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Aug
7
comment Why does Aaron Cross lie about being out of medication?
I didn't see anything about him being punished. It seemed very much like he was on a final training exercise. You even see Jason Bourne's name (along with many others) etched into the bunk bed, and he was the perfect soldier until he lost his memory.
Aug
7
comment Who hired Malcolm Crowe?
The dead are drawn to Cole and Vincent in the unconscious hope that the seers can help them. They don't know they are drawn, nor why, nor that they are even dead. I think Kyralessa hit the nail on the head when bringing up dreaming. You're walking down that street and suddenly you're on a train with a friend, and it seems perfectly natural. So much so that you don't even question whether it's natural or not. Granted, Malcolm appeared much more rational than the other dead, probably as a plot device so the audience wouldn't suspect it.
May
28
comment How does Gibbs get his boats out of his basement?
I supposed he could chop it up before burning it to avoid a house fire. Now that would be cathartic!
May
28
comment In Star Trek Into Darkness who was the saboteur?
@MathewFoscarini - As I said, but my point is that since they were fully functional with a complete stasis chamber inside, why not originally design them to be much smaller? What superfluous circuitry and mechanics were removed to make room, and why was it included in the first place if it wasn't essential for the torpedo to function?
May
22
comment 24 - Trying to remember a specific character that Jack Bauer tortured
That was in a hotel IIRC--definitely not at CTU--and in the presence of his ex-wife, now Jack's girlfriend. Also, Paul wasn't killed during that scene.
May
22
comment Did McGee and Abby ever get into a relationship?
Dating for half a season is a relationship! Just because you don't tell friends that you're going steady or bumping uglies doesn't make it any less real.
May
22
comment 24 - Trying to remember a specific character that Jack Bauer tortured
I don't recall that scene/antagonist, sorry, but my favorite interrogation is when Jack "tortures" a guy with a popsicle by showing him a lit blow torch first and then running the frozen treat along his abdomen out of view.
May
21
comment In Star Trek Into Darkness who was the saboteur?
BTW, the torpedoes were indeed live weapons, though it's unclear how that's possible given their "modifications."
May
21
comment In Star Trek Into Darkness who was the saboteur?
@Liath - It was pretty clear that Marcus had arranged the sabotage from the exchange between Marcus and Kirk when they faced off at the edge of the neutral zone, but like Keen I don't recall any scene which showed specifically who specifically caused it or how.
Mar
23
comment Why could the warg riding orcs attack in daylight?
Warg riders also attacked during the flight to Helm's Deep in LotR:TTT.
Mar
23
comment Is there more to Gandalf and Galadriel's relationship than is hinted at in The Hobbit?
@user4420 - While I wasn't aware that Gandalf wore one of the three Elvish rings, Galadriel introduces Frodo to Nenya (4:18) in the extended LotR:FotR when he offers the one ring to her. That's one of my favorite scenes of all the movies.
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.
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
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.