Jason Hoffman

26th Sep 2019

Grease (1978)

New this month Question: Why did Principal McGee look so upset during ChaCha and Danny's dance?

New this week Answer: They had mentioned as part of the rules that any vulgar dancing would result in disqualification, so I think her reaction wasn't just displeasure about the dance moves, but she's stressed and on the fence about whether or not to step in and disqualify them.

New this month Answer: They were dancing in a very suggestive manner, and it made her uncomfortable.

Jason Hoffman

New this month So what? She could've had it broken up, them tossed out but logic's not used in musicals.

Rob245

New this month Breaking them up and tossing them out, that was not as easy as you make it sound. Before the contest started, McGee even said rule #3 was "tasteless or vulgar" dancing will be "disqualified," however she was not judging the contest. Despite McGee's uneasiness with Danny and Cha Cha's very suggestive dance moves, she chose not to have the popular pair disqualified. Rydell's dance was being televised, and at that point Danny and Cha Cha were the only two dancers left on the floor, surrounded by everyone else's exuberant enthusiastic support.

Super Grover Premium member

New this month She was not judging the contest nor was she enforcing the rules, thus making her powerless in this situation.

24th Sep 2019

Toy Story 2 (1999)

New this month Question: After seeing Woody with Buzz's arm unattached, why did Slinky leave Woody with everyone else at the window when earlier he believed everything Woody did was by accident?

New this month Answer: This is a scene from Toy Stoy 1, but the severed arm proves to them he has hurt Buzz, something Slinky and some others didn't believe yet. They just think that confirms it.

lionhead

New this month But didn't he think he accidentally knocked him out of the window and unintentionally hurt him at the time?

New this month Yes, he along with Rex and others thought he didn't do it on purpose despite what Mr. Potatohead said. Until they saw him with the severed arm. Then Slinky went along with the group.

lionhead

New this month But how would seeing Buzz's arm detached change thinking it was an accident?

New this month Slinky likely thought, quite reasonably, that Woody wouldn't be using the arm as a prop if it had been an accident.

Jason Hoffman

New this month Woody using the arm as a prop was enough to convince Slinky it wasn't an accident.

Jason Hoffman

New this month Answer: Slinky finally believed that Woody really had gone mad with jealousy about Buzz being Andy's new favorite toy and gave up on him.

18th Sep 2019

The Karate Kid (1984)

Question: What did Johnny mean when he said to Ali "Maybe we can call a truce?"

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

New this month Answer: He's asking for them to make peace and stop arguing.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Why wasn't Fury in the final battle? Or Hill?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Being regular humans without powers or highly advanced technology, they may not have been able to fight properly against Thanos' forces.

LorgSkyegon

Neither did the Asgardians.

The Asgardians were there and they are superhumans.

lionhead

The remaining Asgardians were there.

Anastasios Anastasatos

New this month Answer: Spoilers! Given what we see in Spider-Man: Far From Home it may be that they were offworld doing other vital work.

Answer: Since any reason given would be speculation, the easiest explanation is that they had something else to do in this, the one and only future where the Avengers won against Thanos.

Jason Hoffman

Question: At the Christmas parade, What is Mickey Mouse doing with Dorothy when all the Wizard of Oz Characters shoo him away?

adamjustus

Answer: He appears to be trying to either tickle her or "feel her up." Either way, it's unwanted and the other performers shoo him away.

Jason Hoffman

Answer: It's unclear exactly what he was doing but it appears Mickey may have been a little too "up close and personal" with Dorothy, and the others are shooing him away.

raywest Premium member

Question: On Mustafar, why did Anakin think he was on the light side aside from the Jedi if he helped Palpatine earlier but now planned to overthrow him?

Answer: He's confused and becoming corrupted by the dark side. The dark side is making him see everyone as his enemy, including Palpatine.

Jason Hoffman

People who do bad things don't always consider themselves as evil. Hitler and Thanos are good examples...they are doing what they think is best for the world, even if those things are unfathomable and largely considered evil. Anakin thinks he is becoming more powerful and in doing so, can save Padme. In his arrogance and with nobody keeping his emotions in check, he has become arrogant and believes he is the most powerful force user ever. He thinks he can make the world a better place and that the things he has done are to that end. Overthrowing Palpatine is part of the Sith way and would be a logical step for his current mental state.

oldbaldyone

16th Aug 2019

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Question: Where does Peter put his clothes when changing into Spider-Man? And is he usually just getting rid of them, except if it's like a suit (as seen after the elevator scene)?

Answer: We see him bundle his clothes and use webbing to secure them. Presumably, he does this every time and just retrieves his clothes later.

Jason Hoffman

1st May 2014

Star Wars (1977)

Question: When C-3PO meets Luke, he says that R2-D2 claims that they are both the property of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Since both of their memories were erased at the end of Revenge of the Sith, how could R2-D2 remember belonging to Obi-Wan but C-3PO doesn't?

Answer: Only C-3PO's mind was wiped - if you listen to the dialogue, the order given specifies "the protocol droid" for memory erasure; R2-D2's memory remains intact. That being said, as neither droid in fact ever belonged to Kenobi, it's fairly clear that Artoo is simply being devious in the hope of being taken to the intended recipient of the message that he's carrying, a lie that he could have told quite readily even if his memory had been wiped at some point.

Tailkinker Premium member

Answer: At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Bail Organa said to wipe 3PO's mind. He didn't say anything about R2. In fact, R2 laughed at 3PO's reaction. Why would he do that if he was being wiped as well?

Answer: R2 D2 did not have his memory intact. Princess Leia gave him specific orders to find Obi-Wan and give the information to him and him alone. Since the information is in the Droid and it belongs to Obi-Wan, therefore he belongs to him.

This is speculation. If we consider Revenge of the Sith, it's plain R2's memory was not wiped. If we only look at what's in A New Hope, there's nothing to indicate it was wiped. In fact, R2's behavior suggests he knows far more about what's going on than C-3PO.

Jason Hoffman

Question: When Hulk has the Infinity Gauntlet, Tony tells Hulk to snap back everybody that Thanos killed. Why not just snap Thanos and his army first and then snap half the world's population back to life? If Thanos had been snapped first, then they wouldn't have to worry about him anymore.

Answer: Bruce snapped everybody back before they even knew 2014 Thanos had traveled into the future to attack them.

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: It's important to remember Tony's motivation as well. He was reluctant to even try because he now had a daughter and didn't want to risk losing her or Pepper. When he reminds Banner, he tells him not to try anything other than bringing everyone back in the present because he doesn't want him to rewrite history, potentially removing his daughter.

Jason Hoffman

Answer: No guarantees they'd get two goes at it. They likely figured it was more important to bring everyone back and hope they can take on Thanos conventionally. Although if I remember rightly, they have no idea Thanos is back before they snap anyway - last they heard they'd chopped his head off, end of story.

Question: How could Bellatrix possibly have recognised Neville?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: She's seen a picture? Been given his description? There are any number of possibilities.

Jason Hoffman

Answer: I'd say this is a deliberate movie mistake to provide plot exposition. Bellatrix was one of the Death Eaters who tortured Neville's parents into permanent insanity when Neville was a young boy. It's unlikely Bellatrix would recognize Neville on sight, but this reminds us of her involvement in the Longbottom family tragedy, and shows that Neville's fighting Voldemort and the Death Eaters is personally motivated.

raywest Premium member

7th Aug 2019

Hulk (2003)

Question: Whenever Bruce transforms into the Hulk, why is he always in his underwear? Other versions of the Hulk depict him in full pants so why would Bruce's pants also rip along with his clothes when transforming into the Hulk, leaving him only in his underwear? Maybe this was due to the fact that the crew wanted to make the Hulk more stronger and more bigger in this film.

John Carlos

Answer: First, he isn't always in his underwear. In one transformation he's in purple pants, and in another he's completely nude. As to why, it's likely because the filmmakers realised it's unrealistic that Bruce would always be wearing pants that could withstand the radical change in size. Also, as we see the hulk grows larger physically when he becomes more angry, and at some point no fabric will stay in place.

Jason Hoffman

22nd Jan 2015

Return to Me (2000)

Question: What is the purpose or the story behind the little stuffed dog that appears in so many scenes? It's on the table when the guys are playing poker, it appears in the bowling scene too.

Answer: Presumably it's a favorite mascot of the group. There's likely no backstory per se, it's just something the filmmakers did to add to sense that these people have been together for a very long time.

Jason Hoffman

20th Jul 2019

Thor (2011)

Question: Presumably the only people on Asgard that are worthy of wielding Mjolnir are Thor and Odin. Why isn't Frigga worthy? And since Loki isn't worthy, shouldn't that have tipped off Odin that his son wasn't exactly noble, or would he just pass it off as Loki not being worthy because he is mischievous?

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: Worthiness is a tricky thing. Not being worthy doesn't mean you aren't a good, brave, honest, or sincere person. There may only be the tiniest flaw or doubt that can prevent you from moving Mjolnir. For example in Age of Ultron Bruce Banner, an intelligent, honest, sincere, and genuinely decent person is unable to move it. He simply lacks some aspect of being worthy.

Jason Hoffman

19th Jul 2019

The Incredibles (2004)

Question: What work does Mr Incredible actually do for Mirage after he's fired from Insuricare? There's the montage of him working out and getting a new car, supposedly from earning cash working for Mirage. But what was he actually doing for her? We never see it. He didn't fight any Omnidroids.

Answer: My impression was that he wasn't working at all. He got a large payment from them for fighting the first omnidroid. After that he simply pretended to go to work, when in fact he was spending his time getting in shape (and buying things).

Jason Hoffman

Answer: Mirage and Syndrome kept him busy with small hero work (probably staged like his first mission) until they have the new Omnidroid ready and test it on him again.

lionhead

16th Jul 2019

Mr. Mom (1983)

Question: After the scene where Jack convinces Kenny to give up his "woobie" for a couple days, he's in the kitchen and throws some noodle like things into a boiling pan. They immediately boil up and start to go in every direction soon looking like a mop head. What was it he threw in that pan and why did it react that way?

Quantom X Premium member

Answer: Deep-fried rice noodles. I believe they're known as cellophane noodles. That's actually how they react. You heat oil in a pan and when the noodles hit the oil they "explode" like what you see in the film.

Jason Hoffman

11th Jul 2019

Robocop (1987)

Question: How many rounds does Robocop's gun fire?

Answer: In fiction for the character, it's stated to have a 50 round capacity. This may not be canon, since during the shooting range scene when he finally stops shooting, the round counter reads 141 and he is not shown to stop to reload. In reality the gun used was a modified Beretta 93R, which has a 15 round capacity,.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Did Professor Hulk bring back the original Infinity Stones with the Blip?

DetectiveGadget85

Answer: No, his snap simply restored all the people Thanos' snap eliminated. They discuss it before he snaps. Tony reminds him to not try to do anything other than bring the people back.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Why did Ace lie about killing the Terence brothers?

Answer: He's a fraud and he's trying to impress people and create a reputation. Most of what he brags about is likely either made up or was actually done by someone else.

Jason Hoffman

Question: When Damien killed Mark, he screamed and started to cry. Was he truly upset that he killed him, or was he putting on a show for his aunt and uncle?

Answer: Damien is still very conflicted, having thought of himself as a regular boy his entire life. While he is slowly embracing his nature, he hasn't lost his emotions, and he's crying because he's actually sad that he had to kill his friend.

Jason Hoffman

Answer: He was truly upset, as he had not come to terms with being the Antichrist yet.

Jukka Nurmi

Question: How did Thanos get to the present timeline? Wasn't Nebula left with just one dose of pym particles, which she used to get back?

Answer: It shows Nebula presenting the vial of Pym particles to Thanos, it's probable that he (or someone like Maw) was able to reverse engineer the particles so that they had their own supply to use.

Answer: 2014 Nebula would have needed the vial to power her future self's suit to get to 2023 so she could impersonate her. But Thanos would have had to re-create enough of the particles so that the time tunnel could lock onto his ship and pull it through.

Vader47000

Answer: She used the excess Pym particles that Tony and Cap brought back.

lionhead

Is that your own personal interpretation of it? They don't show it in the movie, unless I am mistaken. And it should be Thanos to use the Pym particles to jump into the Quantum dimension, how does she having the particles in the present affect it?

Her robotic fingers seem to be red as they go into the machine, implying they're making use of the Pym particles. And they had Nebula's "GPS" unit they all wore on their hands - given Thanos' technology they could presumably have copied or adapted it in some way to work with the ship, positioning it in time and space if nothing else.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Yes that's my interpretation. The machine works differently than the suits. She did a lot of modification to it as well before activating it. She somehow managed to get an entire ship transported to the future in a matter of minutes. The only logical conclusion is that she used Pym particles to power the machine and then pull the ship through.

lionhead

No. Thanos on his end, would need those particles to get small and enter the Quantum Realm. Like the others.

DetectiveGadget85

Answer: The directors have addressed this and confirmed that Thanos gave the Pym particles to Ebony Maw (a brilliant scientist) who then reverse engineered them and created more.

Jason Hoffman

Answer: He could have gotten the Pym particles from Pym himself. Likely by force. He has Nebula's memory and saw their whole plan. But, the official answer that came out was Maw reversed engineered them.

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