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Question: Why did Jack cut himself before throwing the coin to Will? I thought the curse only needed Will's blood?

Chosen answer: The curse needs the blood of everybody who took a coin from the chest. All the other pirates have already contributed so, as the movie opens, the only blood needed is Will's, substituting for his father. During the finale of the movie, Jack takes a coin from the chest, adding himself to the curse, so his blood is now required as well as Will's.

Tailkinker Premium member

But I didn't see any blood on the coins, and none of the pirates cut themselves, even before Will became part of the mix.

Question: When Charles and Otho are taking the model downstairs, I think it's Charles that says "let's take it apart" or something like that, and Otho says "that's sexual, get it both ends." What did he mean? I never got that part and its meaning.

Chosen answer: He says "It's sectional" not "It's sexual". He's just confirming it comes apart for easier carrying.

Jason Hoffman

Question: The is something that I didn't understand in the movie. Spiderman killed Electro, which is something completely out of character. What was Marc Webb thinking?

Chosen answer: Peter didn't set out to kill Electro, but he has to stop him somehow. Overloading him is pretty much all Peter has to work with in terms of stopping Electro's rampage. He doesn't know what effect it will have on his opponent, but he hopes that it will serve to stop him in his tracks, which it does. Had Peter set out with the specific intention of killing Max, that would indeed have been wildly out of character, but he didn't - he simply did what he had to do to stop him. It's unlikely that Max is actually dead anyway; it's well known that Sony intend to bring the Sinister Six into play in upcoming movies and Electro has been a key member of most incarnations of that team, making it highly likely that he'll be back.

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Question: Does anyone feel that Miguel Ferrer tinkered with the ED-209 causing it to malfunction so that his creation of Robocop could take its place? I'm asking because during his and Ronny Cox's argument, Ronny tells him he'd better hope his bastard creation doesn't fail... Or something like that.

Enchantress

Chosen answer: There's no particular evidence that the ED209 was actually sabotaged - it's stated in the movie that the reason the test failed was that it failed to register the noise of the gun hitting the floor because of the thick carpeting used in the conference room. Morton simply took the opportunity created by that failure to push his own program, royally pissing off Dick Jones, who doesn't want what he sees as an inferior project to make the company look bad.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Does Liam Neeson (Dr. Martin Harris) ever pick up a gun? And if so, when? I've seen him with a gun on posters and the DVD case, but I don't think I've seen him with a gun in the film.

Answer: I haven't seen him with a gun.

Question: This is a two-part question. 1. When the Dementors first appear on the train, why does frost cover the windows and the train become so cold? 2. If the Dementors were sent to capture Sirius Black, why would they be on a train full of Hogwarts students?

Chosen answer: The frost appearing whenever the Dementors are nearby never happened in the books. It was solely a creation for the movie as a device to foreshadow their oncoming and ominous presence. This same freezing over plays a part later in the movie when Harry saves Sirius from the Dementors by the lake. The audience already knows it signals something bad is about to happen. Regarding the second part of your question, When Sirius Black escaped from Azkaban, it was known that he wanted to kill someone who was at Hogwarts. Because he was convicted as Voldemort's accomplice in Lily and James Potters' murders, it was assumed he was on his way to kill Harry. The Dementors are on the Hogwarts express, and later at the school, to protect Harry as well as hunt for Sirius. However, the Dementors have overstepped their purpose and become a threat to Harry, who has a particularly strong reaction whenever they approach him.

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Question: Why are the Malloy twins referred to as twins (I don't see any resemblance)?

Chosen answer: They could be fraternal twins. Fraternal twins don't always share a resemblance.

MasterOfAll

Question: If he forgot how to read how was it he was able to paint "Ritz" while he was at the rehab facility? Letters wouldn't have made any sense to him.

Chosen answer: As Henry heals and goes through physical rehab, he gradually regains some of his former cognitive abilities, while completely relearning others. Also, the letters did not necessarily have to mean anything to Henry. The Ritz logo is just a visual picture to him that he has recreated.

raywest Premium member

The No-Brainer - S1-E12

Question: Why would Luke Dempsey be arrested along with his father? He had no idea what his father was doing, never aided him in any way and only found out the truth after catching him in the act.

Chosen answer: He helped his father evade capture, impeding the investigation.

Question: The only way that the valley could be flooded by rampaging water is that a dam was broken up river. Otherwise the water rises very slowly. Does the movie explain this? If so I missed it. In which way was that river flooded?

Chosen answer: Probably they have dismantled the coffer dam that was used while constructing the main dam. Hence, the flooding.

Something in the Air - S5-E15

Question: Why was Henry put on a barge instead of being taken to the works?

Question: In a scene of the film there are some expressionist portraits in a house. I would like to know who is the artist. Does anyone know?

beatrizdiaz55

Question: Are all the boys sentenced to 18 months at Camp Green Lake, or have different sentences?

Chosen answer: More than likely, different lengths of sentences depending on the crime and severity of it, just like a prison sentence is different based on that.

Quantom X Premium member

Question: How did Tom Riddle get Ginny into the Chamber of Secrets? Did he take her there by force or did he possess her again and she went there in a hypnotised state? I'm asking since I thought after she threw away his diary, she was no longer possessed by him and when Harry meets him, he's becoming less of a memory, and more real.

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: Ginny took the diary from Harry's dormitory, she's the one who made the mess and took it. Riddle then possessed her with the diary again, told her to write her own death message on the wall, then told her to come down the chamber.

Question: In the premonition, Frankie drops his camera, which ultimately causes the rollercoaster to derail. However, he gets off the ride in real life, so isn't on it to drop his camera on the tracks. So what makes it derail?

lpbigmore

Chosen answer: The roller coasters hydraulics were rupturing and Frankie's camera caused them to be ruptured further. Because Wendy delayed the ride, the hydraulics were still rupturing and once the ride started the hydraulics were already ruptured enough so the ride derailed.

Question: How is Herbie able to come to life on his own? I haven't seen the other movies.

Chosen answer: It is explained in the 1997 version of "the love bug". When a scientist was building Herbie, a picture of the scientist's deceased wife who he loved very much fell into the container of molten metal. This accidental action caused Herbie to have love for any owner he has.

Question: How did Thomas and Kimberly die?

nicky11111

Chosen answer: In the alternate ending of Final Destination 3, a newspaper blows by, revealing Kimberly and Burke ran into each other at a hardware store and a Camaro (belonging to Evan) ran through the store, knocking them into a nearby woodchipper. Kimberly's coat was tangled and was snatched into the machine. Burke attempted to save her, and both were dismembered.

lartaker1975

Answer: Its non canon.

Question: What is that scar or mark on Frank's head?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: It's a scar. No explanation is given as to how he got it - presumably it was added to the character's look to suggest a violent past.

Tailkinker Premium member

Ocean's Three and a Half - S7-E7

Question: In an attempt to impress the ladies, Frank Sinatra Jr. name drops Dean Martin, saying "he was the only one on the golf course with a five iron with a cork on the end of it." I don't get the joke/reference...

Marc Minnix

Chosen answer: It means he drank a lot - he's implying that Martin's golf club was hollowed out and filled with alcohol.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: After the final fight where Ghost is killed in the exploding helicopter, it is eventually revealed that he supposedly survived it during the end credits and returning for one of the mock sequels titled "34 Jump Street: Return of the Ghost." Did he really survive the explosion or was his return just a gag and he really died after all?

Chosen answer: Given the obviously jokey nature of all the mock sequels in the closing credits and the highly explosive nature of what happens to him, it's probably best to assume that Ghost was indeed killed in the helicopter.

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