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Question: Back in the old show and first movie, the Joes had a catchphrase battle cry where they all simply yelled out "Yo Joe!" But this was not used at all in this movie, and it was used just once in the first one by Heavy Duty. Why was this signature battle cry omitted from the new movies?

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Chosen answer: It is just the decision of the writers to not put "Yo Joe!" in the script. They've not explained their reasoning.

Casual Person

Question: When the revelation is made about how Storm Shadow was framed for the murder of Hard Master, did the leader then already know it was Zartan and made the accusations to coax a statement from Storm, or did they really not know yet? Then entire scene felt rushed, and like they figured out what happened and who did it too quickly.

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Chosen answer: The Blind Master says to Storm, "You will tell us Cobra's endgame or die by the same sword you once used to kill our master" near the start of this scene, meaning they really did not know that Zartan killed the Hard Master.

Casual Person

Question: Towards the beginning of the film, it is stated that Duke is the new leader of G.I. Joe. What happened to General Hawk between films?

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Chosen answer: Most likely Hawk was killed in action, or he just retired. Eventually Duke advanced to leader.

Casual Person

Question: Zartan asks the real president where the prison is where Cobra Commander and Destro are held. But didn't Zartan take the president's place at the end of the first movie, before those two were captured between films? So if that is something that would be told to the president, wouldn't Zartan already know? Or is this a major plot hole?

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Chosen answer: Zartan is assuming the identity of the President. He doesn't have access to every single piece of information that the President knows. That's why the real President is kept alive in the case that Zartan needs information he doesn't know. Zartan can only do so much to look like and act like the President, but he has no idea about top secret information such as that. As for why Zartan would wait so long to free Cobra Commander and Destro, either that was part of Commander's plan, or Zartan has his reasons.

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Question: After the first Pentagon scene, the G.I. Joes are on drop ships flying to go get a nuke. Who are the other Joes in the ship with Duke, Roadblock, Mouse, Flint, and Jaye? (00:07:10)

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Chosen answer: I believe three are named as Grunt, Clutch and Tunnel Rat in the script and credits.

Question: Does anybody know why Bud is so poor, living in a trailer and working as a bouncer? Should he not be rich from being an assassin? Also, Bill looks rich enough, and Bud is his brother; why doesn't he give Bud some money?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: Bud has been done with the assassin life for some time. Given that he's a bouncer/janitor at a bad strip club, it's quite likely he made poor decisions with whatever money he had. As for Bill giving him money, it's certainly possible that either Bill cut him off or that Bud refused Bill's help.

LorgSkyegon

Question: Why does Jules tell Brett his name is Pitt or Pete or something like that? He's going to kill him anyway, so why give him a fake name?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: He says "My name's Pitt, and your ass ain't talking your way out of this shit". His real name is Jules. He just says "Pitt" so that is rhymes with "Shit" at the end of the sentence. Tarantino uses this rapping/rhyming technique on multiple occasions. For example, in the bar scene when Jules and Vincent are chatting to the barman in strange clothes, when Vincent shouts at the barman about Mia the barman says "My name's Paul, and this is between y'all". Also in the film 'Kill Bill Volume 1', the rapist/rape coma pimp says "My name's Buck and I like to fuck".

Question: In the credits at the start of this movie it says "a band apart" it also says it in almost every QT film, what does it mean?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: A Band Apart is Quentin Tarantino's production company.

MasterOfAll

Question: When the demonologist comes over, Micah says that they shouldn't invite Katie's mother over anymore since the demon feeds on negative energy. Didn't her mother die (as seen in the third movie)? I know she didn't die in the fire. But she died before the first movie, right?

Chosen answer: Yes, the Paranormal Activity series is rife with timeline plot holes such as this.

Purple_Girl

Question: Fischer has been trained to resist dream invasions, which means he is aware that this technology exists and has had experience using it. Why, then, when he wakes up on the plane, does he not remember everything as having actually happened for all intents and purposes in the same way the team does? Why does he simply look as though he's just woken up from a very strange dream when he really ought to know full well that it was not "just a dream"?

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Chosen answer: While Fischer is trained to deal with extractors, he is not an expert like Cobb. He has not been under the influence of the machine more then a few times, and he probably hasn't used one for some considerable time. Cobb even flat out says it: It takes years of practice.

Friso94

Question: Why were Pat, Tiffany and all the others so happy when they lost the dance competition? I just didn't understand.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Their score was pretty bad, but just good enough to win the bet. Getting the money was the important part - they didn't really expect to win the competition.

Question: There is a huge question for me. Is the vision of Leo Crow vs. Anderton the vision of what effectively happens (Leo Crow pushes the gun into the hand of Anderton who doesn't want to kill him) or the vision of the homicide WANTED by Anderton (that in the reality changes his idea)? My opinion is that the first answer is correct, because in the vision we see Crow that says to Anderton "Wait!" because he wants to be killed by him. So, if my opinion is correct, Anderton does NOT change the vision?

Latios89

Chosen answer: Correct, Anderton does not change the vision. The movie is named after what you've just described: the minority report. Agatha always sees the true future, the other two precogs usually see the same as her but sometimes they only see a possible future instead. When Agatha's predictions conflict with theirs, her vision is termed a "minority report" and is disregarded. Anderton was never actually going to kill Crow, it was only ever merely a possibility.

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Question: Why do the team require a 10 hour plane trip from Sydney to LA to spend with Fischer to perform inception? According to the theory of "dream time" 10 hours in reality is equal to 1 week the first level down, 6 months the second level down, 10 years the third level down. If this is true, why do they need 10 hours with Fischer? Surely just 1 hour will be enough to do what they need? Secondly, if they were sedated for that entire 10 hour plane trip then they would have been stuck in the 3rd level dream for at least 8-10 years until the sedation wore off enough for the "kick" to work. According to the film they only spent a few minutes on the 3rd level dream (the Ice Hospital / Fortress) which would have equalled only a few seconds in reality on the plane.

Chosen answer: 1) They didn't know how long the job would actually take, so they would certainly try to build as large a window as possible. A 12 hour flight was convenient because it gave them that window and a valid reason for Fischer to be asleep. 2) They never had to wait for the sedation to wear off for the kick to work. The compound was custom tailored specifically to leave inner ear function unimpaired so that they COULD use a kick to get out of the dream layers.

Question: Do we know what Patrick does to the 2 girls he takes back to his flat? We see his instruments in his drawer but then they leave in the next scene.

Awesomo

Chosen answer: He tortures them. You can see them bleeding as they leave. Christy also says she had to have surgery afterwards.

LorgSkyegon

Question: What did Gweneth Paltrow do to deserve being killed? I know Brad Pitt was supposed to kill Kevin Spacey, but I've never understood how it fitted into the 'Seven Deadly sins' that were the basis for the other murders.

Chosen answer: Doe claims to represent the sin of "Envy" when he killed Mills wife; he was envious of Mills' normal life, and killed Tracy after failing to "play husband" with her. After that Mills kills Doe by shooting him repeatedly, becoming the embodiment of "Wrath".

Anastasios Anastasatos

Question: At the beginning of the film, Trevelyan and Ourumov stage a hostage situation in front of Bond. Do we ever find out when they decided to set one up in the first place?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: No. It could have been at any time before he showed up in the film.

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Question: The reporter asks John about the body at the airport. "I saw the stiff, word is that's your handiwork." John responds "I only do needle point". What was that supposed to mean?

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Chosen answer: His way of dodging the question, of being sarcastic as he tries to get away from the reporter, trying to push the blame off himself and needlepoint being a craft/hobby that everyone is familiar with.

Question: So, the film takes place in a world where the USA no longer exists, presumably the big US corporations went the same way. So, why are the United Federation of Britain's police cars made by Dodge? A company that has little history of selling cars in the UK or Europe.

Chosen answer: Well as you said, the US no longer exists. So who else are they going to sell to? Just because the land of the US is uninhabitable, doesn't mean the corporations as global entities disappeared - they just relocated and carried on as before.

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Question: Who does the voice of Finger? This has been driving me nuts for years.

msledd

Chosen answer: General consensus is Bokeem Woodbine (not Vin Diesel as many believe), although there's no official credit.

THGhost

The Angels Take Manhattan - S7-E6

Question: At the end of the episode River and The Doctor talk: River: "So. Rory and Amy, then." Doctor: "Yes. I know, I know." River: "I'm just saying. They're going to get terribly bored hanging round here all day." What are they talking about?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: I think they meant getting bored of hanging around in the TARDIS and traveling through time and space every day.

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