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Dec
15
comment How can Batman run and climb in the pits without his knee brace?
He could have had an operation, but an equal amount of evidence supports that Jean-Paul Valley took over as Batman for all scenes in the Batsuit!
Dec
8
comment What are the implications of Emmet's autonomous movement?
See also: Calvin & Hobbes.
Nov
27
comment So Bane was actually helping Batman all along?
...because he wrongly didn't anticipate that a broken back could be healed while in a third-world hole, malnourished and without real medical attention. The sadist in him wanted batman to witness Gotham explode.... Er. I'll be checking out now; if you're truly in agreement that an iconic villain could be an ally, there's little use to arguing.
Nov
27
comment So Bane was actually helping Batman all along?
"Bane doesn't commit any crime during the anarchy?" I feel like you are being willfully blind. Planning to destroy the city with what is effectively a bomb, and threatening to kill people who attempt to leave the city may not have happened "during the anarchy", but still count as a behavior unambiguously villainous.
Nov
26
comment So Bane was actually helping Batman all along?
I strongly disagree that a singular case of "altruism" (in the case of Talia) could possibly overshadow the countless, atrocious crimes he committed and otherwise facilitated. Consider the deathcount of the football players, implied (and unshown) victims of the entire city crumbling, psychological trauma to an entire city held hostage, unspoken victims from crimes (committed by opportunists knowing it's a lawless city), and the sadism of breaking Batman's back and imprisoning him with a TV showing his hometown people suffering....
Jun
18
comment Evidence for and against the ending of Dark Knight Rises
I absolutely agree with all points here, except one: the importance of the title "The Dark Knight Rises" in relation to the ending. The "Rises" most certainly has to refer to Batman, rising above either a) his crime-fighting sabbatical or b) (more likely) him escaping the pit and saving Gotham after Bane's takeover. At the end of the movie, he is no longer the Dark Knight, which makes his title-referenced "Rise" out to be both chronologically late and also quite frankly, underwhelming. TLDR; rising to save Gotham is far more impacting than rising to ... live an anonymous life.
Jun
9
comment Why did Magnussen need to pressure so many people to get to Mycroft?
@NapoleonWilson Ah, the comment was merely to help the reader recall the scene (as in atticae's answer), while also helping not spoil anything.
Jan
22
comment Why did Magnussen need to pressure so many people to get to Mycroft?
I'm accepting this answer because I agree it mostly boils down to needlessly convoluted chains. I'd actually posit that Mrs. Hudson would be a pressure point to John, with how he reacted in the Reichenbach Fall regarding Mrs. Hudson being hurt. In the end, Magnussen could just as well pressured John->Sherlock->Mycroft. John->Sherlock was already demonstrated in the bonfire incident and John->Mary seemed more sensible than Mary->John. All is explicable as Magnussens' hubris.
Jan
14
comment Why did Magnussen need to pressure so many people to get to Mycroft?
I'm more and more inclined to explain it as arrogance, too. In this particular case, Magnussen didn't actually get to one-up Mycroft until after Mary had already been outed AND John had forgiven her. In other words, his play on Mary ended up fruitless--only Sherlock's obsession with trying to win led him to drug Mycroft, which he could have done with or without Mary/John invited to the Christmas party (except then he would've had to go to Appledore alone).
Jan
6
comment What really happened to Michael's mother?
I think in season 4 they consulted M. Night Shymalan...!
Nov
22
comment How many people died during the last battle in Ender's Game?
@Paulster2 I definitely agree with this. Deviating greatly from the book, it is heavily suggested to me that the final battle occurred remotely and humans weren't really at the battle front at all, which takes away hugely from a point once made to Ender by Mazer that ships were not expendable.
Sep
12
comment Evidence for and against the ending of Dark Knight Rises
@ChristianRau whoa, now. Hold it! Bruce is flesh and blood...he can be destroyed; but as a symbol, Batman is everlasting.
Jun
17
comment How does Bane know that Batman is Bruce Wayne?
I would add, however, I think Talia could have figured it out even without Ra's. When you're as intelligent as an al Ghul, you probably can deduce it systematically. I mean, John Blake was no genius and was able to put it together...Talia was orders of magnitude more cunning and had many more resources to boot.
May
31
comment Why was there no narration in The Hunger Games?
Fight club worked wonderfully, for example. The voice-narrated Blade Runner made me want to put a blade to my wrists.
May
29
comment Is there any additional footage of 'The Trial of Captain Hook,' the play Michael starred in on Arrested Development?
Update: this scene is extended in one of the first three episodes of Season 4 (can't remember which), in which Michael as Peter Pan is seen to fly into the 'loose seal (of the court)' pictured at the rear. It's a really contrived return of the clever gag, IMO. There is then a cut during Buster's cry of 'loose seal' in which Lucille unconvincingly responds she is paying attention to the play.
May
14
comment How could Irene Adler text Sherlock without her mobile?
She could have kept the same phone number, though considering her desire to start anew and escape everyone from her past that could be a danger to her, it would seem particularly imprudent. Sherlock after unlocking the phone: "If you’re feeling kind, lock her up; otherwise let her go. I doubt she’ll survive long without her protection." I sure hope she wouldn't reclaim her phone number...
Apr
24
comment In Oblivion how does Julia get pregnant?
I'm a firm believer that parents should be the ones explaining how babies are made.
Feb
19
comment How did Sherlock survive the fall?
Is it likely that jumping into a truck and rolling out a dead body would escape the notice of the sniper(s), though?
Dec
28
comment How did Sherlock survive the fall?
I'm not sure that would be a particular question with any explanation, though.... We take it as a given that he foresaw that he had to fake his death--you and I don't yet know, but we know that Sherlock did (otherwise his talking to Molly and the throwing the agent off the roof had no purpose). We certainly couldn't have known that he would HAVE to jump from the building, but seeing as it would be the only controllable way to fake it and get distance from Moriarty (for whom he couldn't have foreseen suicide), I speculate he would've requested to jump anyway.
Dec
19
comment Are they breathing air in Matrix?
I greatly appreciate that image--that might belong in your answer, as I found it to be very purposefully supportive of how you described the absence of air. Perhaps "this isn't air" might even bridge the gap of ambiguity, in my mind.