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Question: After the first round of the Drago-Apollo fight, shouldn't the ref have checked on Apollo? He should have seen that Apollo was very weak and battered, and in real life, the fight would have possibly been stopped right there.

Answer: Yes, definitely. The fights in this film have little in common with actual bouts, save the gloves themselves. In the film punches are rarely blocked, every blow has the force of a sledge hammer, and the fighters constantly talk to one another. In reality two fighters would not speak and most of the punches would be blocked.

Jason Hoffman

Question: What was Mr. Miyagi drinking in the first Karate Kid?

Answer: Sake, or possibly Japanese Whiskey.

Question: When Khan speaks to Kirk, he tells him that he wants revenge for the death of his wife. Who was Khan's wife?

Answer: This is a reference to the TV show episode that this movie is a distant sequel to. In that episode, one of Kirk's crew falls in love with Khan and helps him take over the ship. When Khan is exiled to the planet, she chooses to go with him. So it would be that after the catastrophic events of one of the planets in that system exploding and causing all sorts of damage to their new planet, she was killed there and Khan blames Kirk for it.

Quantom X Premium member

Answer: Lt. Marla McGivers was the crew member.

Question: Why did at the end of the movie did Rocco Klein let Strike leave town?

Fabi Aguila

Answer: Because he found out Strike was innocent.

Question: Why did Jack cut himself before throwing the coin to Will? I thought the curse only needed Will's blood?

Answer: The curse needs the blood of everybody who took a coin from the chest. All the other pirates have already contributed so, as the movie opens, the only blood needed is Will's, substituting for his father. During the finale of the movie, Jack takes a coin from the chest, adding himself to the curse, so his blood is now required as well as Will's.

Tailkinker Premium member

But I didn't see any blood on the coins, and none of the pirates cut themselves, even before Will became part of the mix.

Yes, the other pirates did cut themselves before Will came into it, off-screen. The lack of blood on the coins can simply be explained as most of it dripping to the bottom of the chest, it being washed away by storms blown into the cave, or by the fact that they didn't drop that much blood on it in the first place.

Question: When Charles and Otho are taking the model downstairs, I think it's Charles that says "let's take it apart" or something like that, and Otho says "that's sexual, get it both ends." What did he mean? I never got that part and its meaning.

Answer: He says "It's sectional" not "It's sexual". He's just confirming it comes apart for easier carrying.

Jason Hoffman

Question: The is something that I didn't understand in the movie. Spiderman killed Electro, which is something completely out of character. What was Marc Webb thinking?

Answer: Peter didn't set out to kill Electro, but he has to stop him somehow. Overloading him is pretty much all Peter has to work with in terms of stopping Electro's rampage. He doesn't know what effect it will have on his opponent, but he hopes that it will serve to stop him in his tracks, which it does. Had Peter set out with the specific intention of killing Max, that would indeed have been wildly out of character, but he didn't - he simply did what he had to do to stop him. It's unlikely that Max is actually dead anyway; it's well known that Sony intend to bring the Sinister Six into play in upcoming movies and Electro has been a key member of most incarnations of that team, making it highly likely that he'll be back.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Does anyone feel that Miguel Ferrer tinkered with the ED-209 causing it to malfunction so that his creation of Robocop could take its place? I'm asking because during his and Ronny Cox's argument, Ronny tells him he'd better hope his bastard creation doesn't fail... Or something like that.

Enchantress

Chosen answer: There's no particular evidence that the ED209 was actually sabotaged - it's stated in the movie that the reason the test failed was that it failed to register the noise of the gun hitting the floor because of the thick carpeting used in the conference room. Morton simply took the opportunity created by that failure to push his own program, royally pissing off Dick Jones, who doesn't want what he sees as an inferior project to make the company look bad.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Does Liam Neeson (Dr. Martin Harris) ever pick up a gun? And if so, when? I've seen him with a gun on posters and the DVD case, but I don't think I've seen him with a gun in the film.

Answer: I haven't seen him with a gun.

Question: This is a two-part question. 1. When the Dementors first appear on the train, why does frost cover the windows and the train become so cold? 2. If the Dementors were sent to capture Sirius Black, why would they be on a train full of Hogwarts students?

Answer: The frost appearing whenever the Dementors are nearby never happened in the books. It was solely a creation for the movie as a device to foreshadow their oncoming and ominous presence. This same freezing over plays a part later in the movie when Harry saves Sirius from the Dementors by the lake. The audience already knows it signals something bad is about to happen. Regarding the second part of your question, When Sirius Black escaped from Azkaban, it was known that he wanted to kill someone who was at Hogwarts. Because he was convicted as Voldemort's accomplice in Lily and James Potters' murders, it was assumed he was on his way to kill Harry. The Dementors are on the Hogwarts express, and later at the school, to protect Harry as well as hunt for Sirius. However, the Dementors have overstepped their purpose and become a threat to Harry, who has a particularly strong reaction whenever they approach him.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why are the Malloy twins referred to as twins (I don't see any resemblance)?

Answer: It's a play on "Irish twins" - 2 children, one born 9 months after the other.

Answer: They could be fraternal twins. Fraternal twins don't always share a resemblance.

MasterOfAll

Question: If he forgot how to read how was it he was able to paint "Ritz" while he was at the rehab facility? Letters wouldn't have made any sense to him.

Answer: As Henry heals and goes through physical rehab, he gradually regains some of his former cognitive abilities, while completely relearning others. Also, the letters did not necessarily have to mean anything to Henry. The Ritz logo is just a visual picture to him that he has recreated.

raywest Premium member

The No-Brainer - S1-E12

Question: Why would Luke Dempsey be arrested along with his father? He had no idea what his father was doing, never aided him in any way and only found out the truth after catching him in the act.

Answer: He helped his father evade capture, impeding the investigation.

Question: The only way that the valley could be flooded by rampaging water is that a dam was broken up river. Otherwise the water rises very slowly. Does the movie explain this? If so I missed it. In which way was that river flooded?

Answer: Probably they have dismantled the coffer dam that was used while constructing the main dam. Hence, the flooding.

Something in the Air - S5-E15

Question: Why was Henry put on a barge instead of being taken to the works?

Answer: He was in the water.

Question: In a scene of the film there are some expressionist portraits in a house. I would like to know who is the artist. Does anyone know?

beatrizdiaz55

Question: Are all the boys sentenced to 18 months at Camp Green Lake, or have different sentences?

Answer: More than likely, different lengths of sentences depending on the crime and severity of it, just like a prison sentence is different based on that.

Quantom X Premium member

Question: How did Tom Riddle get Ginny into the Chamber of Secrets? Did he take her there by force or did he possess her again and she went there in a hypnotised state? I'm asking since I thought after she threw away his diary, she was no longer possessed by him and when Harry meets him, he's becoming less of a memory, and more real.

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: Ginny took the diary from Harry's dormitory, she's the one who made the mess and took it. Riddle then possessed her with the diary again, told her to write her own death message on the wall, then told her to come down the chamber.

Question: In the premonition, Frankie drops his camera, which ultimately causes the rollercoaster to derail. However, he gets off the ride in real life, so isn't on it to drop his camera on the tracks. So what makes it derail?

lpbigmore

Chosen answer: The roller coasters hydraulics were rupturing and Frankie's camera caused them to be ruptured further. Because Wendy delayed the ride, the hydraulics were still rupturing and once the ride started the hydraulics were already ruptured enough so the ride derailed.

Question: How is Herbie able to come to life on his own? I haven't seen the other movies.

Answer: It is explained in the 1997 version of "the love bug". When a scientist was building Herbie, a picture of the scientist's deceased wife who he loved very much fell into the container of molten metal. This accidental action caused Herbie to have love for any owner he has.

Answer: In the original "Love Bug" movie, made in the 1960's, the Hippie Era, Tennessee explained all things have a soul. Whether it be animal, vegetable or mineral and someday all these things will achieve self awareness.

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