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Question: Why couldn't Bruce become Hulk?

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Answer: Although many fans speculated it was because the Hulk fears Thanos after Thanos easily defeated him at the beginning of the film, the Russo brothers have since come out and said that it's because the Hulk feels that Banner only wants the Hulk around for helping him in fights, so his refusal to transform is a protest of sorts.

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New this month Answer: Because he doesn't like being used as a tool and he also is summoned in two places he's already destroyed: New York and Africa. Those are two places he's shown regret for the damage he's caused, which caused him to leave in the first place.

DetectiveGadget85

Answer: Cause Hulk is afraid of Thanos.

New this month Answer: It has been speculated that Banner is in fact Loki shape-shifted, which is why he has problems transforming.

That's a fan theory with no merit to it. Banner is shown trying to transform into the Hulk while inside the Hulkbuster armor. There's no reason Loki would try to fake a transformation where no one could see it. Banner is also shown explaining to Shuri how he and Tony Stark created Vision, and we also see his awkward reunion with Black Widow. Both of those are things Loki would have no knowledge of.

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A Therapist, a Comic Book, and a Breakfast Sausage - S1-E4

Question: Did Mary really think that telling Georgie Jr. Sheldon was getting a haircut would work when they got back and he noticed Sheldon's hair was exactly the same?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: It is shown numerous time in The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon that Georgir Jr is not the smartest kid going. They simply tell him Sheldon is getting a hair cut as it is believable. It's also shown that Sheldon has had the same style hair cut since he was 5. Since he is 9 in Young Sheldon, he's had the same style for over 4 years already. Easy to overlook that he hadn't actually had it cut after that long.

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Parturition - S2-E7

Question: Tom is showing Kes how to pilot a shuttle in the holodeck. Why did they use footage of Jem'Hadar fighters attacking?

Dan23

Answer: To help her prepare for threats and other obstacles that she may encounter while piloting a shuttlecraft.

My question is why did the show reuse footage from ds9 s3 of Jem'Hadar fighters attacking?

Dan23

Question: I really don't understand why K called J? All he said was that he owed him some answers, Regret was the most destructive force in the universe and that he promised him the secrets of the universe and nothing more?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: They had a falling out and K felt like he had to try and patch things up with J.

Question: I don't understand that when Cheng keeps picking on Dre, he's telling Dre to stay away from him and his friends. Can someone please explain that?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: It is a common bullying tactic, telling someone to "stay away" from you knowing they cannot. Kids who go to the same school or live in the same neighborhood are bound to run into each other. It just gives the bully an excuse to antagonize the victim whenever they do run into each other because the victim isn't following orders to "stay away."

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: At the end, how does Joe know where to dig?

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: Earlier in the film, it's mentioned that he had some money buried in a special spot in his yard, but that it had been dug up. When he saw the shovel at the end (which indicates that something was buried that he should did up), he realised that the new money stash had been buried in the same spot as his old stash. They basically gave him the clue, and he put two-and-two together on his own.

TedStixon

Question: Is it really possible to shoot a door open like the pirates do in the movie when they reach the bridge?

Answer: Probably not. The Mythbusters tested the myth of shooting open a locked door, and in most cases, it took immense and multiple fire power to blow open a lock.

raywest Premium member

Question: Was there a deleted scene where Clint tells Cap that he is definitely retired this time?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: No, Civil War barely has any deleted scenes, and not one between Cap and Hawkeye.

Friso94

Question: After the blonde lady jumps into the hole to escape the cube when it turns 6:06:59, this is where I start to get confused. Right after she jumps into the opening, the camera zooms out to show the whole maze itself, which was moving in a wave-like motion...why was it doing that? Was that how the cubes moved? All it showed was the whole maze moving, opening and closing on itself in a shape-shifting, wave-like motion. How did the rooms move like that? That seems a little impossible to construct. And plus the background was just black, like the maze was built in space or something. And lastly, how did she end up lying in water at the end?

Answer: The place she is in is not our universe as we know it. As referenced in the movie, it may have been the 4th dimension, where everything exists at the same time. That wave-like movement of the maze might have been a representation of that. That's why when people opened the doors in the hypercube some things happened instantaneously. The hypercube didn't move, it was there already. Pretty difficult to explain without already being familiar with the concept of upper dimensions. That 'water' may have been the portal to that 4th dimension.

Question: Did Amy forget to say goodbye to Adam before she went to college? She did say bye to Wayne and Nick but not Adam.

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Answer: She may have said goodbye to Adam but it just wasn't shown.

Question: After Tom Ripley kills Freddy with the statue, how is it possible to have carried him out with Freddy being much heavier than Ripley and also without that nosy landlady seeing it?

Anthony Lemons

Answer: I'm thinking that with all the adrenaline pumping through Tom's veins after having committed the murder would be more than enough to take care of the strength issue. As for the nosy landlady - she was probably asleep. Or otherwise occupied.

Alan Keddie

Question: Did the guy and the girl at the end of the film end up living? I don't think they brought it up in the other films.

Answer: We are led to believe that they did in fact survive. The guy most definitely did. He is in the support group in Saw: The Final Chapter. (He has a bandage / cast on his destroyed arm).

Alan Keddie

Question: What kind of snake did Jesus step on at the very beginning of the movie?

Answer: There is no gospel that recounts Jesus stepping on a snake, so the snake scene is only a dramatic fabrication for the movie. Presumably, the snake in the film represents temptation, perhaps even the same snake that tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden. As for its species, the snake appears to be a non-venomous constrictor that is not native to the Middle East, possibly a Garden Tree Boa from South America or a Southeast Asian python.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: What kind of convertible were Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore in?

Answer: It's a 1969 Pontiac Custom S.

lionhead

Answer: According to Internet sources, it's a 1968 Pontiac Firebird.

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Question: How did Stane's guards round up the ten rings? They didn't appear to have any weapons when they arrived, and the ten rings appeared to outnumber them.

Answer: Given that Stane was carrying (and used) the small, easily-concealed paralysis device, it may be assumed that his entourage were carrying (and using) the devices, also. They simply paralyzed the 10 Rings guards.

Charles Austin Miller

The Ten Rings members were shown kneeling with their hands on their heads, though. They wouldn't be able to do that if they had been paralyzed.

Serious B Premium member

That doesn't negate the probability that Stane's entourage used the paralysis device on a few guards to demonstrate the effect, whereupon the other toady guards simply surrendered.

Charles Austin Miller

Makes sense.

Serious B Premium member

Answer: He may have had another group of guards lying in wait and then surprise the Ten Rings members from behind after a certain amount of time had passed.

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Question: Is it possible to see Cho at Cedric's funeral?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: I watched the clip on YouTube, stopping and enlarging the image to scan it, but I did not see Cho sitting among the other students at Cedric's memorial scene. She may have been sitting in an area in the back or off to the side where the faces were less visible or else she was too distraught to attend the ceremony.

raywest Premium member

Question: When Barb is putting Alice to bed, just as Barb turns off the light you can see something on Jill's bed. Is it just a reflection? What of?

SpiderWayne

Answer: It's not any problem and trouble in the film. Maybe it's just a reflection of light in the bed.

Question: Why does the play start with The Van Daans already at the Annex when it's clear that they arrive a week later in the diary?

Answer: Movies do not always exactly follow the books they are adapted from. Oftentimes scenes and/or characters are changed, deleted, or streamlined, often because there is a limited amount of time in a movie to tell the story. In this case, it just simplified the plot by having the Van Daans already at the Annex, eliminating the need for two separate arrivals and instead focusing on the Frank family's reactions to their situation.

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Question: How in the world did Jake escape from prison so easily? Why didn't the guard who came to release him for lunch call in backup when he saw Jake hanging, and why weren't there any other guards around that could stop the escape attempt? How did no police see Francis pouring gasoline right outside the police station? How in the world did no police see Jake escaping between his cell and the front door? When Jake was getting into the Jeep, about 4 prison guards came out putting on their jackets, but where were they during the escape?

Answer: The reason the escape unfolded this way is because it is a movie, and movies often use plot devices that have little resemblance to reality. This is called "suspension of disbelief." That means the audience accepts a certain premise that they know is unrealistic in order to allow the story to unfold. For example, in a Sci-Fi movie, we know that spaceships are unable travel to different solar systems in a mere matter of days (i.e. Star Trek). If Jake was unable to escape from prison as easily as he did, that would be the end of the movie.

raywest Premium member

Question: I was just wondering why the Death Eaters were so eager for the Dark Lord to return, but the moment he's resurrected (which happens in this film and in the book), they are suddenly really afraid of him. I mean they go on and on about how they can't wait for him to return but the moment he does, it's almost like they wish he hadn't e.g. the scene in this film in the graveyard where Voldemort calls out Lucius Malfoy or the scene at the start of "The Deathly Hallows part 1" where they're all having a meeting at Malfoy Manor and Voldemort is walking and talking amongst them and they're all fearful of him.

Answer: Voldemort works on fear and hate. His minions are full of that. They hate muggles and wish they could dominate them, to crush their world. Voldemort promised them that, so they follow him, to reach that goal since he is a powerful dark wizard with followers and the ambition to go as far as he can. But Voldemort likes people being afraid of him, even his minions, so he is harsh on them, punishes any tiny mistake severely, does cruel things to them. So they fear him, are very submissive in his presence because of his cruelty and magic prowess. but he does lead them to their ultimate goal.

lionhead

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