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Question: When Hermione says "if we succeed more than one innocent life could be spared" why was she saying it in such a surprised tone?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Because it was at that moment she understood what Dumbledore had meant when he said earlier that more than one life could be spared - meaning that both Buckbeak and Sirius Black could be saved.

raywest

Question: When it's the first Quidditch practice session and Ron and Hermione come onto the pitch why didn't Wood get rid of them? It seems out of character for Wood to let people who aren't on the teams from any houses anywhere near the pitch.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: He knows they are Harry's friends and they are Gryffindors.

Greg Dwyer

Question: Why didn't Benny laugh at Smalls at the start like the others right after Smalls said that his life was over? And why did Benny make Smalls come play with them after how he saw he wasn't good at it, even if he did make a whole team when they could get anyone else?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Benny is more empathetic towards Smalls than the others initially are since, as a game, baseball is meant to be more about having fun than winning or losing. Inviting Smalls to join their ragtag team, even with his poor performance, is Benny's attempt to build Smalls' self-esteem and confidence in himself.

Cubs Fan

The Engagement Reaction - S4-E23

Question: When they're at the hospital Howard never said that he told his mother that he was engaged, so how would Bernadette know he said that?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: She figured it out from what he did say. Since their engagement is a relatively recent development, it's an easy deduction that the shock of such a huge step in their relationship is what knocked his mother for a loop.

Cubs Fan

Question: Even though Pettigrew valued his own life over his friends, why not just lie and tell him they went to Ireland to keep them safe?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Wizards have access to veritaserum, the truth potion, and there are others who can use legilimacy to read minds. Any lies Pettigrew told would be exposed eventually.

raywest

Question: Just before Harry casts expelliarmus on Snape, why did Ron grab Hermione's sleeve?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: He was just pulling her out of the way to what he thought was a safer spot and out of the line of fire from Snape's wand.

raywest

Question: Were there ever plans for a sequel, if so why was it never made?

Darth Crucible

Chosen answer: A sequel was not only planned, but money was spent developing sets and costumes. However, Dolph Lundgren did not want to reprise the role, so Laird Hamilton was picked to play He-Man with Albert Pyu set to direct. Canon Films, who produced the first movie, was also planning on producing a Spider-Man movie. However, Canon Films still owed money to Mattel and Marvel for the character rights that they couldn't feasibly pay, so both projects had to be scrapped. Incidentally, not wanting to let money go to waste on sets and costumes, they had Pyu come up with a movie to utilize them, which resulted in Cyborg starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Bishop73

Question: When Bond gets trapped underwater, could it be possible for him to survive using the air in the tyres?

Darth Crucible

Chosen answer: The Mythbusters tested that very thing on their show. The result was that it was impossible to breathe in air from a leaking tire while underwater.

raywest

Question: In this movie, it is said that the well was apparently only partially closed. Why didn't Samara's parents close it all the way? Couldn't she have escaped? Also if the well really was closed, then why was the cover to the well on the tape and the cover to the movie itself show the well being fully closed?

Chosen answer: The lid being partially open is a reference to the first movie whenever Rachel and Noah removed the lid after they discovered the well. When Rachel visits Evelyn in the mental hospital, she ominously tells Rachel that she "let the dead get in". Rachel was the first person to discover what happened to Samara and thought she was helping her spirit, but unknowingly was giving Samara more power to escape and possess someone, such as Aidan. Whenever Samara exits the TV and kills someone, that is just part of the curse. The lid being partially open pertains only to Rachel's actions in the first movie, therefore Rachel must be the one to close it.

Question: How old is Samara? Some websites say she's 10 when she died but others say she was 8. Other sites say 11 or 12.

Chosen answer: According to the first movie, Samara is around 8 years old whenever she is thrown in the well. Richard and Anna Morgan returned to Moesko island in 1970 with baby Samara. Whenever Rachel is researching Anna Morgan, she finds that Anna committed suicide in 1978, shortly after she disposed of Samara at Shelter Mountain inn. Some details have been changed in the 2nd and 3rd movie, raising the question of how old Samara is. But after looking at the hospital records in the first movie, she is 8.

Question: Why was Harry annoyed with Marv cause he took money from the Santa? Stealing is what they do.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Harry wasn't annoyed because Marv stole from Santa Claus, he was annoyed that Marv was thinking "small", stealing coins that would help them live day-to-day while Harry wanted to plan really big heists that would set them for life.

Scott215

Question: What do you reckon Rose would have done had the Titanic not sunk? Since they wouldn't have had to go back to her stateroom due to the seriousness of the collision, Jack may not have been arrested, so do you reckon Cal would make sure she was in sight of him, Lovejoy or Ruth at all times and then force her into the arranged marriage or do you think she would've found a way to be with Jack?

Chosen answer: There is no reasonable way that Rose and Jack could have remained together if they'd all made it to New York safely. Rose had too many eyes on her, and her marriage to Cal had already been arranged, so she could not have gotten out of it. It would have been a fairly easy matter for Cal to keep Rose under essentially house arrest until they were wed.

Question: What does SQD Mean?

Chosen answer: Its not SQD, it's CQD. This used to be the distress signal sent out by ships before SOS became commonplace, and it stems for the French pronunciation of CQ, the same as how they pronounce "sécurité". The D either means disaster or distress.

Friso94

Question: When Bond wakes up in the hospital after being tortured and his eyesight is blurry, who is standing above him?

Chosen answer: Vesper at first, and then Mathis (whom Bond believes to be a double agent) appears next to her.

Question: What exactly did Del mean when he said he doesn't have a home? He doesn't look homeless.

raph

Chosen answer: He means that, as a salesman, he's always traveling, rather than being based out of one particular city. There's a darker implication however: he's a widower and doesn't feel like he really has a home since he lost his wife.

Brian Katcher

Question: At the beginning of the move it is established that Big Jake has not seen his sons for 10 years, but it appears he is close enough geographically to be found, summoned and arrive before the bad guys can get more than a days' ride away from the ranch. Was he really that bad of a dad or is his arrival at the ranch a bit too magical?

Chosen answer: Jake was a very rough character when he was a younger man, and his wife did not want him around. After the grandson is rescued, the family realises he has changed and they reunite.

raywest

Question: All of the residents of Eastern United States were informed by the president when the smaller of the two meteors were to strike in the Atlantic Ocean, yet, even with ample time to evacuate away from the area of impact, why did it appear the residents all chose to leave on the final day? (Clogged highways and chaos).

Chosen answer: There is no logical reason. It can be argued that people are just stubborn and/or reluctant to leave their homes under any circumstance. However, this is a movie, and showing the last-minute chaos of people attempting to evacuate heightens the tension and the drama.

raywest

Question: My mom does not think that squirrels eat chocolate, and she said no to when I planned to give the squirrels in my backyard some chocolate. So, how is Conker able to eat chocolate in the game?

Chosen answer: Short answer, chocolate is not poisonous to squirrels. The chemical theobromine is what is toxic (and the darker the chocolate the higher the theobromine levels). Theobromine is an alkaloid and different species metabolize alkaloids differently. Dogs and cats can not metabolize it very well compared to humans, rats, and squirrels. Although, with high enough levels of theobromine consumed, it can be toxic (from causing illness to death) to any species.

Bishop73

Question: When Laurence Fishburne shot someone in the head, it was with a scoped rifle. After the gun fight, how come there was no scope on the rifle?

Chosen answer: He either removed it, or this is a movie mistake.

raywest

Question: What caused the Poseidon to explode?

Darth Crucible

Chosen answer: A bomb was planted by a group of terrorists. There was a second bomb, but it was dismantled by Rogo, a Sea Marshall, before it went off.

raywest

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