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Question: Did anyone else catch on to what the Russian was doing during his time at the fraternity? I believe he was laying down scent trails to guide the mice to key locations in the building. In one close up of the mice (If I remember correctly) you could see them sniffing the ground and apparently following a scent. How else would you get them all into the building without possibly running in Wesley's direction? It seemed like the mice knew where they were going. Before I submit this as trivia, I want to know if someone else thinks the Russian laid down scent trails.

Chosen answer: I believe it is meant to be assumed that the Russian laid down peanut butter or the scent of peanut butter in strategic points for the rats to follow.

Simpsonholic

Question: Why does the Joker give multiple reasons for his scars?

Chosen answer: The Joker's aim is anarchy. As such, giving a different explanation each time he's asked is part of creating confusion, making it difficult for others to figure him out. He gets enjoyment out of mayhem and confusion.

johnrosa

Question: What's the symbolism behind all the blue in the movie?

Chosen answer: Blue's the color for Aubrey's character, and the red one's for Dakota. If you watch the movie carefully you can notice that Aubrey wears blue clothes the most of the time while Dakota wears red ones. So it's just to represent the diferent characters and make the movie obvious.

Question: Is there a reason why Mahoney wasn't in this movie? Was it stated why Steve Guttenberg didn't return to the series?

Carl Missouri

Chosen answer: He had two other movies come out that same year (High Spirits and Cocoon). He chose to do those movies over Police Academy.

Paul Brannon

Question: How did Wall-E get the VHS tape to play on an I-Pod?

Brad Premium member

Chosen answer: Analog-to-digital converter. The technology exists today. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog-to-digitalfor a long technical explaination of the device.

BocaDavie Premium member

Question: From what I can tell Jason went to the American embassy in Zurich, couldn't be bothered waiting in a queue, went through a door and got shouted at to stop, then ran up some stairs and climbed down the wall and escaped. What was his original purpose for going to the embassy?

Chosen answer: To avoid the local police. They were following him and he had an American passport, so it was the quickest way to escape.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: Jack does not meet the Black mugger/angel again after returning to his former life. He wakes up in his apartment the same date he fell asleep, on Christmas. Were Jack's experiences all a dream?

Chosen answer: More of an alternate reality. He really was living the life he'd have lived if he'd come back from his flight. The "angel" placed Jack in an alternate reality, then put him into the past in his original reality after he'd learned from his experience.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Just curious what was on page 47 that the President asked Ben Gates to help him with. Was it finding the City of Gold?

Chosen answer: It is never explained what was on the page. It was just a cliffhanger to set up for a 3rd movie, I think.

Question: I know this question isn't specifically related to the movie itself, but I thought it was something interesting to ask: There's a lot of buzz that Heath Ledger might get posthumously nominated for his role as "The Joker." If that happens, could he win? Or asked another way, how many actors have won an Oscar posthumously, if any, in motion picture history?

Chosen answer: Peter Finch is the only actor to have won a posthumous Oscar for Network (1977). Sidney Howard posthumously won Best Screenplay for Gone with the Wind (1939). James Dean was posthumously nominated for East of Eden (1956) and Giant (1957) but didn't win.

Myridon

Question: What did Ben Gates know about Mitch Wilkinson that made him know that Mitch "NEEDED" to find the City of Gold?

Chosen answer: It wasn't that Mitch knew anything about him, just that like himself family history was very important to him. Mitch needed to find the city of gold to redeem his family name in that it was his family that was traterious in the past not Ben's.

Boobra

Blood Sugar Sex Magic - S8-E3

Question: What does Romano sign to Reece?

Chosen answer: Take care of your dad.

Question: Early in the film, it appears as though Mr. Wink's metal hand can completely detach itself (note how it has to crawl back to him in the museum), yet he is killed in the Troll Market when his hand (and the chain attached) become stuck in the giant trash-compactor machine. Why did he not just detach his hand at this point, as he did earlier?

Chosen answer: The hand never fully detaches. It still has the chain connected to it when it was crawling back at the beginning. It simply crawled back until the chain finally drew itself in long enough to pull it in faster than it was crawling.

Garlonuss Premium member

Question: I am confused. Buddy has blood drawn in order to do a DNA sample and they get the results almost right away. Doesn't it take weeks for DNA samples to come back? If so, how can they get the results so quickly in the movie?

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: More than likely, it was done for storyline reasons. Since the results of DNA tests *do* take a while to come back, it slows the plot down to show them waiting. I guess, in a way, this situation calls for a suspension of disbelief; it may seem like it took no time at all, but in order to enjoy the film, you have to just accept that the necessary waiting period has passed.

Cubs Fan Premium member

Question: Is Buddy left handed or right handed? I'm just asking this because during the movie he acts left handed and then he acts right handed.

Chosen answer: I can think of two possibilities: (1) he suffers from cross-dominance, where he uses one hand for certain tasks and the oppostie hand for others, or (2) he's ambidextrous (which is a rare variant of cross-dominance), which means he can perform tasks using either hand with equal adeptness.

Cubs Fan Premium member

Question: Why does Zack have a blue SuperMart vest, when it seems like the other box boys such as Jorge have blue aprons?

Chosen answer: Some men prefer not to wear an apron, as they feel it is for girls not boys.

Je Souhaite - S7-E21

Question: What would the yellow powder in Scully's morgue normally be used for (when she doesn't have invisible dead bodies)?

Chosen answer: Judging by the color, it could be lycopodium powder. When sprinkled liberally on latex gloves it helps keep liquids from adhering.

Grumpy Scot

Question: I'm not sure if I was seeing things but during the fight between Hancock and Mary, when it goes all windy and stormy, at one point it cuts to some people who are screaming and running away. I thought I saw a figure that appears to be made out of rocks or similar material and about 10 foot tall, it wasn't our hero or heroine as they were not in that scene so what on earth was it?

Chosen answer: I saw it, too, and wondered. He's a street performer in L.A. that just happened to be around during filming. See: http://io9.com/5023487/hancock-giant-robot-mystery-++-solved

johnrosa

Question: Extended Edition: Why do the Army of the Dead try to crush Aragorn and others with the skull avalanche? They try to kill him, and then decide to help him. I don't get it.

Blibbetyblip

Chosen answer: They kill everyone that enters their domain. After Aragorn reveals himself as Isildur's heir they realize he can lift the curse, so they agree to help him in exchange for being released.

Phixius Premium member

Question: What is the movie that Wall E has on his iPod?

Chosen answer: "Hello, Dolly!"

Phixius Premium member

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Question: In the episode where Jackie goes to Roseanne's house and complains that she is overdue, she says something along the lines of she will be 80 years old with a 35 year old kid inside her. Well she lifts up her shirt and that pregnant belly looks real. Here's the question, was Jackie pregnant in real life?

Chosen answer: Yes she was. When Laurie Metcalf, who played Jackie, became pregnant during the series, her pregnancy was written into the storyline; her pregnant belly is real. At the end of the episode where Jackie gives birth, there is a photo of Laurie Metcalf in the hospital just after she had her baby.

raywest Premium member

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