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Question: We all assume, as I did when watching the movie, that the opening scene really was intended to be the Malmedy massacre. Could it have been that they were just hinting towards that, and that the opening scene (with the array of mixed Wehrmacht and SS, 101st Airborne and other which is historically not matching Malmedy) was simply another incident? Did the director ever intend to create a grossly false Malmedy scene? There were quite a lot more atrocities in that area and time, with executions of prisoners by both sides.

Chosen answer: The massacre was intended to be Malmedy. Artistic license was taken with the participants but what happened is a possible version of events that caused the massacre.


Question: I never understood this part of the movie, but can someone explain why the Bride is weeping and saying 'thank you' on the bathroom floor the next morning?

Chosen answer: She's saying "Thank you" because she has completed her quest. Her tears are happy tears. She exacted her revenge on the people who hurt her and she now has her daughter; something she never expected as she assumed B.B. was dead.

Shannon Jackson

Question: Does the giant lizard Steed gives to Obi-Wan have a name, and if so what is it? (What type of creature is it?) Also where could I find a .wav or .mp3 of the sound it makes? Anyone, I will check back here in questions, or write me at Thanks.


Chosen answer: The beast is named Boga and is a varactyl, an easily trainable herbivorous species native to Utapau. Should be enough information to track down a WAV file if one exists.


Question: Something I couldn't figure out. The black fluid (in the glass cylinder) made Wikus start turning into an alien. If the aliens were mainly interested in going back to their planet, why had they been developing a substance that could turn humans into aliens? How would this help them go home?

Chosen answer: That's more of a side effect of the fluid. See, only the Prawns could use their technology; it was "genetically activated", so to speak. So the fluid which powers their tech is like Prawn-gene concentrate. When Wikus was sprayed with the stuff it affected his genetic makeup.


Question: I was wondering. Does Sid destroy toys because his father beats/abuses Sid, so Sid lets out his anger on toys? This would explain all the locks on Sid's door, to hide from his father and to hide what he does to toys. When Scud is looking for Woody, he notices Sid's father sleeping, and Scud walks away, which could mean that Scud doesn't want to wake up Sid's father knowing he is a cruel and violent man.

Chosen answer: This is a Disney/Pixar production, at no point are they intimating that kind of a relationship between son and father. If anything, the father simply doesn't care what his son gets up to so long as he isn't disturbed by it. Any other inferences you get from the movie are for you to contend with, but the family nature of the movie would suggest beating/abuse is not the answer.


Question: Why did Han, Luke and Chewbacca destroy all the lights and electronics attached to the wall in the detention area?


Chosen answer: To attempt to cover their escape. They were destroying cameras and defense mechanisms, designed to defend the detention area in the event of an escape.


Question: Pixar movies have always shown to have adult themes. Was Buzz drunk during the Mrs. Nesbit scene?

Chosen answer: There wasn't anything for him to get drunk on. He was just wallowing in self pity and frankly, his world had just fallen apart, so it's understandable that he'd act a little loopy as a reaction.


Question: A question concerning Rex the dinosaur. His nervous personality, along with a few of the lines he says, ("I just can't take that kind of rejection." "I don't like confrontations!") are very similar to George McFly from Back to the Future. Is it possible that Wallace Shawn based his role of Rex on George McFly?

Chosen answer: It's not out of the question, but it's more likely that both characters are simply examples of the classic insecure character.


Question: I LOVE these movies and have seen them over 100 times. But one thing I never understood was when Doc was struck by lightening in 1955 and got sent back 1885 wouldn't the Delorean be there with him?


Chosen answer: Of course it did. You're not thinking fourth dimensionally :-) Doc and the DeLorean were sent back to 1885. Doc then placed the DeLorean in the abandoned mine for Marty to retrieve in 1955. Marty then used the repaired DeLorean to travel back to 1885. So technically, during Marty's time in 1885, there are TWO DeLoreans, the one in the abandoned mine (that Doc brought back with him) and the one in Doc's workshop (the same Delorean, just older, which Marty travelled in).


Technically there is actually 4 Deloreons in 1955 at one point. The one Marty took there and needed to get back to 1985 with, the one Doc and Marty took there in Part II, the one Biff took from 2015 there and the one hidden away since 1885 in the mine.

Shawn M. Milburn

Question: Why does Lana at the end of the movie call Brandon "Teena"?

Chosen answer: Brandon's birth name is Teena Tenae Brandon. When Teena decided to become a man, he reversed his first and last name to become Brandon Teena. Lana may have continued to call him Teena as a form of "I know the real you" familiarity "pet name".


Question: How could Brandon and Lana have gotten married if Brandon was really a she?

Chosen answer: More and more U.S. states are legalizing marriage for same-sex couples. They may have planned to travel to such a state or had hopes their home state would soon legalize it.


Question: Does Lana really love Brandon?

Chosen answer: Only Lana can know the answer.


Question: I have read somewhere that there might be a sequel to Monsters, Inc. to be released in 2013. Is there any truth to this rumor?

Chosen answer: Yes, a number of reputable sources have reported that original director Pete Docter is working on developing a sequel. While a couple of sources suggest a 2012 release date, most point to a 2013 release being most likely.


Question: Three questions. Is there anything from Cars in The Incredibles, just like Nemo in Monsters Inc, Mr Incredible in Nemo? Is the Pizza Planet Truck in this movie? Is the Brad Bird who worked on this movie that same Brad Bird that can be seen in the end credits for the Simspons?

Chosen answer: Three answers. (1) Yes, the Hudson Hornet can be seen in the background during the final fight against the Omnidroid, just as Frozone extends his snowboard. (2) Yes, it appears on the highway as the Parrs travel towards the final battle. (3) Yes, it is, Bird worked on the Simpsons from when the show started in 1989 until about 1997.


Question: When the toys are trying to get into the big building, Rex comments that they can use balloons to float to the 23rd floor. Could this have possibly been a reference to Up, or just a coincidence? The teaser trailer for Wall-e shows that they had the idea for Wall-e almost 15 years before it being made, so was the idea of Up being developed around the time of Toy Story 2?

Chosen answer: It's pretty safe to say that this is purely a coincidence; most sources suggest that the idea for Up was developed in the very early 2000's, at least a couple of years after Toy Story 2 was released. It's possible that the seeds of the idea were in place prior to that, but, regardless, it's highly unlikely that Pixar would put in an intentional reference to a film that would not be released for another decade and would certainly not have been greenlit at the time.


Question: When Beetlejuice is trying to talk Lydia into marrying him, he says something like "You can say you're hitched if a bachelor from Valentino comes over". What does he mean?

Chosen answer: He says, "Think of it as a marriage of inconvenience. We both get something. I get out. You get the most eligible bachelor since Valentino." Rudolph Valentino was a famous movie heart-throb who died in 1926 at the age of 31.


Question: If the ark was loaded with one male and one female of the same species, wouldn't there be genetic defects in their young (several generations later, I mean) as siblings would mate and produce offspring with each other? This certainly occurs with humans, so is it the same with animals?

Chosen answer: Yes the same holds true for animals as well (there was a PBS special years ago about an inbred lioness trying to fit in her pride). We only see one Ark being loaded but the other Arks may as well be loaded with animals to prevent genetic defects from happening.


Question: When Al is talking to the Japanese man on the phone, he ends the phone call with "Don't touch my mustache." What does he mean by this? Is this a Japanese term that sounds like don't touch my mustache? (Similar to when everybody yells "have a paper bag!" at Harryhausen's in Monster's Inc?)

Chosen answer: "Douitashimashite" is the Japanese word for You're welcome. Phonetically, it sounds like "Don't touch my mustache." It's how we were taught to say it while living in Japan in the military. If you say it fast enough, you can sound like you are pronouncing the word decently enough (although clearly not THAT accurately.)

Shannon Jackson

Question: The trivia for Toy Story 2 said that Andrew Stanton has a voice in every computer animated film. Who does he voice in this movie?

Chosen answer: He voices Fred, the incredibly rusty car that appears at both races, in both cases being very happy that somebody famous knows his name (having in fact read it from his licence plate).


Question: When Cain and Coop are talking about changing the rules, Cain says that every owner has to vote yes in order for the rules to change. But as Coop does not want the rules to change, if every owner, but Coop, voted yes to change the rules, wouldn't the rules stay the same since Coop has the controlling vote because he is in charge of the league?

Chosen answer: That's the joke. As Coop states to him,"If you want unanimous consent, you're gonna have to get it from one of the other owners."




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