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Question: Kinda confused, why couldn't they just ask Candie straight up to buy Broomhilda?

Answer: If I recall they weren't quite sure she was actually there. Therefore they needed to worm their way in by engaging Candy with business in order to find out. I would assume that it would've been strange for a man such as Schultz to go though so much trouble to buy a cheap slave girl (after all she was purchased for 300). It would've made their story of Django being a bounty hunter highly suspicious. Likewise Candy was very wealthy. They knew he would have little interest in making such a small profit off the girl. So if they instantly revealed their plans not only would they fail to make it to his home, they may never have found out if she was there. And lastly by getting into Candy's good graces by fooling him into believing they would buy a 12k fighting slave, he probably wouldn't have charged them much to buy her as he would've tried to please Schultz as a future business partner.

Answer: Short answer, because movies depend on characters making questionable decisions to advance the plot and create conflict, without which you don't have a movie at all. Longer answer, because Django was too proud, impulsive, and brash to simply sit back and wait for Schultz to do this, and Schultz himself has a flair for theatrics and so probably hatched the scheme as much for his own amusement as for its chances of success.

Question: How did Schultz know Big Daddy was coming after them? Why kill them instead of just hiding in the trees where they already were?

Answer: Django and Schultz killed some of Big Daddy's farmhands, and he wasn't going to let a freed slave kill some of his workers. Schultz knew Big Daddy would come after them for what they did. Plus Django would never let go of a chance to kill a slave owner who was trying to kill him.

Question: What kind of pool table (let alone pool game) was Candie's bodyguard playing? It was smaller. Also, why was Sheba treated differently compared to Rocco and Coco?

Answer: Sheba was sleeping with Calvin Candie. She was his mistress.

Question: In The Wolverine, when Yashida (as the Silver Samurai) breaks his claws, Logan regenerates his claws, but they are made out of bone. How come they are metal again when Logan panics and slashes Kitty?

Answer: No definitive answer has been given, although director Bryan Singer has said a possible explanation is Magneto helps. At the end of the Wolverine film, Professor X and Magneto are waiting for Wolverine at the airport. So at some time in the future, Magneto could have rebonded the metal to Wolverine's bone (which has happened in the comics). In the comics though, the True Adamantium turned into Beta Adamantium due to the presence of Logan's mutant healing factor gene. Beta Adamantium has regenerative powers as well (it's also what allows bones to function as they grow properly) and Logan's metal claws could have possibly just grown back, over time.

Bishop73

Anger Management - S4-E5

Question: Logan almost became angry for each prank Zoey, Dustin and James played on him. However, why didn't they get into any trouble for the pranks they did on him, especially the paint splattering prank?

Show generally

Question: If Dustin, Dana, and James don't appear in a lot of episodes in the show, why are they still considered main characters?

Answer: Dustin was only considered a main character from season 1-3, and probably just because he's Zoey's brother. Dana was only a main character for season 1 and James didn't become a main character until season 4.

Bishop73

Question: During the attack of the fireflies, with the bridge and the vehicles, especially the digger, crashing down, why weren't they strong enough to wake up the dormant volcano?

Roman Curiel

Answer: They weren't an explosive force of giant magnitude.

Question: In the movie and in most of the live shows Christine is brunette but I have heard that in the original book she is blonde. Is that true and if so, do you know where in the book they say it?

Answer: In the English translation I've read (I have not read the original French version); in chapter V, The Enchanted Violin, when the old man is telling the story, it reads "Raoul looked at Christine's blue eyes and golden hair". It should be noted that Christine is Swedish and black hair is uncommon among the Swedes.

Bishop73

Answer: In several location throughout France, from Paris to Mertz, with many scenes being filmed on location. You can find more details on IMDB or Wikipedia.

Bishop73

Question: If there is a name for it, what is the name for the hover bus in the scene right after Obi-Wan says "Another happy landing"?

Answer: Wookieepedia just calls it a Jedi shuttlebus or a Senate shuttlebus, manufactured by GoCorp.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: Why does George go to find Dennis since he hates him? Did he also expect Dennis to listen to him after he had just scolded Dennis?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: He doesn't hate Dennis and does not want anything to happen to him. He's just a rather crotchety old man who is annoyed by a precocious kid. He may not expect Dennis to listen to him, but he at least makes the effort to reach out as most adults would.

raywest Premium member

Question: Jim and Michelle had been dating since the end of Jim's first year of college. Isn't it strange that in all that time he hadn't met Michelle's parents until the day of the engagement party? Jim and Michelle went to the same high school, so her parents must have lived reasonably close by.

Answer: As I remember, there was a scene where someone says, "Michelle's parents are flying in for the wedding."

Answer: They brought the dogs and said they had been cooped up in the cars for hours when Jim's parents asked how their trip was. So it would make sense they drove.

Question: Shaw killed a bunch of people in the military hospital his brother was held in, along with cooperating with terrorists, and killing Han. For helping the team, is he basically pardoned for everything?

Answer: It looks like he has been pardoned and forgiven because he saved the baby at the end.

Question: If the bus driver saw Dana choking Roy on the bus, why didn't she say or do anything about it? Also, if Roy got in trouble for breaking Dana's nose, why didn't Dana himself get in trouble for choking Roy?

Answer: A straightforward answer is because these events happened in the context of a movie and the writer simply did not have the bus driver respond or Dana get in trouble. Only the writer could tell you why. If these events happened in the real world, there are several possible answers. The bus driver's job description may not have a provision to discipline students. Her primary duty is driving the bus in a safe manner to get the kids home safely. A driver must watch the road and traffic, not passengers. Her quick glance in the rear view mirror would not enable her to see all that transpired. To take action would involve stopping the bus and getting off schedule; the kids would get home late and their parents would be worried waiting for the bus. Maybe she just didn't want to get involved. She could get injured if she tried to intervene. Bus drivers might get fired if they hurt a student even when breaking up a fight. She may have thought the kids need to stand up for themselves.

KeyZOid

Why didn't the bully get in trouble? Maybe because the adults/ school officials thought the broken nose was enough punishment for his behavior. Maybe the bully is a persistent problem and trying to discipline him would only make matters worse. Maybe his parents are just as bad or worse and the school didn't want to deal with them. Maybe no-one reported that the bully started it and was choking Roy because they were afraid of him and didn't want him to retaliate. The bully looked like the victim, not offender. Maybe others thought the bully's home situation was awful and he already had a difficult life and a lot of stress. Maybe the bully has a psychiatric disorder and/or takes medication that increases his aggression. Maybe the adults also think the kids need to work out their differences amongst themselves. Maybe the bully is already under the supervision of the juvenile probation office and - one more offense - would be certified to the adult court and get even worse.

Question: A flashback showed that the Fabrication Machine was taken from the scientist before he can give it life. If he did get to give the machine life, then create the stitchpunks, would that mean he wouldn't be able to create 9, dying after giving life to 8?

Answer: He already gave it life. Then it was taken away. The machine's life and the life of the stitch punks do not correlate. The only thing that he needed to create life was that key with the three ruins on it. So the scientist kept creating life until all of his soul was gone and he died.

YellowBird

Question: In the Seamstress battle, the Seamstress had 2's upper body attached to her tail so she can hypnotize the stitchpunks. Using her blade, 7 was attempting to fight her, but if she threw her weapon at 2, and chopped his body off the Seamstress' tail, was 7 possibly battling 2 as well?

Answer: Well yes and no, two was now a part of The Seamstress' body. 7 had to cut 2's body off The Seamstress so that The Seamstress had one less weapon (so that 7 herself could not be hypnotized).

YellowBird

Answer: No, because 2 was already dead and 7 never had a disliking for 2.

Question: In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, when the Room of Requirement is found, it is a practically small empty room so that the students have enough room to practice their magic. But why in this movie, when looking for Ravenclaw's diadem, is it suddenly an enormous room filled with what seems like centuries of stuff? Since the room changes to fit the person's needs and Harry, Hermione and Ron were so desperate to find it, wouldn't it be easier for the room to simply be empty and small so they can find it more quickly?

Answer: They wanted to find the room that held the diadem. The room simply provided it for them. The original room that held the diadem was big and full of stuff because it needed to be hidden inside it. The room of requirement can't change the location of items within it.

lionhead

Answer: The room does change size, shape, and function according to a person's specific needs. However, when Harry was searching for the diadem, it appears the room simply reverted to the same configuration it was when the diadem was hidden there. The room may simply be incapable of finding a particular object.

raywest Premium member

Question: Are there Slytherins who fought in the battle of Hogwarts? JK Rowling said that the reinforcements from Slughorn was Slytherin. Although it was not mentioned in the book and in the movie. But is this true that the reinforcements are Slytherin?

Answer: Since JK Rowling is the author and said that Slytherins are the reinforcements of Slughorn, then it is most likely true that there were Slytherins who fought in the battle.

DFirst1

Answer: All the Slytherin students were in the dungeons. Slughorn definitely was a Slytherin as stated in the book. And unless you explicitly mean fighting on the Hogwarts side, everyone on Voldemort's side is Slytherin.

Strength - S1-E10

Question: The gorilla is said to possibly be able to lift two family cars, which weighs over 2090kg. If it can, then why is it only number 8 in the countdown while the rhinoceros beetle is number 1?

Answer: They based it on how much they can lift in relation to their body weight. A Rhinoceros Beetle can lift 850 times its own body weight, which would be equivalent to a Gorilla lifting 255 tons (over 100 times more than 2,090 kg).

Bishop73

Question: After Flynn decides to give his satchel to the Stabbington Brothers so they can give him a boost, how did he obtain the satchel when he was climbing them?

Answer: We are not shown exactly how he gets the satchel back for comedic purposes. Presumably he just reached around and quickly grabbed it as he was climbing.

BaconIsMyBFF

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