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Question: At the very beginning of the movie, there is a shot of Andrea's diary. On the calendar page, it says "ELIAS-CLARKE HUMAN RESOURCES" and next to it, "Get a card + Prez for Jill." Who the heck is Jill? The name of Andrea's girlfriend who works at a gallery is Lily, though.

Bunch Son

Answer: Jill is actually Andy's sister, not mentioned or shown in the movie but she's in several chapters of the book.

Chosen answer: Andy certainly has more girlfriends than only Lily. Jill is just someone she knows or who is a relative that does not appear in the film. This is meant to give substance to Andy, showing she has a busy life and interacts with many people.

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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.

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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: 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: 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 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: Did Liz ever find out that Howard forgot about getting the Turbo Man toy for Jamie?

Chosen answer: Yes. When he was caught stealing it from his neighbors.

lartaker1975

Question: Why did Carmen take off her shoe?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

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

Question: When Carmen takes off her shoe, are we able to tell the colour of her socks? Or at any point in this movie?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Her sock colour is most likely black during that scene as it was when they were in the treehouse.

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: In the initial (or present) timeline, Claire dies; the ferry blows up; Doug is recruited by the FBI and subsequently find himself at the terrorists' camp where an ambulance is sitting in the destroyed building. The presence of the ambulance suggests a future Doug had to come back in time, but then Claire would have been saved. What's up with that?

Foot2cranium

Answer: Another version of Doug tried to save her but he failed. He realised this and it was shown by his last second decision on the ferry.

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: Why is Super Smash Bros. Melee the only game in the series (before Smash Ultimate) where Pichu and Young Link are playable? Is it that they were voted to be in the game?

Question: Why don't most items, such as the Metal Box, function in this game like they did originally? In Mario Bros. Freezie was deadly to the touch, but not in Melee.

Question: Does Maui need to eat and drink to survive? If so, how did he survive for so long on a desert island; especially when there's no signs he had any tools for fishing or a way of creating fresh water? If not, why did he seek out food when Moana showed up? Also, it's heavily implied that Maui urinates, which probably means that he drank something, but why would he if he doesn't need food or water?

Plausible_Reptile

Chosen answer: There's a sign he had tools for sculpting a statue of himself from solid stone, though we never see the sculpting tools. Given the fact that he wants food and isn't dead, it's safe to assume he also had some tools available for fishing.

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Question: I'm pretty sure I've heard Black Dynamite's line about "When your so-called Revolution starts, you call me and I'll be right down in front showing you how it's done." in another Blaxploitation movie but can't quite place it. Don't think it's Super Fly or Dolemite. Anyone know?

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: Is it safe to say that the Shaw brothers were good guys before Cipher got involved? Is it also safe to say that Deckard was a good guy too until he needed to get revenge on Dom and the team?

Chosen answer: Well, we know that Owen Shaw was once an SAS soldier. Deckard Shaw has a file in this movie that reveals he saved a team he was part of and saved some hostages in the past. When Deckard Shaw refused to do the job Cypher wanted him to do in Furious 6 to steal the nightshade device, Cypher then went after Owen Shaw and convinced him to do the job. Cypher is the true mastermind behind everything that has happened in Furious 6, 7 and 8. So, maybe the Shaw brothers were good guys at a time before Cypher came along.

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.

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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.

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