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Question: What was the bill, if passed, going to do? The one Long kept trying to pass and convince (The Senate I believe) the other congressmen to pass.

Chosen answer: With it, Long would have been able to destroy the land, create another dam and get more houses built. However, like the first dam, he would have cut corners which would cause the new dam to eventually break.

Question: I have been trying to ID the blade used by the sentry at the church; also by the special ops commander to cut the throat of the "new guy" radio operator.

martea

Chosen answer: It's by Jack Crain, called the Die Hard 2 fighter. See http://www.jackcrainknives.com/movieknives2.htm.

Question: Why did Carmen take off her shoe?

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Chosen answer: Because Juni told her that her feet stunk so she wanted to see if it was true.

Question: Why doesn't Stark like anyone to hand him things? Is it just a quirk or is there a reason behind it?

Chosen answer: In the beginning of the first film, Tony has no problem being handed things. However, when he is kidnapped and his life is threatened and he realises that his weapons are being used for the wrong purposes, his mind starts to change. In his head, he believes that whenever he is handed something, terrible events happen. For example, when he was handed the documents to sign for his weapons in the beginning of the first film, he found out that they were being sold to the wrong people. Also, when the blonde reporter hands him photos, it's of a town being devastated because of his weapons, and he feels at fault. So he develops this small fear or dislike of being handed things because they do not end well and end up causing him pain.

Answer: Tony is merely antagonizing Agent Coulson.

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Question: When the crew are in the two cages hanging down and then start climbing up the side, Will is talking about getting to the black pearl. Someone in the other cage says something like, "actually it can be done with six", followed by "oh dear". All the men in both cages suddenly start climbing frantically. What was said exactly and what was the joke?

Answer: Will says that once they escape and get back to the Black Pearl, it will take all of them to sail the ship. Leech, the pirate in the other cage, corrects him, saying that, actually, a minimum of six men could crew it. Leech's, "Oh dear," comment is when he and everyone simultaneously realise that whoever escapes first will take control of the ship. Will, Gibbs, and the rest of Jack's crew know that Leech and the other pirates have no loyalty to Sparrow, and if they commandeer the Black Pearl, they'll strand everyone else on the island. It then becomes a race to reach the cliff top first.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Will says "we'll need all the men to launch the pearl" Leech corrects him saying they'd only need about six. Both cages realise that they only need one cage, and can leave the others to die. This is why Leech says "oh, dear." And why he tries to continue to climb up after the tribesmen appears on the bridge. Will, most likely wouldn't have left the others though.

MasterOfAll

Chosen answer: Earlier, during the conversation between Will and Gibbs, Gibbs says "Jack's life will end when the drums stop." This is what Leech (the man who says "oh dear") is referring to, as the drums stop.

Chosen answer: The joke is that it has now become a race to escape as either group can getaway without the other and will leave them behind.

Phixius Premium member

Question: My question concerns when Pete and Jonesy are on the skidoo and Pete tells him off, and then Jonsey turns into Mr. Grey and bites his head off. How does something bigger get into something smaller? If Mr. Grey is a hallucination of Jonsey, how does he kill the people he kills along the way to the reservoir. And how goes he separate from the entity and survive when the shit-weasels kill people upon exit?

Girlygreen

Answer: Great question. So think of it this way. Say you are infected with a small virus and it has to multiple and destroy tissue to get to its full potential i.e. the infected man in woods I think his name was Barry. Now imagine a giant full grown parasite like a giant tapeworm is ingested by an adult human, the giant tapeworm doesn't need your cells to live it's already matured, it just needs you to feed it meals from outside as it lives in your digestive track i.e. Jonsey. For your next question. So how does this thing recreate clothing? Well it doesn't, it changes the cellular gradient by turning it's molecules into what we call an airborne hypertonic solution meaning it disbonds from our cells so it's molecules can float outside the clothing and host. Then reanimate onto the outside of the host creating a cellular body to feed or kill then the cells become airborne molecules again, change their gradient back to an isotopic solution to rebond with the human cells including the brain tissue. I have a extensive medical background so I love dissecting these things. Hope this answers your question.

Answer: Mr. Gray is not a hallucination, he is a living alien creature. Mr. Gray, and the rest of his species, are shape shifters and can also possess other intelligent life forms. He can leave Jonesy's body at will, turn into a red mist to enter another body, and turn into his normal monstrous form to kill if need be. How his species accomplishes this changing of mass is not explained.

BaconIsMyBFF

Chosen answer: Mr. Gray is not real and was not ever real. He was a figment of Jonsey's imagination.

Chosen answer: Mr. Gray is a hallucination in the book, and real in the movie.

Question: When Heather is counting the children it appears to me that she counts herself twice as number 3 and 11 - am I correct?

Chosen answer: She does indeed...she counts herself as "3" in the wide shot, and in the shot from inside the van, right after she counts the neighbor kid as Kevin, one can see her tap her own head again and say "11". It's a continuity error (yet still, for some reason, the correct number of kids).

Question: Does Air Force One crash into the twin towers?

Chosen answer: The plane does in fact hit one of the towers. It strikes the tower, then crashes to the ground.

Jason Hoffman

Question: What are the limits of the Ghost Rider's Strength?

Chosen answer: The Ghost Rider possesses superhuman strength sufficient to lift up to 25 tons. http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Johnathon_Blaze_ (Earth-616).

Question: What happened then to Prince Charming or Fairy Godmother? In Shrek 2, they did mention that it was the Fairy Godmother who cursed Fiona. So how come Prince Charming never rescued her instead of Shrek (since he was never born in Rumpelstiltskin's timeline)? The King and Queen may have disappeared but at least Prince Charming could have still saved her.

Chosen answer: It is not known why it took Charming so long to rescue Fiona. She was in the tower for several years. Shrek 2 picked up after she was rescued and it was too late for Charming. Since Shrek was never born and Charming was so late, I would think there was nothing from stopping the King and Queen from signing the deal with Rumplestiltskin. The deal was for Fiona to be rescued from the tower in exchange for the Kingdom. He never said "who" rescued her. She rescued herself. It was a trick from the beginning. Not sure of their whereabouts after the deal. Fairy Godmother probably could not change the alternate reality if she did not know what happened to everyone.

Question: In the scene where Scarface shoots Frank and then Mel, right before he shoots Mel, The dialog goes as follows: Mel- you can't shoot a cop. Tony- Who said you were a cop? Mel- Wait a minute, I can fix this.This is said as though Tony wasn't supposed to know Mel was a cop, but did anyway. Even though Tony already knew this as evidenced by the fact that Tony said to Mel earlier, "How do I know you're the last pig I'm going to have to grease?" Why would this dialog take place if Scarface already knew?

Chosen answer: Montana replies "who said you were a cop" as sarcasm. Tony knows Mel is a police officer but insinuates that because he is shady and corrupt, Mel doesn't deserve the title. Tony sees Mel as another criminal, not as a police officer.

Question: After his failed deer hunting expedition, when he is going into his apartment, he is pouring a bottle of something on the staircase and sidewalk of his apartment. I want to know, what is that stuff and why is he pouring it out?

luke skyjogger

Chosen answer: When John grabs supplies from the cabinet, before he goes to rent a movie, you can see bottles of vinegar next to the ammunition. He pours that out to hide their scent.

Question: Delia Surridge tells V that she didn't know what the virus was going to do. How could she not have known? She created the virus and was administering it to people and seeing what it did.

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Chosen answer: She states outright that she was aware she was developing a biological weapon, she just didn't know whom they were going to use it against.

Question: When Forrest finishes putting the rifle together, why does the drill sergeant tell him to take it apart and reassemble it?

Chosen answer: Most likely to keep practising, this isn't something that would be done once, no matter how good they were. However, the Drill Sergeant did not tell him to reassemble the rifle again, he said "disassemble your weapon and continue", so they could have been given instructions on what to do after assembling the rifle, such as take it apart and clean the pieces.

Bishop73

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Question: How come Raj has no problem speaking to his mother, but, when around other women, such as Penny, he immediately stops talking? Also, why does he have to whisper in someone's ear if he wants to ask Penny something?

Chosen answer: Because Raj's selective mutism seems to be caused by women that Raj sees (on some sort of conscious or subconscious level) as a potential sexual partner. An attribute that wouldn't apply to either his sister or mother.

Question: They mention Poseidon's Tomb and his trident is outside it. I get that his trident was stolen from the mermaids but what happened to Poseidon? Where is he? Is he in the tomb and if so how did he die? Why isn't he trying to get his trident back?

Chosen answer: It is unknown what happened to Poseidon, and whether or not he is in the tomb or if he is alive or dead. These appear to be clues that are most likely leading to the next sequel in the POTC series.

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Question: At the beginning of the film when Caleb realizes the dates are major disasters, why does Caleb's dad drop the glass he was holding? Also, why does Caleb start writing dates of disasters when the world is already about to end?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: Lucinda finished what she started in the school closet, simply the GPS location of her grandmother's home. Caleb writes numbers so his dad can take them away from him so he can etch the desk to remind his dad that Lucinda's numbers are still on the school closet door.

Question: After Carina swam to shore, where did she get another dress?

lucyjames121

Chosen answer: After Jack, Henry and Carina are captured at Hangman's Bay, she is given a dress so she can be the bridesmaid in the wedding of Jack to Pig Kelly's sister.

Question: Who was the Pighead who captured Dr. Gordon?

Chosen answer: It was John and Hoffman that captured Gordon. (I believe it's revealed in Saw V when we learn more of Hoffman's recruitment).

Question: When Joker says, "Is it you, John Wayne?" I don't really understand this joke. Unless he's just trying to be random, but then isn't he worried he might be in trouble?

Chosen answer: The quote was "Is that you John Wayne? Is this me?" Its a quote directly from the book the movie was based on. In the book Cowboy says it rather than Joker, mocking Hartman for barking out orders like John Wayne in many of his movies. After saying "Is this me?" Cowboy takes off his Stetson and fans his face, play acting a less masculine character that might also be found in a John Wayne movie. In the FMJ scene they of course weren't wearing Stetsons (full brimmed ranger hats) so it's a little off.

Answer: I always thought from the way Joker says it in the movie, that he is making a joke about the Gunny sounding like John Wayne ("Is that you John Wayne?"). But he says this joke mimicking the voice of John Wayne, which leads him to comically add "Is this me?" He is basically making a joke and then laughing at his joke by adding on to it.

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