quinnnmallory

29th Jun 2020

Wall-E (2008)

Question: Why would an escape pod have a self destruct?

quinnnmallory

Answer: In addition to the other answer, which I agree with, someone might also be escaping while carrying some type of vital information for which they are willing to sacrifice themselves to prevent an enemy from obtaining it.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Been a while since I've seen this movie but to answer your question...an escape pod would have a self destruct to allow the person inside to end things if all hope is lost. For example if you have no food or water and are just flying through space with no rescue in site. You may just want to end it instead of suffer.

oldbaldyone

29th Jun 2020

Wall-E (2008)

Question: WALL-E was apparently designed to be highly durable to the point of being able to withstand being struck by lightning twice. So how was AUTO able to incapacitate him with a mere stun gun?

quinnnmallory

Answer: The "mere" stun gun seems to have been designed to incapacitate robots (such as the "problem" robots freed by Wall-E earlier), and also lasts considerably longer than a flash of lightning...AUTO shocks Wall-E for several seconds. Besides that, the lightning scene is played for laughs, while the other is dramatic, so some suspension of disbelief is at play.

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.