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Question: If John Connor and the resistance are so good at reprogramming Terminators (They have done it 3 times during the series), why don't they just use them to help fight the war? Continuously sending them back in time may have kept Connor alive, but has achieved little else.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: As long as Skynet kept sending other Terminators into the past to kill John Connor before he became the leader of the human resistance, it was necessary to keep sending reprogrammed Terminators into the past as well so that the timeline would not be altered, thus resulting in a Skynet victory. While it is possible that John and the resistance may have used reprogrammed Terminators to help them in the future, this was never depicted or otherwise mentioned within the film series.

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Question: What is Scott's visor made of?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Ruby quartz. In the comics and various adaptations, ruby quartz is the only substance that can hold his eye beams at bay. There is a scene in "X-Men: Apocalypse" where Hank gives Scott some glasses made out of ruby quartz, along with an explanation of why they will work.

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Question: Why do Carly and Dave keep saying how Freddie is just helping them? They considered Freddie's role in the competition to be just as important as theirs right?

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Question: Why is Mathilda abused by her father, mother, and older sister?

Chosen answer: No specific reason is given; it's most likely intended to highlight that her family are bad people (they are drug dealers after all) and to show in contrast that Mathilda and her little brother are not, so we feel badly for them.

Purple_Girl

Question: What did Harry ask Mary Jane to do when he kidnapped her just before she asked Peter out to meet her on the bridge? Did Harry asked Mary Jane to break up with Peter or else he will kill/harm Peter?

Chosen answer: In a nutshell, yes. Harry wants revenge against Peter/Spider-Man because he incorrectly believes he killed Harry's father. He wants to make Peter suffer, and he knows making Mary Jane break up with him will be devastating.

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Question: When the cop arrives at Luke's house and informs Helga of his parents' death, what was he holding in his hand?

Chosen answer: It is the mother's scarf or shawl.

Question: When the U-boat is at 200 meters depth, and even deeper, it is attacked with depth charges. We can see the charges explode close to the hull. Was it really possible to set charges to explode at this depth? In 1943 the US developed depth charges that could be set to 180 meters.

Dan Agardh

Answer: The Royal Navy Depth Charge Mark VII could be detonated as deep as 270 meters, this is after 1940 but before 1943. This is below the crushing depth of the Type viic U-boat from the movie.

lionhead

Question: Why did the scourging of the Shire never take place in the film?

DFirst1

Chosen answer: The film was already quite long and the plot was complicated with many characters. Adding the Shire scourge would be nearly impossible to incorporate without completely bogging down the story and the pacing. It was implied in one scene as a shadowy premonition that this could happen to the Shire if Sauron wasn't defeated.

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Question: Who is the 2nd in command of Sauron? Is it the Witch King or the Mouth of Sauron?

DFirst1

Chosen answer: The Witch-king of Angmar is Sauron's second in command. The Mouth of Sauron serves more as an ambassador and messenger to Sauron.

Casual Person

Question: Is there a reason why Tom Hagen "can't give a straight answer anymore," in all of his conversations with Michael?

Chosen answer: Michael only wants people to tell him what he wants to hear, rather than giving truthful advice, which sometimes makes him angry. Tom often has to skirt around issues to get his point across, otherwise Michael will react negatively, or even retaliate in some way. Michael expects Tom's complete loyalty even though he had demoted Tom from being Consigliori. An element of trust and understanding was lost between them.

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Question: In terms of martial arts, what film did Keanu Reeves practice more for? John Wick 1 and 2 or The Matrix trilogy?

Chosen answer: The Matrix trilogy. John Wick focuses much more an gunplay vs hand-to-hand combat than The Matrix did, though both series featured both elements.

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Question: At the start of the movie, Connie hates Michael. Was it just the death of their mother that made her change her feelings towards Michael? Or were there other factors?

Answer: Connie always hated Michael for ordering the death of Carlo (unaware that he was responsible for Sonny's murder) however she puts away her hatred to get Michael and Fredo to make up.

Connie didn't hate Michael. In the book, she was initially upset and angry that he had Carlo killed and confronted him, but within a few days, she apologized, telling Kay, Michael's wife, that it was all a mistake. Carlo was a physically abusive husband who never loved Connie and only married her because she was Don Corleone's daughter. Connie quickly realised she was far happier and much better off without Carlo.

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Chosen answer: Connie never hated Michael. Their relationship became strained because he disapproved of her jet-set, life-style, she was neglecting her children, and he dislikes the men she has relationships with. She is dependent on her brother for money and resents having to beg for more. She changes somewhat towards the end of the movie, partially because of her mother's death and Fredo being killed, and after Michael so cruelly cut Kay out of his life. Gradually, Connie starts to become more like Michael and by the third film, takes a more active role in the family business.

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Question: How many arrows did Hawkeye use in the movie?

ehtd

Answer: I wasn't counting every single one, but I'd say around 100-140.

Question: When Harry returns with Cedric's body, and the students are in the stands, shocked and saddened, who is the girl standing to Neville's right? Pretty girl with long strawberry blonde hair and bangs. My husband thinks it's Susan Bones.

Chosen answer: The girl is not identified. If it is Susan Bones, it's a different actress playing her. Eleanor Columbus, daughter of director/producer Chris Columbus, played Susan Bones in the first two Harry Potter films. The Susan Bones character is not in the cast listing on IMDB for HP and the Goblet of Fire. This looks like Hannah Abbott, who was played by Charlotte Skeoch.

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Question: When the baby pulls Manny's nose hairs out, there were white things at the ends. Not to sound gross but I've done it in my nostrils and my armpits, and I wanted to ask what those white ends are?

Chosen answer: The roots, most likely. In hair follicles, it's where one's DNA coding is stored.

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Question: Where were the Wally World scenes shot?

Chosen answer: The Wally World scenes were shot in two locations. At Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California and Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. The parking lot scene was filmed in Santa Anita Park's large parking lot, whilst the scenes taking place inside Wally World were shot at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Casual Person

Question: Why does Xavier want to kill everybody and not tell them anything about the numbers behind their head?

Chosen answer: He's only looking out for himself. He doesn't care if anyone else dies.

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Answer: All of the games included a limited amount of antidotes, he was being selfish.

Question: When Adaline gets arrested is it because she is she is suspected of being a communist or something else entirely?

Darth Crucible

Chosen answer: It was because she had used so many fake I.D. the F.B.I. had become suspicious, possibly believing she was involved in some type of criminal activity, which is often why people assume different identities.

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Question: When Ashe tries to get to Judah's home, he makes his way through a celebration celebrating the dead. While making his way through, he appears frightened. Why would he be scared?

dewinela

Chosen answer: Because the whole coming back from the dead experience is strange, mysterious and scary for him. He had no idea who or what called him back. Is he the only one or was there a whole world of supernatural creatures.

Question: In a movie where a person is waterboarded, is the actor literally waterboarded? Or is there a type of trick or method that directors use?

Chosen answer: Some water might have been used, but actually waterboarding an actor would be a safety hazard. Most likely some special effects are involved.

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