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Question: Why did Ultron kill Strucker?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Ultron is doing what he was programmed to do: produce peace on Earth. Strucker opposed that, so Ultron killed him once gaining information about Hydra's base in Sokovia.

Answer: To get the twins on his side.

MasterOfAll

Question: When Stark and the men protecting the soldiers are attacked by terrorists, the terrorists fire a weapon that fires a lot of rounds, that go through the a jacket, the soldier's body, and the car's door. Does such a weapon exist in real life? Is so, what is it called?

Answer: It's called an anti-personnel device (or anti-personnel explosive) that showers a target area with shrapnel distributed every 2 inches. It's intended to kill every person within its blast radius. The curious thing is that Tony Stark was untouched in the first anti-personnel attack, even though his bodyguards and the HumVee were perforated.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: It could be a manual triggered claymore, small ones are able to penetrate light armor up to 50meters (55yards).

Answer: Later in the scene, Stark realises the terrorists are using Stark Industries weapons. In the Marvel Universe, as is evidenced by the various Iron Man armors/weapons, Stark Industries makes some pretty awesome weaponry.

Answer: It could be armor piercing ammunition, which would go through certain materials, but it's more likely that it was just done for dramatic effect with a few liberties taken on what real world weapons are capable of.

Friso94

Question: Rango's tall tale involves him killing all 7 Jenkins brothers with 1 bullet. Such an act doesn't seem possible. Rango also doesn't sound like he's telling the truth either, so why do the townspeople believe him?

Answer: The townspeople don't seem to be very smart as well as gullible.

Question: Alice has a vision while Renesmee is hugging Bella and Edward and Jacob is watching. In Alice's vision, is the girl Jacob is with Renesmee all grown up? Are her and Jacob a thing since Jacob imprinted on her?

Answer: That is the grown-up Renesmee who Alice sees, but the vision is rather vague. As has been pointed out by the Cullens, Alice's visions are subjective. If the people she sees in them change direction or make different decisions, then the visions become different. It is implied that Jacob and Renesmee will become a romantic couple after she matures. Even if they don't, because Jacob has imprinted on her, he will always be her protector.

raywest Premium member

Grandma's Kisses / Squidville - S2-E9

Question: I have two questions about "Squidville." 1. When SpongeBob and Patrick are sucking in Squidward's windows and door on his house with their leaf blowers, how are they sucking in the holes in his house? 2. How did SpongeBob and Patrick know Squidward's new 304 house house number at Squidville?

Answer: The holes part is just a joke and meant to show SpongeBob doing the absurdly impossible (which is not uncommon for the show). As far as knowing his new house number; first SpongeBob calls Squidward, but there's nothing to indicate he needs to know the house number to do so. Squidward's number might not have changed or he updated his number at work. Then when SpongeBob and Patrick go to visit Squidward, they see him running in the street and don't have to know the house number. But, they could have gotten the new house number if Squidward updated his address at work, or SpongeBob is doing the absurdly impossible again.

Bishop73

Show generally

Question: One of the episodes had a ventriloquist with his dummy and I believe it was Dan that threw the dummy out the window. I can't seem to find the season and episode number. Any help?

Shotsky

Answer: S04e01, "The Next Voice You Hear", has a courtroom full of ventriloquist and dummies, which may be what you're thinking about. In it, one of the ventriloquist's dummy "commits suicide" by falling out the window of Harry's office. The ventriloquist is crushed by the dummy's "death" and Dan offers to "help." So the ventriloquist leaves the dummy, which was covered in a sheet, and Dan looks and the dummy talks to Dan. It takes a few seconds for Dan to realise what just happened and he jumps up, screams, and runs off.

Bishop73

Children of the Gods (1) - S1-E1

Question: I thought that you could only travel one way through the gate, but in the pilot, the bad guys come through, kill the military guys, then go back though without dialing a new wormhole.

Answer: You can only travel that way. The wormhole closed after Apophis forces came through (as can be seen during various scenes). Probably they also brought a mobile version of a DHD got get back (this indeed can't be seen).

Christoph Galuschka Premium member

They have been various times where the stargate has been dialled without use of the DHD of the dialing computer.

Dan23

Question: How was Loki able to get Mjolnir off him to stop Thor from destroying the bridge if he is not able to lift it due to being unworthy?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Loki was not able to remove Mjolnir. Thor summoned Mjolnir before he started to destroy the rainbow bridge. Thus Loki was free to move again.

Christoph Galuschka Premium member

Question: At the very beginning when the twins are talking to Scarlett it sounds to me like George Reeves says something about the "other 48 states" wanting war. Am I hearing that incorrectly? There were only 34 states when the war began.

William Lanigan Premium member

Answer: To answer your question, I looked for on-line versions of the "Gone with the Wind" screenplay. What you are hearing as "other 48 states" is actually "those fool Yankees." The full line is, "Y'know, those fool Yankees actually want a war?" Also, the line is actually said by Stuart Tarleton, played Fred Crane, not by George Reeves as his twin brother, Drew. In writing, it doesn't seem they would sound alike. When I watched the opening scene of "gwtw" on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymbmvQJcLDc&t=6s), I can see how the error was made. I might have misheard it, as well, if I didn't already know what the line was from my research. Mr. Crane's enunciation is rather muddled.

Michael Albert

Answer: In the version I am watching it is definitely Reeves' character who say the line, right after he tells Scarlett "War. Isn't it exciting Scarlett?" Then comes what sounds like what I posted. Is it possible there are different versions?

William Lanigan Premium member

Question: Was there any reason why Tong Po is listed as being played by himself when he was played by Michel Qissi? This is in the film's credit, I know IMDB listed Qissi as the actor. And if this was just a mistake, was there an explanation given as to how it was made or got past editing?

Bishop73

Answer: This is a mistake that has never been explained.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: When the guy robs Cher, why doesn't he take her jewellery too? He only takes her bag and phone.

Answer: We have no way of knowing why the robber did not take her jewelry. He may have thought it was cheap costume jewelry and not worth bothering about, unlike her bag and phone.

raywest Premium member

Question: Did Raoul actually love Christine? Or did he just take interest in her because she was the lead role who was also pretty?

Answer: He was in love with her.

raywest Premium member

Question: Do they clone the great white sharks that are fed to the mosasaurus? Great whites are endangered, and it's difficult to see the park getting away with using an endangered species as fodder for an exhibit.

Jukka Nurmi

Answer: Most likely yes, the great whites are cloned, raised in captivity, and used as a food source. They can clone extinct animals, living ones may be a lot easier.

MasterOfAll

Answer: Its possible they breed these animals or that they are indeed cloned much like the same way the dinosaurs are cloned. But perhaps, since this is a different reality, the great white might not be endangered anymore in this movie.

lionhead

Answer: It was never explained how they obtained the monosaurus' food, but it was likely fed a variety of fish, reptiles, etc. Even if they cloned great whites, it would be extremely difficult, it not impossible, to raise and keep that many in captivity. Sharks need specific environmental conditions to survive, including the need to keep constantly moving, otherwise they will die. The amount and cost of all the food it would take to feed all the feeder sharks would probably be more than what the monosaurus eats. The fact that a great white shark is shown appears to be an inside nod to Steven Spielberg's earliest movie hit, "Jaws."

raywest Premium member

New this month Answer: I'm pretty sure sharks are not the only things being fed to the dinosaur.

Question: When Pennywise is eating Stan's face, why is it he never killed him? Stan was scared enough to be eaten and we saw Pennywise bite Georgie's arm off easily enough, so what took him so long with Stan?

Answer: Its possible It was already weakened by the others not being afraid and Stan was his only source for power.

lionhead

Answer: I read the books and have seen both movies. The only thing I can think is that when Pennywise as the Crooked Lady was biting Stan's face he was exposing him to the Dead-lights. In the book I believe this happens and Bill jumps in front and does the whole ritual of Chud thing. This would also set up in IT chapter 2 why Stan is so scared of Pennywise forever after and if you have not read the book, I won't spoil it, but causes Stan to exit stage left early in act two, if you get my meaning. Hope this helps.

That's true, they show it that way for Part 2, to have it be different for Stan since he got closer than anyone, like they did in the 90's movie. But that wasn't the question. Also, Pennywise shows everyone he kills his deadlights doesn't he? I haven't read the book btw. I don't know how Pennywise drawing power from their fear and Stan being the only one still afraid affected him in the book.

lionhead

Question: Why did Slughorn even tell Tom Riddle about Horcruxes in the first place?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Because he made a foolish mistake, not realizing what Riddle intended to do. He was assuming at the time that it was a hypothetical conversation. Horcruxes were not a secret, and there was no reason not to tell a student about different types of Dark magic, and Riddle already knew much about it. He was seeking additional information.

raywest Premium member

Question: At the very beginning, it says that a family got stranded in a desert. Is it referring to the Carter family from the first film?

Roman Curiel

Answer: Yes it is.

Question: At the end on the bridge when Dom is about to be shot, Brian appears as if out of thin air, behind Dom, car and all, gun in hand, and shoots the bad guy who had to have been staring right at him for like a good minute while Brian drove to Dom, parked the car, got out and aimed his gun. What am I missing?

Stace Mann

Answer: You aren't missing anything. That's pretty much exactly what happens. Zizi is determined to kill Dom at this point and he isn't paying attention to anything else around him. He never even notices Brian until it's too late.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Why does Wolverine tell Ginsen that he tried to kill his daughter? I thought only her fiancé called the Yakuza to kill her (unbeknownst to her father).

ricardoglez22

Chosen answer: Shingen and Mori conspired to have Mariko killed. Shingen felt slighted by his father for leaving the company to his granddaughter and not his son.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: What was the name of the lotion that Cady gave to Regina? Also, which cosmetic brands were used in the movie?

Answer: Foot cream.

Question: Why does the Emperor contact Darth Vader and tell him about Luke Skywalker, when Vader has already been searching for Luke since the beginning of the movie?

Answer: The Emperor knows that Vader is aware of Luke. He contacts Vader to tell him to kill Luke when he is found. Vader, however suggests he be captured instead and turned to the dark side. The Emperor questions whether turning Luke is even possible to which Vader states "He will join us or die.", meaning if he fails he fully intends to go through with the Emperors plan of killing Luke.

BaconIsMyBFF

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