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Question: Is Gerard Butler playing two roles a reference to "Peter Pan," in which the same actor usually plays both Mr. Darling and Captain Hook?

Cubs Fan Premium member

Chosen answer: No. Gerard Butler plays Alex Rover because Nim imagines him looking like her father. Alexandra Rover sees him like that merely for the sake of consistency within the film.

Phixius Premium member

Question: At the beginning of the movie, what does Joker say to the man in the bank? I think it's something like, "I believe whoever doesn't kill you simply makes you stranger," but I cant really remember.

Chosen answer: You got it almost exactly right. He says "I believe, whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you... stranger".

Twotall

Question: Bullets can't penetrate him, he can't even shave with a razor (has to use his fingernails), yet he can get drunk. How?

Chosen answer: Because the two are not even close to being related. Being bulletproof and being able to digest food\water\liquor are completely different.

Rlvlk

Question: Who are "them" or "they"? When Mary explains to Hancock all the times in history they have been attacked she always says "And we were attacked by them" or "When they came". Why were they being attacked? Could it have anything to do with the fact that at the time they would have been a couple in history where interacial relationships would have been frowned upon, or were they being attacked by some higher power entity?

Chosen answer: The implication is that people like the bad guy in this movie always seek out and target higher power beings like them, so eventually someone will always come after them.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: I don't know if anyone can answer this before the movie comes out, but I read a summary for book version of the movie, which says that Ahsoka is fourteen. In one of the trailers for the movie, she tells Anakin that she wants to prove she is old enough to be a Padawan. I thought children had to be chosen as a Padawan before they were thirteen (according to Wikipedia). Isn't she actually a little late in getting a master?

Chosen answer: George Lucas says she is 11, although everything else says she is 14. And from Wookiepedia..."If a youngling was not chosen by any Jedi Knight to be their Padawan by 13 years of age, the youngling was placed into another, lesser role in the Jedi Service Corps—a tradition abandoned by Luke Skywalker when he created the New Jedi Order."http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Padawanhttp://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ahsoka

Rlvlk

Question: When the generals daughter is being brought out in the coffin at the end, "Amazing Grace" is being played on the bagpipes. Is this a military thing for dead soldiers, and if so, why "Amazing Grace" and why a Scottish instrument in particular?

Chosen answer: It's just a generic funeral song and the bagpipes are supposed to make it more...mournful.

Rlvlk

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Question: Was the process in which a vampire sires a human borrowed from Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula? Having seen that film recently, I noticed that, when Dracula sires Mina, the process was the same. Or was it taken from vampire mythology?

Cubs Fan Premium member

Chosen answer: It is classic vampire mythology.

Twotall

Question: Before the movie came out, I read that it is going to be a trilogy. Is that true?

Chosen answer: A lot of the time when a film of this nature is released, there will be ideas how the story could be continued - studios are always looking for the next successful franchise. Both Doug Liman and Hayden Christensen have commented that the film only covers about the opening third of an eventual storyline, suggesting that, provided that the studios are satisfied with the box office returns from the first film, that we can certainly expect sequels to appear. The book of the same name that the film was based on already has a sequel, entitled Reflex. Liman has already mentioned that some plot-strands from that novel will be factored into any cinematic sequel.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: In the scene where the Joker's men all fire on the Mayor, why is the Joker shown with short brown hair? Has a reason ever actually been given or is it just assumed he wears a wig?

Chosen answer: His hair is tucked under the uniform cap.

johnrosa

Valentine's Day / The Paper - S1-E16

Question: How come they never air this episode on TV anymore?

logan crews

Chosen answer: You need to provide a little bit more information to be able to answer a question like this. In what region is it not being shown? I see it being replayed here in Australia fairly frequently. As for a general reason, there does not appear to be any for why it specifically might have been taken off the air in any country or region. Like any show certain episodes can sometimes not be replayed for long periods for unknown reasons.

Lummie Premium member

Question: Why didn't Rachel Weisz reprise her role as Evelyn in the third film?

Chosen answer: Although she initially expressed an interest in returning, she reportedly disliked the script and ultimately chose not to reappear. While the producers initially considered writing the character out, with the story rationale that she had been killed in an air-raid on London during World War Two, it was ultimately decided that this would require too much rewriting and thus the character was recast.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Is the Scorpion King from this movie the same character from the movie called 'The Scorpion King', being played by the same actor and both being good fighters?

Chosen answer: Yes, it's the same character and the same actor. That film takes place about 5,000 years before this one.

Cubs Fan Premium member

Question: Why is Eve, who is a vegetation evaluator reconnaissance robot sent to Earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable, provided with a gun, and she shoots at the least perception of the slightest movement?

Chosen answer: She would require some method of gaining access to every area she needed to scan. A blasting device like the one in the film would make perfect sense. She would need to blast through doors, walls, barricades, etc. Also, she is programmed to find living vegetation. Any other life (animals, even humans) would be outside her directive and she would deal with it as she chose. In this case she probably felt threatened.

Question: Are the people present at the digging site when they're discussing new approaches to analyzing skeletons supposed to be paleontologists in dr. Grant's group? If so, why would they laugh at his musings of "how dinos learned how to fly"? And why would he have to explain it to them? Seemed to me like he is explaining very basic stuff to the people that would already know this (and of course, to the movie audience).

Chosen answer: They are not paleontologists, just people interested in dinosaurs. It is common for museums and other scientific organizations to offer the general public an opportunity to participate in a real paleontology dig. For a fee, they become an exhibition team member for a period of time, learn about dinosaurs, help excavate fossils, and so on. This is likely how Dr. Grant (or his institution) supplements his research funding.

raywest Premium member

Question: In the beginning, Joker said that the goal is to "kill the batman." However, in the jail interrogation scene with Batman, Joker said that he doesn't want to kill him and that he doesn't know what he will do without him. Why did Joker change his plans all of a sudden?

Chosen answer: Originally, the Joker pretended to want to kill the Batman to restore the streets to the mob so he could rip them off. However, as he engaged in challenging Batman, the Joker comes to realise that Batman is the only worthy adversary he has and is simply too much fun to kill.

Question: What does Bruce Wayne live in, did he rebuild his house that burned down in Batman Begins?

Chosen answer: Wayne Manor is still under construction. Bruce is staying in a high rise penthouse. This is where the party for Harvey was held.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Just need to check on this. I just saw the new X-Files movie last week and believe that I saw a funny mistake in the movie. At a certaian part in the movie Mulder goes to call Scully on his cell phone and when he gets to her name it in fact says Gillian not Scully. Anyone else see this?

Chosen answer: Sadly, it's not true - already been submitted and corrected. When we see the screen, it reads "Scully" correctly. All the other names on the screen are surnames of crew members who worked on the TV show, including, immediately underneath Scully's name, Gilligan, for Vince Gilligan, a writer on the show. Understandably, given the brevity of the shot, this is easily misreadable as Gillian.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Why did the office people give Harvey Dent the nickname Two-Face before he actually became the villain Two-Face?

Chosen answer: Because he had been a policeman working in Internal Affairs; in movies at least, IA officers are often shunned by other officers, as they are conceived to be working against their own. The name "Two-Face" was a way of branding Dent as a turncoat.

Twotall

Question: At the end of the movie was a dedication to a man, I believe the name was Randy Stone or something. Does anyone know who that is?

Chosen answer: Randy Stone was Head of Casting at 20th Century Fox Television and part-time actor. When Chris Carter created the X-Files, it was Randy who cast Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as the leads, Agents Scully and Mulder. A few years later, Randy's connection to Chris Carter continued with Carter's new creation Millennium, which he also cast. Randy was 48 when he died suddenly in February of 2007.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: Are the events in this movie going to be considered canon for the time between Episodes II and III, or will the events in the Clone Wars TV show be considered canon, or both (if the events in the movie possibly take place after those in the show)?

Chosen answer: Canon in the Star Wars universe is a somewhat complex term as it has several levels ordered in a hierarchy of precedence. Facts stated at a certain level are considered as canon, unless contradicted by something at a higher level of canonicity. The uppermost level of canonicity are the six live-action films. Lucas has stated that the television episodes (which include the Clone Wars movie, which can be considered as the first episodes of the TV series) are to be considered as the next level down in canonicity, so below the films, but above any other releases (books, comics and so forth). So, basically, yes, they're to be considered canon, except in any case where they contradict something established in the live-action films.

Tailkinker Premium member

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