconies. Why they are doing this?

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Casual Person

Chosen answer: In New Orleans, during Mardi Gras, there are parades, and huge crowds partying. People on balconies throw beads to women if they "flash" them.

rswarrior

Question: When Pi finds the island, he begins eating some root like stuff. What exactly is that?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: It is never really defined. It is just presumed to be some sort of tubular seaweed or algae which ultimately will consume (either literally or allegorically) he who consumes it.

kuffpah

Question: After Ralph destroys Vanellope's kart, she runs back into Diet Cola Mountain. The next we see of her, she's inside the Fungeon. When did that happen? King Candy and his officers apparently don't know that she can enter the mountain, so how would they have known where to find her?

Chosen answer: This happened between the time Ralph left Sugar Rush and when he came back to Sugar Rush to confront Sour Bill. They knew that Vanellope was located in that specific area, so King Candy and his officers searched every part of this area since he knew for sure that she was around this place. Soon enough, he would have discovered Diet Cola Mountain, found Vanellope inside the mountain, captured her and locked her in the Fungeon.

Casual Person

Question: I have a question about the first patient Don and his boss go to see (the one trying to solve the Rubik's cube). I can find no information about him. However he seems like he plays an AIDS patient in a couple of other movies, with the same lesions, same gay act, etc. Is he really like this or do they seem to cast him in the part because he plays it so well? Or am I mistaken about him? Any info would help. It is driving me crazy.

lartaker1975

Chosen answer: The actor's name is Stephen Spinella. He is listed in the credits for "And the Band Played On" as "Brandy Alexander." Though neither his given name nor his drag name is mentioned during the cameo, he does show a book with pictures of his female impersonation to the doctors. The "trivia" portion of his IMDb profile states: "Vaulted from obscurity with his frighteningly realistic portrayal of AIDS-ravaged Prior Walter in Tony Kushner's two-part stage epic "Angels in America." An openly gay actor, he has since played in a number of gay-related themes on stage, film and TV."

kuffpah

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