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Question: The terrorists' attempt to obtain the three Cerberus pass-codes was a major plot point. After they obtained the first two, the third was apparently somehow obtained without it being provided by the president. How?

BF

Chosen answer: They had a computer hacker, Lim, trying to hack the code the whole time. She finally succeeded.

Quantom X

Question: Why does the baby's face look so weird?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: It's because it's a computer generated image. Renesmee, Edward and Bella's daughter, grows almost three times as fast as a normal human child would, maturing in about seven years. To achieve the effect, a young actress was used for the motion capture and the as the framework for what Renesmee would look like at various stages of her development. CGI effects have come a long way, but it's still imperfect and can look unnatural.

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Question: When J is in the elevator after his time jump and asks the guy with the news paper about the date, you can faintly hear elevator music playing. It sounds extremely similar to the song Back In Time written by Pitbull for this movie, which plays as the credits start. Is it supposed to be like a tribute to this song as an elevator version or something?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: The name of the song is "Love is Strange," recorded by Mickey and Sylvia, and released November 1956. Pitbull sampled it in his song "Back in Time."

Chanteuse66

Question: When John's infamous vest comes out and we can see his shoulders, he appears to have a scar on the front of one of his shoulders. Is this a genuine scar from earlier in Willis' life or was it put in by the makers of this film to add to the character? As far as I'm aware they never reference it in the film, which makes me think it is a genuine real life scar.

Chosen answer: The scar is real and runs about half the length of his arm. It is a surgical scar from an operation he got at 17 to fix complications from a broken arm.

LorgSkyegon

Question: I don't know whether this is a mistake or if there was a certain reason for it but, at the end of the movie when Maximus tells Quintus to free his men, Quintus turns to the line of guards standing behind him and says, "Free the prisoners, go!" Two of the guards standing next to each other immediately go to free the prisoners, and the rest of the guards don't budge. How did those two guards know that the orders were given directly to them?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: Because they would be the ranking soldiers, and accustomed to being given orders. Being disciplined, they would obey Quintus without question. The legions would necessarily have soldiers assigned to following orders at different times, similar to how a captain would give an order to a full room, and the first mate would be the one to carry out the order.

rswarrior

Question: What is it about the moon being destroyed that caused loads of earthquakes and tsunamis?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: The moon's own gravity affects the Earth, most notably in the form of ocean tides. Over the eons a balance has been established between the two celestial bodies. When the moon was destroyed, that balance was thrown out of whack and the Earth basically adjusted itself. Sort of like if you hold a ball bearing to the inside of a bowl near the top with a magnet on the outside; remove the magnet and the ball bearing suddenly drops and careens around inside the bowl until it finally comes to a rest at the bottom. That rolling around would be analogous to the earthquakes and tsunamis that resulted from the moon's destruction in this film.

Phixius Premium member

Question: This has to do with The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. When Joker is caught by police, I'm assuming he got sent to Arkham Asylum. When Bane released all the prisoners, what became of the Joker?

Chosen answer: Bane actually freed the prisoners at Blackgate Prison, not Arkham. The Joker's whereabouts are never revealed, but the novelization states that he is the lone inmate at Arkham. Realistically, the Joker probably would have received the death penalty for his crimes sometime between the 8 years that have passed between films.

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Question: What went down the drain in the bathtub?

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Chosen answer: The key to Adam's chains. Jigsaw tells him this before locking him in the room at the end. Amanda was supposed to put it around his neck, rather than just throwing it on his chest.

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Question: There are marked similarities between Cole's present day asylum and his future world, such as the showers he receives, and the scientists/doctors. What is the significance of these parallels? Do they have a hidden meaning?

Chosen answer: It is meant to draw similarities between the treatment of the mentally ill and convicted felons. Quite often, even today, the mentally ill are housed and treated in facilities that are little better (for quality of life or prospects of rehabilitation) than prisons.

Question: Why the hell did they give Batman and Robin's suits nipples in this one?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: Purely a creative decision, but based on the tone of this question I don't suppose you're honestly after an answer so much as you are just looking for someplace to express your distaste.

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Question: In the scene where Gatsby is telling Nick his origin story, Nick narrates that Cody (a man he saved and sailed the ocean with) died and he was cheated out of his inheritance by Cody's family and he was once again dirt poor. After this part has been narrated, a clip of spinning newspapers is shown of what happens to Gatsby after this. As this happens, if you listen in the background, you'll notice that there is a song beginning to play. What is this song that is playing?

01:09:40

Casual Person

Chosen answer: The song is "Back to Black" by Beyoncé (Feat. Andre 3000).

Question: At the start of the New Orleans show, the Horsemen say the would like to dedicate to show to Dylan and Alma. The audience then start to boo. Anyone know why? Extended version.

00:53:55

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Because they're cops and the audience hates the police.

Phixius Premium member

Answer: I see this as a mistake. Unless the other respondent is right, the audience would have no apparent reason to know that Dylan and Alma are after them until the Horsemen say they do.

Whisper292

Question: At the start of the New Orleans show, the Horsemen say the would like to dedicate to show to Dylan and Alma. The audience then start to boo. Anyone know why? Extended version.

00:53:55

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Because they're cops and the audience hates the police.

Phixius Premium member

Answer: I see this as a mistake. Unless the other respondent is right, the audience would have no apparent reason to know that Dylan and Alma are after them until the Horsemen say they do.

Whisper292

Question: In the chase scene that shows Dylan and Alma chasing the four Horsemen through New Orleans, Dylan runs onto a street where there is a huge crowd and loads of people throwing beads off their balconies. Why they are doing this?

01:05:30

Casual Person

Chosen answer: In New Orleans, during Mardi Gras, there are parades, and huge crowds partying. People on balconies throw beads to women if they "flash" them.

rswarrior

Question: In the movie, the team of snatchers were able to smell Hermione's perfume through the protective spells that she put up. This may seem silly, but why did she have perfume on? It seems quite careless on her part and there was absolutely no reason for her to have it on for their mission, so why the perfume?

Chosen answer: They aren't exactly staying in 4-star hotels and showering every day. Camping is dirty, and with that comes certain odors. And that can get unpleasant in close quarters. It's likely the perfume was her way of countering that. In that instance, sure, her perfume may have been a tip off, but it's not unreasonable to assume that that doesn't come up all that much.

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Question: Is there any explanation to how Agent Coulson is alive even after Loki killed him in The Avengers?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Coulson believes he was resuscitated then sent to Tahiti to recuperate. "A magical place," he calls it. But in the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." episode "The Magical Place", Coulson, through a mind-reading machine, learns that he was treated by S.H.I.E.L.D. and a fake memory of Tahiti was placed as a "mask" of sorts over the painful memory of the operation, which involved a drug seemingly of alien origin to repair the damage, coupled with a lot of morally dubious surgery.

Question: In the scene where Aragon, Gimli and Legolas managed to escape the mountain after the Army of the Dead tried to crush them with sculls and Aragon sees the Corsairs marauding the lands, before the King of the dead appears again, what piece of the soundtrack is played in the background? I can't seem to find it on the official soundtrack, neither as a separate piece nor as part of a larger piece. Can anyone help?

Chosen answer: That cue is only on the 4 CD "Complete Recordings" version of The Return Of The King, released in 2007.

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Question: What happened with the duck and the chick? It isn't shown how they left the show, is it?

jimi

Chosen answer: The chick and the duck died of old age sometime between season 6 and 7. We find out in season 10 the Friends told Joey they had been sent to a farm where nobody could visit, to save his feelings.

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Question: What game is Griffin playing when David goes to his 'lair' the second time? Just before David teleports there, Griffin is talking to a dead Paladin's body about the game he's playing and new moves. And then David sits in front of the TV to get his attention. You can't see the screen, but you can hear the game and it sounds like something that would be distinctive. What game is it?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: You see the screen for a second before David appears - the game Griffin is playing is Halo: Combat Evolved (the motion sensor HUD in the bottom left corner is quite distinctive).

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Question: Has it ever been known where the magical key came from and what other magic it might possess?

Chosen answer: In the books, yes. The key was a copy made for a theft, but because it was made by a psychic who practiced her craft by pouring molten lead and "reading" the shape it took upon cooling, the key was imbued with magical power. Specifically, it could be used in any "lever lock" style lock and it possessed the power to facilitate time travel derived from the psychic's ability to see the future. The cupboard itself also had the power to bring plastic things to life because the psychic's nephew, with his own latent psychic abilities, built it to contain his hatred of all things plastic (he was an out-of-business toy manufacturer who made lead soldiers around the time plastic toys became popular). He cast his hatred into the cupboard and locked it with his aunt's magic key. So now, that cupboard when used in conjunction with that key, will imbue a plastic avatar with the consciousness of a human being from some other point in time. When the key is used to lock a person inside any other sufficiently-sized container, that person's consciousness will be sent into a suitable avatar, also at another point in time.

Phixius Premium member

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