MikeH

30th Nov 2016

Taken 2 (2012)

Continuity mistake: When the man in the white shirt is shot in the back, he's shot once, but there's two bullet holes.

MikeH

9th Nov 2016

Air Force One (1997)

Chosen answer: He fell out the back without a parachute when the door blew open. We see him both tumble off the ramp, and another shot of him falling from below.

jimba

Chosen answer: Xavier can read minds, so it's assumed he knows about the murders.

Chosen answer: Charles wants Erik to use his powers for good, but if he kills Sebastian Shaw, this may lead him down a darker path (which ultimately ends up happening).

Casual Person

3rd Oct 2016

American Beauty (1999)

Question: When Carolyn threatens to divorce Lester, he asks on what grounds. I thought there was no fault divorce in 1999. Can someone please explain?

MikeH

Chosen answer: Lester is saying that she has no reasons to put forth to a judge and will look foolish. In doing so, her threat of divorce is empty.

Greg Dwyer

29th Sep 2016

Up (2009)

Question: Why wasn't Carl put back in the retirement home at the end? A court order is a court order.

MikeH

Answer: He was. In the series of images we see him surrounded by old people.

Chosen answer: Who's to say he wasn't? The film ends after he takes Russell to his award ceremony, so we won't know.

Continuity mistake: In the Crazy 88 fight, when The Bride stabs a bald Crazy 88 member, at first the sword is to the left of his tie, but when we see a closeup, it's to the right of it.

MikeH

Question: Why did Sophie have blood on her mouth before The Bride cut her arm off? And why didn't she try to fight back or run away? Why didn't anyone else try to stop her?

MikeH

Chosen answer: Just before that, we saw her in the bathroom, oblivious to the Bride's presence, and the Bride about to get the drop on her. It's safe to assume that the blood on her mouth was a result of whatever the Bride did to her off-screen between that moment and when she presented her to O-Ren. It's hard to "try to fight back or run away" when your assailant is brandishing a katana and is literally the deadliest person in the world with that weapon. And plenty of others tried to stop the Bride...she just killed them all.

Question: What did Batman mean when he said to Bane "Then you have my permission to die"? I know he was repeating what Bane said to him earlier, but does that mean he was going to kill him?

MikeH

Chosen answer: It was probably on his mind. Not sure if he would have actually done it, but he needed Bane to tell him where the trigger was, after that maybe he guessed Bane would die anyway, having failed his mission. It could be either that Batman kills him indirectly, he commits suicide or he gets the death penalty. (Also, plausibly, he could have been hinting that Bane will inevitably die of natural causes after a long, dissatisfying life in prison, a reversal of how Bane attempted to defeat Batman in the same fashion).

lionhead

Question: What accent did Sweeney have? It sounded like he was from a foreign country but moved to America when he was young.

MikeH

16th Aug 2016

Licence to Kill (1989)

Question: Why did MI6 shoot at Bond after he refused to give them his gun? Surely it's not worth killing one of their agents over. And why did M say there's too many people? There was nobody around.

MikeH

Chosen answer: At that moment, he was not one of their agents; M had just stripped him of his licence to kill and suspended him. So he was, essentially, a rogue agent about to escape...of course they were going to try and stop him. M stopped them because 1) they were in an MI6 building in the middle of an American city and gunfire would have drawn unwanted attention (perhaps giving away the location to enemy agents), and 2) unlike the faceless security forces trying to shoot Bond, he had a personal relationship with Bond and didn't want to see him injured or killed.

16th Aug 2016

Licence to Kill (1989)

Chosen answer: No, they were not having an affair. He just liked her.

raywest Premium member

16th Aug 2016

Licence to Kill (1989)

Other mistake: When Loti is shot three times, all three bullet holes appear on her at the same time.

MikeH

10th Aug 2016

Taxi Driver (1976)

Other mistake: When the woman at the theater gives Travis his Cola, she never pours it. (00:09:25)

MikeH

10th Aug 2016

Taxi Driver (1976)

Question: When Travis first entered the porn theater, why was it blurred? Was that Martin Scorcese blurring the picture to avoid an NC-17 rating, or was the porn movie supposed to be blurry?

MikeH

Chosen answer: It could be for several reasons. As you pointed out, it could be to avoid an NC-17 rating, though Scorcese could easily have used scenes that were not specifically pornographic. It may also be to keep the audience's attention focused on Travis and what was is going on in the scene and not be distracted by any pornographic material. Also, if you are referring to when the movie was being aired on TV, then any pornographic materials would have been blurred out to comply with FCC standards. Nudity and pornography cannot be shown on general TV stations.

raywest Premium member

10th Aug 2016

Taxi Driver (1976)

Question: At the end when Betsy is in the cab, it seems like Travis says hello ages after she got in. So it seems like that scene is imagined. Is it?

MikeH

Chosen answer: No, it just seems that Travis had no idea what to say to Betsy and after a while, a simple hello is all he could manage.

Dra9onBorn117

Question: A few questions about Snape's death: How did Voldemort slice Snape's throat with his wand without saying anything? Where exactly did Nagini bite Snape? Did he die from wounds or from venom?

MikeH

Answer: Nagini kills Snape by biting him in the neck, it was in the movie.

Chosen answer: More magically advanced wizards do not need to speak the name of the spell to cast it. In the books, Harry and other students spend time learning how to cast spells silently. It is not specifically explained how Nagini kills Snape, but most likely it is a combination of various bites over his body and the venom.

raywest Premium member

Other mistake: When Paolo is shot dead, there's blood dripping down the rocks he's lying on, but there shouldn't be. The rocks are under his shoulder, and he was shot in the back, and a little blood dripped out sideways. And there's no blood on his shirt where his body is touching the rocks.

MikeH

7th Aug 2016

Copycat (1995)

16th Jul 2016

Pay it Forward (2000)

Continuity mistake: When Trevor is stabbed, lots of blood drips down his shirt, but when he's on the ground there's just a small spot of blood.

MikeH

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