Movielover1996

10th May 2022

Disclosure (1994)

Question: Was Garvin the actual mastermind behind the plan to blame Tom for the CD-ROM problems from the very beginning or was that Meredith's idea? It would be unwise for Garvin to have set up Tom from the beginning since he appeared to have confidence in the merger going through prior to the sexual harassment case. And if Meredith was going to make changes to cut costs, why would she not learn about how the drives work and any potential problems that she may cause?

Movielover1996

Question: What is wrong with Frank? He seems to have some mental illness considering his suicidal behavior and his random outbursts with his family and at the hearing at the end of the film.

Movielover1996

Answer: He's not mentally ill. He was an arrogant, high-ranking military officer who blinded himself in a stupid accident which ended his career. He is now bitter, lonely, and sad. His outbursts are fueled by his anger, regret and the total loss of his former life and independence. He has become so emotionally despondent that he wants to end his life. I have to add, this is Al Pacino, and his acting tends to be over the top in most of his post "Godfather I and II" movies.

raywest Premium member

25th Feb 2022

The Fugitive (1993)

Question: How did the police not come across the fact that Nichols drove Richard's car, meaning he had access to the keys to the house or that a phone call was made from the car while it was in his possession? Surely this would have been known or mentioned to the investigators since they had a timeline of Richard being at the fundraiser?

Movielover1996

Answer: Yes, but as is shown in the film, the police investigation was incompetent at best. They decided very early on that Richard was guilty, and did only the most rudimentary of legwork to prove their theory, while not following up on leads like this one that would just muddy the waters. Definitely a misstep on behalf of Richard's defense not to bring it up at trial, of course.

18th Feb 2022

The Fugitive (1993)

Character mistake: The investigators say that the prints found in Sykes' apartment belong to Kimble after dusting for them, making it clear they didn't use any equipment for fingerprint analysis or testing. No forensic investigator would confirm who the prints belong to until they run a thorough analysis. It seems as if they were basing the fact that they belonged to Kimble because they traced the call to the apartment, rather than acknowledge that the prints could belong to someone else.

Movielover1996

9th Feb 2022

Hostel: Part II (2007)

Question: In the bloodbath scene, is it really possible for someone to lose that much blood and remain conscious, even if barely? Not to the mention the fact that the person was a young woman.

Movielover1996

Answer: Probably not, but given the actual murder was only about 1 minute long, you could argue that with enough adrenaline, you might be able to stay awake just long enough for the scene to play out. Obviously, you should take the movie with a grain of salt since it's for entertainment, and they're exaggerating the volume of blood, the spray, etc. for the sake of cool visuals. In reality, your risk for passing out starts getting higher and higher as you hit 30%+ blood loss, and they say you experience organ failure and will probably fall into a coma when you hit 50% blood loss. But at the same time, I actually know a guy who recently had to get emergency surgery and an absolutely massive emergency blood transfusion after losing more than 50% of his blood internally... and he took himself to the friggin' hospital because he was feeling a bit weird and was worried he might have COVID. He didn't even know what was going on until he was examined. So stranger things have happened. The human body is weird.

TedStixon

13th Sep 2021

Common mistakes

Plot hole: Despite there being hundreds of witnesses, a villain who assaults someone or commits some other crime are not arrested or sued and are free to just walk away and live their daily lives as if nothing ever happened.

Movielover1996

13th Sep 2021

Common mistakes

Factual error: Mostly in horror films, people going through prolonged periods of physical pain or torture never fall unconscious. In reality, they would pass out much quicker under so much pain.

Movielover1996

11th Sep 2021

Disturbia (2007)

Question: Even if Turner planned to stage Kale's murder as a suicide, wouldn't the fact that someone who accused a neighbor of being a serial killer, only to turn up dead only hours later make Turner an immediate suspect? I would think that most serial killers wouldn't be dumb enough to risk having the person who accused them to turn up dead in only a few hours no matter if it was staged as a suicide.

Movielover1996

Answer: Being a serial killer, Turner is most likely a transient. When he starts to feel threatened (close to being identified as a suspect) or has committed several murders in one area without getting caught, he will sense the need to move on - relocate with a new identity. At least initially, he can portray himself as a law-abiding "gentleman" to reduce/ eliminate suspicion or buy himself enough time to flee the area and avoid getting caught.

KeyZOid

Answer: Turner might be considered a suspect based on Kale's accusation, but there would have to be solid evidence, for which there was none. More likely, it would probably be theorized that Kale's recent erratic behavior and emotional state is what led to his "suicide" and that he had become fixated on Turner and irrationally fantasized and falsely claimed that he was a serial killer.

raywest Premium member

6th Sep 2021

Double Jeopardy (1999)

Stupidity: Nick tries to get rid of Libby once and for all by sealing her in a coffin, but he never even bothers to properly check her for anything that she could use to possibly escape, which she ends up doing with a gun.

Movielover1996

26th Aug 2021

Disturbia (2007)

Continuity mistake: In the classroom scene at the beginning, on Kale's desk is a white book (likely a Spanish dictionary) that is lying on top of a red book and keeps changing position without him touching it. (00:06:45 - 00:07:10)

Movielover1996

26th Aug 2021

Unforgiven (1992)

Continuity mistake: After getting beaten by Little Bill, English Bob doesn't have much blood on his face. The next shot of him after Bill, the blood has changed pattern and there is a greater amount. (00:45:23)

Movielover1996

28th Jun 2021

Aladdin (1992)

Stupidity: When Jasmine finds out that Prince Ali is actually the boy she met in the marketplace, she seems to completely forget about Jafar telling her he had been executed. She never asks why he's alive, nor does she even bother to confront Jafar about his treachery.

Movielover1996

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Suggested correction: The fact Aladdin was alive only told her Jafar lied about it. When she is brought back by Aladdin to the palace it is still night, not long after that she is confronted by her father and Jafar who has him under a spell. She hardly had time to ask about the treachery, probably thinking to do it in the morning. It is there and then Jafar is exposed by Aladdin. She probably wondered about it, but didn't figure out the implications yet.

lionhead

2nd Jun 2021

Enough (2002)

Question: Why did Mitch want Slim (and Gracie) to remain a part of his life if he has no qualms about neglecting and cheating on her with countless other women. Why does he have such standards?

Movielover1996

Answer: Mitch wants to be in control. He will not tolerate Slim leaving him - he wants to be the one who leaves, if and when he chooses. I think that is also why he threatened to plant drugs and portray Slim as a drug user, so he can have full custody of Gracie. He would want to control where Gracie lives, and whether Slim could be with her.

Answer: A variety of reasons. For one, he'd probably want to keep his daughter close. Other reasons: abuse is about power and control. He controls Slim while she maintains the house, tends to his needs, raises his child, while allowing him to casually cheat with other women whenever he wanted and without any commitment. Their relationship also becomes a sick game to him in which he challenges Slim to try to end their relationship.

raywest Premium member

28th May 2021

Fear (1996)

Stupidity: In real life, David beating Gary would be a very big deal since it happened in front of many witnessed and on school property. He would at the very least be arrested or detained sooner or later, if not immediately, for things like assault and possibly reckless endangerment, and could very well have a lawsuit filed against him.

Movielover1996

28th May 2021

Batman and Robin (1997)

Stupidity: Mr, Freeze and Poison Ivy join together and plan to cover Gotham in freezing temperatures and plants, with none of them ever considering in the slightest that plants don't survive freezing temperatures, despite both of them being scientists.

Movielover1996

28th May 2021

Perfect Stranger (2007)

Stupidity: (SPOILERS) Despite knowing that Rowena killed the last person who was blackmailing her, Miles tries to use her secret to blackmail her into sleeping with him. Did he really believe that she wouldn't react with such drastic measures like she did before?

Movielover1996

29th Jan 2021

Vacancy (2007)

Continuity mistake: The telephone receiver in the motel room changes position without anyone touching it after the second call. (00:24:50 - 00:25:40)

Movielover1996

20th Jan 2021

Saw IV (2007)

Factual error: It would not be possible for the scalping device to scalp Brenda's hair in the manner that it does. Hair is too thin to withstand that much pressure when being pulled and would rip long before she began to bleed profusely. At worst, she would likely be bleeding a little bit in a non-fatal manner from having her hair yanked after it ripped.

Movielover1996

8th Jan 2021

Fear (1996)

Continuity mistake: The wound on David's back from being stabbed by the peace pipe at the end changes drastically. When we first see it, it is a very bloody wound on his upper back near his shoulders and head, but when we see it in the next shot, not only is it smaller and less bloody, but it also changes position to being further down in the middle of his back. (01:30:45)

Movielover1996

1st Jan 2021

Disturbia (2007)

Continuity mistake: After the first car accident, just before they are hit by the second car, the amount and pattern blood on Kale's face changes slightly at least once, most notably a large scrape on the side of his face that seems to almost disappear. (00:04:10)

Movielover1996

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