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Question: Redfoot is the whole reason they ended up in LA (he was the fence), and the reason they got connected to Kobayashi through the attack on the drug dealer. So if he's just a made-up part of Verbal's story, how did they end up in LA, and how did they end up connected to Kobayashi?

Answer: The fence did exist, he just gave him a fake name. His real name wasn't Redfoot.

Question: Why did Noah stab Lucas?

Answer: Noah stabs Lucius (not "Lucas") because he's jealous. Noah is in love with Ivy, but Ivy and Lucius are in love and are together. It's also important to note that Noah also has a severe mental handicap, and thus doesn't know how to handle his anger, so he lashes out and does terrible things.

TedStixon

Question: So does Rita Repulsa die when she goes into space? It seems unlikely she could survive mainly without oxygen.

Rob245

Answer: It is implied that she has died, her body freezing as it drifts towards the moon.

raywest Premium member

Answer: No, she's not dead. This show seems to be following similarly to the original TV show. In the show, she was in a stasis like state trapped in a "trash can" on the moon. After she escapes this prison, she sets up her evil base with Lord Zed on the moon and continues to attack Angel Grove and the Rangers from the Moon. So her being blasted towards the Moon at the end of this reboot is a set up for her establishing a similar base of operations like in the show in the sequels. If the sequels ever get out of development hell.

Quantom X Premium member

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Question: Why does Liz put up with all the craziness? She couldn't quit and work on another show?

Rob245

Answer: There's probably lots of reasons why Liz stays - money, lack of other job prospects and so on. The reality is, if she left, that would adversely affect the story line and the comedy within it. Tina Fey was one of the stars, and her character is an integral part of the show.

raywest Premium member

Question: Given how organized she's supposed to be why didn't she sign those papers prior to going home for Jake's signature? That and why not tell her boyfriend the truth? He looked like he'd understand.

Rob245

Answer: Melanie didn't sign the papers because, deep down, she still loved Jake, and probably, subconsciously, hoped they'd get back together. She didn't tell her boyfriend because she mostly was in denial about the state of her feelings and her marriage. She'd fooled herself into believing she had signed the papers.

raywest Premium member

Question: Did the scene where Herb Brooks has his players do sprints after a 3-3 tie against Norway really happen?

Answer: Yes it did. They did the "Herbies" for over an hour according to player Ken Morrow. The lights being shut off was also true.

LorgSkyegon

Why did Herb have his players do the sprints?

Because they were paying attention to the pretty girls in the stands and not to the game and their opponents.

LorgSkyegon

Because all of the team was not focused on the game they were focused on the girls in the stands.

Because they didn't do a good game, the were all out of their heads.

Question: Tommy Lee Jones killed his crew 16 years ago, but the corpses are still inside the ship, some of them without signs of decomposition! Is not it stinky living with rotten bodies? Why are they still on board?

Answer: He killed the crew by shutting down the life support. The vacuum would prevent them from decomposing. Since he was now a single person, he would not need to regain access to the entire ship.

But one corpse's head was deformed, presumably rotten, while the others were intact. Why is there a difference?

Answer: He also mentions that his last few loyal crew members recently attempted to return home. This is what damaged the reactor and caused the surges. It is likely that these are the crew Brad Pitt encounters.

Question: How did Ronnie do what he did to the guy who was about to sack him during the Groveton game? Is that even possible?

Answer: Yes, it is possible. He lowers his body and uses the opposing player's own momentum to flip him over his back. I don't know the official name of it, but I've seen it performed by NHL players and the announcers called it "submarining."

Phaneron Premium member

Question: What city and state do the movies take place in?

Answer: A fictional location in the San Francisco Bay Area referred to as "Tri-County Area." - says google.

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Question: What is the name of the actor who drove the blue car that Mr. Bean kept encountering?

Answer: There isn't anyone in particular that is credited with the role on IMDb. Given that Mr. Bean's encounters with the car usually ended with that car being run off the road, the person behind the wheel is not an actor, but a stunt driver.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: The theatrical release of this movie had a live-action prologue where Brad Bird, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, and Samuel L. Jackson thanked us for being patient for 14 years, and telling us to enjoy the movie. Was this clip ever released outside of theaters? If so, where can I find it?

Answer: I've only seen the movie once in theaters, but I've viewed both DVD and Blu Ray openings on YouTube and didn't see it included, but you can find it if you search "the incredibles 2 theater opening." If it has or ever does air on TV, I don't think you'd see it there.

Question: Why did Principal McGee look so upset during ChaCha and Danny's dance?

Answer: They had mentioned as part of the rules that any vulgar dancing would result in disqualification, so I think her reaction wasn't just displeasure about the dance moves, but she's stressed and on the fence about whether or not to step in and disqualify them.

Answer: They were dancing in a very suggestive manner, and it made her uncomfortable.

Jason Hoffman

So what? She could've had it broken up, them tossed out but logic's not used in musicals.

Rob245

Breaking them up and tossing them out, that was not as easy as you make it sound. Before the contest started, McGee even said rule #3 was "tasteless or vulgar" dancing will be "disqualified," however she was not judging the contest. Despite McGee's uneasiness with Danny and Cha Cha's very suggestive dance moves, she chose not to have the popular pair disqualified. Rydell's dance was being televised, and at that point Danny and Cha Cha were the only two dancers left on the floor, surrounded by everyone else's exuberant enthusiastic support.

Super Grover Premium member

She was not judging the contest nor was she enforcing the rules, thus making her powerless in this situation.

Question: Where was Gamora during the funeral scene and when the Guardians leave at the end. Was she just hiding on earth or something?

Gavin Jackson

Answer: This version of Gamora had abandoned Thanos, but she is also not a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, so she flees to parts unknown. There's an alternate version of the scene when Tony dies showing all the heroes bowing to him, with Gamora looking back at Tony momentarily before heading off all by herself.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: What would have been the legal status of Widow Winship's unborn baby if the Horseman hadn't killed her or the baby?

Answer: Van Garrett amended his will naming the widow Winship as his beneficiary, so had the child been born, she likely would have been the heir apparent of the widow.

Phaneron Premium member

But, what would the legal status of the baby be?

Legal as in what? If she's born on U.S. soil and her mother lives as well, then she's a protected citizen entitled to her father's name and whatever rights a female would have been granted by the U.S. Constitution at the time. If the mother dies, she presumably becomes a ward of the state until someone adopts her.

Phaneron Premium member

Not sure why I decreed the baby to be female as I don't think the film ever specified its gender, but the same basic things would apply to a male baby as well, possibly even more so since men had more rights back then.

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Question: Why didn't the insect that landed on Mrs. Carmody attack her?

Answer: She remained calm. If a spider was crawling on your arm and you flailed your arm in response, it might instinctively bite you.

Phaneron Premium member

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Question: Why Is Tanya Robert a former model and not a cop? I've never read any explanation as to why.

Rob245

Answer: After going through a number of cast changes that failed to improve the show's slumping ratings, Tanya Roberts' character was added as "street-wise" former model. This was probably an effort to give a different and edgier character dimension to the show.

raywest Premium member

Question: Reverend Lowe says that he's been killing people because of the sins they committed but why did he kill Brady? He never committed a sin.

Answer: Firstly, Reverend Lowe is deluding himself by saying he only kills people because of their sins. He is in fact wracked with guilt over his actions and has at least one vivid nightmare about this. Secondly, in the Christian faith all humans are considered sinners so this gives Reverend Lowe a justification for his beliefs. Anyone he kills would be a sinner in his eyes, including Brady.

BaconIsMyBFF

I think the first part is more accurate. It really has nothing to do with the idea of original sin or everyone being a sinner since he states he only punishes the evil, corrupt, and immoral. He tells Marty he'd never hurt an innocent child. He just really has no control of his Wolf side and is lying to himself about why he kills.

Question: After seeing Woody with Buzz's arm unattached, why did Slinky leave Woody with everyone else at the window when earlier he believed everything Woody did was by accident?

Answer: This is a scene from Toy Stoy 1, but the severed arm proves to them he has hurt Buzz, something Slinky and some others didn't believe yet. They just think that confirms it.

lionhead

But didn't he think he accidentally knocked him out of the window and unintentionally hurt him at the time?

Yes, he along with Rex and others thought he didn't do it on purpose despite what Mr. Potatohead said. Until they saw him with the severed arm. Then Slinky went along with the group.

lionhead

But how would seeing Buzz's arm detached change thinking it was an accident?

Slinky likely thought, quite reasonably, that Woody wouldn't be using the arm as a prop if it had been an accident.

Jason Hoffman

Woody using the arm as a prop was enough to convince Slinky it wasn't an accident.

Jason Hoffman

Answer: Slinky finally believed that Woody really had gone mad with jealousy about Buzz being Andy's new favorite toy and gave up on him.

Question: Why did Hermione look disgusted when Ron saw Scabbers in Hagrid's hands?

Answer: I'd say she was more angry than disgusted. Ron had unjustly accused Hermione's cat, Crookshanks, of having killed Scabbers, causing a huge falling out between Ron and Hermione. Hagrid having found Scabbers proved that Ron was wrong. Hermione expects an apology from Ron that she knows will never happen.

raywest Premium member

Question: I've never understood why Annie was such a terrible driver in this film (driving test scene). She says in Speed that she had her licence revoked for speeding, which doesn't make her a bad driver, just fast. She managed to drive the bus fairly well.

Answer: Annie is a reckless driver. The way she drives during her test certainly fits with the description she gives in the first film of why her license was revoked. She only says "speeding" when asked why her license was revoked but excessive speeding and reckless driving go hand in hand. It is doubtful that anyone who has had their license revoked for speeding tickets would be an otherwise safe and responsible driver.

BaconIsMyBFF

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