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Question: Something that's always bugged me, when Rachel gets nervous at the awards and runs off stage, one of the other hosts says "f**king actresses". I thought she was a singer, we don't see anything throughout the whole movie about her films, so can someone please tell me why he says "f**king actresses"?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: She is both, being there to accept the award for Best Actress.

LorgSkyegon

Answer: She was receiving the Oscar for her movie Queen of the night.

Question: Loki gets captured at the opera. Thor then appears and captures him and flies him onto a mountain and is ambushed by Iron Man. At the end of their fight several minutes later, Loki is still there. This obviously means he wanted to be captured. Why would he want to have been captured? He already had the Tesseract, plus all the equipment he needed to open the portal and Hawkeye was just going to break him out anyway. What exactly was his objective once he was in the Helicarrier?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Loki wants to take out the Avengers as a threat, and the helicarrier is the best place to do that. In a deleted scene, Hawkeye and Loki are discussing this, and Hawkeye says that he knows they are on the Helicarrier, but it is impossible to find with a form of guidance. This you can see when Hawkeye is making his approach on the carrier: he was tracking Loki's scepter.

Friso94

Answer: He still need some more equipment. Eariler in the film, in Loki's HQ, he and Zombied Hawkeye are discussing they need a few pieces to create a stable portal, plus an unlimited power source. Which is Stark Tower and the staff to jump start the machine.

Question: In the scene where Vincent is buying heroin from Lance, Lance says "This ain't Amsterdam, Vince. This is a seller's market. Coke is fuckin' dead as disco. Heroin's comin' back in a big fuckin' way. It's this whole seventies retro. Bell bottoms, heroin, they're as hot as hell." Why does it sound like Lance is trying to talk Vincent into buying heroin instead of coke when Vincent is supposed to be a heroin addict? (00:28:10)

Chosen answer: He's not trying to talk Vincent into buying cocaine, Lance is explaining to him why the heroin is so much more expensive than what he'd grown used to paying for it while he was in Amsterdam.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Would someone really explode in a microwave like the Russian did?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: Due to the relatively shallow depth that the microwave heat reaches to in a short time, a large chunk of raw meat (i.e. a human) would take a very long time to 'cook' to the core, so the reality of 'bursting' like that is very unlikely; death is more likely to come from the extensive level of damage done to the skin and layers beneath, and the progressive boiling of bodily fluids. It would certainly take longer than a few seconds as portrayed in the film.

Purple_Girl

Question: Just before they find Superman, Flash, Batman and Cyborg are walking through a room that has several containers holding various dead aliens. Are any of these supposed to represent any other characters or beings in the DC universe or elsewhere?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: The government was combining Superman's DNA with various creatures to see what would result, which is why Cyborg tried to explain to the government fighters that he was just being used as a lab rat. That being said, however, there is one being in preservation that looks like a normal man; per the DVD commentary, that creature is Flashpoint Bizarro.

Matty Blast

Question: What did Cyborg do with Yo-Yo after he catches her? Right after he catches her, he suddenly jumps up on the roof with Batman and talks with very little time in between.

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: He probably turned her over to the police. There's no knowing how much time passed between when he caught her and when he jumped on the roof to chat with Batman.

Casual Person

Question: Did Laz Alonso reprise his role as Fenix for the flashback sequences, or was it all archive footage?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: All the flashbacks are archive footage.

Ssiscool Premium member

Question: What happened to Barry's dad?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: According to DC wiki (http://theflash.wikia.com/wiki/Henry_Allen), Barry's mum was killed by Professor Zoom - due to the lack of evidence his dad Henry was accused of her murder and eventually died in prison. But when Barry went back to stop the other Flash from saving his mum, we can see there was a burglar in the room who was approaching her, so there isn't really an explanation to what happened to Barry's dad in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. There's only an explanation in the comics.

Casual Person

Question: When shown, Barry's mom's tombstone does not have her date of birth or death on it. Is this a mistake? I believe it's standard for American graves to bear these dates.

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: It is standard, but not always the case. It all depends on what the deceased's family wants. There's no law to state that there has to be a DOB and DOD on the marker.

MasterOfAll

Question: Why would Rex, a US soldier who fought to protect his country, turn traitor and decide to become a man who wanted world domination?

Chosen answer: He was left for dead by his own comrades, badly injured by an airstrike that they called down on his location. He would likely say that his country turned against him, not that he turned on them.

Tailkinker Premium member

Show generally

Question: Out of Ted's kids in 2030, who is meant to be the older?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: In a flash forward scene in Season 8, it shows him with his first born: a daughter.

XIII

Question: The guy who put the magnet in Tony's chest in the cave, who was he and why was he being held captive by the soldiers?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: His name is Ho Yinsen and he's a skilled engineer and medic. The details behind his capture are never revealed, but most likely he was kidnapped so that the terrorist group could utilise his skills, coercing him into helping by threatening to destroy his home village, exactly as we see then doing later in the movie after Stark's escape and Yinsen's death.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: There is a piece of music that can be heard for a split second when the sheriff is walking into the church to investigate the murders, its a man singing, it sounds like he's saying "Donde esta" or something like that, you can hear the exact same thing in Reservoir Dogs when Mr. Blond is tuning through the radio stations looking for K. Billy's super sounds of the 70s right before he tortures the cop, does anybody know what song this is and why Tarantino only plays it for a split second in both of his films?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: The song was That Certain Female by Charlie Feathers.

raph

Question: Why is Penguin's blood green?

Quantom X Premium member

Answer: It isn't. If you look at when he dies you will see that he has cuts on his face that are bleeding red. The blue liquid is more like a bile, probably similar to saliva.

Chosen answer: It is part of the mutation that caused his peculiar appearance.

MasterOfAll

Question: One question answered on this movie says that Penguin died because he was out of the cold. Another says he just prefers cold. So does he need cold or not and why did he die?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: Penguin died due to the wounds he sustained during the missile explosions earlier.

MasterOfAll

Question: One of the taglines for this film is "It's nothing personal". I have no idea what that has to do with the film and was hoping someone could explain it.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Two possibilities. 1: The Terminator is emotionless, so the killing isn't personal, but rather what it's programmed to do. 2: Sarah Connor's plan to kill Miles Dyson to stop Skynet's creation.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

It's also a sly nod to another famous tagline, Jaws: The Revenge. "This time it's personal."

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: How in the world was Kiddo allowed to bring a sword that length onto a plane and have it right beside her at her seat?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: Tarantino has said that he intends Kill Bill to exist in a slightly different world than the real one. In this world weapons are more commonplace and can be freely carried. If you notice, on the plane there are actually little holders on all the seats for people to put their swords into.

Question: At the start of the film it says "the 4th film by Quentin Tarantino", I know there's Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and now this, but what about "From Dusk Till Dawn"? Should Kill Bill not be his 5th film?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: This is actually the 4th film directed by Quentin Tarantino. While he did write From Dusk Till Dawn (also True Romance, between Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction), he did not direct the film.

Question: At the start of the movie we see McClane arriving on the plane and he has his gun on him, would a detective really be allowed to carry his gun on board a plane?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: Yes, at the time this film was made; McClane would only need to have his badge and credentials verified by airport security.

zendaddy621

Question: When Cal decides to bribe Murdoch with money to guarantee a spot on a lifeboat, what was the point of even doing so? Was it just because of the "women and children first" policy? Being in first class would seem to put women, children, AND men at a higher priority.

Answer: Cal would have had to get on after all the women and children (first class second and third) He probably knows the lifeboats would all be full by then so he tries to bribe and get on one before it is too late.

Chosen answer: "Women and children first" means just that, regardless of class. Cal had to make sure he would get a spot instead of some third class passenger.

MasterOfAll

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