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Question: In the scene where Forrest is talking to Bubba's grave, he says, "for saying, "I just love playing ping pong with my Flexolite ping pong paddle" which everyone knows isn't true, but momma said it's just a little white lie so it wouldn't hurt nobody." He also told his mom that he only like using his paddle. What type of paddle did Forrest actually use?

Chosen answer: His red paddle from the military - the brand is never specified.

Question: On the side of the Sugar Rush game cabinet, Vanellope is depicted in a white racer suit. How come she is never seen in that very suit when racing inside the game, even after the game is reset to its normal mode?

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Chosen answer: For the same reason as noted in a correction: "Cabinet art (and box art for home versions) often does not match what actually appears in the game. For example, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989) for NES' box art showed an image from the comic book, with all four turtles wearing red masks, but the game itself was based on the cartoon series where each turtle had a different colored mask."

MovieFan612

Question: Just a question about absurd tactics. It's clear that Sidious vs. Yoda is a draw. Adding another of the Jedi Order's leading Master in Obi-Wan Kenobi would probably tilt that duel in the Jedi's favor. Since they're on Coruscant together, why don't they face Sidious together, defeat him, then go to Mustafar?

Chosen answer: Yoda has to run away with his tail, figuratively speaking, between his legs. Calling it a draw is generous. Obi-Wan's assistance could potentially have tipped the balance, true, although bear in mind that Sidious had already successfully taken out three senior Jedi Masters in a matter of seconds, while simultaneously holding his own against master duellist Mace Windu. Regardless of the outcome, their attack would alert Anakin to their survival, allowing him to surround himself with a force of highly trained clone troopers, forcing them to run a gauntlet to reach him that they couldn't possibly survive, leaving the Sith in control. Likewise, they can't go after Anakin together first, because it would simply allow the Emperor to do the same with the same result; the Sith remain in power. If the Sith are to be taken out, the only option is to attempt to take them both out at the same time, while they're complacent, mistakenly believing that the Jedi are all gone. It's a risky tactic, certainly, but it's the only one with a chance to destroy the Sith completely.

Tailkinker

Question: Why is lots of the trivia in this film about A Bug's Life?

Chosen answer: Pixar movies typically carry trivia about their next project and "A Bug's Life" was supposed to be released after Toy Story 2. As it turns out, "A Bug's Life" was released in 1998, Toy Story 2 in 1999.

MovieFan612

Question: Why does Swagger include 5 tennis balls on the list of medical supplies he hands to Sarah?

Chosen answer: If you cut a slit into them and squeeze when the ball expands back it creates suction. So they could have been used to clear away any blood or pus when cleaning the wound before stitching.

Question: In the scene where the detective tells Susie's parents 'they found blood, lots of blood', how can they find blood if Susie's body was placed inside a locker?

Loesjuh1985

Chosen answer: Because he likely killed her in such a way that caused severe bleeding, and was before he moved the body and hid it in the safe.

raywest

Question: Why did Argyle want to kill Michael? I can understand wanting to kill those who harmed him but Michael was an innocent boy.

New this month Answer: While Argyle shows a strange affinity for Michael, his primary goal is still revenge on the entire town. Innocent or not, Michael is connected to those who tortured him.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: With so many bank accounts under a phony name, where were all the monthly bank statements going?

mrfrede

Chosen answer: Possibly post office boxes, or maybe even to the prison directly.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: Why do Napoleon and Kip live with their grandmother, what exactly happened to their parents?

VnB18

Chosen answer: This is never explained or referenced.

Question: Is there a way to tell what Jack had in his hand to make a full house during the poker game to win the Titanic tickets?

Chosen answer: According to pokerlistings.com Jack is shown to be holding tens and aces, though the exact number of each cannot be seen.

raywest

Question: Who does Malo end up shooting when Baez forces him to shoot his friend or the girl? I think he shot the girl but I'm not 100% sure since his friend never resurfaced in the movie.

Chosen answer: Well the girl is alive at the end so, he shot his friend.

Question: Is the golden head treasure in the cave at the beginning of Raiders the same one used in Jim Carrey's film The Majestic, where his scriptwriter movie has a scene in an Egyptian tomb?

Chosen answer: Yes it is the same golden idol, and it also briefly appears in an episode of Deep Space 9 (in Jadzia Dax's quarters) and Spy Kids 2 (the treasure room). It is also seen in the video game, Blood II: The Chosen, in the third-floor museum scene.

raywest

Question: Is the clown at the anniversary party part of Fix-It Felix Jr. the video game or another video game? Or is he just a member of Fix-It Felix Jr. who is never seen by the players but works in the apartment?

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Chosen answer: On Disney Wiki, it shows all the cameos of video game characters but doesn't show the clown. So we can cross out the other video games. The clown is never seen on the roof when Ralph is thrown off it. So we are not sure if he is part of Fix-It Felix, Jr. Since we are not told, it's most likely he works at the apartment but just doesn't go on the roof when Ralph is thrown off it.

Casual Person

Question: As Banner is transforming into the Hulk and Romanoff is pinned, she says, "I swear on my life I will get you out of this..." But rather than comfort Banner, it seems that this promise is finally what sends him over the edge, prompting him to snarl the question, "Your life?" Why would Romanoff's promise affect him so much? Or am I simply over-analyzing?

Chosen answer: It is not Romanoff's promise that sets him off. Banner is already too far gone from the attack to be comforted.

MasterOfAll

Question: This might sound stupid, but I'm just interested. When Ourumov hits Alec with the blank cartridge at the beginning, wouldn't the fact that it was shot at him from point blank cause at least some injury to Alec, like a bruise or something?

Heather Benton

Chosen answer: It was established in the lore and the game of this movie that he didn't actually shoot Alec in the head, nor did he use a blank. He simply aimed his gun to the right of Alec's head and shot the floor out of sight of Bond. He didn't use a blank.

Quantom X

Question: In the first movie, a female pirate joined Jack's Crew who was called Anamaria. In this movie, she wasn't in the movie. Is there any explanation why she wasn't in this movie?

Blunder Bot The Mistake Machine

Chosen answer: No. Most likely Zoe Saldana, who took on larger roles after appearing in the first movie, was simply unavailable for what would only have been a minor supporting role. As for an in-universe explanation of what happened to Anamaria, none has been given.

Tailkinker

Question: Is Ramin Karimloo (in the grey suit and bowler hat, without his Phantom make up) sitting to our right of Carlotta during the rehearsal for Don Juan Triumphant?

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shorty

Chosen answer: Although that would be funny, I rather doubt that's Ramin Karimloo. From the DVD's special features he revealed that it takes an hour to transform him into the Phantom. Since this was filmed live on stage, it would be very impractical to have him take the makeup off halfway through the musical.

Question: "I call it Earl Jr. Likes to hang out with Daddy." When Earl says this, he is referring to the gun he pulls out at the coke factory, and uses it throughout the movie. It is an awesome little gun, and appears to be an automatic pistol of some sorts and has a flashlight attached to the front. Does anybody know what kind of gun that is?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: Here is a description of the gun according to the IMDb: "Earl's automatic pistol, "Earl Jr.", is a Glock 17 converted to fire fully-automatic. Glock 18C's, as it was meant to portray, have a rate-of-fire selector switch on the slide." http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0271668/trivia.

lartaker1975

Question: What is the gender of the giant dragon? Astrid refers to it as the Queen, but Hiccup calls it a he and him several times in their battle with it. The movie is not clear if the dragon is male or female, and the sites I searched about it were just as cryptic. So what is the gender of the giant dragon?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: It is never mentioned. but Astrid only used the term queen as a reference to ants' or bees' hive minds, so as it's referred to as a he every other time, we can assume it's male.

MasterOfAll

Question: Gabe's wife in the movie is called T.K. or Mrs.Law. On Wikipedia and other places I look, I only see her listed as T.K. Law. Anybody know what here full name actually is? What the T.K. stands for?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: TK's full name is unknown. It's quite common that minor fictional character's full names are not given. It simply isn't important to the overall plot. This is such an example.

raywest

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