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First of all, the possession of the ring didn't stay entirely without effect even to Bilbo. Remember how everyone was surprised at Bilbo's apparently unaged looks compared to his actual age (and his pretty fast aging once he didn't have the ring anymore). And also remember his reluctance to give up the ring (into which he had to be seriously "persuaded" by ...


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Well, the obvious answer is for the drama, but analyzing the terminator's actions using the movie's logic, we can infer the reason behind its behaviour: 1. The terminator was damaged during the crash. We see in the next scene that its right arm is malfunctioning and that its left eyelid is permanently closed. It needs to repair its arm and remove said ...


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If I recall correctly, the way he says it suggests that two detonators is plenty for the task at hand, but he is annoyed enough to want to be really, really sure, so he inserts the third detonator as well.


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Gollum was a Hobbit, or rather a predecessor of a Hobbit, but was kicked out of his clan and forced to live in a cave. He became almost immediately obsessed with the ring; in fact he killed his friend who had originally found it. Gollum was weaker than Bilbo; the ring completely controlled him from the get-go. So, the major differences were Gollum's ...


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This is covered in the Frakes novelisation The Terminator has just suffered a substantial impact. Several systems went offline temporarily: The police cruiser folded around the cyborg like a cheap accordion. Terminator’s vision dropped out first. Then all the systems in its microprocessor went offline due to the horrific impact to its hardened ...


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Those two scenes go like this: (Hans jumps down from an inspection and ends up crouched at John's feet. With a gun pointing at his head, he pretends to be an hostage until John calms him down..) John: What the fuck are you doing up here? What were you looking for? Hans: I was ..trying to get up, on the roof and.. see if I could signal for help. ...


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I agree to everything said in previous post. I always imagined that Gollum became the way he was because he wore the ring extensively. In the Lotr's book Gandalf would warn Frodo to be careful as to not to use the ring. The ring had less effect on Bilbo because once the adventure in "hobbit" was over Bilbo stayed in the Shire, there was no need for Bilbo to ...


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They didn't need Loki, they needed Dr Erik Selvig: or to be totally accurate, they needed someone to open the gate for them (or in the case of the Avengers, an orchestrated attempt to use the power of the Scepter to create the second half of a 'bridge' for the dimensional vortex to work) Loki was their agent, and he used his cunning and craft to manipulate ...


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It seems to have been a plot contrivance written into the film to extend its length. While the Terminator is indeed an infiltration unit, it’s core mission was to eliminate Sarah Connor to ensure that her son, John Connor, the leader of the human resistance to Skynet in the future is never born. Several times throughout the film, its actions however lead ...


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Don't forget the differences in time between the movie and the Tolkien's books. In the book at the Birthday Party, Bilbo was 111, and Frodo was turning 33, the coming of age for a Hobbit, also part of Bilbo's joke, a gross of guests and the sum of both their ages 144. 17 years pass in the book before the journey to Bree begins, making Frodo 50, ...


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Powell was actually on his way home from work when he heard the dispatch (I think he was at a gas station buying a Twinkie, actually), and since he was driving in that area he radioed that he'd check up on it. This actually serves as an introduction to his character and shows that he is a dedicated officer who doesn't just clock out when his shift is over. ...


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First of all, Harry didn't know about the magic that Dumbledore had put on the Mirror of Erised. So, Harry, when he retrieved the stone, did it by accident. You are asking why Harry went to retrieve the stone. Well, simple, he knew Dumbledore was not at Hogwarts but at the Ministry. He suspected Snape to be the one to steal the stone. He couldn't tell ...


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Truman's world was a stage for advertisements, not a prison, a matrix, or a zoo specifically for Truman. It was not about unknowing incarceration, Truman was just a prop. Truman's world needed to be believable for the outside world, the audience, not for Truman himself. People wanted to see the real life, or at least a theme park version. For this to work ...


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First up, just to get it out of way, the FBI was never involved. The detectives were probably from the local PD. Now, back to the question of implicating Amy for the murder of Desi. Even though Amy came clean with Nick and told him about killing Desi, there just wasn't any evidence for an investigation against Amy. The CCTV footage from Desi's lake house, ...


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I'd say that John was simply being cautious. What are the chances of some civilian other than him also escaping for so long, and climbing around instead of hiding? Also, Hans was quite hesitant to give his name when asked.


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The easy answer is some police departments give vehicles to all of their officers to drive so that when they are parked at the officer's home, there is a known police presence. It cuts down on crime. About the uniform/gun ... He's still a police officer and required to be in uniform no matter if he will draw a gun or not. He wears a gun because it is a part ...


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The point of the sparring program is to help Neo "free his mind". Breathing is an involuntary function of our bodies that helps us keep alive. The human mind associates "breathing air" directly to "being alive". We know if anything stops our breathing of air for even a few minutes, we will die. (example struggling to surface for air in a swimming pool, this ...


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The theory the movie sides with is that when the brain works close to the 10% capacity (which is the amount the average mind uses), humans will function as we know them to. Humans will have a conscience and cognisense. This is basically everyone we know. The 10% theory is shunned upon by many, but let us ignore that for the sake of the movie. When humans ...


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The reasoning is simple and comes from Simmons' "HR works for nobody. We only work with somebody when it's beneficial" (or something along those lines). They consider themselves an independent henchmen organization, and they do not accept being bullied. Further, once they're aware of their families' surveillance, they are quite capable of taking care of it ...


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Amy's version: 1) She wanted a baby, Nick didn't 2) Nick is very harsh to her and pushes her down and leaves. Nick's version: 1) He wanted a baby, Amy didn't 2) (This is the question that needs to be answered) Let's bounce to the end of the movie when Nick gets angry enough to back Amy up to the door, HARD. This indicates that he is capable of hitting Amy. ...


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This seems to be a reference to Dracula by Bram Stocker: It is said, too, that he can only pass running water at the slack or the flood of tide. -Professor Van Helsing in Mina Harker's Journal, Chapter XVIII of Dracula by Bram Stoker The Count, even if he takes the form of a bat, cannot cross the running water of his own volition, and so he cannot ...


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A dream in the movie has the same features as any regular dream. When the unsuspecting subject wakes up, he has a vague memory of the events of the dream, whilst some personal faces can be recollected, the rest will be be a blur. This is just like any dream we tend to have and try to recollect it in the morning once we've woken up, some things would be ...


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To address your first question: why was Harry's desire to retrieve the stone in the first place? Harry came there in an attempt to prevent Snape to get the stone, but then realized that Quirrell was the one who was actually trying to get it. However, the key thing is Snape's/Quirrel's motivation, as Harry rightly guessed it: the return of Voldemort. ...


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According to the LOTR Wiki: The Battle of Five Armies was a battle waged between the Goblins and the Wargs against Men of Dale, Elves, Dwarves, Eagles and a Shape-shifter on and near the Lonely Mountain.[3] The combatants are listed as: Thorin and Company, Dwarves from Iron Hills, Elves from Mirkwood, Men from Lake-town, Great Eagles


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As mentioned in this question there is a pretty good analysis of the movie here. Here is a snippet about the hitman: The hit man thing is confusing. Who is the long-haired guy he murders? And what about the prostitute he ushers into the van? Is that Diane, too? The guy he shot so perfunctorily made some remark about a car accident. The implication ...


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I'm summarizing explanation from the following link: Predestination Timeline Explained The sequence of events in Jane/John/Barkeep/FizzleBomber is as follows : Jane left at orphanage Jane grows up, Jane meets John Jane gives birth Jane's baby is stolen Jane becomes John John meets Barkeep at the bar John goes back in time to meet Jane, gets Jane pregnant ...


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I'm so tired of people saying "he just gets it removed- simple as that" Have you ever seen the result of a removed tattoo?? It's not pretty, and it can take dozens of sessions to remove a tat, and even then there is almost always residual scarring or discoloration. We would definitely be able to tell if he had removed it. The whole reason Nolan uses ...



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