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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.

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.

Phixius Premium member

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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.

Lummie Premium member

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.

Psirens - S6-E1

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.

Jean G

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.

Answer: The mannequin does move https://youtu.be/kV38z72-dp4 It probably didn't happen. Will Smith is hallucinating, but we can see his hallucinations.

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.

ChiChi Premium member

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.

Ssiscool Premium member

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 .

shortdanzr Premium member

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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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 Premium member

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 Premium member

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