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Question: I realised a couple problems with Carson's plan. I understand that he murdered her husband by pushing him off the roof so he could hide the explosives in the casket, and that once Kyle and Julia boarded the plane and fell asleep, he could kidnap Julia, and Kyle would have a reason to open the casket. The first thing I don't understand is how did he get Kyle's husband to come onto the roof? What if a different person came onto the roof instead? Or what if multiple people came onto the roof? The second thing I don't understand is how did he know Kyle would decide to leave Germany and bury her husband's body in New York? What if she decided to store her husband's body somewhere and deal with it later? Or what if she decided to bury it in Germany instead?

Answer: Carson was a member of a conspiracy, not the sole person who planned and executed the entire plot. His cohorts, which included the funeral director, carried out the first phases by murdering Kyle's husband, then the mortician assisted Kyle in making the arrangement to transport the casket back to the USA. It is not important to the plot to show exactly how and by whom Kyle's husband was thrown off the roof. We only need to know that he was murdered as part of the plan. Kyle's specific travel arrangements would be relayed to Carson who could then get himself assigned as the air marshal on her flight so he could carry out the final stage of the plan.

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I don't know that Kyle would have taken time to arrange for her husband to be transported back to USA especially since she would have been extremely busy helping design/build aircrafts. She's an avionics engineer after all.

Most people would take time off work to bury their loved ones or transport them for burial.

Question: Could someone please explain to me what I consider two of the biggest plot holes in this film. Firstly, how was Snake going to get his glider back in the air? If it had jets or thrusters on it, that would make sense, but when it first took off, it was being towed by a plane which means it is just a standard glider (Plissken does admit to Hauk that it will be an issue, but that explains little). Also given that it is a one-seat glider, how was he going to bring back the president on it? In fact, how were Brain, Maggie and the President (in their attempted double-cross) all going to squeeze onboard?

Gavin Jackson

Answer: When Snake is told how he getting in the other guys said he can take off from a free fall.

Chosen answer: You are correct in citing these problems as plot holes. Writer-director John Carpenter is notorious for glaring plot holes in his films over the decades, inasmuch as Carpenter crafts his films for shock effect, rather than continuity. Other examples of Carpenter's plot holes can be found in the original "Halloween" (for instance, how did the killer Michael Myers, who had been confined in a mental institution since he was a child, learn to drive an automobile like a stunt driver his first time behind the wheel?), and in "The Thing" (why is the Thing discovered frozen in ice only about 4 feet below the modern surface while its spaceship is buried ten yards deep in 100,000-year-old ice?), as well as in "Prince of Darkness," "Vampires" and other Carpenter films. One explanation is that Carpenter tends to edit-out slower, extraneous scenes that more fully explain the plot, in order to maintain a fast-paced storyline.

Charles Austin Miller

I would assume he would push free fall and build up enough speed to fly, and then pull up, the WTC was the largest building in NY at the time anyway.

Question: In the bridge attack scene, a missile hits a vehicle, and throws it a several yards. Look at how close Ethan is to the blast. Shouldn't a blast that powerful have seriously injured, if not killed him?

Answer: In reality, yes the blast would have seriously injured or killed him. Action films like this are rarely realistic.

BaconIsMyBFF

Answer: I don't know why the other answer was downvoted- it's absolutely correct. Sure, realistically he should be dead... but where's the fun in that? Movies don't have to be realistic to be enjoyable.

Question: This has bothered me since the first time I saw Love Never Dies. The dates for Christine's death don't line up, so I'm hoping for some insight as to why. On Christine's grave stone in Phantom, the dates 1854-1917 are given. Making her about 63 when she dies. However, if it's 1880 at the time she sings "think of me" that makes her 16... and then in Love Never Dies, her and Eric are saying how it's been "10 long years." Making her 26. But then she's shot and presumably dies, in 1890 rather than 27 years later in 1917. Even if there's a couple years in between the ending of this movie and the point that Christine last sees the phantom, that is a lot of time to fill up! So... am I missing something? Or is this a big plot hole?

Answer: The movie was produced in (2004) six years before the debut of Love Never Dies. I suggest watching the stage production as that better matches up with the sequel (but still has plot holes). The movie, however, added a few bits, not in the stage production which I presume Webber based Love Never Dies off. However, in my opinion, Webber just lost all common sense in the making of Love Never Dies so it is easier to think of it as it's own entity rather than a sequel to Phantom.

I found this site after recently seeing Love Never Dies, and searching for answers on the plot of that musical. I guess I'm just gonna go with your statement "Webber just lost all common sense in the making of Love Never Dies." The music was great, the sets were classic Lloyd Webber spectacle...but the plot just made no damn sense.

I agree with your question and came across this site to find an answer to this question. I'm confused as well. But it makes sense that Webber forgot the details of Phantom of the Opera and the grave stone. Also, maybe because Love Never Dies is more so an alternate ending for Phantom and Christine versus the accuracy.

Question: In the shot of Scooby and Shaggy in the Mystery Machine leaving the Wow-O-Toy Factory, where were they headed?

Answer: It's never mentioned where they went afterwards.

MasterOfAll

Question: How did Doe manage to kill Mills' wife? He says "this morning" in the last scene, but that morning he was already in jail.

Answer: He had a busy morning. It is a bit far-fetched, but Somerset did express appreciation for how "methodical, exacting" John Doe was. So it's not totally unbelievable that, 1) Mills leaves for work - maybe even earlier bc he picks up Somerset, 2) John Doe arrives at Mills', maybe he even bought a box the night before to save time, 3) He finds a delivery guy, gives him the box plus $500 - good chunk of $ in 1995 (even more in 1986), 4) Hails a cab, to the police station. My question is...what was the cabbie thinking? Guy is covered in blood and asks for a ride to the police station.

Well, the guy wanted to go to the police station. He probably told the cabbie he'd been the victim of or witnessed a crime he needed to report immediately.

Brian Katcher

Answer: The events of John Doe arriving at the police station and the last scene where Mills kills him takes place on the same day.

lionhead

What about the 7:01 am time?

When? where do you see that? What is the significance? Would be nice if you could give that info so I won't have to search myself.

lionhead

It was 07.01pm. You will remember at the end of the film Mills was in the police car at night. If it was 07.01am more than 12 hours would elapse before Mills was picked up. Highly unlikely.

Bigiainmac

Question: In the scene with the hot air balloons and Barney and the gang are trying to catch the egg, what's making the buzzing noise?

Answer: The propellor.

Question: What time of year does this movie take place?

Answer: During Abby, Marcella and Cody's summer break. You can tell because Cody says he wishes to have a real adventure this summer.

Question: Are the hot air balloons that the gang fly through on an airplane part of the Apple Day Festival?

Answer: No.

Benton Backwards - S7-E4

Question: Benton is holding Reece when his nephew is being examined by Cleo. His suit jacket is pulled over Reece's leg awkwardly like they are covering something. Any idea what?

Question: General Veers was a badass and did not screw up at all on the assault on Hoth. Why promote Piett to Admiral and not Veers?

Answer: General Veers was part of the Imperial Army, hence his command of the ground troops. Piett and Ozzel were members of the Imperial Navy, hence their command of the ships.

Greg Dwyer

To a Better Place - S13-E2

Question: There seems to be an error. When Alvez and J.J. call Reid about Billy's grandma's house, he says Garcia told them after the grandmother died the city said the house wasn't up to code and they don't think anyone is living there. However, the electricity is on in the house. Would the city allow a house not up to code to keep the electricity on? Plus, since Billy doesn't live there and the only resident died, wouldn't the power be shut off anyways, meaning Billy would have to get the power back on in his name (or at least someone living's name)? But if the power is on, why wouldn't Garcia be able to know this and confirm it's likely someone is living there from the power usage? Also, do cities do anything about houses not up to code to prevent people from living or squatting there?

Bishop73

Answer: So he doesn't get vomit on them. It's a joke on how people with long hair would have someone hold their hair.

MasterOfAll

Answer: It's just a humorous riff on women who are about to vomit asking their companions to hold their hair.

Michael Albert

Question: Why did Frodo decide to go to Mordor alone with Sam, and not bring the others with him?

Answer: Frodo did not want any more of the Fellowship to risk their lives on his behalf. He felt the ring quest was his burden alone. There was no way Sam was going to be left behind, so Frodo gave in and let him go along.

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Question: Do we ever see the wraiths in their true forms?

Answer: Technically what you see is their true form after being corrupted by the rings and turned into wraiths. Before that they were simply men, you can see what is left of that when Frodo puts on the ring at Weather Top.

lionhead

I thought those white ugly faces you see, when Frodo puts the ring on at weather top, were their true forms.

Yes, that's exactly right. The rings turned them into wraiths, meaning their spirits moved on to the shadow realm and their real bodies pretty much destroyed. All that's left of them under the cloaks is invisible (in the books) and only seen in the shadow realm, where Frodo enters when he puts on the ring. The danger is too that Frodo would pass into the shadow realm too if he puts on the ring too often, becoming like them.

lionhead

Question: Why did Sidka sacrifice himself to kill the bear, instead of running and stabbing the bear with his spear? By doing so he only made Kenai try to get revenge on the bear.

Answer: His ultimate goal was to protect his brothers from the bear. If he tries to attack her directly, there's a good chance she'll dodge the blow, strike back at him, and then go back to attacking the other two once he's too injured to defend them. Whereas the means for a glacial collapse were right nearby, and even if the fall didn't kill the bear, Sitka figured it would at least frighten her off.

Answer: The bear injures Sitka right before he sacrifices himself. We don't see the injury itself due to the film wanting to keep its G rating, but we do see the bear attack and most likely maul Sitka, heavily implying his injuries are fatal. This is why he's hunched over and breathing heavily when we next see him as the bear is moving towards Kenai and Denahi.

Answer: It's all about the movie lesson that bears are not evil and you shouldn't kill them, and also he didn't know if he could kill the bear, but he was sure that if he sacrificed himself it would lure the bear away.

It's a stressful situation, you do what seems to be the easiest way in order to reach your goal, in this case keep the bear away from his brothers.

Answer: Sitka may not have wanted to harm the bear at all. He doesn't seem to be that kind of a person he sacrificed himself so that the bear could live.

Simpsons Spin-off Showcase - S8-E24

Question: Lisa refuses to appear in the variety comedy show. However, she does relatively "flashy" things in a few other episodes - i.e. participating in a beauty pageant. So I think it's odd that she disagrees with a comedy show. Is there a joke that I am missing?

Answer: Back in 1976, when "The Brady Bunch" cast reunited for "The Brady Bunch Variety Hour" spinoff, Jan (Eve Plumb) declined to join the cast. She stated as her reason that she didn't want to be perpetually known as Jan Brady. She was replaced with actress Geri Reischl. The third segment of this Simpson's episode, titled, "The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour," was a parody of that show - with its questionably bad jokes and cheesy musical numbers. It also parodied the replacement of one of the children with an alternate cast member.

Michael Albert

Question: Aiden says that Katie knew about and talked to him about her death. However, Katie didn't know she was going to die, because she thought the video was a prank. Katie seemed like quite a nervous person/conspiracist, so by her nonchalant conversations in the first scene, it's clear she wasn't fearing her death, so how did she and Aiden talk about her death if she didn't truly realise she was going to die until the 20 minutes or so before?

Answer: I think when Aidan says, "She told me", he's referring to Samara and not to Katie.

Answer: Perhaps when Aidan said "she knew she was out of time" or something along those lines the "she" he was referring to was not Katie but Samara talking about Katie.

Answer: Maybe she is trying to hide the fear from her friend - she cared about her friend and she didn't want her to be afraid.

Answer: Katie was indeed afraid but was hiding it from Becca. Before Rachel goes to Moesko Island, she checks Katie's room for clues one last time. In there, she finds a scrapbook where Katie had drawn the visions that Samara was burning on her mind. The chair, the video camera, the exact dream Rachel had when Samara touched her arm about being in the psych ward. Everything seems to indicate that Katie went through the same things as Rachel and knew that at the very least something horrible was going to happen on the 7th day.

Question: If the tape was made when the teenagers tried recording a football game over the well (the main theory), then wouldn't that mean that the four teens are the first people to watch/die from it? If so, how does Becca know about the myth of this deadly tape virus and phone call before Katie dies?

Answer: The theory is wrong. The tape was already there.

MasterOfAll

Answer: It is strongly suggested that the four of them were the first ones to watch the tape. The well was directly beneath Cabin 12, so Samara's spirit took advantage of the blank tape they were using to record the game to burn images into it thus creating the curse. Becca said that somebody from Revere had told her about it, and the high school girls from the funeral told Rachel that Katie was dating somebody from Revere. Rumors fly especially among teenagers. Josh (Katie's boyfriend) told people from his High School about the creepy tape they had watched over the weekend and it quickly spread to the point that Becca and several other teens knew about it.

Question: I find the logic in this movie confusing! How can the mom be pregnant with Boss Baby while he's in Baby Corp? How did he get out of the taxi walking and dancing to the door without the parents noticing yet enter the house with him in their arms? Are babies Suzie, the triplets, and Jimbo also from Baby Corp since they talk and act like Boss Baby? If Suzie is from Baby Corp, would she lose her formula after being "accepted" into kindergarten with a picture of a smiley face? If the Boss Baby quits his job to be part of the Templeton family again, wouldn't he have ended up with some other family unintentionally? Finally, if the Boss Baby came back as a regular baby, why wasn't the mom pregnant?

Answer: Tim is shown to have an extremely active imagination, so he probably just imagined the whole Baby Corp and Puppy Co plots as a way of dealing with the arrival of a new (real) baby brother.

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