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Question: I'm not sure, but do the security guys, especially the one behind the desk, know about the people inside the village?

Chosen answer: It isn't very clear, but the movie does give the impression that the guard in the shack (played by M. Night Shyamalan) probably knows, while the younger guard definitely did not. However, the young guard probably knows now... he obviously believed that Ivy lives in the sanctuary, and when he asked her name, he almost definitely noticed that she shares the same last name as the sanctuary (as seen on the guard vehicle).

Gabbo

Answer: Aha! It makes sense now...both the elders of the village and the older security guard represent the "old way" and the younger guard meeting Ivy was innocence coming together to help one another. Which is what the village wanted to preserve.

Question: Where exactly does it say the school's family motto?

Chosen answer: Hogwarts' motto ('Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus' - 'Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon') is never overtly stated in either the books or the films. It appears on the title page of all the books however, as part of the school crest.

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Question: What is the significance of the dead 7-year old boy in the opening scene of the movie? Does it have anything to do with the 7-year old mentioned on Shyamalan's newspaper?

Chosen answer: No, they establish early in the movie that the boy died of a disease. The reason Lucius keeps requesting permission to go to the town to get medicine is to prevent someone else from getting the same thing. They are very effectively cut off from the outside world. The purpose of the newspaper report and radio news heard in the guard shack is to lend credence to their motives for establishing the village (ie, to escape a violent society).

Gabbo

Question: When the Rohirrum surround Legolas, Gimli, and Aragorn, Eomer gets offended when Gimli says, "Give me your line, horsemaster, and I'll give ya mine." In the book, Gimli says that Eomer has little wit which causes him to reply by saying the bit about Gimli's height. Why didn't Peter Jackson leave that line in. It would have made much more sense as to why Eomer lost his temper.

Chosen answer: It's actually 'give me your name, horsemaster...' but that's beside the point... The 'little wit' comment was made as a direct result of Eomer being dismissive of Galadriel, and Gimli firing up in her defence ('you speak evil of that which is fair beyond reach of your thought, and only little wit can excuse you') - for reasons of simplicity, and not making the scene overlong and complicated, PJ & co decided to have the tension between Gimli and Eomer based simply on pride.

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Question: Does anyone know what the music is called that is used in the blooper reel on the second disc of the DVD?

Chosen answer: The makers did not give it a name.

Question: This may seem like a silly question, but I was wondering where I can get a black catsuit (with the matching boots) like the ones the girls were wearing during the bank heist scene?

Chosen answer: Frederick's of Hollywood or Victoria's secret might carry them.

Grumpy Scot

Question: When Storm is talking to Nightcrawler about his scar art, and the conversation is led up to anger, why did she walk out of the room just after he asked her how she could be so angry and beautiful at the same time? Did she have to do something, or was she just leaving for the sake of leaving? (Although if a guy told me I was beautiful, I would stay around...).

Chosen answer: Well, I don't know what version of the film you're watching, but, in my one, she doesn't walk out - there's a couple more lines of dialogue (about anger helping you survive and about faith). Jean then calls Storm, telling her that she's picked up a comm beacon, and only then does Storm leave - which is to be expected, as she's heading back to the controls.

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Question: In one of the trailers for King Arthur there is a scene with Arthur kneeling on the ground on his knees in the field with all the mounds, holding Excalibur and saying 'Lord, guide my hand and Excalibur' (you can find it in the new trailer on the 'King Arthur' website), but this scene never appeared in the film, why?

Chosen answer: This often happens. The director chooses scenes for the trailer, then decides to cut them from the theatrical version of the film. Look for it in the deleted scenes section of the DVD when it is released.

Question: It was mentioned that a deleted scene/shot featured a raptor escaping the ship as it crashes into the dock. What was supposed to happen to the raptor? Were there scenes planned with the raptor attacking people in the city? Was it a feeble attempt at setting up for sequels?

Chosen answer: In the book, the raptor was not discovered by the crew. It was spotted by Tim and Lex back on land. The y radioed to the crew and the boat turned around. And this scene actually coms from the book "Jurassic Park," not "Lost World."

Question: Hey, what do we know about Nightcrawler's past? I know he can't remember the whole Stryker experience, but before that? Like, when he was in Germany?

Chosen answer: From the movie, very little, other than the circus references. From the comics, quite a bit. Kurt's actually Mystique's son, his father, according to a recent storyline, being some sort of demon-like mutant who dated back to biblical times. Abandoned by Mystique at birth, when she was chased by a mob, the baby Nightcrawler instinctively used his teleporting to escape. He was taken in by a gypsy witch, who raised him as her own son. She ran a travelling carnival, in which Kurt appeared - an obvious parallel to the circus mentioned in the films. Ultimately, Kurt decided to strike out on his own - a decision that ended with Charles Xavier having to rescue him from a mob and recruit him into the X-Men.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: I know this might seem kind of silly, but I'm just curious - if the Ring makes its wearer invisible, why didn't it make Sauron invisible?

Chosen answer: Because Sauron has power over the ring, not vice versa. The ring has many more powers than invisibility. That is just the only one that most people can take advantage of. It is a way of showing how the ring is so powerful that it will obscure all those who can not control it. In the book, it didn't make Tom Bombadil invisible because his magic is older than the ring itself.

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Question: What exactly is Anthony Kiedis doing on his bed when Keanu Reeves looks in the apartment before the big shoot-out? Is he listening to music, shooting up heroin or (as my pals suggested) is he jacking off whilst watching the woman in the nearby shower?

Chosen answer: He is listening to music and just getting getting really into it.

Toolio

So Totally Spaced Out / Microphoney - S3-E9

Question: Why do the giggle pies keep tickling Timmy? It didn't seem to matter to the plot at all.

Chosen answer: Neither do Cosmo's random comments, but they're funny.

Question: Did or didn't Sonny kill Lanning? If he did, how did he do it? What was the promise he had to give?

Chosen answer: Sonny killed Lanning. Lanning had designed Sonny with the ability to opt out of the Three Laws when he deemed it absolutely necessary. Lanning forced Sonny to promise to do Lanning a favor, then told him the favor was to throw Lanning out the window. Forced to keep his word by Lanning's own programming, Sonny overrode the Three Laws and tossed Lanning out the window.

Phoenix

Question: When Mushu is using the panda for a horse, he says something along the lines of "Have you never seen a black and white before?" What does that mean?

Chosen answer: In the US a lot of the police vehicles have traditionally been black and white. That is what Mushu is referring to.

Nikki

Question: What actually happens at the end? I assume that the whole plot of the film was Nancy's dream but what happens at the end with the car and Nancy's mom pulled through the window? Was that a dream too?

Chosen answer: The point of the ending is that this question is left unanswered - the classic horror movie ending.

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Question: What would happen if Lucy stayed up all night and she was with Henry? Would she all of a sudden forget him or would it happen very slowly?

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Chosen answer: Apparently, she loses all her daily memories when she enters a full sleep, so keeping her awake would have given them a chance to see each other for longer periods.

Joshua Skains

Then my question is what about the naps during the day that she takes?

Naps would reset her brain like any other sleep.

Question: In the movie there are two different types of eye-scanners. The cops and the spiders use a beam of light that has to scan a person's eye for 1-4 seconds to identify the person. Yet advertisements, stores, and the subway use eye-scanners that can identify a person in what seems like 1/16th of a second (similar to a camera). Does anyone know if both types of eye-scanners exist, and if so, why are they different?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: Retinal scanning does exist and is actually in use, but not at the level shown in the movie. The "Ad" scanners are less accurate and not definitive, while the police scanners can provide absolute identification. It's the difference between identifying someone by their face vs. running their fingerprints.

Question: Does anyone else's DVD freeze for a second, right after Brooks says, "I wanna see that kid in the net who wouldn't take the test"?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: I don't recall any intentional "freezes" when I saw this in theaters. I don't have the DVD but I'm assuming your talking about a layer change, if this scene is about halfway through the movie. It's a common thing on many DVDs when, on a dual-layered disc, the laser begins to read the other layer.

Nick N.

Question: During the gambling game at the beginning, one of the rules is 'an open man can't see a blind man'. This seems an insane rule - it means that as soon as one player has their first win, and thus has more money than everyone else at that instant, he should always play blind. If others play open, they can't call him (that would be 'seeing' him), they lose if they fold, so all they can do is raise - and since he has more money, he can then raise back, and keep going until they are unable to raise further (and have to fold, because they still can't 'see' him). The only way to prevent this is to play blind themselves, so after the first win, EVERYONE would play blind. Is this really what's intended?

Moose Premium member

Chosen answer: If you are playing blind, you obviously aren't allowed to see your cards, nor exchange any cards. So if I'm playing open, I've seen my cards (and only me) and after the first round of betting I can exchange some or all of my cards. Statistically I'm now going to have a much greater chance of having a better hand than the blind man. Both players know who's likely to have the best hand, so it's a very brave gambler that plays blind for more than a couple of rounds. Imagine betting hundreds or thousands of pounds on cards that you haven't seen versus a hand that your opponent has managed look at and change. The rule an open man can't see a blind man tries to even up the odds, and make the game more interesting. It's literal seeing, rather than poker terminology.

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