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Question: At the beginning, Elsa freezes the ballroom's floor after striking Anna, then their parents show up and rush to them. How were they able to run on the frosty floor without slipping or falling?

Answer: People who live in snowy areas learn to run on snow and ice without slipping or falling.

Greg Dwyer

Question: Exactly how is Peeta pretending that he and Katniss are having a baby supposed to get them to cancel the games?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Peeta knows that he and Katniss are Capitol favorites and that their fans have been enthralled by their (fake) romance. By announcing their bogus elopement and a faux pregnancy, he is attempting to win over peoples' sympathy in hope they will demand that the games be halted in order to protect the "unborn child." People generally have more empathy when infants and small children are involved, though his attempt was unsuccessful.

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Question: At the start when Katniss sang that song for Prim, how does that calm her down since the reaping is still going to happen?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Because it's something that is familiar and soothing for Prim. It does not completely wash away all the fears and anxiety, but it helps calm her down a little. It is not only the song, but also Katniss being there and comforting her sister.

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Question: I could be wrong, but wouldn't destroying the Silver Shemrock factory disable the commercial and/or the mask chips?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: They don't broadcast the commercial, the cable company does. And the mask chips all have tiny pieces of the rock inside, so they will still work regardless of whether or not the factory is destroyed. So the answer is "no" and "no."

Question: When did Patch Quartermain ruin Johnny's life or try to destroy him?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: He didn't. Simon Ambrose, who was the real mole, tricked Johnny English into thinking Patch was a traitor.

Bishop73

Question: Did Katniss mean to kill Coin or was it just an accident?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Katniss killed Coin on purpose. Katniss realised that not only was Coin responsible for the Capitol bombing and Prim's death, but that nothing was going to change with Coin in charge. Coin would use all the same power and tactics that Snow used to stay in power. Plus Coin proposed a "final" Hunger Games with the Capitol's children, even after saying there would be no more Hunger Games. Katniss knew (or at least assumed) that Coin would continue using the Hunger Games to maintain her order, which is what had been happening for the last 75 years.

Question: Was it really Coin who killed Prim or was Snow lying?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Coin was ultimately responsible. Coin sent Prim to the Capitol and then had the Capitol bombed. The rebels, led by Coin, used hovercrafts with the Capitol insignia on it to drop the bombs so that the public thought it was the Capitol bombing their children. Coin wanted Katniss to blame Snow for Prim's death to get her full support.

Bishop73

Question: During the heist at the post office, Baby shakes his head at a woman who in turn grabs a cop. When the lady was walking up, she smiled and waved like she knew him. However at the end during her testimony, it seems like she didn't know him after all. If that's the case, why did she smile and wave at him? Did I miss something?

lartaker1975

Answer: The woman works at the Post Office and was the one who served Baby and Sam the day before. He's shaking his head at her because he doesn't want her to go in the building and get hurt/ killed in the heist that's happening at that time. She doesn't know him in a personal way like Joseph or Debora.

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Question: Why would Tony be supportive of the SRA? In the first movie he revealed himself as Iron Man. In turn, he was attacked at the speedway by Vanko and almost got Happy and Pepper killed in the second movie. In the third movie, Happy is in a coma in the hospital, his Malibu home was leveled and Pepper was captured and injected with Extremis. Shouldn't this have opened Tony's eyes that by exposing his identity to the public, that he's now put himself and his friends in danger 24/7?

Answer: In the film, what is being proposed is the "Sokovia Accords", which would regulate the Avengers, but wasn't a registration act. Tony supports this because he feels responsible for creating Ultron and does think he (and the others) need to be regulated. In the comics, Tony supports the Superhuman Registration Act (SRA) because he foresees the possibility that an unregistered superhuman will cause so much destruction that the government will come down even harder on all superhumans, such as imprisonment or execution, rather than simply registering them. Tony is hoping that by showing support of the SRA, they can work with the government to moderate the act so that the community isn't harmed by it and that it will have a minimal negative effect, and to make sure everyone's secret identities are not revealed to the public.

Question: So what exactly is cabin fever? Like I get that it's a virus... But what does it do? I know it's referred to as a "skin eating virus" but what exactly is it? What exactly does it do? Does it kill you? Just what is it and where did it come from?

Answer: In real life, "cabin fever" is not a disease or infection caused by bacteria or viruses. It's a term used when someone or a group of people become irritable, restless, or even claustrophobic after being in a confined space for long periods of time (such as in a cabin during the winter when going outside is difficult or impossible). In the movie, the disease is said to be caused by a virus, which was waterborne and spread through contaminated water. The origin of the disease is not given, but many animals can be carriers of diseases without showing signs and could have infected the water (through urinating, defecating, or dying in the water). The dog somehow got infected (possible through drinking contaminated water) and passed it to the owner through blood contact. From there the virus spread through blood contact or contaminated drinking water. However, "flesh-eating" diseases are caused by bacteria. They don't actually eat flesh, the bacteria end up destroying or killing soft tissue (such as muscles and skin) and releasing toxins. This can result in rashes and vomiting blood, and if the toxin are potent enough and get in the blood stream, can cause death.

Bishop73

Question: There are two scenes I don't understand 1. Burnett goes through a minefield, and then one of the enemy troops accidentally sets the mines off, Burnett starts running through the minefield, and much of the exposing debris. 2. Burnett is in a shop which is fired on. He appears to be close to a shell impact. If one of these scenarios were to happen as shown in the movie, wouldn't Burnett have been seriously injured if not dead?

Answer: 1. What Burnett encountered was actually an alley filled with trip wires, not mines. The explosives on the trip wires all happened to be along the sides of the alley rather then the center. That debris you saw was from the explosives being detonated from a chain reaction. 2. The shell was from a T-72 tank. It was fired at the mall and pierced the outer wall and continued to travel through the shop upon exploding at the far end. It appears that it at the very least heavily shook Burnett and there is evidence to suggest he received some minor wounds to his head via some facial abrasions.

What I meant was shouldn't Burnett have received major injuries?

Question: It's explained that Hoffman wanted to be the hero and that he expected that no one would make it out alive in the building after Rigg's game. How in the world could he have expected or even decided this? He had no control over others who won their game in the building, so therefore how on earth could he predict that Strahm would kill Jeff in the previous film? And was the water cube intended to kill Strahm as he was warned not to proceed?

Answer: The games of Jigsaw and his followers were always intended to be extremely difficult, but with a small chance for survival based on the actions of the player. Hoffman probably wouldn't have cared either day if anyone else survived, but likely anticipated that most of the others would die. (Strahm's line about everyone being supposed to die with Hoffman being the soul survivor was more conjecture than anything.) In terms of killing Jeff- both Jeff and Strahm were emotional hot-heads, so in all likelihood one or both was going to die if they encountered each other. Strahm's water cube was intended to be an execution tool for breaking the rules. That's why Hoffman seemed so shocked that he miraculously survived.

Answer: Best guess is the person in the mask at the end of the tunnel would've killed Jeff and kept Strahm for the water trap? We could also assume that Hoffman has the same characteristics as Amanda and made the water trap "unwinnable" and just forgot to take Strahm's pen out of his pocket. And if Strahm never proceeded in the operating room, he would've died of suffocation?

Question: When the dog is drugged and almost dies, why does Patrick ask for a bunt cake? And why a bunt cake specifically? Do bunt cakes have anything to do with overdosing?

Answer: He's trying to distract Magda from coming out of the kitchen and seeing her dog is comatose, so he asks for something else so she'll stay in the kitchen and try to find something similar.

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Question: Can anyone give me the title of the song in the Captain's house when Mike and Marcus enter (Marcus drugged, etc.)? It's a song like Bossa Nova Lounge or something like that.

Answer: Buick Blackhawk concept car.

Question: Was the final scene at the museum was supposed to be Santino's coronation as having his sister's spot in the high table? If so, shouldn't there have been more guards considering everyone else was also associated with the high table?

Answer: It was not meant to be his coronation, just a fancy art exhibit he was attending.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: When Dom finds Vince with the chip, the conversation concludes with Vince basically saying how all of them have been negatively affected by everything that has happened and he sarcastically asks Dom where Letty is. How would he have found out about Letty if he was on the run since the events of the first film? Earlier in the film he tells Brian and Mia about his misfortunes and how he ended up in Rio.

Answer: Word of Letty's supposed death could have gotten to Vince a number of ways. Most likely when Dom or Mia initially contacted him to ask for help they mentioned that Letty had died. Letty was one of Vince's best friends, her death would have been one of the first things mentioned to him.

BaconIsMyBFF

New Jack City - S2-E19

Question: When Carson arrives at the dojo he is friends with everyone except for Jack. But Kim didn't know any of the other kids until Jack because she was a black dragon. How did they all know him?

Meggrundmeier

Answer: Because Jack came through a wall.

Question: In a video on youtube called the Hunger Games deleted scenes never before seen part 2, Katniss mentions Prim to Rue and then Rue asks "is she the one who..." but can someone tell me what she was saying before Katniss interrupts her? Also why does Katniss interrupt her so rudely? Finally Katniss mentions something that her and Prim used to do together but what did she say?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Rue is asking if Prim is the sister that Katniss volunteered to be a tribute for. Katniss interrupts her because she's rather emotional about having had to risk her life to save her sister. Katniss tells Rue that she and Prim would sing a song together, the one that Katniss later sings over Rue's body.

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Question: I realised a couple problems with Carson's plan. I understand that he murdered her husband by pushing him off the roof so he could hide the explosives in the casket, and that once Kyle and Julia boarded the plane and fell asleep, he could kidnap Julia, and Kyle would have a reason to open the casket. The first thing I don't understand is how did he get Kyle's husband to come onto roof? What if a different person came onto the roof instead? Or what if multiple people came onto the roof? The second thing I don't understand is how did he know Kyle would decide to leave Germany and bury her husband's body in New York? What if she decided to store her husband's body somewhere and deal with it later? Or what if she decided to bury it in Germany instead?

Answer: Carson was a member of a conspiracy, not the sole person who planned and executed the entire plot. His cohorts, which included the funeral director, carried out the first phases by murdering Kyle's husband, then the mortician assisted Kyle in making the arrangement to transport the casket back to the USA. It is not important to the plot to show exactly how and by whom Kyle's husband was thrown off the roof. We only need to know that he was murdered as part of the plan. Kyle's specific travel arrangements would be relayed to Carson who could then get himself assigned as the air marshal on her flight so he could carry out the final stage of the plan.

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I noticed another problem with the hijackers plan. They knew Kyle's plane was new, and that she would be interested in flying on a plane she helped design. My problem is that it was a plane that only just came out. How did the hijackers know Kyle would be willing to wait until her plane came out before boarding to travel back to New York? Planes take a long a time to build.

Question: When Merlin stepped on the land mine, why didn't he just wait there until Eggsy and Harry completed the mission? Surely he could have just stood there, then later on they could have called in bomb experts or use Statesman resources to get him off that thing? Eggsy and Harry could have easily taken out those 5 guards.

Answer: At the time, these people only had a really short time to save the world. Merlin thought that, with the landmine, he could sacrifice himself along with many guards to save the world.

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