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Question: If Charles was shot in this movie, becoming paralyzed, how did he get the ability to walk by the time the beginning of X-Men: The Last Stand came around?

Christian Hannah

Chosen answer: The short answer is events in this film negate what happened in X-Men 3 as well as Origins: Wolverine or one could say this film essentially became a reboot. Since no real answer seems to be given, and since the X-Men 3 film makers didn't know Charles would later be shown to become paralyzed prior to visiting Jean, they had no need to explain why he's walking. One can only speculate on the possible ways Charles walks in these 2 previous movies (and this isn't taking into account the timeline shift from X-Men Days of Future Past). We do know from DOFP that Hank/Beast created a serum for Charles that allowed him to walk, albeit without his powers. Hank could have kept working on this serum which would allow Charles to walk and still maintain some of his powers. Then at some point Charles stopped taking the serum, confining him to the wheelchair once again. Either because they ran out of the serum or because Charles came to the realization he needs to accept what happened and not hide it, especially if he's teaching children to accept who they are. Charles also has the power of "astral projection" and the power to appear in the minds of others, so Charles could simply not be there at Jean's house, but is back home, in his wheelchair.

Bishop73

Answer: It is shown in X-Men: Days of Future Past that Hank made a serum that can help him walk.

Question: How is Emma sitting on the horse and cart when she is lighter than air? I have watched the movie a few times and cannot see anything like a belt around her waist, but any other time she is sitting, she has been seen buckled down.

oncerella

Chosen answer: At several points throughout the film, there are instances where her powers of air are used only as a plot device, so the extent of her powers is somewhat unknown. Therefore, it is possible she is able to make herself sit on the cart without floating, but other times isn't.

Amina Thommesen-Kähler

Answer: This is a movie mistake because when she's at dinner, she has to wear a buckle to hold her down. And I don't see why she wouldn't be wearing one on the carriage too.

Question: Is it likely that Dewey would have been subject to charges for the death of Judd Stewart? Although the failed plan technically wasn't his fault, the reason for it happening in the first place certainly was.

The_Iceman Premium member

Chosen answer: Highly unlikely. Dewey's negligence is not a direct cause of Judd's death, as Judd had every opportunity to decline the mission. Judd's family could bring a civil suit against the train company and Dewey personally for wrongful death but even that is a long shot since Judd assumed the risk.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: I'm assuming when Cassian said "Good night?" John pretty much confirmed he did kill his target. My question is, if Cassian had no knowledge of how Giana was his target and that he didn't know Giana was dead until after he went to go check up on her, why did Cassian shoot John?

Chosen answer: Gianna was the most powerful person there. John is one of the world's greatest hitmen. Cassian puts two and two together.

BaconIsMyBFF

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Question: Everyone tells Luanne that her father is working on an oil rig, not wanting her to know that he is actually in jail. But she knew that her mother was in jail, so why not tell the truth about her father?

Chosen answer: Couple things, first only Peggy knew the truth about Hoyt (Luanne's father) being in prison and Peggy is the one who said he's on an oil rig. But, Hoyt is Peggy's brother, so she could have been trying to hide the fact her brother is in jail. Lucky (Luanne's husband) deduced Hoyt had been in prison, but seems to be the only other person to know the truth, so when Hoyt went back to prison, he kept Peggy's lie up to spare Luanne. Additionally, Luanne was there when her mother stabbed Hoyt and was arrested, so it's not like someone had to break the news to her and they couldn't hide the fact. With Hoyt, even if Peggy wasn't trying to protect her brother's reputation, she didn't want Luanne, who is a sensitive and emotional young woman, to have to deal with knowing both parents are in jail.

Bishop73

Question: Rose's mother says that Rose's father left a lot of debt, but it's hidden by "a good name." Did nobody ever attempt to collect the debts? How would his name stop them?

Chosen answer: The wealthiest members of society, in 1912 and still today, are simply treated differently. It is a certainty that creditors would give a good measure of leeway to the recent widow of a man with a certain position in society, particularly a member of an "old money" family. It is entirely possible that collection on debts had been attempted, and Ruth Dewitt Bukater was able to delay and obfuscate. Her desperation to marry off Rose to Caledon Hockley suggests the wolves may very well have been at the door, or were getting close.

Michael Albert

Question: Maybe this has been brought up before, but I haven't been able to find a discussion of this particular time-turner question. If they went back in time and ensured Remus took his potion, wouldn't it sort of solve all of the problems? He wouldn't turn, Pettigrew would still be captured, Sirius would be proven innocent and not forced into hiding, and Lupin could still teach at the school. I know they aren't supposed to know that he is a werewolf in the past, but they could at least mention the moon or something! I know that there are a million other ways it could have gone, but this is one I haven't seen discussed.

thebirdandbull

Chosen answer: There's no particular answer to this. When Dumbledore had Harry and Hermione go back in time to save Sirius and Buckbeak, he may have wanted to minimize any chance of them causing irreparable harm by changing too many events. The Ministry of Magic strictly controlled how the Time Turners were used and by whom for a good reason. As Hermione mentioned to Harry, horrible things could happen to wizards who meddled with time. It may simply have been too dangerous to add that on to Harry and Hermione's primary mission. Dumbledore may also not have had all the facts about what transpired inside the Shrieking Shack, and he needed to act quickly. He also knew that due to the curse Voldemort put on the Defense Against the Dark Arts teaching position that Lupin would not last longer (one year) than any previous instructor and there was no point in attempting to change that. It also serves the movie's and the book's story lines for the events to unfold as they did. Sirius' unproven innocence was carried over into the next book/movie, and unfortunately, it ended tragically for him.

raywest Premium member

Question: Could Anna see ghosts? Why was she shivering in the closet and then ran out of it in fear? Also in the end why was she shivering and answering Malcolm? Was she ignoring him all the time?

Darshan Bari

Chosen answer: No, she can't see ghosts...no one but Cole can. But it is established that everyone can feel the "chilling" effect of the ghosts, and feel an inexplicable coldness in their presence. Naturally, this freaks them out, so it's natural Anna (and everyone else) would run from it. At the end, she wasn't answering Malcolm, just as throughout the film what appears to be her ignoring him is simply her not being aware of his presence. She's merely talking in her sleep, and Malcolm, as he does every other time, mistakes this for a direct interaction...until he realises the truth.

Question: Am I missing it or did Bruce Willis not get mentioned in the film credits?

Chosen answer: You are correct. Bruce Willis (and a few other like Topher Grace) do not appear in the credits. They are considered "uncredited" and it's not an oversight. I've questioned why well known actors don't receive credit and it's usually related to the Screen Actors Guild (a union) that requires what is called scale pay, but for credited actors. So to avoid having to pay Bruce Willis, and other such actors, a large amount of money that would be required, he does not get screen credit and can accept less (or even nothing) as a favor to someone.

Bishop73

Question: How did the villagers find the Beast and his castle?

Chosen answer: A castle that size would not go unnoticed by the local populace. In addition, Gaston had the mirror with him. He could have asked it to show him the way to the castle.

Greg Dwyer

Question: Who did the actual piano-playing for the movie? I'm sure it couldn't have been Michael Douglas.

Douglas Bell

Chosen answer: Michael Douglas was not playing the piano himself. Special effects were used to digitally graft Douglas' head onto the body of Philip Fortenberry, a Julliard-trained pianist who also once played at the now-closed Liberace Museum in Las Vegas.

raywest Premium member

Question: Does Peter Gibbons ever come out his hypnotic trance during the course of the film?

Louisa Radice

Chosen answer: I think the hypnotism broke something instead of putting him into a trance. It totally released his stress, that stayed despite not being influenced by the hypnotism anymore.

lionhead

Question: Why was Lists in prison? What did he do?

Answer: In the sequel, it is revealed he is in prison for murdering his wife.

lartaker1975

Chosen answer: While it is never revealed what Lists done to earn a place in prison, it is shown that Hennesey will frame certain people to get them sent to her prison. As she did with Ames.

A Demon Premium member

Question: What did Hermione mean by "thought I just saw...never mind"?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: In the pumpkin patch, Hermione turned and glimpsed the "other" Harry and Hermione hiding behind the trees. She either thought she'd imagined it or else she realised that it was her time-traveling self and could not let Harry and Ron know what was going on.

raywest Premium member

Question: How could Brahms speak with a child's voice? He must be 28 years old. Don't you think that the voice sounded too much like a little boy for a man to mimic?

Bunch Son

Chosen answer: His voice box was damaged in the fire making his voice sound like that.

Question: Is Tommy supposed to be the "next" Jason? I'm really confused by the ending.

Chosen answer: Yes, originally Tommy was going to be the new Jason. But the makers decided to go in a different direction for part 6.

Question: Who is the actor at the press conference who says "Are you getting married?" and what is written on the side of William's refrigerator?

Chosen answer: Uncredited actor Taylor Murphy asks "are the two of you getting married?" under the Elvis Costello song, "She." The side of William's refrigerator has a set of magnetized words, found on many refrigerators, which can be arranged and rearranged to form messages for communication to other members of the household, or created just for fun.

Michael Albert

Question: What exactly did Darrin and Chris steal and how did they get caught? Also, why was their sentence seven years and how did Chris end up in a wheelchair?

Chosen answer: It was never said what they stole, just that they were going to go to the store (probably a corner store or convenience store) and they probably stole food. They got caught because they were just kids and not good at stealing or being sneaky. However, they didn't get a 7-year sentence for the theft. It's just that the film jumps to 7 years later and Darrin is now a gang member who has been in and out of jail the whole time. He's just celebrating his release from prison for a different, unknown crime. Chris is in a wheelchair due to a gun shot wound, though it's not stated how or who shot him.

Bishop73

Question: In the game where Doug Glatt makes a dive and the puck hits him in the face. Around that time we see someone step on his ankle with their skate which would have caused some pain, but we see after the game in some pub, Glatt walking around normally. Even with major painkillers, shouldn't he still be limping?

oobs69

Chosen answer: Not necessarily. It would depend on the level of the injury and how much time had passed. It may be that it initially hurt a lot, but after treatment, being wrapped, and prescribed pain killers he could walk fairly normally.

Question: Who's the guy with the pacifier in his mouth all the time and why does he need one?

Chosen answer: His name is Dooky, he's one of the friends of the main characters. Around the time this film was created, sucking pacifiers was somewhat popular amongst black youths in the United States. Several prominent hip-hop artists were seen doing so and in turn, many of their young fans emulated them. There was a belief that the trend started as a way to surreptitiously consume drugs such as LSD through the pacifier but this seems more myth than actual fact.

BaconIsMyBFF

Answer: His name is Dooky. He is one of Doughboy's friends. Around the time this film was created, sucking pacifiers was somewhat popular amongst black youths in the United States. Several prominent hip-hop artists were seen doing so and in turn, many of their young fans emulated them. There was a belief that the trend started as a way to surreptitiously consume drugs such as LSD through the pacifier but this seems more myth than actual fact.

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