Trainman

17th May 2022

Toys (1992)

Question: How Did Leslie escape from the Sea Swine pit?

Trainman

Question: How come the animals didn't get attack by the Darkness too along with the humans?

Trainman

26th Mar 2022

Liar Liar (1997)

Question: After Fletcher beats himself in the bathroom, he describes himself to the judge what his attacker looks like. Didn't the guy who walked into the bathroom report the whole thing after seeing Fletcher beat himself up?

Trainman

Answer: The person that saw Fletcher do that is probably totally unrelated to the trial going on. He was kind of freaked out by the whole scene so it's not unlikely he just left the building.

lionhead

8th Mar 2022

Better Off Dead (1985)

Question: Why did the basketball teams at the cafeteria eat baby food?

Trainman

24th Feb 2022

Critters (1986)

Question: Why does Brad take the blame for Charlie for shooting April with the slingshot? If he tells dad that Charlie had done that, he would've told him it was an accident.

Trainman

Answer: Charlie had become a chronic drunk and the town considered him a crackpot with his claims about alien abductions being foretold through his dental work. Even though it was an accident, he could have been declared incompetent and a danger to himself and others; he possibly could have been involuntarily committed. Brad is protecting him.

raywest Premium member

23rd Feb 2022

Jumanji (1995)

Question: When Carl found his police car smashed into the tree, shouldn't the airbag be deployed?

Trainman

Answer: I'm not sure about Carls cruiser because he appears to be the only Officer in a small town, I doubt very much he's getting into high speed pursuits. However, in my cruiser I have the option to disable the air bag system. This is due to the possibility of the air bags deploying if a suspect vehicle stops and then deliberately backs into the pursuing cruiser.

Answer: It should have deployed, that model Caprice came with an airbag standard. Airbags will sometimes fail to deploy due to equipment malfunction.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: What is Hannibal doing on the fifth floor and what is he's shooting at when 3 shots were heard after he kills two guards and escape?

Trainman

Answer: Hannibal swapped clothes with one of the guards (Pembry), cut his face off, then threw him down the elevator shaft and fired several shots. He was trying to make the arriving police believe that Pembry had shot and hit Lecter as he tried to escape. He then put Pembry's face over his own, posing as him and was placed in an ambulance. As per his plan, the police believed it was Lecter on the roof of the elevator, until they opened the roof hatch and saw the removed face. By then it was too late, and Lecter had killed the ambulance crew and escaped.

Sierra1 Premium member

27th Jan 2022

Human Zoo (2020)

Question: Why can't the contestants be released after they cross their arms that they quit as the TV producer said?

Trainman

7th Jan 2022

Tommy Boy (1995)

Question: Why can't the kids at the back of the school bus just tell the driver to stop for Tommy instead of letting him chasing it?

Trainman

Answer: He was the fat kid. I was teased in school for being the nerd who wore glasses and read books.

Answer: Because they're being mean and wanted to watch Tommy chase the bus.

Bishop73

He's an overweight doofus, which makes him a prime target for bullying.

Phaneron Premium member

4th Jan 2022

Howard the Duck (1986)

Question: Why is the secretary was so rude to Howard when he tried to find the job?

Trainman

Answer: As she said to Howard, she believed that he was using his "outlandish" appearance to be unable to find work and collect money through unemployment. She's probably dealt with people who did the same thing and was eventually sick of it.

31st Dec 2021

Home Alone (1990)

Question: How come Kevin never told his parents or his family about the Wet Bandits? He also never told them in the sequel either.

Trainman

Answer: If your kid came to you and said he single handedly captured to two robbers, you'd believe him.

Answer: He never tells them onscreen, nor does the movie give any indication that they know, but realistically, Kevin was a witness to their crimes, and he would be called in to give statements and testimonies in order to put them away. So his parents would have to know about his encounters with them, otherwise it would be a major plot hole. Perhaps the film-makers thought it would be funnier and more in line with his character for Kevin to be secretive about it.

Phaneron Premium member

Not necessarily. The police caught them red-handed and one of the cops said their habit of flooding houses was proof as to which houses they hit. It's possible no-one knew Kevin's connection.

Brian Katcher

Mr. Marley, the elderly next-door-neighbor, knew about it. He, too, was also a witness. It's highly unlikely that it would not come out that Kevin had some involvement. The burglars did break into the McCallister house, further adding to their crimes.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why can't Kevin just call the police that Harry and Marv is about to rob Duncan's toy chest at midnight instead of stopping them himself?

Trainman

Answer: There is no reason other than it would be an incredibly boring movie if he did that. Obviously that's what one would do in real life, but if one buys that Marv and Harry can survive the multiple fatal traps they encounter, then one can suspend disbelief enough to accept a questionable decision to advance the plot.

Answer: I think it's the same reason he didn't call the cops in the first film, he was afraid of the cops because he committed a crime himself. While it could be considered a stretch, it's not really explained in the films. In the first film he is chased by the cop for stealing a toothbrush and in the second film the hotel has found out Kevin was using a stolen credit card, so he flees. Of course, he ends up calling the cops in the first film and makes a recording of their confession for the cops in the second film.

Bishop73

Answer: What cop would believe a little boy that he knows that two escaped convicts, he single handedly captured before, we're going to rob a store.

Police are required to follow up on reports. They can't just disregard a report because they think it's unlikely.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: When Scott and Charlie are at the North Pole the first time, why did the elf with the pole ignore Scott's talking? Is he deaf?

Trainman

Answer: The elf on top probably ignored him as he was in no position to answer him. The elves seem to have a stratified society [i.e. some make toys, Judy provides food/beverage, some do security etc.] so it was most likely his job just to punch in the code so the sleigh would descend. With Bernard being the head elf, and probably the most knowledgeable on all things Santa related, he would be in the best position to talk to Scott and answer all of his questions.

Invader_Gir

Question: Why did the driver flip the hillbillies off after saying "Nice wheels"?

Trainman

Answer: He was being sarcastic. A beat up, broken down old truck driving through Beverly Hills. The guy considered it an insult.

22nd Oct 2021

Jumanji (1995)

Question: Why is Peter smiling when Sarah was crying and frightening after Alan tricked her to roll the dice?

Trainman

Answer: He found the trick amusing. It caused her to continue playing the game and that means finishing the game so their problems would go away. Or so he thought at that time.

lionhead

21st Oct 2021

Toy Story (1995)

Question: Why can't Mr Potato Head just bring back Woody anyway Instead of leaving him at Sid's when he refuses after what he did to Buzz? Didn't he even notice that Andy was upset and wanted Woody back too?

Trainman

Answer: When Buzz was given to Andy, this made Woody jealous as at the time he was Andy's favorite toy. Then Buzz shows up with pop out wings, karate action, a helmet that opens while making a whoosh sound and a light that made a noise like a laser going off and Andy was spending more time with him and even redecorating his room with Buzz Lightyear stuff. Even the other toys grew to like Buzz quickly. After pushing Buzz out the window in a jealous rage, the others got angry at Woody. When Mr. Potato Head saw Woody over at Sid's house, he felt that Woody deserved it for his horrible treatment of Buzz and hoped that Sid would do something evil to Woody as he does to all toys. At that point, we don't know if we ever see Mr. Potato Head realizing how upset Andy is over losing Woody. The only one who recognizes this is Bo Peep when she sees Andy's mom giving Andy the cowboy hat he always wears.

Question: Why does Ed's Aunt Vesta throw candy at Evelyn? Why is she not shown?

Trainman

Answer: She's a grouchy, hateful, possibly senile woman who doesn't like Evelyn, despite the gifts she brings her. As for not showing her, it's funnier to try to imagine what she looks like.

Brian Katcher

12th Jul 2021

Houseguest (1995)

Question: What happens to the real Derek bond, his old friend? He is not seen at the party at the end or even seen again after the hostage.

Trainman

Answer: Presumably he went back to his home and practice. Gary seemed to like Derek much more anyway.

LorgSkyegon

Question: In the gas station scene, how was the gas station attendant killed? It wouldn't have been the tow truck. Even if it was, it would have destroyed the whole building to get to him.

Trainman

Answer: He died of his injuries after being run over by the tow truck.

28th Jun 2021

Toys (1992)

Question: Why does Leland refuse to help Leslie from the Sea Swine down the pit?

Trainman

Answer: Because he cares more about proving the Sea Swine works than he does about his nephew.

LorgSkyegon

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