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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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How did the Tesseract end up with Mar Vell? [duplicate]

In the end of Captain America, Tony Stark's father retrieves the Tesseract. In Captain Marvel we are shown that Lady Marvel was working with the Tesseract. How does the Tesseract go from Mr.Stark to ...
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Why coudn't Captain America lift Thor's hammer? [duplicate]

"You're all not worthy"....These are thor's words after everyone tried to lift the hammer during the party. But Steve Rogers was able to move it a bit. So why isn't he worthy of lifting the hammer?
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Why did the first Predator come to Earth?

In the movie Predator (1987), why did the predator come to Earth? I only know a little bit about Predator lore/fandom. Was he hunting for a rite of passage? Was he already an established hunter and ...
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What agency was Nick Fury and Agent Coulson working for in Captain Marvel?

From the way Nick Fury and Agent Coulson were presented in Captain Marvel, it appears that S.H.I.E.L.D. hadn't been established yet. In fact, it was only until the end of the film that the concept of ...
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Why can't Parzival drive the car in forward in the first level?

In the movie Ready Player One, after Parzival finds out to go backwards in the Level 1 game, why can't he make a U-Turn and drive the car in forward direction. Why he has to risk driving the car ...
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Who is Helga Refn in Fear-X [closed]

After watching Nicholas Windings Fear-X after year again, but now only the beginning and the end of the movie, thus skipping the tension delay inbetween, I've had time to focus on the leitmotiv, which ...
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Travel in Quantum Realm in Ant-Man and the Wasp

From the movie Ant-Man we know that Janet Van Dyke got inside the missile which was lost in the sea. The duo undertook many S.H.I.E.L.D. operations, until a mission in 1987 to disarm a Soviet ...
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What did it mean to hand over a cat drawing in “Holmes and Watson”?

In Holmes and Watson (2018), Millie hands over a drawing of a cat to Sherlock to which he reacts as if it was an insult. I cannot figure out what it actually meant.
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How come the ground shook for days after the bombing raids?

In The Nun father Anthony Burke encounters a damaged castle and asks Frenchie: Father Anthony Burke: A result of the war? Frenchie: Bombing raids, yes. I've heard stories of how the ground ...
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Who burned down the loft in 'Dynasty'?

In the TV Show 'Dynasty', a Netflix original also airing on The CW... Who burned down the loft in the season one finale? I've googled around and some say it was Hank Sullivan (The con artist who ...
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How did Vers confirm that Nick Fury was human?

Early in the Captain Marvel movie, Carol Danvers (going by the name ‘Vers’) crashes to earth and fights off a Skrull attack, thus convincing the young(ish) Nick Fury that she is not from Earth. ...
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How was love able to transcend the dimensions of time and space in Interstellar?

How was love able to transcend the dimensions? And how were THEY (people from future) actually able to communicate?
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What happens to Edgar Deems' body in “Tremors”?

In Tremors we see Val and Earl taking town drunk Edgar Deems' body to the Doctor, who identifies de-hydration as the cause of his death. The next we see Val and Earl they are on their way out of ...
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What show was 007 attending at the pyramids?

In the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, what show was that that 007 attended by the pyramids? Was/is that a real production that tourists could/can attend? Or was that all for the sake of the ...
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How would Mae reform The Circle?

How exactly would Mae Holland like to reform the Circle after the death of Mercer? I mean, I know she says "What I'm proposing is radical openness and unbroken connection". But does she know the ...
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How did Edward break the mirror lock in The Order?

In episode 8 of The Order Edward activates the vade mecum, and its previous owner appears. They perform a mirror lock spell so that any injury done to one of them happens to both of them. Edward then ...
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Why was Nixon’s face never shown in the “The Post” movie?

We could only see Nixon's back but not his face. why was Nixon’s face never shown in the movie?
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What's the significance of David's back pain in The Lobster?

In the film The Lobster (2015), the pain in the back is such a defining characteristic of David. Does it have any particular significance? Why did the director decide to give him that burden?
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How did Alan Turing break the Enigma code using the hint given by the lady in the bar?

"Heil Hitler"....how can these two words help in breaking the most sophisticated machine of that time in The Imitation Game (2014)?
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Why did Christopher abandon everything and go wild in “Into the Wild”?

There's a lot of different reasons all over the internet and even some insight from his real-life sister, but I recall Christopher mentioning somewhere in the middle of Into the Wild (2007): It was ...
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Why did Fury lose his eye this way?

In Captain Marvel we see that the cat hurts Nick Fury, but they were both on the same team. Was this an accident or did the cat think it is funny?
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What was Silva talking about when he reached the chapel in Skyfall?

In the last scenes of Skyfall when Silva finds M in the chapel, he looks around and speaks Of course! it had to be here. It had to be this way. What was he talking about? Was he referring to ...
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What was so special about The Piano that Ada was willing to do anything to have it?

In the movie The Piano, Ada is a mute, who likes to play the piano. When she's married off to Stewart, she insist on taking the piano with her. Baines, Stewart's friend, buys the Piano from him ...
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Why was Jesse angry with Walter in the last few episodes when he was getting picked to be relocated in Alaska? [duplicate]

Why was Jesse angry with Walter in the last few episodes of Breaking Bad when he was getting picked to be relocated in Alaska? He already knows that Brock was poisoned with lily (from doc report), ...
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Why didn’t any reporters show interest towards “The Post”?

Both “The Post” team & “The Times” team were brought their case to the Supreme Court for illegally giving the public access to the Pentagon Papers. After the Court session concluded, reporters ...
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How does everyone know where Rosa lives?

At the end of the Brooklyn Nine Nine episode "Game Night", Jake and the rest of the guys show up at Rosa's apartment. How does everyone know where Rosa lives? Isn't that supposed to be a secret?
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What is Tony Stark injecting into himself in Iron Man 3?

In the beginning of Iron Man 3 (2013), Tony injects something into his forearm. He then attempts to get his suit to come to him. After it fails, he licks his arm, rubs it and tries again, at which ...
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Is Sammy Jankins actually Leonard Shelby in Memento? What is the relationship between them?

In Memento, Leonard Shelby knows a person Sammy Jankins who also suffers from retrograde amnesia. He has been tasked with determining whether Sammy is faking it or not. Lenny tells his story in the ...
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What was Dease's main angst?

In the movie Velvet Buzzsaw, we are shown that Dease's paintings have the power to kill people. But not all of the characters are killed. What is the reason someone is marked for death? (I've already ...
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How is Iron Man communicating with the others on Titan?

In Avengers: Infinity War Star Lord is implanted with a translator. But how are Iron Man and Spiderman able to communicate with others on Titan...
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Why Did 'Lucifer' Season 3 End the Way It Did?

So I recently finished watching the current three seasons of Lucifer on Netflix, and in "A Devil of My Word" (the third to last episode of Season 3) (spoiler alert below)... Chloe sees Lucifer's ...
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How can Simon Lowe, with Daniel Hardman, sue Harvey Specter in connection with the doctrine of unclean hands?

In the last 2 episodes of Suits Season 8, Simon Lowe sues, via his attorney Daniel Hardman, Harvey Specter for breaking privilege. Without spoiling that , the situation was that Simon Lowe used ...
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Why is Harrison Wells the reverse flash in season 5 of Flash?

In The Flash: Eobard Thawne is the reverse flash. It is revealed that he went back in time to kill Barry's mother and then was stuck in the past. The he kills the actual Harrison Wells and take his ...
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Why did Oleg say “No”?

In Green Book (2018), Oleg takes vodka from the bartender and cheers to Tony and George: Oleg: No? Tony: Danke schön. Why did he say "No" in this scene?
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Was this character killed in the Dark Knight Rises?

Bane is seen hit by a motorcycle of sorts or possibly shot by the motorcycle but Bane has shown to be very formidable. I feel that a villain of his caliber would have a more conclusive death but his "...
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Why isn't Emily arrested for the murder of her husband?

Side Effects (2013), ends with Emily incriminating Dr. Siebert with conspiracy to commit murder and securities fraud. However, wouldn't that incriminate Emily as well on both of those charges? So, ...
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In Coco (2017), Is “Papá Julio” Coco's husband?

In Coco (2017), when Miguel meets his family, and through all the movie, he always calls his family members like "Tia Rosita" (aunt Rosita), "Tia Victoria" (aunt Victoria) and so on. The only one that ...
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Do the characters in the Disney Hercules Movie know the Muses talk?

It sort of seems that they look their direction or "sing along" but I don't think they're fully acknowledged. Are they actually singing and narrating in-universe? Or is it like in some musicals where ...
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What—if anything—was the symbolism being displayed and played out during the Mahjong game in “Crazy Rich Asians?”

So, I just saw Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and thought it was great! But I am just a white gweilo guy in the U.S.A. who is unfamiliar with the basic rules of Mahjong so I am seeking some clarity. What—...
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Why did Lucy convert herself into a USB?

What was the reason behind the conversion of human into USB in the movie Lucy? Why did the heroine change herself into USB when she used 100% of her mind, and then texted the policeman ("I am ...
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How did Ross get tickets to Sting's concert?

In the tenth episode of the eighth season of Friends, Phoebe tries to get tickets to Sting's concert and fails miserably. However, in the end of the chapter, turns out that Ross did get tickets, and ...
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Brian's Death in Final Destination 2

At the very end of Final Destination 2, a boy named Brian, who was previously saved from being hit by a truck, dies from an exploding grill. I think the reason he died is that death is correcting its ...
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The attack on Donnager: why are the attackers risking their lives for this mission?

In The Expanse Season 01 Donnager is attacked by the 6 ships with cloaking tech. What I do not understand: why are crews of these 6 ships willing to sacrifice their lives on such a risky mission? ...
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What's so funny about Ann's reply?

In Fifty Shades Freed (2018), Christian, who has drank, speaks to his pregnant wife Ann: Christian: Babies mean no sex. Ann: That can't be true. There'd be no siblings. Christian: Hmm. ...
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Was Flash's message in Batman vs Superman for the event occured in Justice League?

Ok, so there were a lot of questions regarding Bruce's 'knightmare'/ visions and The Flash's message in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice most of which are answered here. So, following the ...
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Why does Thanos say to Iron Man that he is “cursed with knowledge”? [duplicate]

When Thanos was fighting against Iron Man in Avengers: Infinity War, he said > You're not the only one who cursed with knowledge. What does he mean with that?
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Why did Charles Kane buy the newspaper?

In Citizen Kane, he buys a newspaper because it would be "fun" according to the internet. But since it's been a long time since I last watched that movie. I want to learn why he really bought that ...
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How did they toss the ladder to the other end?

We see the end of the ladder is not fixed, as well as being held by the other end by them. Before that, I wonder, how did they toss the ladder to the other end?
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What happened to Agu's mother?

In the movie Beasts of No Nation (2015) what happened to Agu's mother? Was Agu able to find her? It is not mentioned in the movie. Is there any explanation in the book which the movie is based on?
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Why did the Jennings even have kids?

In The Americans, if it was such a problem for the Jennings to have kids in the first place as revealed in Season 3/4: Why bother at all? It would have looked perfectly normal to be an American ...