Questions about specific movies, TV and more

This page is for questions relating to a specific title. If you have a more general question, please check out the general movie questions section. Click the button below a question to answer it or click "edit" to correct a spelling mistake. Ask your questions here, and hopefully someone will answer soon. Members get e-mailed when any of their questions are answered.

Question: In the first movie the infected only stayed in the shadows and came out at night. How come the infected in this movie are running around in broad daylight?

Chosen answer: Nobody ever said they could only come out at night. As their food became scarce, they'd taken to daylight hunting as well.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: When the Chinook is shot down the pilot pulls a lever and it seems to activate an explosive and detach the forward section. Is this a real life procedure on Chinooks?

Question: When Chow is naked, it seems he has pubic hair but no genitals. Can someone please explain this?

Chosen answer: He appears to have a micropenis.

Serious B

Question: At the opening of the movie, when it shows the wagon in the river, what is the white thing in the water toward the right of the screen near the bank? At first it looks like rapids, but looking closer it looks more like something rolling in the water.

Question: Why did Cal help Jack and Rose but then try to kill them?

raph

Chosen answer: Even though Rose repeatedly spurned Cal's affections in favor of Jack, Cal still maintained feelings of love and devotion for her. Cal did, with Jack's help, encourage Rose into a lifeboat in order that she might be saved. In the process, he told her that he had an arrangement with a ship's officer for another boat in another part of the ship which he and Jack could board. But that was a lie. He never had any intention of helping Jack. Jack had already surmised that Cal was lying, but played along in order to help convince Rose to save herself. Cal revealed the truth to Jack as the boat was being lowered. It seems Cal believed (or hoped) that once Jack was out of the picture, Rose would become the kind of wife he desired. However, after Rose abandons the lifeboat, and returns to the Titanic, Jack runs after her so they can live or die together. At that point, it finally becomes obvious to Cal that he will never have her. In his rage and jealousy, he lays chase, and unsuccessfully attempts to shoot them with his manservant's gun as they disappear into the flooding dining room.

Michael Albert

Question: When Sloane was told her grandmother was dead, did she know it was a hoax? And did Rooney figure it out?

Chosen answer: Sloane knew it was a hoax. Ferris would not have done something like that without her knowing. Rooney pretty much had figured it out, but could never prove anything. Once he was discovered inside the Bueller house (illegally) by Ferris' sister, anything he did know he would have to keep to himself.

raywest

Question: If Teasle was so desperate to kill Rambo, why did he tell the soldiers he wanted him alive?

raph

Chosen answer: Probably so he could torture and kill him himself.

raywest

Question: I have three questions about the Stabbington Brothers. 1) When the Stabbington Brothers find Flynn on the lake in the boat with Rapunzel, and then Flynn comes ashore to relinquish the tiara, the thieves have their own boat, which they eventually tie Flynn to and use to cast him off across the lake. Why don't the thieves just use their boat to try and catch Flynn and Rapunzel on the lake instead of waiting for them to come ashore? 2) After Gothel knocks the thieves unconscious, how did the Palace Guards find the Stabbington Brothers? 3) Seeing how the Stabbington Brothers shed tears of joy at Rapunzel and Flynn's wedding in "Tangled Ever After," what matter persuaded them to perceive Rapunzel and Flynn more favorably and made them decide to turn over as new leaves?

John Ohman

Chosen answer: 1. They had to lure Flynn away into a trap as to retrieve Rapunzel easier. 2. Probably a routine patrol. 3. Considering they are not imprisoned, and alive and well, Rapunzel probably pardoned them on the catch that they be good.

MasterOfAll

Question: Is it actually even remotely possible that the president would just happen to wander through while a tour is taking place?

The_Iceman

Chosen answer: These days it would be highly unlikely due to stringent security measures. However, I knew someone who saw President Kennedy in the hallway while they were on a White House tour.

raywest

Question: Christine needs $10,000 for a dangerous seance, so she goes to the shed to gather up some items to pawn, whereupon she again encounters Lamia (as Mrs. Ganush). Christine uses her ice skate to slash a rope that conveniently drops a 100-lb blacksmith's anvil on the demon's head. After the demon vanishes, the anvil, rope and chain are seen on the floor where they fell, so it wasn't just a fantasy sequence. Why does petite little Christine Brown (or anybody, for that matter) have a 100-lb blacksmith's anvil suspended 8 feet in the air with rope and chain out in the shed?

Charles Austin Miller

Question: In BTTF 1 when the family are around the dinner table, Marty is drinking Diet Pepsi, his mother is drinking vodka and his sister has some other soft drink. Who is drinking the Bud Light in front of these 3? It's too far away from his brother and George.

Chosen answer: Considering that Lorraine was alcoholic, the beer was likely hers as well. It is what is known as a "beer chaser."

raywest

Question: How is it that Dean Corso is first on the scene of so many murders, but we never see him interacting with authorities? Corso is the first to find his murdered friend Bernie, he's the first to find the body of Fargas, and he's the first to find the Baroness strangled. Did he actually flee every murder scene without contacting the police (at least to clear his name)? Or did Roman Polanski deliberately omit police investigation scenes that might derail the plot with troublesome side-tangents?

Charles Austin Miller

Chosen answer: Corso is scared, both of possibly being blamed and of being the actual target.

Greg Dwyer

Question: Why did Michael hand the knife to the patient with the clown mask after killing Laurie at the beginning of the movie? Was he trying to frame him for the murders at the institution, or was there a deeper meaning I might have missed?

dewinela

Chosen answer: Michael handed the knife to the guy in the clown mask so it looked like the guy in the clown mask killed Laurie, not Michael.

Question: Q is a brilliant genius that uses the best technology for the equipment. Why does he use these ugly old fashioned switches and markings in the car?

Chosen answer: He may simply prefer incorporating a traditional design with the new technology.

raywest

Question: At the end of the movie, Deputy Mayor Bellwether is convicted because her confession was secretly recorded on Judy Hopps' recorder pen. Since such a confession was surreptitiously obtained, that would make it inadmissible in court as evidence, correct? And in the absence of corroborating evidence (which was all destroyed when the subway car blew up), wouldn't the deputy mayor's conviction be thrown out?

Chosen answer: One possibility: Zootopia's laws are different than ours. Another possibility: The police were able to get a written and signed confession from the deputy mayor that was admissible in court. Yet another possibility: Her lawyer agrees with you and was able to get her released after the closing credits. Another possibility is that there was enough evidence. There's Nick's and Judy's testimony, Nick had the Night Howler pellet still, and Duke Weaselton and Doug or the other rams could have testified to benefit themselves. Plus there's the phone call Bellweather made claiming Judy was attacked and a lot of the back-and-forth between she and Nick/Judy happened right before we see the police arrive so they might've heard something.

Question: I know that when books are made into movies, things are changed, left out, or added. However, I can't think of any reason why the scene with Harry and Hermione dancing would have been created. It seems a bit pointless. Has anyone from the crew commented on it?

Chosen answer: I believe it was the director or one of the producers who commented on it in the DVD commentary. The scene was to show their close bond and a brief moment of what might possibly have been between Harry and Hermione but it never went beyond that. The films have depicted their relationship a bit differently from what it was in the books. In the novels they were like the siblings that neither had ever had. The movies made Harry and Hermione to be more romantically compatible than Ron and Hermione were.

raywest

Question: What is the song playing when Walt gets drunk?

Chosen answer: "It Never Rains in Southern California" performed by Pete Yorn.

Super Grover

Question: When Meg goes into Christine's room, after unlocking it she goes to the mirror and goes inside. At that point Madame Giry stops Meg from going any further. Why does Madame Giry keep Meg from going to the Phantom's lair?

Chosen answer: She's afraid that the Phantom would kill Meg to keep the location of his lair secret.

Captain Defenestrator

Sona - S2-E22

Question: Bill Kim called the police, he said that. Why would he do that, because it was obvious he was going to kill Linc. It makes no sense.

mixone1995

Answer: I don't think he wanted to kill him, I think the plan was to get Linc and Michael into Sona so they could break out James Whistler.

Question: This question is about the book and movie. Why does Draco make an offer of friendship to Harry? His parents are on Voldemort's side. His father and his aunt are Death Eaters. Surely he considers Harry to be an enemy. If Harry had actually decided to join him, his family would have been very displeased. They would also suffer consequences if Voldemort returned and heard that Draco was friends with Harry.

Chosen answer: Draco, still a child when he met Harry, would not yet fully comprehend his family's involvement as Death Eaters or Harry's specific connection to the Dark Lord. His father, Lucius, rarely shared important information with his son. Draco was also the type who would ingratiate himself to someone famous for his own benefit. Draco's cultivating a bogus friendship with Harry could actually have been advantageous to the Malfoys by gaining his trust and giving them closer access to Harry for Voldemort's purposes. The old adage, "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer," would certainly apply here.

raywest

One other possible reason, I think, it was suggested elsewhere, that the Malfoys did not believe that Voldemort would return, and thought that if Harry had defeated him then Harry must be a very powerful wizard and therefore they wanted to be his friend.

Share

Follow

Join the mailing list