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Question: What exactly is Preacher's role in the group? He only has a few lines and never appears to be really doing anything of use.

Kyle G.

Answer: He's one of the scientists who works with Jo tracking tornadoes, gathering data, etc. He's a minor character, and therefore plays a lesser part in the story but is a part of the scientific team.

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Question: Why did they spend all that time using a laser to cut open the door at Fort Knox just to open the door next to it? It does not make any sense?

deanva

Answer: Why doesn't it make sense? They need both doors open to facilitate access to the depository, and since they have no key or passcode, they cut one out completely to get inside. Once they do, they can open the other one from the inside as normal, which they do. No time or effort wasted.

Question: Since Yukio obviously didn't love Sato, how is it an insult to his honour for Mr Miyagi and Yukio to marry?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Marriage isn't always about romantic love and many are entered into for a variety of reasons, and depending on the culture, there are many different views and beliefs regarding what constitutes wedlock. Just because someone wasn't in love with their spouse, does not mean they didn't respect that person, their union, or the overall institution of matrimony.

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Question: Why happened to make Mr. Miyagi so sad after talking to Daniel's mother?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Returning to LA from Okinawa, he'd just found out that the apartment he was working at (from Part 1) was being torn down, therefore putting him out of a job. He was sad when taking one last look at the room he had to leave now with no job.

Question: Why didn't Joaquin's father appear in the movie when he was remembered by the townsfolk? Shouldn't he be in the land of the remembered as well?

Answer: According to Jorge R. Gutierrez, Joaquin's father is not in The Land of the Remembered but in The Land of the Unknown due to another one of Xibalba's bets.

Answer: I believe the reason is that his dad isnt dead but wants the town to believe he is. I believe Chakal is his dad many things in movie suggest so.

Jorge R. Gutierrez has already confirmed that Chakal is not Joaquin's father, but might actually be his uncle.

Question: Why did Luke take his weapons into the cave right after Yoda told him not to?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Out of his fear of possible danger and facing the unknown. He didn't yet fully trust everything Yoda told him.

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Question: Why did they have to have Patton slow down?

Answer: The Allied High Command had to slow Patton down for two reasons: first, he was advancing so quickly across France he was outrunning his fuel and supply lines, leaving the resupply units vulnerable to attack and risking Patton's army being cut off from its supplies and strangled by the Germans. Second, British General Montgomery griped to Churchill and Eisenhower that Patton was getting priority, and Montgomery said he needed fuel so he could launch his own attacks via Operation Market Garden, the seizure of bridges in Holland across the Rhine river.

Scott215

Question: What kind of explosive were they putting in the socks when making the sticky bomb?

Answer: They say they have enough Composition-B (RDX and TNT) to blow the bridge twice, but when they take the explosives to put into the socks the crates say TNT. So its either Comp-B or TNT that they use.

lionhead

Question: Why didn't the NCAA let freshmen play football before 1971? What were their reasons for not wanting freshmen to play?

Answer: The original idea was to force Freshmen players to gradually adapt to both a tougher form of football and the tougher academic requirements of college.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: *Spoiler alert* Towards the end, Loki goes into Odin's treasure vault to get to the Eternal Flame and summon Surtur, who then destroys Asgard. We don't see Loki being rescued from the treasure vault. Thor assumes he is dead because he seems to be saying goodbye on the ship that has everyone escaping Asgard. How did Loki escape while everything was on fire?

Answer: In the shot at the very end of the spacecraft the Asgardians are on (after we know Loki is OK) we see the ship they stole from the Grand Master docked to the top of it. Loki flew that ship to the vault, presumably landed as close as possible, placed the crown in the eternal fire, and in the brief time it took for the fire demon to grow, had time to escape the vault, get back in the ship, and fly to safety. I thought Thor was assuming Loki would choose to go his own way rather than rejoin the others, and was pleasantly surprised that he decided to come along too.

Answer: He may have used the Tesseract which has been in Odin's vault since the end of The Avengers, which we know can be used to teleport from one place to another.

Friso94

Question: How accurate is Patton's temper?

Answer: Very accurate, almost spot on, as veterans who served under him during WW2 would attest after seeing the film "Patton." The real life difference between actor George C. Scott and the real General Patton was his voice- unlike the gravel voice that Scott possessed, Patton had a high voice that would get higher the angrier he got.

Scott215

Question: Why were John and some of the other football players jealous of Radio? Why did they hate him in the first place?

Answer: The players (and their fathers) were jealous of Radio because Coach Jones began spending a lot of time with him. The players believed Coach Jones was neglecting them. The players immediately disliked Radio from the start for two reasons: his refusal to return the lost ball in the beginning irritated them and his mental disability was a source of ridicule.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: When Lily was sorted into Gryffindor why did she give Snape an awkward smile?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: She did not smile at him in particular. She was smiling in general, due to her nervous excitement about attending Hogwarts and being sorted into her House. Also, if the Sorting was performed in alphabetical order of last names - as it was in Harry's first year - then she was being sorted before Severus. Her last name, Evans, would be called before his. She did not yet know that he would be placed in a different House. After he was placed, she might have felt more awkward.

Question: Why does Flynn say, "If you do this, you will die?" Why does he think Rapunzel will die if she heals him?

Answer: Because she will lose her freedoms being trapped in the tower. So essentially she will die.

Answer: I came to this forum specifically to find that out. Your answer totally makes sense, however him saying that was very distracting and at that moment you want to be caught up in the drama and not taken back by going " hey what was that about? what does he mean?" I think it's just poor judgment on the writer's part. But now I know...thanks.

Question: In a scene with Rogers, Erskine describes the serum as "good becomes great, bad becomes worse." At the time (as revealed on his medical sheet at the start), he had several things like heart conditions and asthma. Wouldn't these be made worse by the serum?

Answer: No what Erskine meant were personality traits, not physical traits.

lionhead

Question: Could you really use tracer rounds in the type of machine guns the Germans were firing during the Normandy scene at the beginning of the movie, as seems to be the case?

Answer: Absolutely. There were tracer rounds in ammo belts for the MG42.

lionhead

Could you fire incendiary rounds as well?

Yes, an MG42 can fire incendiary rounds.

lionhead

Question: I've only ever guessed this but am I right in thinking that the reason Harry wasn't expelled from Hogwarts because they thought he'd be safe from Black only there? Is that also why they wouldn't overlook Harry's Hogsmeade form not being signed?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Harry's protection from Black was always the first priority, but the reason Harry was wasn't expelled from Hogwarts was because he never did anything that warranted permanent dismissal. The incident with Aunt Marge was provoked by Harry's family and Dumbledore never would have held him fully accountable. Any other school rule-breaking on his part was never anything more than what other students had engaged in and resulted in being punished in an appropriate way. The school would never have overlooked Harry's unsigned form. If a parent or guardian did not sign it, then the school would not allow a student to participate in any activity that needed parental permission. That was the rule.

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Question: I've heard that this movie shows some Ron and Hermione moments that weren't in the book, can someone please tell me what they are?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: The moments are brief but important to those who ship Ron and Hermione. Basically, it's just a few moments where Hermione gets scared and instinctively grabs Ron's arm. That's literally all it is. It happens twice but Ron only reacts the first time. And one more, in the original timeline, when Buckbeak supposedly dies, Hermione shields her eyes behind Ron's shoulder and wraps her arms around his neck while crying.

Question: If everyone believed Sam killed Alan, why did the homeless man at the factory think differently?

JohnShel91

Answer: The homeless man seemed to have known Sam a bit better than others. He also took over the factory building so it's possible they were friends and he'd have more accurate info about Sam.

Chosen answer: Because not everyone believed the rumor.

Question: Why didn't they take Snape with them when they were leaving the shrieking shack?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Because he'd been knocked out by Harry's spell. Either he'd wake up on his own, or someone from Hogwarts would have been sent to fetch him. Ron was the one who needed immediate help because of his leg. Also, Snape would still be trying to apprehend Sirius if he was brought with them.

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