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Question: Ben has been stung when he was in the forest trying to kill Thomas. How did he get stung? Did a griever come from the maze into the forest? And why was it significant that he got stung during the day?

Chosen answer: Ben was a runner and he was stung by a griever while he and the other runners were exploring the maze, as they did every day, looking for a way out. The maze was always safe as long it was occupied during the daytime. At night, the gates automatically closed, protecting the glade while the grievers roamed the maze's passageways. Anyone caught in the maze at night would be killed. It is significant that Ben was stung during the day because it showed that the stability of the maze, the glade, and the system the boys had been living with was changing in an unexpected and ominous way.

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Question: If I am correct, this movie takes place three years after "A New Hope." Why does Obi-Wan just now appear to Luke and tell him to begin training with Yoda? Why not send him to Yoda right after the Death Star was destroyed?

Chosen answer: With all the running from and attacking the Empire that Luke has been doing the past three years, near-dying in a snowstorm might be the first time Luke's been alone and at peace enough for Obi-Wan's spirit to reach him.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: I have seen the movie several times, but I cannot figure this out. Why does Jim want to steal items from his own house in order to get money for a car? If the plan had been successful, his father would probably find it strange that he had money for a car after their house was robbed. Especially because Jim's father is aware that Jim wants a car, since Jim complained about his father being too "cheap" to buy him one. Would it not make more sense to rob another person's house?

Chosen answer: If the robbery had been successful, Jim would have been able to accuse Edward of robbing the house with his friends backing him up. Jim probably would have kept the car at a friend's house to avoid suspicion. Since the house belongs to Jim's father, nobody would question him going inside. If Jim and his friends tried to rob someone else's house, there would be the chance that somebody would be home or that a burglar alarm could go off and alert the neighbors and the police.

Question: In the living room scene right after Aykroyd strangles Murphy, there is a shot of the TV right before it cuts to the news and mentions Beeks. The TV looks like it is showing the wedding scene from Coming to America. Is this accurate? Wasn't Coming to America made after Trading Places?

Chosen answer: What Jamie Lee Curtis is watching is an old movie - it appears to be a colorized film from the 1930s, with the characters being at a ball during the French Revolution. Screenshot: http://s17.postimg.org/rfk5d76cf/trading.jpg I cannot, however, find any images online to confirm where it came from, but it seems that Marie Antoinette (1938) may be the movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030418/.

David R Turner

Answer: It is a scene from the movie "To Catch a Thief". They are in the Frenh Riveria attending a costume ball. It was made in 1955 and starred Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.

Question: In the living room scene right after Aykroyd strangles Murphy, there is a shot of the TV right before it cuts to the news and mentions Beeks. The TV looks like it is showing the wedding scene from Coming to America. Is this accurate? Wasn't Coming to America made after Trading Places?

Chosen answer: What Jamie Lee Curtis is watching is an old movie - it appears to be a colorized film from the 1930s, with the characters being at a ball during the French Revolution. Screenshot: http://s17.postimg.org/rfk5d76cf/trading.jpg I cannot, however, find any images online to confirm where it came from, but it seems that Marie Antoinette (1938) may be the movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030418/.

David R Turner

Answer: It is a scene from the movie "To Catch a Thief". They are in the Frenh Riveria attending a costume ball. It was made in 1955 and starred Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.

Question: During the F4 tornado at the drive in, the wind causes some debris to turn on an air hose in the pit where everyone took cover. After this happened, some of the guys tried to grab the hose, and after Preacher managed to grab hold of it he got sliced on the head from a sharp hubcap flying through the air, causing him to let go of the hose. Why was it so important that they grabbed the flying hose?

Chosen answer: Well, the hose was a long, flailing object blowing forced air which could have caused physical harm had it thrashed into people. And it would only have gotten worse. Preacher's elation at grabbing hold of it was probably a bit out of proportion to the accomplishment. However, under the circumstances, subduing the hose was a pretty good move at the moment, even though its potential for harm paled in comparison to the cars and drive-in sign that would soon descend upon the pit.

Michael Albert

Question: Why does the Dr say that Alexandre Dumas was black?

Chosen answer: Candie has a blind admiration for all things French. Pointing out to him that The Three Musketeers was written by a black man (Dumas had African heritage) would offend his sensibilities, which was King's goal.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: Why was Art forced to play 2 games? Obviously the reason he was put over watching the detectives was because he acquitted the 3 victims who died in the traps, but why make him play the game at the beginning where Trevor could have potentially killed him when Jigsaw/Hoffman needed him to watch Detective Matthews? And what was Trevor's reason he was picked?

Chosen answer: The two games he is forced into can be considered to be just part of one larger game, similar to Jeff from Saw III, William from Saw VI, Bobby from Saw 3D and even Rigg in this same movie. Any one of the aforementioned characters could have died at any point in their tests before completing them, but as Jigsaw told Hoffman in Saw V, "If you're good at anticipating the human mind, it leaves nothing to chance." Art was placed in a dangerous situation in his first test, but he had a large advantage considering that his opponent had his eyes sewn shut. Why Trevor is placed in the game with Art is never explained in any of the movies, unfortunately.

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Question: In the ant-attack scene, why did the Russians decide to back their truck up to the edge of the cliff and then use ropes to escape over the cliff to an uncertain fate? This defies logic. They still had at least one working vehicle (the truck) that had just engaged in a high-speed chase - they could have easily jumped aboard the truck and quickly driven out of the danger zone.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: What was the point of Clark asking Aunt Bethany if her cat eats jello?

lartaker1975

Chosen answer: Because there was cat food in her jello mould. He's pointing out the absurdity of someone adding cat food to jello.

Jason Hoffman

Question: In the scene after Glen saws Monica's arm off and Kenneth crashes the bus, I can't tell if Glen was dead before he sawed Monica or after, and I can't figure out what killed him.

Blaze Calsrain

Chosen answer: Glen was alive when he accidentally sawed into Monica. He was killed as a result of the crash.

Question: In total how many references were there to Shaun of the Dead and where can I find them?

Blaze Calsrain

Question: Scott Lang managed to go subatomic and survive - is it possible that the wasp (a.k.a. Janet Pym) survived when she went subatomic?

Sam Wong

Chosen answer: Almost certainly - given comments about that area being separate from normal time and space (coupled with the photo of her and Michael Douglas when young only showing her with her face covered, ie. Without a specific actress cast), it does hint strongly that she'll be rescued at some point, most likely having not aged a day.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: How do James Bond and Camille Montes manage to get back from the sinkhole to La Paz? They're in the middle of the desert with no water or access to shelter - you would have thought that the chances of hitching a lift would be slim.

Louisa Radice

Chosen answer: They find a whole dam full of water in the sinkhole, so that isn't a problem. The sinkhole is an old river bed, and there is a village nearby which they walk to in a few hours, then they catch a bus to La Paz from the village.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: When Shaun is shooting the zombies, Ed's getting the cocktails and Liz is hold zombies back with the stool, I can't make out what Liz says - it sounds like she's yelling "stay back" but I'm not sure.

Chosen answer: Yes, she says "Stay back!" - confirmed in the subtitles.

Question: In the deleted scenes, after Shaun gives the zombies the slip, David points at a big bloodstain and Shaun says it was from Ben. I searched the whole movie and didn't find a Ben, so am I missing something?

Chosen answer: Shaun says "Pen" not "Ben".

Question: When Dianne leaves the Winchester to try to help David, what's the background music that plays in the following battle? Does that song have a name so I could look it up, or is there an original soundtrack where I can find it?

Chosen answer: "Burn Down the Sun" by Daniel Mudford & Pete Woodhead, according to this site: http://musicfromfilm.com/movies/shaunofthedead.php. According to http://www.discogs.com/Various-Shaun-Of-The-Dead-Music-From-The-Motion-Picture/release/402748, it's not on the soundtrack (as it's just background music).

David R Turner

Question: Why doesn't the movie acknowledge the actress change for Rachel? I mean everyone who watched Batman Begins will be clueless if they didn't know that Katie Holmes chose not to reprise her role. But the movie never explains this and are people just supposed to go along with it?

Arrntv2

Chosen answer: Actors are often changed between movies, occasionally with acknowledgment, more often not. James Bond immediately comes to mind, Jennifer in Back to the Future, Bruce Banner and Rhodey in the Marvel films, Clarice Starling in the Silence of the Lambs/Hannibal...the list goes on. The recasting of Evelyn in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor got a passing nod to the audience (actually, as did the first recasting of Bond), but most of the time audiences are just expected to accept the change and move on.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: Why didn't Jor-El program Lara in the Command Key so that Clark could talk to both of them?

Arrntv2

Answer: There wasn't enough time.

Question: Why does Lois fall when everything else is getting sucked into the black hole? And then superman has to fly with all his might to make sure she doesn't get sucked into the black hole? This doesn't make any sense. There are heavy rocks and debris getting sucked into that thing and Lois falls like she's heavier than all of them.

Arrntv2

Answer: Lois wasn't affected by the Phantom Energy and the singularity only takes in things bathed in Phantom Energy like the debris affected by the Black Zero.

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