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Question: I read that Doom hates Toons and that's why he wants to destroy ToonTown, but why would he hate Toons if he's one himself? Is this like Blade that hates vampires when he's one himself?

Chosen answer: There's really a lot of possible reasons he hates other toons. There's a whole Roger Rabbit book and comic book series that explain Doom's background more. In the film, he's greedy and wants to destroy Toon Town to build the freeway to make more money. In human disguise he's also seen as merciless and is just punishing toons to maintain law and order, etc. Although that's just an excuse to kill toons as well. However, not explained in the film; as a toon he was cast as the antagonist in cartoon films until an accident one day left him thinking he was an actual villain (as opposed to just an actor playing one). That's when he began his life of crime, including killing Teddy Valiant. So his hatred of toons is more about him being evil and not a personal vendetta against them, like Blade's motives.

Question: I just watched this movie recently but this question had never come to my mind until that time; was there a reason why Doom killed Eddie's brother or was it accidental?

Chosen answer: It was intentional and was done to cover up his crimes. Doom was responsible for robbing the bank and killed Teddy (who was a cop) so he wouldn't get arrested. In the back-story of Doom (found outside of the film), Doom becomes a villain and starts a life of crime, and killing is just part of being an evil villain.

Question: When Doom was killed, why was a rubber mask and his outfit left behind? Shouldn't all of him had been killed or was he wearing a protective outfit? I'm asking because when the shoe was killed, nothing was left behind.

Chosen answer: Judge Doom wore the rubber mask and clothing to pose as a human; since they were not part of his toon body, they were left behind when he was destroyed by the dip. The shoe (as well as one of the weasels) was not posing as anything other than a toon, so it was completely destroyed by the dip.

zendaddy621

Question: When Anakin said to Padme "don't worry, we have R2 with us" how exactly was that supposed to be comforting?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: It was a joke. They start laughing after he said it. They feel an astrodroid like R2 is pretty useless in most situations.

lionhead

Question: This may be very obvious to others :- Why does Vesper have a password / account with the banker - when it was only the poker players for this stupendous game of high stakes who had individual passwords? I understand she was 'the money' but she wasn't a player therefore why did she have her own password to input with the banker and his silver case in Geneva? I really didn't understand that at all.

lausdon

Chosen answer: Because Bond simply tells her the password as she's punching it in. As to the account, the proceeds would go to the British government, so it's only logical that Vesper would know the right account to put it in.

Friso94

Question: When Saul is dressing up in front of the mirror for the final night, he collapses on the bed. Rusty, who's watching the scene, doesn't seem too bothered about it. Was Saul simply rehearsing his part, including the fainting, or did Rusty have enough confidence in him to believe he would not fail even if he felt ill?

Crisponzio Pastrelli Santangelo

Chosen answer: Rusty is aware that Saul is just rehearsing. He knows Saul well enough to be able to tell if he was really having a medical episode.

raywest Premium member

Question: Is the cutting of Zam's arm by Obi Wan in the nightclub supposed to be a nod to when Obi Wan cut off the alien's arm in ANH?

Chosen answer: Yes. Severed limbs are a recurring motif of the Star Wars films.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: When in the movie did it mention that Viggo's henchman was "Kirill?" Because his name is given on Wikipedia but never mentioned.

Chosen answer: His name is never mentioned on screen but it is listed in the credits.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: What is the best order to use to defeat each boss?

Chosen answer: Snake Man - Gemini Man - Needle Man - Magnet Man - Hard Man - Top Man - Shadow Man - Spark Man.

Question: How did Lex Luther find Superman's lair? I thought his lair was in the fortress of solitude in the Arctic Circle.

kh1616

Chosen answer: Lex Luthor didn't find Superman's lair. Rather, he entered a crashed Kryptonian vessel that still had a functional computer database. Luthor used Zod's amputated fingertips to activate the database, which told him how to make the hybrid-clone monster, Doomsday.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: Why is Tony Stark's attitude a complete 180 in this film? He's usually one to be against authority, but in this film he's for it.

Chosen answer: He has witnessed the results of his previous actions, and has gone into a deep depression. Between creating Ultron and thus causing countless civilian deaths and causing great trauma for the Avengers, to having to go on a break with Pepper... he's in pain and is seeing his actions come back to bite him. He's become obsessed with trying to fix his mistakes, and thus is giving into authority and trying to keep the team in-check as much as possible to avoid future disaster.

Question: I don't understand the beginning; why does everyone suddenly hate Superman, and what is that alien-looking thing in the sky that is knocking the buildings down and killing the people inside, and do they think Superman is doing that?

kh1616

Chosen answer: The beginning is Bruce Wayne's perspective of the events that occurred in the movie "Man of Steel" when Superman and General Zod are fighting (if you haven't seen it, it would explain a lot of BvS events). It's General Zod's ship and the phantom drive. It cuts to 18 months later. Supermen is called to testify in front of a congressional hearing because of his vigilantism over the past 18 months and people are concerned about his actions (like the events in Africa) since he's an all-powerful alien with no way for the people to stop him, so they're very nervous. Bruce seems to blame Superman more than anyone though for the destruction and death of people he knew (and tried to save) because if Superman wasn't on Earth, Zod wouldn't have come to Earth, etc.

Bishop73

Question: If Blofeld wanted to eliminate Tiffany Case, then why didn't he kill her when he kidnaps her later on the film, instead keeping her alive and unharmed on his oil rig in Baha? In fact, he doesn't consider harming her in any way until he notices that she's helping Bond (with swapping the tapes round) on the rig.

Chosen answer: It could be any number of reasons. For one, Tiffany's young and beautiful, and he may have been attracted to her. Some men, even evil ones, balk at killing a woman. She might also be more useful alive, at least for the short-term, to be used as a hostage or a bargaining chip or for information. He may also have intended to recruit her to his side.

raywest Premium member

Question: I have some questions. 1) When exactly did Logan and Charles plan to rescue Caliban? 2) Why does Charles call Logan a disappointment at the start? 3) When does Charles mention Paris? 4) Why did Charles act so strange and treat Logan so coldly when we first see him? 5) What happened to Caliban? 6) What happened in Westchester? And 7) Why does Charles blame himself for whatever happened in Westchester?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: I doubt they planned to rescue Caliban as they didn't know where he was or if he was even alive. Caliban is killed when he sets off two grenades in the van to try and stop Pierce. With all the questions regarding Charles Xavier, he is suffering from dementia, hence the rambling, mood swings and memory loss. Without his medication, the condition can also cause psychic storms like at the silo and the hotel - it is implied that the Westchester incident was such a storm which killed a large number of students at Xavier's school.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: At the beginning of the movie, was Jim purposely woken up to fix the Avalon's damage or was it because his pod malfunctioned?

Chosen answer: Jim, who was a passenger and not a crew member, was not intentionally awakened to repair the damage to the Avalon. It was a malfunction, but because Jim happened to possess useful mechanical engineering skills (he "fixes" things), the ship's damaged computer system may have detected this information from his passenger profile and then mistakenly routed a signal to his pod, opening it.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why would Clarice take the blame for the botched drug raid instead of telling her superiors that another agent was actually responsible by disobeying her orders to stand down and wait to apprehend Drumgo another day?

Chosen answer: She was the officer in charge and as such, fairly or unfairly, the responsibility for all agents and their actions rests with her so she felt it was still her fault even though she didn't want the action that took place.

The_Iceman Premium member

Question: Near the beginning, Holmes tells Watson not to shoot Lord Blackwood because there is a piece of glass between Holmes and Watson, and Lord Blackwood. But Holmes breaks the glass easily. So why did Holmes tell Watson not to shoot?

Chosen answer: Sherlock Holmes doesn't tell Watson not to shoot. Holmes and Watson incapacitate Blackwood's henchmen, and Watson is behind Blackwood, holding him at gunpoint with the revolver in his left hand. Blackwood then provokes Watson, who lunges forward, about to strike with the baton in his right hand. Holmes rushes forward and stops Watson just before he makes a fatal mistake. If Watson had taken one more step, the nearly invisible glass spike in Blackwood's hands would have impaled Watson through his eye and into his brain.

Charles Austin Miller

Margaritaville - S13-E3

Question: Can someone explain the subplot with the Margaritaville and Stan going to a bunch of places trying to return it? It's really confusing. And this sounds stupid, but in a recession, wouldn't spending money be bad?

Chosen answer: Essentially Stan was trying to return the blender that his dad, Randy, had bought because he knew his parents couldn't afford the extra debt. The blender, which represented mortgage-backed securities, had been bought on payment plan, meaning Randy had to make monthly payments, with interest, on something that wasn't essential. The episode represented the recession that was occurring at the time, including the housing bubble and mortgage crisis going on, so there's a lot going on. However, the payment plan (which is to say the debt) had been sold to another company by the store that sold Randy the blender. (To explain why, because of the recession, the store needed cash on hand, and they would only be getting a little money each month, if Randy paid his bill. So the store sells the debt to a company who gives the store the money upfront. Think of the J.G. Wentworth commercials, "I have a structured settlement, but I need cash now".) Because the store sold the debt, in ridiculous fashion, Stan had to return the blender to the company that bought the debt, although they too sold the debt to another company. Finally he gets to the U.S. treasury who tells him his blender is worth $90 trillion (again a ridiculous exaggeration) meaning that the debt owed is greater than the product is worth and to deride the way government agencies set up their budgets (which requires much more complex economic lessons). Kyle's whole point was people shouldn't fear the economy or see it as a vengeful being, but continue to spend and live as they normally do. Economically speaking, not spending money during a recession creates a longer lasting recession, and to solve a recession, people should spend money, although people and businesses shouldn't acquire debt during a recession because interest rates are higher. But on a personal level, individuals are fearful of losing their jobs during a recession, so they save money in case that should happen. But again, this is complex economics lesson.

Bishop73

Question: When the staff become antiques after the last rose petal falls, do they die?

Chosen answer: They will permanently turn into inanimate objects, so yes, their lives would effectively be ended.

raywest Premium member

Question: Early in the film, the Mangalore warrior Aknot mutters "Showtime" as he leads the attack on the Mondoshawan transport ship, destroying it. Shortly thereafter, at Zorg's factory, we see Aknot shape-shift between his human disguise and his natural Mangalore appearance. Much later in the film, we see Aknot in his same human disguise again aboard the Fhloston cruise ship, where Aknot again mutters "Showtime" before leading a murderous assault. So we recognize Aknot by his appearance and his mannerisms throughout the film. But wait: Presumably, Zorg killed the Mangalores who failed him (including Aknot) with a powerful explosive booby-trap at his factory, early in the film. So, how did Aknot appear much later aboard the Fhloston cruise ship? (There is no reason to assume that the Mangalores were capable of surviving the powerful blast at Zorg's factory, because we see Mangalores killed by smaller explosions and small firearms throughout the film).

Charles Austin Miller

Chosen answer: Aknot wasn't killed, just injured in the explosion - he didn't seem to to be too close to the Mangalore whose weapon exploded. You see him later with several wounds, when he resolves to get the stones from Fhloston to get revenge on Zorg.

Sierra1 Premium member

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