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Mar
22
suggested suggested edit on What is the past history between Gandalf and Bilbo?
Jan
6
comment Are real guns used in movies?
@poepje - Minor correction: according to the Wikipedia article on Lee's death, the gun was loaded with a blank. However, a bullet had become lodged in the barrel when someone accidentally fired an improperly prepared dummy cartridge in a previous gun close up scene, and the powder in the blank was enough to fire the bullet.
Jan
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
15
awarded  Critic
Sep
15
comment How to explain the discrepancies between the end of Prometheus and the beginning of Alien?
-1 because there is zero evidence that they are the same planet and plenty of evidence across three movies that they are different planets.
Sep
15
comment How to explain the discrepancies between the end of Prometheus and the beginning of Alien?
@LaurentPireyn - It is stated quite clearly in Aliens that it's the same planet as that in Alien. When Ripley tells them that the crashed ship was on LV-426, the corporate guy tells her that the colonists who've been living there for decades haven't complained about any hostile alien life forms. He then ordered a survey mission to the grid coordinates that Ripley provided, and the family they sent found the same crashed ship.
Aug
5
comment Why were some emotional displays tolerated in Equilibrium?
@Stefan - Preston was helping the resistance members escape, but I don't remember the police trying to arrest him. It was pretty clear that Brandt knew Preston was helping them and was messing with him by "allowing" him to perform the execution.
Aug
5
comment Why were some emotional displays tolerated in Equilibrium?
@ChristianRau - I can't remember the exact dialog, and I believe you're correct that it wasn't specifically stated. But the scene where Father reveals his plan to trick Preston into leading Brandt to the subversives made it seem to me that Father and Brandt were working together and not taking Prozium. I'll have to watch it again to be sure.
Aug
2
comment Why were some emotional displays tolerated in Equilibrium?
@Stefan - The cops called him a sense offender when they saw that he was protecting the dog. My guess is that they are given strict guidelines on how to detect offenders and would not dare to overstep those bounds with a cleric. This is based off how movies typically portray police in movies about police states.
Aug
2
revised Why were some emotional displays tolerated in Equilibrium?
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Aug
2
answered Why were some emotional displays tolerated in Equilibrium?
Aug
2
comment What kind of apparatus is Bane's mask?
The best part is that when the League of Shadows rescue Bane from the prison, he's got a simple cloth covering his mouth and chin. I guess the debilitating pain only occurs above ground. :P
Aug
2
comment Explain the plane scene in The Dark Knight Rises?
When the CIA agents were taking Dr. Pavel aboard the plane at the start, they mentioned that Bane had been trying to kidnap him and that they were supposed to bring back one of Bane's captured henchmen. They balked at bringing three prisoners onto the plane but the transporters sold them on it by saying they wouldn't cost extra.
Aug
2
comment Fox's analysis of the Bat
While I think X-Zero's answer is more likely, I believe the implication here is that the neutron bomb would not have destroyed the bat but merely (!) irradiated it. Of course, the resulting EMP would fry all of its electronics along with the software upgrades in this scenario.
Jul
16
awarded  Revival
Jul
14
comment Explanation of the events at the end of Fight Club?
Tyler rearmed the bomb before leaving the van and locking its rear doors. I doubt they were in that same building because a) we don't see it blow up and b) Tyler says that Project Mayhem isn't about killing anyone but rather setting them free. They wouldn't bring a bunch of beer upstairs if they were just gonna blow up in 10 seconds. They were going to have a party while watching the other buildings collapse.
Jul
14
comment When grabbing the commisoner what is Tyler Durden actually doing?
Precisely. Also, in the realization scene there's a brief clip where we see that it actually the Narrator who grabs the police commissioner in the bathroom. Many times that we see Tyler doing something it's actually the Narrator doing it as Tyler.
Jul
14
awarded  Editor
Jul
14
revised What is the meaning of the penguin in Fight Club?
Reworded (grammar and clarity)
Jul
14
comment When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?
@JacobG - I think the difference is whether or not the story arcs are central to the show. When I think back to watching Cheers, while there were many story arcs along the way, you could easily pick up any episode and enjoy it without knowing about that arc. Each episode was fairly self-contained. It seems many episodes in today's shows are confusing without knowing those arcs.