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Question: At about 37:14 in the movie, while Shrek and Fiona are running through the castle, there appears to be a giant book in the background that seems very out of place. Can anyone explain what it is doing there? I don't have high enough resolution to read any of the text.

Answer: It's a cookbook - the book is open to a chapter reading "Knightly Treats" and has a list of ingredients (for the nearby stew pot) and cooking instructions underneath that. The other page shows a drawing of a knight and where to cut him up, with the phrase at the bottom reading "Choice Cuts".

CCARNI Premium member

Question: Was the neck snapping scene an homage to the comics? In order to save Superman from mind control, Wonder Woman killed a villain by snapping his neck, much to the anguish of Superman. Did the writers of MOS create this similar situation to parallel that comic book scene?

Teru_Kage

Answer: Superman snapped Zod's neck and killed him along with the other 2 kryptonian villains way back in Superman vol.2 # 22 October 1988.

Chosen answer: Nothing, as of yet, has come from the writers acknowledging the similarity. Coincidence at best.

MasterOfAll

Question: This question is a plot hole question pertaining mostly to the films and slightly to the books, and wondering whether or not what I think is a plot hole really is. At the end of this film Bella tells Jacob that she loves him. In the book this didn't happen. Then in Eclipse (both the film and book) Jacob spends the whole time trying to convince Bella that she loves him. In this film Bella also tells Jacob that although she loves him, she will still choose Edward over him, and in Eclipse (the film) she basically repeats that statement by saying that her feelings for Jacob don't change, that she loves Edward more and will marry him. I am aware there two different directors for New Moon and Eclipse so could that be the reason for my confusion?

Answer: The change in directors makes no difference as the plot is based off the book. Bella loves Jacob but she feels that she cannot survive without Edward, and therefore loves him more.

kristenlouise3

Question: I have this on DVD, but I'm sure a scene was cut out, on the video was there a scene where Archie was standing there naked and the family walk in, and Wanda comes down, kisses him, and leaves?

Answer: Haven't ever seen a deleted scene of this. It's more likely that Wanda slipped out an upstairs door or window.

Captain Defenestrator

Answer: It is in the deleted scenes of my Blu-ray. After early test screenings it was decided to make Wanda less cold and calculating and actually fall for Archie. The scene no longer fit with the new characterization.

Question: How come Kim didn't own up about the burglary? If she really cared for him she would have told them the truth.

Answer: Probably because she was afraid of getting herself and all her friends in trouble with her. Her boyfriend is unpredictable and violent, she could easily be afraid of him.

Answer: My feeling is that being so fundamentally religious that she was almost happy to finally die, and meet God as she believed.

Answer: She was also crucified, which makes her feel connected to Jesus.

Brian Katcher

Question: Jonathan Kent dies of a heart attack. So why does he look at his arm in shock before he collapses? What does that tell him?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Massive heart attacks are often preceded by pain in the left arm before it is felt elsewhere. The aorta, the main artery leading away from the heart runs down the left arm. There can also be pain in the right arm, but the left one is more common.

raywest Premium member

Show generally

Question: Do the actors perform their own stunts on this show? If not, they did a great job of casting look-alikes.

Answer: It depends. If you watch the action scenes in slow motion, you can often tell if it's the actor or a stunt double. Leo Howard seems to do a lot of his own fight scenes and acrobatics while many of the fights and flips by other characters are done by doubles; although occasionally Olivia Holt will perform a simple flip or fight.

Both Leo Howard and Olivia Holt have black belts and completed their own stunts.

Chosen answer: This is a very old expression meaning that if someone, anyone, does nothing but work all the time and never takes time for recreation or relaxation, they will become a dull, uninspired person. Jack, the main character, is twisting the expression in a malevolent way as his mind and body are being taken over by evil ghosts. It's origin was from typing classes, used as a sample phrase for children to articulate movement across the keyboard.

raywest Premium member

Question: While talking to Xavier, Viktor and his girl reference a movie that they hold the box of. You never see what it is or hear them say it. She says 'I never understood why he let the King live in the end.' What movie are they talking about?

Quantom X Premium member

Question: When Alex walks by the guys, Mace yells out 'Porn horn!' Is there any significance to him saying that in regards to the case or anything? Or is it just dementia babble?

Quantom X Premium member

Question: When Hydell takes Hock's gun and the shooting starts, what causes the explosion? (00:16:55)

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: They are in a space station prison. Most likely the bullet from the gun hit an oxygen tank or line and caused a spark. Pure oxygen is highly explosive.

Quantom X Premium member

Question: After Talia orders Foley and the other cops to be gunned down, Foley's body is shown and he doesn't appear to have any bullet holes in him. Even with his black uniform you can see that his clothes don't have tears. Although it's possible that he was shot in the back, wouldn't the type of guns that are on the Tumblers be powerful enough to cause exit wounds?

Phaneron Premium member

Chosen answer: Almost certainly, yes, in fact, if the weapons demonstrated by the original Tumbler give any guide, his body would likely be severely damaged if not torn apart completely. However, as we don't actually see the precise circumstances of his shooting, we can't say that he was hit by one of the Tumbler's guns; given the intact state of his body, it seems far more likely that he was gunned down using a smaller weapon carried by one of Talia's remaining henchmen.

Tailkinker Premium member

Answer: He was hit by the tumbler. It wasn't included in the final cut due to how graphic it was when filmed.

Question: Was the child with the sack over his head, who attacked the mother and locked her in the bathroom, Simon or one of the children (ghosts)?

Answer: It was Simon. He had found the mask in Thomas' little house and attacked her while wearing it because he was angry she had fought with him. We know it is him as the boy in the mask is wearing Simon's shoes, and later on when Simon is found he is wearing the mask.

Question: When the sharp shooter said to Ramirez, "That's my boy", was that meant to imply that Ramirez is actually his son?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: No, this is explained when O'Mara recruits Kennard. Kennard says that nobody would work with Ramirez because of his Latino heritage, so Kennard took him under his wing. And while he did that, he also taught Ramirez to shoot just as good he can, because before that, Ramirez was a lousy shot.

Friso94

Question: When Ezekial attacked the Howard rocket and he beat Iron Man down, why didn't he just kiill Iron Man then? Besides obviously that ending the movie right there.

Quantom X Premium member

Question: How does the adamantium bullet erase Wolverine's memory? They say in the movie that it wouldn't kill him just erase his memory, I don't understand how.

pepino81

Chosen answer: The bullet pierces his skull and tears up his brain. He can heal from the wound, but the memories that were held in those sections of the brain are not restored because there's no record of them in his DNA.

Garlonuss Premium member

Question: Does anyone understand how the function of the architect works? As told in the movie, the architect creates the world of the dream, and then the subject is brought into that dream and fills it with their subconscious. So doesn't that mean the architect must be the main dreamer, with the subject and others acting as the participants of that dream so that the architect can set the infrastructure for the subject to populate? Otherwise, the story would need to explain how the architect has the power to override the dreamer's dream framework.

Teru_Kage

Chosen answer: The architect designs all of the dream layouts then teaches those layouts to the people who will be the main dreamer for each level. They could be the main dreamer on one of those levels, but by having the architect teach the layout to different people, that means that the architect can move into each successive level along with the group and you can always have someone in the group who is very familiar with the layout of each dream level.

Garlonuss Premium member

Question: If Vanellope's true rank is princess, how come she doesn't know or remember?

Answer: When King Candy went to delete Vanellope's code making her a glitch, he also locked all of the stuff the racers and citizens knew about Vanellope in a chest. Since Vanellope was also one of the racers, she would have forgotten everything about herself.

Casual Person

Question: During the clock tower scene at the end, why is it necessary for the DeLorean to be going 88mph at the exact moment lightning hit the clock tower? When the Delorean was struck by lightning while it was in mid air at the end of the second film, it wasn't going 88mph at all, yet it was still shot through time. Seems the Delorean could have been parked in the street in front of the clock tower connected to the wire and just wait to be struck by lightning and sent back to 1985, no?

Carl Missouri

Chosen answer: The DeLorean was spun on its axis at 88mph when it got struck by lightning, that's what caused the backwards 99 and the time jump. Unbeknownst to Doc he'd accidentally switched on the time circuits.

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