Trainman

Question: Why can't Ace just ask every football player to show their rings to him instead of just going through all that trouble tricking them while investigating?

Trainman

Answer: If people catch on to what he's doing, it could possibly tip off the culprit and give him time to hide evidence. Also, it's a silly movie and this is about comedy, not logic.

raywest Premium member

Question: Does anybody know who threw the darts at Ace? It couldn't have been Gahjii or Katie because they're both wearing shoes and the thrower was barefooted.

Trainman

Answer: Since we don't see the attackers except for their feet, it could easily have been Katie or Gahjii. In fact, given the speed at which the final four darts were shot into Ace, it was likely both of them. They could easily have not been wearing shoes at that point.

1st Sep 2020

Toy Story (1995)

Question: If the Toys always freeze around when humans present, then why they didn't freeze around animals like Scud or even Buster in the sequel?

Trainman

Answer: The reason the toys stay still in the presence of humans is because they need to keep their existence a secret from them. Animals cannot speak to humans, so the toys don't have anything to worry about when it comes to keeping their existence a secret.

Casual Person

Question: Why do the weasels go to heaven after they died laughing? They wouldn't have because they're villains.

Trainman

Answer: Who knows how Toon afterlife works? Cartoons are for children, and hell would be frightening, unless played for comedy.

Brian Katcher

10th Aug 2020

Toys (1992)

Question: Why does General Leland use the gun to shoot a fly instead of a flyswatter? Why was he shooting at a guard?

Trainman

Answer: In universe, it's likely because he's drunk and reckless, as you see him continuing to drink while doing it. Out of universe, it's a reference to the Confucius quote "Don't use a cannon to kill a mosquito."

LorgSkyegon

Question: Why did Ace punch out the Monopoly guy? Is there a reason why he did such a thing?

Trainman

Answer: The woman told him to try and "enjoy the fruits of nature", meaning wearing an animal as a piece of clothing. So he punches the monopoly guy out cold and puts him over his shoulder to try out wearing an animal.

lionhead

Question: What does Buster mean that he'll be put in a foster home with people who don't love him? What's gonna happen to him if he lives with them?

Trainman

Answer: He was just saying it pessimistically. Although, depending on which reports you read, 1 in 3 children are abused by their foster parents. In addition, many children in the system also get placed into several different homes during their childhood (since fostering children is not the same as adopting them), leaving the children to feel unloved by their foster parents.

Bishop73

I don't know the frequency with which it actually happens, but there are also neglectful foster parents whose sole motivation is the monthly stipend from the state, rather than a genuine interest in their wards' well-being.

Cubs Fan

Answer: Foster homes are meant to be temporary. While, hopefully, foster parents will be kind and caring to the children in their charge, they cannot form overly strong attachments that would only cause emotional trauma for a child when they transition to another living situation.

raywest Premium member

15th Jul 2020

Goosebumps (1995)

My Hairiest Adventure - S1-E11

Question: Does the guy in the closet at Manny's house work with Dr Murkin?

Trainman

15th Jul 2020

Goosebumps (1995)

Click - S3-E5

Question: Why is Tony was so chatty when Seth Gold tried to tell him something or ask questions?

Trainman

14th Jul 2020

Goosebumps (1995)

My Hairiest Adventure - S1-E11

Question: Why do Manny and Lily's parents move out after they've turned into dogs?

Trainman

Question: Why does Adam need to erase Amy's memories of everything that happened? Shouldn't Scott's parents should have a chance to agree with Amy to keep their identity a secret so Scott can have her cause she likes him?

Trainman

21st Jun 2020

Carnosaur (1993)

Question: Why did the government soldiers shoot down Doc Smith and burn them at the end? Was he infected?

Trainman

Question: Why did the SWAT team start shooting when they enter the room? Shouldn't they just hold for a second to see if everyone is unarmed before they start firing?

Trainman

Answer: At this point they believe they are dealing with a team of mass murderers, possibly terrorists. It is perfectly reasonable they would shoot on sight to stop the threat. This particular group (at least based on what they know) has no problem gunning down an entire police station.

BaconIsMyBFF

8th Jun 2020

Home Alone (1990)

Question: Why did Kevin's mother take him to the third floor instead of his own room?

Trainman

Answer: Possibly because with so many family members staying in the same house, in order to all fly to France together, one or more of his relatives were sleeping in his room and he was relegated to the attic; it's likely a sacrifice forced on him rather than one offered to him. As is common with young children, they often get the short end of the stick compared to their older, more mature siblings and are given a lesser degree of latitude and independence.

Cubs Fan

Answer: Earlier in the film it's mentioned that Kevin is sleeping in the hide-a-bed with Fuller. So it was pre-arranged where everyone was going to be sleeping. The hide-a-bed was on the 3rd floor. I don't think they mentioned who was sleeping in Kevin's room. I've been in similar situations (where several families are staying in one house) and kids' rooms are either given to an adult couple, or girls in one room, boys in another, etc.

Bishop73

8th Jun 2020

The Mask (1994)

Question: Didn't Charlie notice that Ipkiss isn't with him when he enters the Coco Bongo? He is entering with the girls but didn't seem to notice that he wasn't with him.

Trainman

Answer: He was too busy with the girls and taking in the scene. He probably simply assumes Ipkiss followed them in and he lost sight of them, he didn't have to suspect he was left outside.

lionhead

8th Jun 2020

Aftershock (2012)

Question: What's with all the baby corpses that Monica found in the hidden tunnels?

Trainman

Question: What happens to Jennings after Howard destroys the Laser Spectroscope to prevent more Dark Overlords from coming to earth? He is never seen with Howard, Beverly and Phil after it's destroyed.

Trainman

Answer: He probably goes back to being a scientist afterwards. Maybe he went into hiding after what he'd been through out of fear of the government wanting to hold him responsible for that power plant's mess.

Rob245

Question: Why did the train that wakes Vinny and Lisa comes through town every morning rather than coming through anytime besides 5 or 4?

Trainman

Answer: A train has many stops on each trip it makes, and reaches each one at a different time of the day. It's not just going to one town where the time could be adjusted.

raywest Premium member

4th Jun 2020

The Host (2013)

Question: What happens to Melanie's dog that is shown in flashback of her skateboarding with it at the beginning of the movie? She (as an alien) and her hidden family never speak of it at all the whole film.

Trainman

15th May 2020

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Question: Why did Lotso take over Sunnyside Daycare and turn it into a prison for the toys?

Trainman

Answer: He was so angry at his owner for replacing him that he chose to take his rage out on other toys.

Max Thompson

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