Timothy Conard

6th Aug 2018

Rush Hour (1998)

Question: What is the significance of the phone call from China that Consul Han receives after his daughter leaves for school, when no one answers? (00:10:10)

sarvate3

Answer: I believe that they were confirming he was still there, possibly in an attempt to ensure he and he daughter were not together in the car to school. If he was present with her, then that would ruin the kidnapping and extortion situation.

Timothy Conard

16th Oct 2016

Die Another Day (2002)

Question: In the hotel scene in China, Bond throws the ashtray at what is believed to be a mirror but is actually a 1 way mirror where the guys had cameras. Were they trying to shoot a sex tape or something?

Answer: This was the 20th Bond film and there are a number of references to previous films throughout. This scene references From Russia With Love, where agents of SPECTRE film Bond and Tatiana for their blackmail/murder/suicide plot to both kill Bond and steal the Lektor decoder. Bond sees it coming this time, though - it's most likely just the Chinese security service keeping him under surveillance.

Captain Defenestrator

Answer: Since the Chinese government agent at the reception area recognized Bond as a British spy, they wanted to keep tabs on his activities and understand why he was patronizing the hotel and showing up in the area unannounced.

Timothy Conard

Question: When asked if she would allow a group from the senate to go to Naboo and investigate her claims, Amidala says "no" and asks for a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Valorum. Why? Unless I interpreted this incorrectly they were offering to go and look into the situation. Why not say, "great, let's go" and they would have seen what was happening? Also, what would have been an acceptable course of action for her? This didn't make any sense to me.

Charles Fraser

Chosen answer: She was sick and tired of no action being taken. She wanted them to do something about it now, not send people out there to investigate, that would take too much time. This is coupled with the notion that Palpatine was somewhat brainwashing her into believing that Valorum was a poor/incompetent leader, and that following Palpatine's cause/actions was the best way for help.

Timothy Conard

18th Oct 2004

Rush Hour (1998)

Question: In the card room, in the back of the bar, what exactly does Carter say after telling his cousin that the only reason he hasn't busted him is because he is his cousin?

14th Apr 2004

Rush Hour (1998)

Question: At the end of the movie why does the main villain (the one who makes all the ransom calls) wink at Jackie Chan while holding him at gunpoint?

Answer: It doesn't have any real significance. Just his way of letting Lee know he's in charge and happy about it.

Timothy Conard

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