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Questions tagged [plot-explanation]

Seeking to understand a story plot better, or to clear up confusion about certain aspects or plot points.

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Did Superman reverse time by spinning the Earth backwards?

It's an often lampooned scene towards the end of Superman, when the titular Superman discovers Lois has died, he flies around the world very fast in the opposite direction to its spin. This ...
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explanation of ending of movie 'burn after reading'

i just finished movie "Burn after Reading" starring brad pitt, frances mcdormand , tilda swinton and george cloony . it is black comedy movie but in the end when J K simmons says " What do we learn ...
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Why did Clark dream of the department store lady?

Why did Clark dream of the department store lady in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation? No reason is given in the movie as to why he dreams of her in the pool. It seems unrelated to the overall ...
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Why is Edoardo angry with Antonio?

In the movie I Am Love, before his death, when Edoardo finds out about Emma and Antonio, he says to Emma: You are lying. You are just like others. You are just like Gianluca, Papa, Antonio.. ...
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What can we make out of the final scene from House of Cards season 1 ep 2?

At season 1, ep 2, Frank Underwood walks out of his office after successfully sabotaging the would-be secretary of state and installing Durant as the new secretary of state, Frank walks into a ...
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Using Tesseract as a time stone?

In Captain America: The First Avenger, during the final one-on-one fight between Captain America and Red Skull, Red Skull says "I have seen the future, there are no flags" to which Cap replies "Not my ...
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Why doesn't General Broulard stop the executions?

On the eve of the executions instigated by General Mireau (George Macready) in "Paths of Glory", Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) tells General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) that the "attempt to murder three ...
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Why wasn't Dr. Erskine shot before he turned Steve into a super soldier?

In Captain America: The First Avenger just after Steve is turned into a super soldier, Dr. Erskine is shot by a Nazi infiltrator. But Schmidt tells Dr. Zola that if they can stop the super soldier ...
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Why does Sister Charlotte have a baby blanket in her suitcase?

In Annabelle: Creation, when Sister Charlotte was unpacking her suitcase in the beginning why was there a baby blanket?
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Where is “Back Home” in Casino?

In the movie Casino (1995) both Sam and Nicky move to Las Vegas from "Back Home" where the bosses are. It is clear that they both started their career in in their "home" town. Which city do they ...
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Is Joel's marriage proposal to Miriam Maisel a flashback or dream sequence?

In S02E09 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, there's a scene where Joel proposes to Miriam at a diner and they dance in the streets, after she says yes, blocking oncoming traffic. The scene cuts to Miriam ...
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Why doesn't the shoe vanish after the end of the magic spell? [duplicate]

In the animation movie Cinderella, when everything vanishes after the end of the magic spell, why doesn't the shoe vanish as it was also developed by magic?
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How could Thanos have the Infinity Gauntlet at the end of Age of Ultron?

At the end (post-credit) of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thanos is seen taking the Infinity Gauntlet. But in Avengers: Infinity War, judging from Eitri's words, his attack on Nidavellir, where he ...
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What doubts does Sisters Aloysius have?

I remember watching Doubt (2008) and just always thought that Sister Aloysius is such a difficult person to be around and all that she did was just because she just didn't like Father Flynn because of ...
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Where are the corrupt cops in 'The Wire'? [on hold]

The Wire is hands down one of the best and realistic shows ever made. One thing that I found lacking in that show was it didn't have many corrupt police officers which is very surprising as Baltimore ...
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Did Barry affect the timeline during the episode “What's Past Is Prologue”?

So, I watched The Flash season 5 episode 8 (What's Past Is Prologue), and one thing got me confused: When Barry went back to the time where his speed had been taken by Hunter Zolomon (a.k.a Zoom) and ...
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Why didn't the Tesseract got transported with Red Skull? [duplicate]

At the end of Captain America The First Avenger Red skull disappears which was later discovered that he was transported by the Tesseract. In other circumstances like Thor took Loki to Asgard at the ...
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Why didn't Loki use the Tesseract?

At the starting of Avengers Infinity War we see that Loki is in possession of the Tesseract. So why didn't he use it to transport everyone on that ship to the earth? If he wanted to keep that a ...
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What is the significance of the lighter as murder evidence?

In A Shock to the System, what is the significance of the lighter as murder evidence? Where did he lose it and why would it be evidence for the 2nd murder he committed?
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A Girl Falls Down a Well And Winds Up In Alternate Dimension (maybe dead)? [closed]

So I am usually good about movies but my daughter presented me with this info and it is so familiar but I can't place the movie (or possibly part of a TV show). Can you help? Girl falls down (...
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Ending of Sacred Games

Can someone explain the ending of Sacred Games (Season 1). Who is the character found tied in a hole? Is he dead or alive? And what is the significance of the items shown present in the place with ...
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Why did Arya need to travel to King's Landing?

Why did Arya need to travel to King's Landing with her father and sister Sansa in Game of Thrones season 1? Kings Landing is not a safe place. Wouldn't it have been safer for her to stay home in ...
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Why are the Nazis just “the enemy” in Dunkirk?

During Dunkirk, we may see some Nazi German airplanes, such as He 111, Junkers Ju 87 and Bf-109. Also at the end, when Farrier is being captured, we may recognize Nazi German soldiers. But during the ...
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What happens to the Thanos gauntlet after use?

Why does Thanos's gauntlet look destroyed after he used it at the end of Avengers: Infinity War?
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Whose spaceship is Tony Stark in? [closed]

In the latest trailer of Avengers: Endgame, Tony is shown in a spaceship where he records a message. In Avengers: Infinity War, Tony was stranded on Titan with nobody else. The spaceship he was ...
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What purpose does the cop play in Hotel Artemis?

In Hotel Artemis Jodie Foster's character goes against the rules to rescue a cop. We find out that she knew her son when they were younger. After being patched up she is released and never seen again. ...
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Did Daenerys know how to hatch the dragon eggs?

Please read this Wikia passage first: Dragon eggs are notoriously difficult to hatch, though they can maintain the spark of life inside of them for decades if not centuries. The secret key to ...
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Why did Anna have to be shielded from all knowledge of magic?

In Frozen, Why did Anna have to be shielded from all knowledge of magic? I understand that to save her, they had to remove her memories from the past. But what would happen if she found out before she ...
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Why take that “glass floor” risk in the museum?

In The Walking Dead's 'A New Beginning' (season 9 episode 1 / S09E01), a team led by Rick Grimes enters the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, in order to find useful materials and tools for their ...
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What did the government agent mean in You Were Never Really Here?

There is a scene in You Were Never Really Here (2017) where Joe interrogates a wounded government agent in his home's kitchen. The agent says: "I don't want it out. There's always crying. All of it is ...
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Where did this boy come from in The Nun?

It occurs to Father Burke that he can enter the castle through the delivery entrance. Just before he hears the bell, he looks at the delivery door. As the camera pans from him to the door, there is a ...
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Why didn't Heimdall inform Thor that Odin had gone missing?

At the start of Thor: Ragnarok Surtur says that Odin is not in Asgard. Heimdall could see it because he is all seeing. So why didn't he inform Thor that Odin had gone missing like Thor saw Asgard by ...
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Why did Rufus go back in time to help Wyld Stallyns?

At the beginning of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Rufus explains the Utopian life that Earth now enjoys and that it's all thanks to inspiration from the music of the band Wyld Stallyns, but that ...
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To whom is Ganesh Gaitonde telling his story in Sacred Games?

As we have seen in the first episode of Sacred Games, Ganesh Gaitonde is telling his story to Sartaj Singh. But he died in the first episode and he kept on telling his story. So to whom is he telling ...
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Why does the scientist inject himself with the virus?

Why does Nekhorvich inject himself with the virus in Mission Impossible 2? He could've just smuggled it in his suitcase like he did with the antidote or simply destroyed it in the first place.
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How does Venom survive the blast from the rocket?

In the final fight scene of the Venom movie, Venom takes down the whole spaceship which was going to take off and then protects Eddie from the blast. How did Venom survive that blast?
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How did a zombie get onto the plane in World War Z?

In the movie World War Z it's established that it takes a person around a minute to turn into a zombie if bitten. (Inferring this from the scene where Brad Pitt chops off the hand of the lady ...
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Ending of Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny

Does anyone know anything about the character and the robot seen in the end of the last episode of Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny. Also any information about the Mysterious Stone the character ...
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How did the quarter get on the ship

In the new TV Series First about the first manned mission to Mars, the first rocket crashes because of an errant quarter. How does the Quarter get left on the (Gantry? Rocket?)? I thought it was a ...
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Does Danny's ability to “shine” have any connection to Jack's insanity and the events that occur in the hotel?

In The Shining (1980), does Danny's ability to "shine" have any connection to Jack's insanity and the events that occur in the hotel? If Danny's shining is what brings the hotel back to life, does ...
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Why do the Predators care about the PredAlien so much?

Why do the Predators care about the PredAlien so much? I know it wiped out a few of them and is a monstrosity of a hybrid. However, why did they have it locked up on the ship? There is no way it got ...
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Who was the lady mending the toy at the end?

I started watching the movie The Boy (2016). I noticed that at the ending of the movie someone is again mending the toy named (Brahms). The toy boy (Brahms) was broken and there is no one in the house ...
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How could anyone but Heimdall guard the bifrost without power?

At the beginning of Thor Ragnarok Heimdall is not seen as the Bifrost keeper, but was given the all seeing power by Odin. But in the movie Odin was not present at Asgard. So he couldn't give the power ...
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How do rashes relate to chinese cars?

In season one, episode two of A Series of Unfortunate Events, the children ask Justice Strauss for certain books. She says: Well, I do have a section on rashes. It's right next to Chinese cars. ...
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What would people think about two disappeared people?

Senator Henry Shaw is killed Mary Lou is killed MACUSA fears their secret world has been exposed, but Newt releases his Thunderbird to disperse a potion as rainfall over the city that erases all New ...
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Are all Reed's costumes elastic?

After I started watching Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, I understood there is something wrong about Reed. All costumes don't tear after he stretches, and I've already seen several of these ...
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Was it just coincidence that Tahir Mahmood went on stage?

In episode 3 of “Bodyguard,” Tahir Mahmood steps onto stage at St. Mary’s college as the Home Secretary is speaking and the two of them, plus others, are blown up by a bomb. In the next episode we ...
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What is the name of the other symbiotes in Venom?

In the beginning of the movie Venom, there are a total of four symbiotes. One escaped in the crash and hopped from one host to another. Later revealed that its name is Riot. The other three were taken ...
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What goes into Belloq's mouth exactly? Is this a mistake, a joke on purpose, or something more?

In Raiders Of The Lost Ark, when Jones has the bazooka pointed to the Ark and shouts something, Belloq turns around and there's a moment in which you can see an ant or something going into Belloq's ...
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How did John Doe get past the dogs?

How did John Doe get past the dogs that you see in a scene in Se7en where Det. Somerset has dinner at the Mills' or warned Tracy that John Doe wanted to harm/kill her?