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Question: Because the film has gun violence, some mild cursing, and a bit of drug use, should it have a PG-13 rating instead of PG?

Answer: There was a lot of complaints over the PG rating and many people felt the smoking should have made the MPAA give Rango a PG-13, or even an R, rating. The gun violence seen was not deemed not intense, most likely since it was animated animals. Profanity is allowed in PG movies if they do not use "sexually-derived" expletives. It seemed the MPAA decided the film was not glorying smoking. The MPAA seems to allow tobacco use in a PG film if the film's setting is one where smoking for adults is the "norm", such as films set in the 50's where it was common for adults to constantly smoke, even at work (for example the film "Hidden Figures" was rated PG despite smoking being seen). Since the animals seen smoking in Rango are considered to be adults (it would be different if it were teenagers or children seen smoking) and smoking was common in the old west, it was granted a PG rating, although I was unable to find anything were the MPAA defended the PG rating status. (And while Rango is set in modern day, it's an homage to an old western were the animals in the town are living as if it's still the old west).

Bishop73

Question: Why is it necessary for Commodus to order the deaths of Maximus and his wife and son? Why and how is Maximus a threat?

Answer: Emperor Marcus Aurelius told his son, Commodus, that Maximus would be his successor and the next Emperor instead of his son. This angered Commodus and he killed his father before the Emperor could name his successor. Commodus then ordered for Maximus to be executed, partly out of hatred and fear that Maximus may have already been told that Marcus was going to name him as his successor. Out of jealousy, hatred, and anger, Commodus also ordered Maximus' wife and son to be killed. In real life, Marcus granted Commodus the rank of Imperator and made him co-Emperor before his death and there was never a question who the successor would be, plus General Maximus is a completely made up character and never existed in real life. So this hatred of Maximus and fear of not being Emperor was made up just for the movie, so it's hard to say exactly what threat Maximus may have been if left alive.

Bishop73

Question: Why did Jonas steal Bill and Jo's idea? I remember the movie very fondly and I don't think it ever explained why he did.

Answer: He didn't steal their "idea", he stole their machine and method for getting sensors inside a tornado. He stole it because it was a good design, better than the one he had, and apparently Bill and Jo were too wrapped up in chasing twisters to patent it.

Question: After Hansel saves the children, where do they go? Do they just run into the forest, trying to get back to Augsburg?

Question: When the brothers make their big entrance at the concert, why are the crowd silent - is that explained anywhere?

Answer: Because they were enjoying the show already-Cab Calloway just brought down the house with Minnie the Moocher, and they have no idea who these two are. So they have no reaction, and wait to see if the brothers are any good. And as we see, they quickly get back into it.

Question: If Edward is now part of the team, does Hansel know that he saved Gretel from Berringer and his goons?

Question: Would the plan John used to help Laura escape really have worked? If not, then please explain why?

Question: I don't understand this, if Donkey's true love is the dragon, why did he turn into a steed instead?

Answer: He turned into a steed. The director said that she turned into a Pegasus.

Greg Dwyer

Answer: The potion says that both the one who drinks the potion and their true love will "be fine" So Donkey and Dragon were both changed. Although we don't see her until the end It is said that she turned in to a Pegasus.

Question: I don't understand this, if Donkey's true love is the dragon, why did he turn into a steed instead?

Answer: He turned into a steed. The director said that she turned into a Pegasus.

Greg Dwyer

Answer: The potion says that both the one who drinks the potion and their true love will "be fine" So Donkey and Dragon were both changed. Although we don't see her until the end It is said that she turned in to a Pegasus.

Question: In real life, can you really get away with anything if you have diplomatic immunity?

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Answer: In short, diplomatic immunity would prevent a host country (such as the United States) from charging a diplomatic agent or diplomatic staff member with any crime (if they've been granted immunity). However, the agent's home country may waive immunity if the crime is deemed serious enough or the home country can prosecute the agent themselves. However, the host country can still expel a person with diplomatic immunity from the country and ban them from returning. And while diplomatically immuned people have committed serious crimes in the past, diplomats are usually seasoned and respected civil servants in their countries and can damage their careers if they cause any embarrassment while visiting a host county and tend to comply with local laws and customs out of respect.

Bishop73

Question: At Thunder Road, how old is the woman that starts the race? She looks about 50.

Answer: I believe you are asking about Cha Cha, who was played by Annette Charles. Annette was 30 (or about to turn 30 if her scene was shot before her birthday in March). It could have just been the make-up she was wearing that made her look older. And if it seems weird to use someone that old to play a high school girl, Olivia Newton-John was also 29 at the time of filming.

Question: Why did the first sail boat the ship hit explode?

01:38:20

Answer: There is no logical reason for it and it is purely for cinematic theatrics. It's a movie myth that cars, boats, etc. immediately explode upon impact. In real life, explosions rarely happen that way.

raywest Premium member

Question: What song is sung at the Oscorp festival?

Answer: My Nutmeg Phantasy by Macy Gray.

Bishop73

Question: What is the significance of the birds?

Question: What was Conker's reason for killing the baby dinosaur? The little guy did nothing to him.

Answer: The baby dino was just a sacrifice to the Dino god statue and had to be killed. Although in the game Conker seems to know the slab will kill the baby dino but didn't know he was sacrificing him for a reason. And the player only performs the sacrifice because of the in-game clues given about what to do, but no explanation seems to be given why Conker apparently kills him without knowing why.

Bishop73

Question: What does Thomas mean by "There are some children who are pillars of flame that burn everything they touch and there are some children who are just pillars of ash that fall apart when you touch them. Me and Victor, we were children born of flame and ash."

Answer: He's basically saying that Victor is strong and standoffish and he is weak and sensitive.

Greg Dwyer

Question: What's the soundtrack that's heard in the mess hall, when Elgyn picks up a rifle and hears the Xenomorphs killing the Auriga crew?

EK8829

Detox - S1-E11

Question: Why wasn't the naphthalene poisoning noticed when tests were run? It's easily detectable through blood tests, and scans.

Grandpa Jack - S9-E4

Question: This is a question without a knowable answer. But I wonder if anyone has thoughts as to why we hear nothing of Elliot's mother? Jack and Elliot are estranged. Elliot's mother, Bonnie (originally played by Rosie O'Donnell), acknowledged to Jack that she is a lesbian in the original run of the series. So, when Elliot marries a conservative woman, moves to Texas, and makes plans to send his gay son to a gay conversion camp, where is Bonnie in all of this?

Michael Albert

Children of the Gods (1) - S1-E1

Question: I thought that you could only travel one way through the gate, but in the pilot, the bad guys come through, kill the military guys, then go back though without dialing a new wormhole.

Answer: You can only travel that way. The wormhole closed after Apophis forces came through (as can be seen during various scenes). Probably they also brought a mobile version of a DHD got get back (this indeed can't be seen).

Christoph Galuschka Premium member

They have been various times where the stargate has been dialled without use of the DHD of the dialing computer.

Dan23

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