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Question: Why was Diego leaving the herd?

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Chosen answer: He failed at hunting and believes staying with the herd has damaged his predatory instincts.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Did Manny think if they cleaned the baby's diaper he would stop crying? What difference would that make?

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Chosen answer: Manny is a Mammoth, he doesn't know how to take care of a human baby. He assumed (correctly) that if there is poop in the baby's diaper, the baby would be uncomfortable and cry. Like babies do in real life.

Question: Where is Steve when he meets Erskine for the first time?

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Chosen answer: In a recruiting office at the Worlds Fair in Queens.

Question: Why didn't Tai Lung kill the five?

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Chosen answer: Much like the reason he didn't kill the duck when he first escaped. He wanted to show Shifu that he is better than the five and allowing them to go was the only way he would know.

Question: At the start Smalls said he was from another state and didn't have a single friend in a thousand miles. Did that mean he never had any friends even before he moved?

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Chosen answer: The line implies that Smalls had friends but he lives nowhere near them anymore. If he never had any friends at all before he would have said so.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Why weren't Thor and Hulk in Civil War? If they would've been in the movie, whose side would they join and why?

Chosen answer: Most likely due to the events of Thor: Ragnarok. At the end of Age of Ultron Hulk/Banner disappears because he doesn't want to be involved in the fight anymore. Thor was in London with Jane but we don't know what he was up to. If they were to choose sides they both probably would have been on Cap's side. Banner doesn't want to be used as a weapon and Thor wants to protect Earth without being told what to do.

Question: What's the significance of the scene where Carson and Stephanie look at each other when she's running away from the plane? I can't find an explanation.

Chosen answer: I think it just solidifies the fact that they were working together, and both knew the plan was starting to fall apart at that point. She's now running to try and protect herself.

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Question: Why do Hermione's blue shoes look different in each scene? Like when they are running up the hill just before Buckbeak is executed compared to when Buckbeak chases werewolf Lupin away.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Either the lighting made the shoes' color appear different, or she was wearing different shoes at different times when the scene was being filmed. One scene is filmed over multiple days, and actors usually have more than one set of a particular costume in case the clothing is damaged, gets dirty, etc. so her wardrobe might have changed slightly throughout and she could have been wearing a different pair of shoes.

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Question: Shouldn't Dr Jonas and his men have been arrested for what they did? And shouldn't the guys who employed have been arrested too?

Chosen answer: They may have been arrested eventually but it would only happen after a lengthy and involved investigation that would extend beyond the movie's timeline.

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Question: Are Bullock's reactions to all the situations she encounters logical, considering she is a trained astronaut? For instance: she repeatedly noticed that she is running out of oxygen, but she still keeps talking, screaming and hyperventilating. The first thing you have to do is to get your breath under control, but she keep talking and screaming all the way... Would a person like Bullock get through all the NASA psychological tests?

Chosen answer: Dr. Stone isn't an experienced astronaut. She is on her 1st mission, a mission that is continually disastrous and claims the lives of two people. Her panic, even considering her training, is more than justified.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Why did Jack type "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" a thousand times? In the interview, he said he was working on a new project, and I doubt that he was referring to typing the same thing over and over. Also, does Jack actually know the truth about the hotel? He implies in the breakfast scene that he's not really sure about why he feels so strongly with the hotel, but he seems to personally know the bartender and doesn't seem surprised in the gold room right before he meets Grady.

Chosen answer: The hotel has a strong influence on Jack's mentality. Jack had every intention on writing a play, but once the Torrances arrived at the Overlook, the hotel began working its powers on him, affecting his mental state. During the interview, Jack was not yet under the hotel's influence because in order to achieve its true goal (to capture Danny's shining ability) it needed to get the Torrance family to the hotel first. It is strongly implied that Jack is a reincarnation and had been the hotel many years before, explaining the strong sense of deja vu he feels. It is widely believed that Jack knows Lloyd the barman and Grady from a past life, and that all of their souls are forever linked to the Overlook.

Question: When they are leaving the shrieking shack, why does Hermione keep looking back?

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Chosen answer: She could have been looking at Remus and Pettigrew, who exited from the tunnel behind her, Ron, Harry, and Sirius. She probably also heard Snape making his way through the tunnel shortly after that. He was the last to exit from the Shrieking Shack after being knocked out by Harry's spell.

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Question: Is this film based on a true story?

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Chosen answer: No, it's an entirely fictional creation of M. Night Shyamalan.

Jason Hoffman

Question: What was the purpose of kidnapping her daughter? Was it to make Kyle look crazy? Or was it merely for the purpose of trying to make her open the casket? Because I find that very hard to believe.

Chosen answer: The endgame was to get Kyle to open the casket during a search for her daughter. That is where the explosives and the detonator were hidden. They were counting on a frantic mother searching in every possible place on the plane for her daughter, including her husband's casket. If she hadn't done that on her own, no doubt Carson would have somehow compelled her into doing it.

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How would Carson propel into opening the casket? By threatening to kill her?

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Question: Why did the family not go to the basement?

Answer: In the episode Becky said they need to go to the basement and Roseanne said that they don't have a basement anymore because Dan had turned it into a storage locker. Dan replies saying he had to put his 2X4's and sheetrock somewhere.

Chosen answer: Most likely this had to do with TV production concerns rather than depicting reality. The set for the home's main floor is bigger and allows for more action to be shown. The storm's damage and severe effects such as the high winds, torrential rain, thunder, lightning, etc. are seen from the windows, heightening the drama. If the family were in a cramped basement space, the action would be more static. Some artistic license needs to used in order to tell the story.

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Question: After Obi Wan defeated Anakin, why doesn't he take Anakin with him? It would be easier to reform somebody when they can't kill you, and Obi Wan thinks of Anakin as a brother, so wouldn't he do anything to reform him?

Chosen answer: Obi Wan had conceded that Anakin was fully turned to the Dark side and beyond redemption. Anakin betrayed Obi Wan and the Jedi Order, killing many, and this was a permanent break to their relationship. There was no turning back for either. Obi Wan simply chose to walk away and leave him there to die.

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Chosen answer: It's not mentioned exactly, but it's implied to do with his weight and drinking.

Greg Dwyer

Question: We never see Scott finding out the fact that Logan used his car, stuck his adamantium claws in the steering wheel, and left it at Bobby Drake's house in Boston. How did this likely play out?

Chosen answer: Considering the circumstances Scott would most certainly overlook the loss of his car. The love of his life has just been killed. Even if he didn't overlook it, Logan only took the car because of an emergency. Nothing that happens to the car is remotely Logan's fault.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: If Quinn and Robin had no idea what island they crash landed on AND the plane's navigation system and radio had been knocked out by the lightning, how were they able to navigate straight back to Makatea once they retrofitted the plane and eluded the pirates?

Chosen answer: Once they were in the air, Quinn would be able to navigate by sight. He was an experienced pilot and and was familiar with the territory and the different islands' configurations. He would also be looking for ship traffic, and he had a general idea which of several islands they were on. Once in the air, he would easily know which direction he was heading based on the position of the sun.

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Question: What happened to Satine after she passed away? Did they bury her somewhere near the Moulin Rouge or leave her abandoned there?

Chosen answer: That answer is simply not revealed in the film. I doubt her body would have been left abandoned. Once can presume that, according to the traditions of the time and location, she would have been buried. But where she was buried and by whom is simply not known.

Michael Albert

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