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Question: Why did the Russian man keep kidnapping women (not men) for the doctors to attach the bald Russian man's head to?

Chosen answer: Women are easier to overpower and abduct.

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Question: Is there any reason why this film was toned down so much in comparison to the previous two films? Much of this film played like a Saturday-morning-cartoon, and less like the gritty and violent predecessors. Just curious as to why this radical (and unnecessary) change was made.

Chosen answer: They wanted to make the film approachable to a broader age group. Kids were into Robocop, even though the movies weren't necessarily "kid friendly", so they made the third movie one that parents wouldn't mind their kids seeing in an effort to get more sales.

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Question: Why do Gordon and Batman say that Dent has killed 5 people? I only counted Maroni, his driver, Wuertz and possibly Ramirez.

Chosen answer: Harvey himself killed Maroni, the driver and Wuertz. The Joker killed a second cop in Harvey's hospital room - as the police don't know that the Joker was there, they would assume that Harvey was responsible. That's four. The fifth is possibly Maroni's other guard - there's one by the car as Maroni gets in, and Dent presumably kills him so he can get into the car too.

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Question: Does Two-Face (Harvey Dent) die at the end? The film makers make it seem as if he does die from the fall, however, Two-Face is the main villain along with The Riddler in another film. Even if they don't plan on making another movie with Two-Face as the villain, they left the question of whether he's alive open.

Chosen answer: The suggestion appears to be that Harvey dies - Gordon and Bruce talk as if he's no threat any more and certainly show no rush to call an ambulance or to restrain Harvey, as you might expect if he was still alive. You can ignore Two-Face's appearance in Batman Forever - the two franchises have no connection other than character.

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Question: Was that really supposed to be the Scarecrow (from Batman Begins) at the beginning of the movie? (I know Wiki says it is but I'm not convinced this is the case for the following reasons): 1) I would assume that he's in jail. 2) Part of me thinks that this was a Scarecrow impersonator (just like the Batman impersonators), because he did look slightly different when they took his mask off. 3)If I remember correctly, Scarecrow was really an arm of the League in Batman Begins, so I don't see what he would be aiming for now that Batman has defeated the League. Anyway, any ideas out there?

Chosen answer: Yes, it's the Scarecrow. It's the same actor, the same mask, the same methods (drugs up the sleeve) and they state at the end of Batman Begins that they failed to recapture Crane after he broke out of Arkham. While Crane worked for the League, he has his own agendas too; with the defeat of R'as al Ghul, Crane's simply started working for himself again, supplying specialist drugs to the criminal underworld.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Right after Wonka shows the group the Everlasting Gobstoppers, Violet looks at her mother and she gives Violet a weird look. What's this about?

Brad Premium member

Chosen answer: The weird look was because Wonka didn't like the comparison between gum and the everlasting gobstoppers. Violet and her mom wanted to win, but by making Wonka irritated it didn't help their chances so they shared a disappointed look.

New this week Answer: The look was a nod to the 1971 Gene Wilder version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In the original, Slugworth approaches the ticket holders and promises to pay them money, in return for them bringing him an everlasting gobstopper. I'm unsure whether Slugworth approached the kids in the '05 version, as you never see him do it. He's just one of the shady characters referenced as stealing Wonka's candy secrets.

Question: Right after Wonka shows the group the Everlasting Gobstoppers, Violet looks at her mother and she gives Violet a weird look. What's this about?

Brad Premium member

Chosen answer: The weird look was because Wonka didn't like the comparison between gum and the everlasting gobstoppers. Violet and her mom wanted to win, but by making Wonka irritated it didn't help their chances so they shared a disappointed look.

New this week Answer: The look was a nod to the 1971 Gene Wilder version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In the original, Slugworth approaches the ticket holders and promises to pay them money, in return for them bringing him an everlasting gobstopper. I'm unsure whether Slugworth approached the kids in the '05 version, as you never see him do it. He's just one of the shady characters referenced as stealing Wonka's candy secrets.

Question: How does Batman break his and Rachel's fall from the building? They just seem to land on the car and they are both okay.

Chosen answer: With his cape. It wasn't large enough to allow them to gently glide to the ground, but it did slow their decent to a safe enough speed.

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Question: Has there ever been any clear indication that Luanne does or doesn't know about Nancy and John Redcorn's affair?

Chosen answer: There is nothing to specify that she did or didn't know but most of the characters bar Dale and Peggy before she found out, acknowledged it was common knowledge. As Hank pointed out to Peggy about how else do you explain Joseph.

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Question: When Baby helps Penny out by dancing with Johnny at the Sheldrake hotel, it is stated that it is Thursday night (when Penny has the abortion). At breakfast the next day Baby's dad says they are leaving tomorrow, even though they are paid up til Sunday. Thursday night is the first night that Baby and Johnny sleep together, yet they seem to be seeing each other for ages before Johnny even gets sacked, let alone the time that's past when he comes back. I don't see how all of this be squeezed into 2 days?

Chosen answer: The father says they're leaving the next day, but when the mother asks why, he realizes he'd need to explain what happened, so he decides not to leave, and they stay for the rest of the trip as originally planned.

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Question: If the nanobots made Red Dwarf microscopic, why do they need to go around the asteroid field?

Chosen answer: Everything's relative: microscopic asteroid particles would now be just as much a threat as their larger counterparts.

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Question: Rumour has it, that one of the mannequin moves its eyes, now I have noticed that Frank moves in 'the trap on Robert Neville' scene, but I was specifically told that one of the eyes move. Now I have a few questions for this: firstly, is this the truth, or false? Secondly, if this is true, which mannequin moves its eyes? Lastly, is this a figure of Robert Neville's mental breakdown?

Chosen answer: All of the incidents involving the mannequins show how he is starting to breakdown a little mentally. The female mannequin "moves" her eyes.

Question: Commissioner Gordon's son, not the daughter, is featured as a Batman admirer. In the sequel, is there going to be a Robin that's the Commissioner's son, even though Joker's semi had the circus on the side?

Chosen answer: There's no indication at all that the creators of the current film series intend to add Robin as a character and given the aim towards a certain realism in the film series, it's hard to see how they could realistically work the character into the film. Christian Bale, for his part, has stated that if they try to introduce Robin, he'll chain himself to something in his trailer and refuse to come out until they ditch the idea.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What is the steel mask that young Willy is wearing all the time? What is its purpose? How does he eat, drink, talk, or brush his teeth with that mask on?

Chosen answer: It's (ridiculously exaggerated) orthodontic headgear, designed to straighten one's teeth. I had to wear a much smaller version as a kid.

Brian Katcher

Question: Young Willy runs through the flags of various countries at the museum. Can someone name those countries in order.

Chosen answer: Please keep in mind that some of the flags overlap and are only seen briefly.In order: Canada, France, India, Switzerland, Germany, United States, Great Britain, Mexico, Japan, China and Iraq.

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Question: When Xavier and Addison are arguing, Xavier says, "The only door you know how to open is between your legs". How does he know she is a prostitute?

Chosen answer: He doesn't know she is a prostitute. He says that as an insult. Most likly implying she is, without knowing it's true.

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Question: Exactly what is the significance of Harvey Dent using a two headed coin, before he becomes Two Face (other than to hint at his eventual transformation)? As Two Face, I understand it of course serves as a symbol of his duel mentalities and their constant clash for dominance, but as simply Harvey Dent what is it meant to represent?

Chosen answer: It's something that he uses to put people off-balance a little. He appears to put chance into his decisions, however, as both sides of the coins are heads, in reality, he'll always get the answer he wants, simply by calling that option as heads. As a rule, Harvey doesn't take it terribly seriously, but it does illustrate his repeated point that there's no such thing as luck - that you make your own luck. By using a double-headed coin, he's doing just that.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: In Charlie's house, why do all four grandparents sit/sleep continuously on the same bed all the time? Especially when one of them, who went with Charlie is perfectly capable of walking. How can four people be comfortable on one bed all the time? Secondly, what is in the middle of the bed, where they keep the food tray and where Charlie sits, during one scene?

Chosen answer: All four grandparents sleep in one bed because there is only one good bed and the family gives the one comfy bed to the elderly. His grandparents aren't supposed to be able to walk .

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His parents weren't able to walk in the original but, in the 2005 movie toward the end when the house was moved into the factory, all grandparents are at the diner table.

Question: A trivia entry says Captain America's shield can be seen in Tony's workshop. Why is it there and how did it get there?

Chosen answer: The shield can be seen when Tony is having trouble removing the Iron Man armour (when Pepper Potts walks in). No explanation is given for why it is there.

Question: How does the mayor survive the gunshot?

Chosen answer: The mayor doesn't get shot: Gordon takes the bullet. He was presumably wearing a bullet-proof vest.

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