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Question: Why did Nicki want Rachel dead?

Answer: She admits that while high on drugs she had a fit of jealousy and hired an assassin to kill her sister.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Why did Catherine target Nick? I know he's a big douchebag, but that can't be the only reason right? Was it to get revenge against Beth for once and all for leaving her?

Answer: Because she's insane? And very ill. And dangerous. A pure bred psychopath. She got off screwing with him, his head. She has a degree in effing with you. Beth was just a bonus. Unlucky. Collateral damage. Unfortunate. Catherine was, is a clinical psychopath. She had no reason. Or it was fun for her. She was one twisted broad. An evil dame. (IMHO).

Alan Keddie

Question: What's with the scene where the cops drive towards the Nakotami building, but then turn around? Didn't Hans order 911 to be called so the FBI could be called out?

Answer: It was all about timing. Hans' plan did require having the police and the F.B.I. involved eventually, but John McClane set off the fire alarm before Hans was ready for the authorities to intervene. That was why Hans then ordered Eddy, the terrorist impersonating the security guard at the front desk, to call 911 and cancel the alarm.

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Question: Couldn't Adam, and Jamie have made ten magnets with the same diameter, but much longer than the other ten circular magnets they used? Those type of magnets would be able to contain a lot more energy, and generate more pull than the circular ones they used.

Answer: Maybe so, However as is shown on the show, they often mess up or make silly errors.

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So, why don't they try to make stronger magnets?

Sometimes budget or recording schedule doesn't allow.

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Question: Did Magneto get his powers back because the cure is not permanent, or is he just to powerful to be cured?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: The implication is that the cure was ineffective. Magneto has full control of his powers by the time we see him in the mid-credits scene of "The Wolverine." Rogue, who also received the cure in this film, has her powers back in the extended edition of "X-Men: Days of Future Past," which takes place in the same timeline as this film up until the very end of it.

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Answer: The cure is only temporary. The Rogue Cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past makes this explicitly clear as Rogue has also regained her powers after taking the cure.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: During "Joe's Coin Bit", how can the team hear Joe humming? Race car radios are activated by a button on the steering wheel. If he's doing it unconsciously because he's "pushing close to the edge", why would Joe push the button to transmit?

David George

Question: Why was Toulouse crying at the end of the Elephant Love Medley? If I am correct he was sitting on a balcony eating and drinking when singing the words "How wonderful life is, now you're in the world." Is it just that he is happy about his dream of finally getting the Bohemian Play? Is it a potential that he is in love with Christian or Satine. Another possibility is that he just happy seeing Christian in love, since Christian previously stated that he had never been in love before?

Answer: The way I saw it, that was Toulouse in present day singing, after the death of Satine etc.

Question: Throughout the course of the movie, why is Ian so obsessed with making money off the Chipmunks? After all, he lives in a mansion, has an outdoor pool, a nice car, and a group of house servants, and if he has enough money to afford that many extra toys for the Chipmunks when they arrive, any extra diamond or ring shouldn't be a problem for him.

Answer: Ian is a greedy "business man", no matter how much money he has he will always want more.

Question: Does anyone how many times they had to retake the scene where Gary Busey asks Tommy Lee Jones if he looks like he needed a psychiatrist? Tommy Lee looks so serious when he says "not at all." I just can't see him doing that part and still keeping a straight face. Are there any outtakes or bloopers from the film?

LarryA

Question: How did Trigger accidentally fire his crossbow simply by patting it?

Answer: It's called a hair trigger, when a weapon of any kind can go off with the wrong kind of knock, very sensitive to touch.

Answer: There are two possibilities. Roman crossbows from medieval times, used throughout Europe, used a rolling nut trigger system. This is different than a modern day crossbow with a pistol trigger. The trigger, which looks like a lever, sits in a notch on the nut. Through use, this notch could have been worn down so that the crossbow misfired when he hit it on the side; because the nut was allowed to spin, releasing the bowstring. The other possibility is when he hits the side of the crossbow, it almost looks like the trigger hits his belly, and since there's no trigger guard, it fires.

Bishop73

Question: How did Prince John work out it was Robin Hood who robbed his royal coach?

Answer: Either he figured it out on his own or Sir Hiss told him.

How would Sir Hiss know that it was Robin Hood who robbed the royal?

Question: In the missile scene, the missile goes head on with the jet, and Stackhouse almost dodges it. Wouldn't Stackhouse have had no time to react given how fast missiles are?

Answer: By judging the times correctly he would have stood a chance of dodging it. Albeit a very slim chance.

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Question: What were the Serbians' motives for killing the citizens in Bosnia? Why did they hate them?

Answer: It was primarily religious and cultural difference. Serbians are primarily Orthodox Christian, Croatians are mostly Catholic, and Bosnians are majority Muslim.

Greg Dwyer

Question: Shouldn't Piquet have been punished for his bad attitude towards rescue missions, and for only caring about the peace treaty?

Answer: It's a matter of perspective. Piquet was interested in keeping the peace treaty, and therefore saving thousands of live more than he was interested in the two pilots.

Greg Dwyer

Still, shouldn't Piquet have been punished for only caring about the lives of thousands, and not about anyone stranded down behind enemy lines?

Question: Why didn't the guys being interrogated in the hotel just tell the cops about the toy gun that was used? 4 of them knew that it was that gun that was shot out the window and another 4 knew that the gun existed, but they all choose not to mention it. Any reason?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: I think at 1st they didn't want to answer as they don't talk to police, but as it went on their lie just got bigger and the hole they were digging got so big they could not get out. They also figured the police would not believe it was fake and they would be in loads of trouble if they admitted there was any kind of gun. They call it a toy gun, but it is not really a toy as it's a starter gun.

Adam Busuttil

Question: Did Adam survive?

Answer: No.

Answer: No, his decomposed corpse is shown in the second film.

Answer: No he didn't survive however he was mercy killed by Amanda Young.

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Question: Questions about Sandman's theme: Does anybody know its background? Also where is a good place to look for similar ones? It sounds like a combination of the theme for Dell Frye's creature and Godzilla 1998's theme.

Answer: The theme was composed by Christopher Young, who took over from Danny Elfman to compose the score for the film. As for looking for similar tracks, I'd recommend checking sites like Amazon and Spotify and looking for motion picture scores (not soundtracks, scores) for moves like this and other superhero films or films with monsters. There's really nowhere to look for tracks specifically like this, but I'd say just look around and start listening to film scores. There's a lot of really great ones out there.

Question: If Bellwether's plan was to make predators go savage, why did she use the serum on Mr. Otterton instead of using it on Manchas who was a predator?

Answer: Otters are carnivorous and are therefore predators. They mostly prey on fish but also eat other aquatic animals such as frogs, crayfish, and crabs.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Why does the lady in the post office where Johnny Depp got his UPS package acts strangely when she sees him (I assume he was shooter in this moment) once again in the grocery? The lady tried to flirt with him before. I didn't get why suddenly she's too uncomfortable with him in that scene.

John Edther

Answer: The woman was afraid of him because by that time, it was pretty well-known in the town that Mort was suspected of having murdered his missing ex-wife and her fiance, but it had not yet been proven.

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Question: Why does Bourne check into the hotel and leave his passport when that would only attract the police, and all he wanted to do was check out room 645?

Answer: Bourne was a bit disoriented and distracted from the flashbacks, so he may not have been thinking as as usual. When he entered the lobby, the clerk immediately asked if he needed help, so he probably figured checking in was the least suspicious way to get to the room. He also didn't pick up any recognition or suspicion from the staff, as the police notice didn't arrive until after he had gone upstairs.

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