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Question: This is more of a question about adoption, but if Juno decided later that she wanted to know how the baby was doing, could she just ask Vanessa, or does she have to go through a procedure to receive updates on the baby?

Chosen answer: That would depend on how far Vanessa was going to go to keep the adoption closed. She would obviously be PHYSICALLY able to ask questions, but if it is truly closed, Vanessa would be under no obligation to give info. But since she had welcomed Juno into her home, and gave personal info, I would think she would be willing to offer some information in the future. We never did see the outcome of the final adoption documents, it is possible it was partially open, since Juno developed a relationship with Vanessa eventually. Usually a closed adoption blocks the birth mother from knowing any personal info of the adoptive parents, but she knows the name and address, so this case is obviously different than the norm.

Kimberly Mason

Question: Evil tells of his assistants, "tell me about computers". And he later says, "show me subscriber trunk dialing". Why does such a powerful entity have an interest in technology?

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Chosen answer: This technology may pose a threat, as a counter, to Evil's magic, or it could be used to enhance his own powers.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Hobbs tells Toretto that when he found the tracking device on his car he was able to locate the receiver. How is that possible? I suppose a "receiver" does only receive and not send any data out.

Chosen answer: We may assume in this case the 'receiver' sends out a search signal out into the world, when that signal reaches the tracker, the tracker sends back a response to the 'receiver' So it may be possible to track a receiver as stated in the movie.


Question: When Roger is explaining the escape plan, he says that Tom will run under the vorlager, the cooler, and the wire. The cooler and the wire are obvious, but what's the vorlager?

Cubs Fan Premium member

Chosen answer: Vorlage is German for "forward position," so this likely refers to either the main gate, or a machine gun nest.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: Why does a section of her hair not die forever after the witch cut it as a child while at the end of the movie all her hair is brown and short from being cut?

Chosen answer: That section that was cut when she was a baby is brown and shorter than the rest. She shows it to Flynn.

Phixius Premium member

Question: So did they really get married to play 'happy families'? Because when Sophie says 'I don't know which is my dad and I don't care, Sky let's not get married' it sounds a bit like they are playing 'happy families'.


Chosen answer: Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan got married because they loved each other and had done for many years. The daughter changed her mind about getting married because she realised what really mattered to her and that seeing the world while they were young and free wasn't such a bad idea after all, that she didn't need to get married and hang around for her mother's sake.


Question: Lannings wrote the three laws and built VIKI as his first robot, which leads to the conclusion that VIKI has been programmed with the three laws. If VIKI is programmed with those laws, how can she order robots to ignore humans orders and even kills them?


Chosen answer: Viki is following what has been called the 0th law of robotics. It is an extrapolation of the other three with an application toward humanity as a whole rather than individual humans and is interpreted as "A robot may not injure humanity, or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm". The idea being that she has now concluded that to fail to take action to prevent the self destruction of humanity itself would be a violation of that law. And being the 0th law, it supersedes all other laws, just as law 1 supersedes law 2 and law 2 supersedes law 3. Her actions may be regrettable or undesirable, but according to the 0th law, they are necessary to save humanity as a whole.

Garlonuss Premium member

Question: The Axeman doesn't die when Luther shoots three rounds into his head. But how come when Alice blows his head off, he does die?


Chosen answer: The damage caused by Alice was more extensive and therefore sufficient to put the creature down.

Phixius Premium member

Question: After Gothel discovers that Rapunzel has left the tower, how did she know to find her at the pub?

Chosen answer: I doubt she knew to look there specifically. She probably ended up there the same way they found it too. Just walking along the way to get to town, and there it was. Can't remember exactly what happened, but even if she said something along the lines of "I thought I would find you here" that doesn't mean she DID think that, just that she wanted to imply to Rapunzel that she was always one step ahead even if she wasn't.

Kimberly Mason

Question: How did the Transformers stay hidden during the days when there weren't any mechanical devices? Jetfire explains that he's been here for millenia, and there are probably more like him all over the world. For that matter, why didn't the Egyptians or the Chinese or the Greeks ever make a note about the Transformers, while their markings are all over the structures?


Chosen answer: A lot of historians, or pseudo-historians some would say, believe the Ancient Egyptians did in fact have technology that surpasses even our own today. And that this technology was handed down to them from extra-terrestrials they worshiped as gods. This seems to fit the context of the movie, where the Transformers would be those extra-terrestrials.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Sam says that the Energon source is before the Autobots. So to find it they need to talk to a Decepticon. Wheelie is the first one at hand, but how does he know about the source, let alone the Seekers, what they look like and where they are? He doesn't look like he is as old as Jetfire, and as he puts it, "Nobody tell me nothin".


Chosen answer: He knows from stories passed down to him from older generations of bots, not much unlike stories about the past passed down to us from our ancestors. His line about no one telling him anything is just a way to avoid being put back in the box or being tortured by Mikayla.


Question: How much did Leo and Kate get payed to star in the movie?


Chosen answer: Accoding to, Winslet was paid $2,000,000, and DiCaprio's salary was $2,500,000.

raywest Premium member

Question: In the scene where Shelby and Jackson are eating the wedding cake, what was the point of Nancy Beth telling Shelby that Jackson is "one big-hanging man"? And how does Nancy Beth even know?

Chosen answer: Nancy Beth, who has had a crush on Jackson, is likely jealous that he is marrying Shelby rather than her. She is trying to ruin Shelby's happiness with her spiteful comment, hinting that she has been intimate with Jackson, though it is uncertain if she ever has been.

raywest Premium member

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Question: How did Monica and Phoebe meet? I have watched Friends, every episode about 20+ times and still can't work it out.


Chosen answer: She answered Monica's ad for a roommate.

raywest Premium member

Question: At the end of the movie where they lower The Terminator to its death, how come it has stopped obeying John's orders? John orders it not to go, yet it only replies that it now knows why humans cry. It also actually gave John an order, telling him to run earlier in the movie. How can it be able to do these things if it's programmed to listen to John's command?


Chosen answer: There are a couple of possibilities. One, he has "a neural net processor, a learning computer" He become able to resist that programming (a feature he demonstrates again in T3 when he shuts down rather than kill John). Also, his overriding mission is to protect John's past self. Telling John to run while he delays the T1000 and destroying himself to avert Judgment Day both fall under this.

Grumpy Scot

Question: In The Making Of The Lost World, there was an interview with one of the crew members. Someone mentioned a deleted scene when the men out in the long grass get attacked by raptors and some of them were hang-gliding off the cliff and get attacked by pteranodons. But in Jurassic Park III, all of the pteranodons were in the bird cage. The only pterosaurs that were free were the pterodactyls (which shows at the last scene in The Lost World). What was it that attacked the men? Were the pteranodons not in the bird cage yet?


Chosen answer: Some may have escaped, but that doesn't mean that all of them would necessarily have escaped. They're more likely to run into them in the giant cage than outside, but that doesn't mean that there aren't any outside the cage.

Garlonuss Premium member

Question: We know that Wendy's pictures on her camera are clues to everyone's deaths, but Death's plan was for them to die on the roller coaster. Also, Wendy took the photos before she got on Devil's Flight, so if everyone was supposed to die on the coaster, what's the point of the pictures?


Chosen answer: It's metioned in the filmakers' commentary that in every Final Destination movie everyone has a premonition (Of course), well it's also mentioned by the director, James Wong, that if death wants to kill them why give them the premonition in the first place? Well he believes that there is some other force out there trying to prevent death from killing these teenagers. That's where the premonitions come in including the signs therefore, Wendy's pictures are helping signs like voices or visions from other movies. It's just the whole "giving signs" thing is portrayed differently in this movie.

Question: I have a few questions. Firstly the latest X-men film showed that although looking only 30ish, Mystique is as old as Professor X. That can only be cause of her mutation. So why after she was cured didn't she age into an older woman? Secondly, if Wolverine had been cured (assuming it would even have worked, given his healing ability), would it have killed him? Given his age and all the adamantium inside him, i couldn't imagine it, but am I wrong?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Both Wolverine and Mystique's mutations cause them to age slowly; effectively the normal human body deterioration is slowed for them, giving them a younger physical age than their actual chronological age. If that mutation was removed, then the factor that slowed their ageing would no longer function, but they wouldn't abruptly "catch up" with their actual age, they would simply possess a body at their current physical age which would age as a normal human after that point. As for the adamantium lacing Logan's bones, were his healing factor removed, he might well swiftly suffer extreme levels of toxic shock, which would likely prove fatal.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: I've always found it odd that although Wallyworld is closed, the car park is still open and accessible. Is this normal for closed US parks, or could it be considered a goof?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: The parking lot is huge. There's really not any way to close the lot itself, but even if there were gates, Clark would probably have been oblivious to them by then.

Question: Before Davy Jones played the dice game, he asked Will how he knew about the key. How did Jack Sparrow know about the key?

Chosen answer: Jack came into possession of a drawing of a key after killing the warden of the Turkish prison that he infiltrated. All he knew was that the real key would open a chest containing something valuable. He then went to see Tia Dalma, who told him that the key opened Davy Jones' chest containing his heart.

raywest Premium member

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