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Question: The Joker tosses Rachel out the penthouse window and Batman dives for her and saves her, then comes the next scene of Batman on top of a building… so… what happened to the Joker still at the party, with guns and goons and with the wealthiest people of Gotham

Chosen answer: The Joker tossed Rachel out the window in order to give him time to get away. It wouldn't make much sense to spend that time killing or robbing people and still be there when Batman got back.

Question: When is the movie supposed to have taken place? There is reference to Donna having dated and presumably conceived in the 1960s. That would place Sophie's wedding, at age 20, no later than 1990. But isn't that a little early for Sky to be putting the Villa Donna on the internet?

Chosen answer: Sophie finds Donna's diary from 1979, being the year Sophie was conceived meaning she was born in 1980 (as the diary entries are from July/August). So the movie is set in 2000.

Question: When Hud and the group are running toward the monster (to save Beth) and a Russian guy runs up to Hud and starts speaking in Russian, does anyone know what he's saying?

Chosen answer: He's actually speaking Slavic, and is asking for help from Hud to locate his family.

Question: In the Easter Egg when you get the scene 17, there are military files you can watch. One of them that works is videos a girl made for her boyfriend. In one of the videos, she was given a something that she was told not to eat and a recording of her boyfriend saying they found something (probably the alien) and she thought it was hoax and her boyfriend was seeing someone else. My question is, by how crazy she was acting in the other videos, she most likely ate the thing she wasn't supposed to eat. Anyone know what that could've been?

Chosen answer: It might have been the "seafloor nectar" that Slusho was using in it's drinks. The "nectar" might be related to the monster. The "nectar" is also the poison in the parasites that makes people explode.

Question: Why does Fox tell Batman close to the end, that as long as the sonar machine (don't know the name) is there, he won't be?

Chosen answer: Fox views the sonar machine, which can basically monitor the entirety of Gotham City, as an unacceptable invasion of privacy. He's gone along with Bruce's activities as Batman so far, but this, in his opinion, is overstepping the mark. As such, he tells Bruce that if Bruce keeps the machine, using it to spy on the people of Gotham, then he's no longer willing to work for him.

Tailkinker

Question: I was just wondering if Lucius Fox is still the head of Wayne Enterprises or not? He tells Batman he's resigning because of the sonar machine. Then he says he won't stay as long as the machine is there. But at the end he destroys it. So is he staying or is he gone?

Chosen answer: He's still there. He tells Bruce that he'll allow the machine to be used once, because of the threat of the Joker, but if he keeps it after that, he'll resign. Bruce tells him to type his name in once it's done - Fox does that and realises that Bruce has set up a destruct code in advance, showing that Bruce wasn't happy with the machine either and only set it up out of desperation. With the machine gone, the reason for Fox's intended resignation is gone too. Ergo, he stays.

Tailkinker

Question: Why did Batman ask Lucius to type his name into the sonar machine? And why did he walk away after typing it?

Brad

Chosen answer: It's a destruct code that Bruce set up in advance. He knows that using the machine is going way over the line, ethically speaking, but realises that that's what he has to do to catch the Joker. Fox also recognises the ethical implications of what Bruce is doing - he even threatens to resign over it once the Joker is captured. Bruce simply gives Fox the destruct code to use once the job's done. Fox types it in and walks away as the machine destroys itself.

Tailkinker

Question: Rumor has it that the soldier Captain Miller helps to get on shore in the beginning of the film is one of the Ryan brothers. Supposedly you can see his name on his uniform at some point. Since I don't have the movie I can't check for myself. Anyone who can verify this?

Chosen answer: In the trailer, this scene is shown as the death of Sean Ryan, but in the film the soldier is washed away, and the real Sean Ryan (the one with the pack marked "Ryan. S") is too far from the shoreline to be washed in again. The trailer also shows the deaths of Peter and Daniel Ryan, which are not shown in the film, but 20 minutes of the film was edited out, so it is possible the deaths of all three brothers were filmed, but not shown. There's no guarantee that the soldier Miller helps is Sean Ryan (as Sean was the only Ryan brother who fought on Omaha; Peter was killed on Utah, and Daniel was killed a week ago in New Guinea), but it very well could be.

Answer: Its not. If you pay attention to the Soldier Miller is helping onto the beach you can see he is not wearing a pack as is the soldier lying dead on the beach with the name Ryan. S stamped on it.

Question: Rumor has it that the soldier Captain Miller helps to get on shore in the beginning of the film is one of the Ryan brothers. Supposedly you can see his name on his uniform at some point. Since I don't have the movie I can't check for myself. Anyone who can verify this?

Chosen answer: In the trailer, this scene is shown as the death of Sean Ryan, but in the film the soldier is washed away, and the real Sean Ryan (the one with the pack marked "Ryan. S") is too far from the shoreline to be washed in again. The trailer also shows the deaths of Peter and Daniel Ryan, which are not shown in the film, but 20 minutes of the film was edited out, so it is possible the deaths of all three brothers were filmed, but not shown. There's no guarantee that the soldier Miller helps is Sean Ryan (as Sean was the only Ryan brother who fought on Omaha; Peter was killed on Utah, and Daniel was killed a week ago in New Guinea), but it very well could be.

Answer: Its not. If you pay attention to the Soldier Miller is helping onto the beach you can see he is not wearing a pack as is the soldier lying dead on the beach with the name Ryan. S stamped on it.

Question: Was Brandon Routh's resemblance to Christopher Reeve intentional, or coincidental?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: It certainly wouldn't have hurt his chances. The makers were looking for somebody who could emulate Reeve's performance, while still making it their own role. Routh fit the bill. As for the physical resemblance, there's only so far that you can go away from a certain look when casting for the role of Superman; obviously Routh and Reeve both fit that look. The distinct facial resemblance was simply a happy bonus.

Tailkinker

Question: This is minor, but it's driving me crazy. Does anyone know why does the Mayor wear heavy eye-liner? I understand that actors wear make-up sometimes but this is very noticeable.

Chosen answer: He doesn't. That's just the way the actor's eyes look. It's seen in everything he does.

JC Fernandez

Question: Why in the world does the traitor let go of Indy's hand when the ruins are collapsing? This seems like suicide, and he doesn't seem like he suddenly feels so guilty that he doesn't want to live.

Chosen answer: He's a greedy bugger who wants to try to get the treasure.

Question: In Angier's final preformance Borden watches Angier's duplicate drown in the tank. Does the other Angier still reapear for the audience, and take a bow? They never explain this in the film. If he does take the bow, Borden would never have been accused of murder. If he doesn't take the bow, how does the duplicate know not to do so? The duplicate would have no idea that Bordin was below stage.

Chosen answer: No, he does not appear to take a bow. The set-up is as follows: Angier invites the audience on stage to observe the machine, but in reality it is so he can watch for Borden trying to work out the trick. When he sees Borden in the audience, he also knows Borden will not learn anything from the stage, and will go backstage. He then clones himself, and the clone is created with the exact knowledge he had at the time of the cloning, including Borden's presence and the trap the original Angier had set. So the "new" Angier hides away the best he can, letting Borden be framed for the murder of the "original" Angier. Had he appeared, not only would it ruin his plan of framing Borden, but it would also reveal how he had done his trick, and he would not allow any of those to happen, no matter what.

Twotall

Question: At the end of the movie after Tommy knocks Paulie to the ground, George Duke pulls Tommy away and yells something at him. It is right before Rocky says "Now you knocked him down, why don't you try knocking me down now." He is saying it way too fast so it is hard to hear him. What does he yell at Tommy? (and its not "save it for the ring" like an earlier answer stated. it was something else).

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: He says "break your hand on his brother, and what are you worth then, huh?"

Question: I was wondering if I had missed something. Near the end of the film the Joker has rigged the two boats w/explosives, and has said if one of them doesn't destroy the other by midnight, they will both blow up. So, why, at midnight, do they not both blow up? I don't remember seeing the scene where that detonator was found and dismantled. I suppose it could all have been a ruse, and the Joker was certain one of the boats would blow up the other, so he had no need to carry through with his real threat, but then again, earlier in the film, he had talked about how his consistency would be a thing gotham could count on. If he said, for example, he was going to blow up a hospital, then it would happen and people would derive some sort of comfort from that. So what happened with the two boats? And I know the Joker is crazy and might not always act rationally, but this does seem to fly in the face of the character. In fact, it would seem more likely that he would hope neither would destroy the other just so both would explode and there would be more carnage. Can anyone help out?

Chosen answer: He was sure that one boat would blow up the other, but the goodness in the people on the boats showed through and they didn't do it. He pulls out his own detonator (saying something along the lines of "if you want something done properly, do it yourself" and was about to blow them both up when Batman threw him off the building which made him drop the detonator. We didn't see it destroyed, but we can assume it broke when it hit the ground.

Paul Brannon

Question: The original Hostel film had 3 different prices (can't remember them exactly but it was one price for local, slightly more expensive for Asian and very expensive for American). However this film sends pictures to clients' phones and starts an auction. Anyone know why this one is different when it's supposed to be the same operation?

Chosen answer: Since the events of the first film, there were some changes in the operation....enhanced security, etc. It can be presumed that the auction is simply one of those changes.

wizard_of_gore

Question: Why does Batman say he is going after Rachel when Gordon asks him, then go to rescue Harvey Dent? Did the Joker switch the addresses on purpose? But then why didn't Batman show any surprise when he's expecting to find Rachel and finds Dent instead?

Chosen answer: Yes, the Joker switched the addresses on purpose. Batman arguably shows brief surprised when finding Dent, but his expression's hard to read as we're mainly shown Dent's reaction. I'd argue it's intentionally left a bit vague as to whether Batman knew the Joker would lie and intentionally went to the "Rachel" address in order to rescue Dent, or else intented to rescue Rachel but by the time he realised the deception what else could he do?

Paul Brannon

Show generally

Question: Okay, I'm pretty sure I see Estaban in every episode, so why isn't he introduced in the title song? And his name (Adrian R'Mante) sounds like he's Spanish and so does his accent. Is this true?

Chosen answer: Esteban isn't in every episode of Suite Life. According to the episode count, he's only appeared in 39 episodes out of 88 whereas the twins and Moseby are the only characters to have appeared in all 88 episodes. With regards to Adrian R'Mante, the actor is American and the accent is part of the acting.

Neil Jones

Question: Towards the end of the film while Harvey has fallen on the ground and Batman says, "The Joker won", what does he say after that? And what does he mean by this? I watched this in the cinema but was a bit 'distracted' towards the end.

Chosen answer: They say that the Joker "won" because he managed to make Dent, a truly good person, become evil, which would show Gotham that everyone is evil at heart. That everyone is capable of corruption, and that there is no hope to save Gotham. Batman then explains that they have to hide what Dent has done. They need to cover-up the murders he committed and make them look like Batman did them. Dent is a much better symbol for the people than Batman, and Batman knows that if they find out the things he has done, their spirits will be crushed. Batman and Gordon decide they have to make Dent look like the hero and Batman look like the villain in order to keep the people of Gotham fighting for what is right.

Question: Doesn't Batman show up only during the night? If I'm not mistaken, I believe he showed up during the day in the movie, no?

Chosen answer: Batman shows up when he's needed. If that means appearing during the day, that's what he does. While, yes, he generally does his stuff at night, it wouldn't be terribly heroic of him to fail to save somebody or foil a crime just because the sun hadn't gone down yet.

Tailkinker

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