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Question: How did Kate learn that Albert and Hitch were friends?

Question: Where and how did the elders meet?

Answer: They met in the modern world at a grief support group. Each had lost a loved one to an act of violence.

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Question: What happened to Loki? Does this mean he's now alive?

MikeH

Answer: The Loki from the original timeline is dead, but the 2013 Loki that is imprisoned on Asgard is presumably alive and well, and the 2012 Loki that escaped with the Tesseract is alive and supposedly, this version of the character will be the focus of his own upcoming Disney+ series.

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: The Loki who escaped is in a different timeline, so he will not encounter the "main" versions of the characters. This version of Loki will appear in the new series.

Question: Does Beetlejuice kill the young Girl Scout?

Answer: I think you're thinking of the musical, there's no Girl Scout in the movie. As for the musical, after the girl plays up her heart condition and how a minor shock to her system could kill her, she ironically survives her encounter with Beetlejuice just fine.

Brian Katcher

Question: How did Frank know Carl wouldn't open his wallet?

MikeH

Answer: He didn't. He took a desperate gamble that he could distract and then emotionally disarm Carl's normal defenses.

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Question: Would Karen have died if she went into the store?

MikeH

Answer: The film leaves it ambiguous...it can be interpreted either way. She may have simply been being paranoid, but the circumstances, and Jimmy's behavior, were very suspicious.

Question: What is the outcome of the game in Oslo, Norway?

Answer: The Americans beat the Soviets. Two days later, the team defeated Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.

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Question: Is it possible to dig yourself out of a coffin?

MikeH

Answer: Technically, yes. However, you'd have to be in a (rather flimsy) wooden coffin, which is unlikely, unless you live in the past; you'd have to punch your way out before running out of oxygen, which is also unlikely (even with years of martial arts training that specifically included how to punch a hole in wood at very close range); and you'd have to escape before the roughly 65 cubic feet of dirt on top of you poured into the coffin and suffocated you anyway. Finally, Beatrix definitely gets some help through editing, which you won't have.

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Question: Why was Otto suddenly written out?

MikeH

Question: What are the names of the three sisters?

Answer: According to Riordan Wiki on Fandom, they are the Grey sisters, Anger (Deino), Tempest (Persis or Perso), and Wasp (Pemphredo). They are the daughters of minor sea gods.

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Question: What happened to Will and Malcolm?

MikeH

Answer: At the end of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, they and the other surviving humans there packed up and left after the events. We don't know where they went.

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Question: Why did Vulture spare Spider-Man at the end?

MikeH

Answer: Several reasons, the Vulture isn't really a super villain, but a man trying to provide for his family after being cheated by the government. He also can make Peter Parker squirm with fear knowing that he's Spider-Man. What will he do with that knowledge.

Question: How is the underage nudity legal? I mean how was it legal to show underage nudity in the movie? How is it not child pornography?

MikeH

Answer: As long as there are no touching or actual physical contact with a child, even simulated sexual act, it is legal.

Question: Why did Rose throw the necklace?

MikeH

Answer: The necklace is called "The heart of the Ocean." While in the middle of the ocean, Rose had her heart captured by Jack Dawson. Rose returned the diamond to the ocean in the exact place where her heart was taken by Jack. As she says at one point, "A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets"

Ssiscool Premium member

Answer: She basically gave it back to the ship. It was a symbolic gesture towards Jack as basically he died because of it.

lionhead

Question: Why would 911 put them on hold?

MikeH

Answer: They wouldn't in real life. This was a plot contrivance.

raywest Premium member

Answer: There could be a serious major event happening nearby where all the resources needed to be sent ASAP. The 911 operator had to prioritize and assumed the current caller's emergency - whatever it was - was less urgent. There could have been a shortage of operators for whatever reason.

KeyZOid

Question: Why was Paulie against drugs?

MikeH

Answer: Because he didn't want his operatives turning into junkies, getting compromised, and putting him in legal trouble...which is exactly what happens with Henry.

Question: What happens to Nick the Greek?

Answer: Its left ambiguous deliberately but he either decided to lie low after finding out he was involved in stealing Rory's weed or, more likely, Rory killed him.

The_Iceman

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Question: How old are the boys?

MikeH

Answer: Start to end Malcolm: 11 - 17 Francis: 16 - 23 Reese: 13 - 19 Dewey: 7 - 13.

Question: How did Loki survive?

MikeH

Answer: We aren't told for certain, but Loki mentions in Thor: The Dark World that there are secret ways out of Asgard. He may have known that the well he plunged himself into was a wormhole.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: Couldn't Nigel have attempted to return the jewel himself instead of sending Dr. Bravestone and his associates to do it?

Answer: No, he couldn't. As the other answer indicated, Nigel is not a person, he's a character created by Jumanji, and his entire purpose in the world of Jumanji is simply to deliver instructions to the players and welcome them into the world. It would undermine the entire game for him to try to return the jewel himself.

TedStixon

It would be pretty pointless to send Dr. Bravestone and his associates to return the jewel, if Nigel attempted to the jewel himself.

Answer: Nigel, being an NPC, doesn't have the skills necessary to get to the shrine. He knows the group does, and that's why he sends them.

LorgSkyegon

Answer: Nigel might actually be being selfish "Van Pelt will kill anyone who has the jewel, so instead of sacrificing myself, since it's my fault he found it, I'll give it to you guys and put you in danger. Cheerio."

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