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Question: Why did the Higbee store manager hire a mean and impatient Santa and his elves?

Answer: The Santa and the elves probably weren't mean when they were hired, but getting really agitated they had to go through so many kids seeing Santa right as the store was closing. They possibly were told to knock off at store's closing hour, and had other places to go or were not going to get overtime. At one point the store Santa tells one of the elves, "If Higbee thinks I'm working past nine he can kiss my foot!"

Scott215

Question: What happened to all the dead weasels after they died laughing? They're nowhere to be seen on the floor when Stupid is shown lying dead or even Greasy falls from the vehicle of the Dip Machine and is not seen anywhere before the Dip flows everywhere on the floor, Wheezy also disappeared on the ladder when it hits the rope on the wall, How did they disappear after they died?

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Answer: It's never explained in the film, so it's up to the viewer's imagination. In the original novel, toons sort-of fade away/vanish after they die. While the novel and film are extremely different, I just always sort-of assumed that the same rule carried over- when they die, they vanish.

Question: What was the reason that God told Bruce he couldn't interfere with free will?

Answer: Because it would no longer be "free will." Humans were given the ability to make their own choices. If God began controlling everyone's will and actions, they'd no longer do anything based on their conscience. Making the right choice can be more difficult and challenging than doing the easy or wrong thing. It's a matter of an individual making the decisions.

raywest Premium member

Question: After they pull Mitch from the river they say something that sounds like "Mick werts", what did they actually say, and what does it mean?

Answer: Mitch says "nice catch, it was like Mays in the ‘54 World Series." To which they reply "Vic Wertz." Wertz was the Cleveland Indians player that hit the ball into the outfield that New York Giants player Willie Mays spectacularly caught.

Bishop73

Question: Why did the Predator laugh after activating its self-destruct?

Answer: Most likely it was an act of defiance and to show that it was controlling its own death and didn't fear dying. It may also been attempting to kill Dutch in the resulting explosion.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Note that he had just learned to laugh from Billy (after hearing the silly joke of Hawkins). Maybe he misinterpreted the situation or redefined the sense of laughing for his purpose.

This is true, the Predator doesn't understand the human expression of laughter, but uses it anyway. Probably a misinterpretation by the predator.

lionhead

Question: After Toomes says to Peter "Really? Stark?" Did Liz say "so cool"?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Yes, we hear Liz say, "So cool" but since she's sitting behind Adrian we don't actually see her saying it.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: At the very end of the film, Tony Stark informs Peter Parker that he is a now a member of the Avengers and reveals his new Spidey suit. Peter moves toward the camera, with Tony Stark plainly visible on the right side of the screen and Happy Hogan far in the background (all three are in this shot), as we hear a male voice in the foreground enthusiastically say, "Yeah! Give that a look!" Except that Tony Stark didn't say it, Peter Parker didn't say it, and Happy Hogan was much too far away to have said it. The dubbed voice obviously does not belong to Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr or Jon Favreau at all. So who said it?

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: Go back and watch the scene again. It looks like you just might be remembering it wrong. It's Tony during the tracking shot. He says "Yeah, give that a look!" in reference to the suit. He's actually not quite on camera when he says the line, hence you don't see him say it. But it's definitely Tony.

I re-watched the shot several times, Tony Stark does not visibly say anything, and the dubbed voice is not that of Robert Downey Jr.

Charles Austin Miller

I understand what you are saying. Tony isn't on screen during the line and the voice does sound different. The implication is that Tony is saying the line, without the line Tony is just standing there waiting for Peter to respond for a long time and it would be out of character for him to do so (he's an extremely talkative person). There isn't enough information available to determine whether or not Downey is actually the one who recorded the line, it could be him just recorded in post. But you are definitely correct, I listened to the scene with headphones on and there is a noticeable difference in the tone of voice for this one line and no others.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: In the bridge attack scene, a missile hits a vehicle, and throws it a several yards. Look at how close Ethan is to the blast. Shouldn't a blast that powerful have seriously injured, if not killed him?

Answer: In reality, yes the blast would have seriously injured or killed him. Action films like this are rarely realistic.

BaconIsMyBFF

Answer: I don't know why the other answer was downvoted- it's absolutely correct. Sure, realistically he should be dead... but where's the fun in that? Movies don't have to be realistic to be enjoyable.

Question: When Daniel learns that Stu is allergic to pepper he sneaks into the kitchen and spikes his food. Later when Stu starts choking Daniel seems surprised. What did he think was going to happen?

Chosen answer: Well when someone's allergies act up, typically people associate that with sneezing and coughing, etc. Daniel didn't think there'd be a much more serious reaction.

Quantom X Premium member

Answer: Likely especially since Daniel was drunk, he didn't think it through, and the fact that Stu could die from his "prank."

Question: In this version of the story, why does the Mouse King have seven heads?

Quantom X Premium member

Answer: The original 1816 story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" by ETA Hoffmann features the seven-headed Mouse King. Since then there have been numerous adaptations and re-imaginings of that story in literature, on stage and screen in different forms. In the classic versions the Mouse King has seven heads wearing seven crowns, other versions he has only one head, and in a few versions three heads. In the original and other adaptations the number seven is specified several times: Marie Stahlbaum is seven yrs old; the seven-headed Mouse King; the seven steps backwards; seven little crowns. The makers of this animated movie chose to feature the classic Mouse King.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: How did Prince John work out it was Robin Hood who robbed his royal coach?

Answer: Either he figured it out on his own or Sir Hiss told him.

Question: Why do the townsfolk let people come into town if there is a disease in the water. How are they staying alive? Do they know about it?

Answer: They don't know about it. The only resident in town to contract the disease was the hermit. The sheriff even remarks to Deputy Winston on his radio that the kids at the cabin were going on a killing spree and that they had some kind of skin disease, indicating the disease was heretofore unknown to them. It's possible that the hermit's dog was the carrier.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: Why did the Crystal Spider kill the Widow of the Web?

Answer: The sand from the enchanted hourglass kept the spider from killing her. She breaks the hourglass and gives the sand to Ynyr. Once the sand has been poured out from his hands there's nothing to protect her from the spider.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: How did the inhibitor chip get destroyed? That is what gave Otto brief control of the arms right?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: It was destroyed by an electrical shock when he turned around and saw Rosie fall over dead.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: Where is the director's commentary on these movies? I've looked several times on YouTube, but no luck.

Answer: Directors commentary would be on the Extended Editions of the films, not the Theatrical releases.

Question: Did Tom Everett Scott and Julie Delpy actually do all those bungee jumping scenes themselves, jumping off the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty, or was it stunt people, or was it all staged and filmed in a studio?

Answer: The scenes are done in a studio with greenscreen effects.

Thank you so much for your answer.

Question: I've heard that this movie shows some Ron and Hermione moments that weren't in the book, can someone please tell me what they are?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: The moments are brief but important to those who ship Ron and Hermione. Basically, it's just a few moments where Hermione gets scared and instinctively grabs Ron's arm. That's literally all it is. It happens twice but Ron only reacts the first time. And one more, in the original timeline, when Buckbeak supposedly dies, Hermione shields her eyes behind Ron's shoulder and wraps her arms around his neck while crying.

Question: How did the hospital ghost, cemetery ghost and Subway ghost know that Sam was a ghost too?

Answer: New ghosts (such as Sam) apparently go through a learning process, exploring their abilities. Sam had to learn how to pass through solid objects, move solid objects, enter another human's body, etc. Obviously, the older ghosts had additionally learned to distinguish between the living and the dead.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: I am a pianist, and have played Debussy, Arabesque no.1, so often. I have seen the movie "Made of Honor" three times, and every time failed to locate the Arabesque in the soundtrack. It is mentioned in the credits. Please tell me at which time in the movie it plays.

mifrankdk

Answer: When Michelle and Tom meet up with the three bridesmaids at the hotel, while they're seated at the table we hear the Arabesque No. 1 performed on the harp as faint background music. (Approx. 00:34:05).

Super Grover Premium member

Question: When Patton visits the battlefield he says he was there when the battle happened. What did he mean? He wasn't born yet.

Answer: George S. Patton was not speaking figuratively. In real life, Patton very much believed in reincarnation, and he believed he had been reincarnated as a warrior many times, going back thousands of years. His poetry described his real-life belief in reincarnation.

Answer: In real life, George Patton wrote a poem called "Through a Glass, Darkly." This scene is a way to tie that poem into the film. Depending on how you interpret the poem (I suggest reading it and drawing your own conclusion) he's talking about his past lives, where he has been reincarnated as a soldier, or warrior, etc each time. In the poem he suggest he remembers each life and the battles he's fought. So in the scene he's saying he fought in the Punic Wars. If you think he's speaking figuratively, then through his studies of past wars, he's able to vividly image himself there and it feels as if he was there.

Bishop73

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