Questions tagged [plot-explanation]

Seeking to understand a story plot better, or to clear up confusion about certain aspects or plot points. Please also use the specific tag for the movie or TV series, if it exists.

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Question at the beginning of Slumdog Millionaire

At the beginning, the movie asks the viewer a question saying; Jamal Malik is one question away from winning 20 million rupees How did he do it? There are 4 answers, in the format of Who Want's To ...
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Loop of Marties in Back to the Future 1

First of all, this is just a question based on my curiosity. It can seem pointless and illogical because of some missing piece of information, but I am asking it anyway based on my understanding of ...
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What exactly is the motive of Frank Sr/Jr behind the 'lost and found necklace' act?

In the movie Catch Me If You Can, both Frank Sr and Frank Jr try to trick the female employees by falsely pointing out that they found a necklace and ask them (the female employees) if it is theirs. ...
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Merdles asks for a knife with a darker handle

In the second to last episode of Little Dorrit, in one of the last scenes, Merdles asks for a penknife. When Sparkler hands him the knife he asks if he could have one with a "darker" handle. ...
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What happened in Pan's Labyrinth, assuming Ofelia's experiences are imaginary?

There has been a lot of discussion about whether Ofelia's experiences in Pan's Labyrinth are real or imaginary. But assuming they are imaginary or an unreliable narration, what are the real events ...
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What are the three books Corso mentions at the start of “The Ninth Gate”?

I have watched the movie "The Ninth Gate" several times. I am stumped on one of the three books Corso mentions when he is evaluating the Manhattan collection of the poor man in the ...
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What does “Shu” mean in Shadow and Bone?

In the Netflix show Shadow and Bone, the main protagonist Alina is often called "half Shu". I understand that there are two separate races in this show, human and Grisha. Grisha people have ...
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Why didn't Hippolyta lift the horse?

In the scene from Justice League where Steppenwolf attacks Themyscira and Hippolyta was riding the horse with another Amazon carrying the mother box, when Steppenwolf strikes them, why did Hippolyta ...
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Why does the hacker fear Hutch after seeing his file?

In Nobody, Yulian asked a hacker to find out about Hutch Mansell but the moment the hacker saw Hutch's file she quit working for Yulian without pay. Why?
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Relevance of the paint thinner episode in Hereditary

In Ari Aster's Hereditary, there is one scene where Annie tries to explain why her relationship with Peter is fraught. She says that But I don't get what her sleepwalking has to do with the rest of ...
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What is the Power Broker hoping to accomplish in New York?

The Power Broker persuades Batroc, an Algerian terrorist with a beef against Sam Wilson, to come with her to New York. There, she assists Wilson and his partner, Buckey Barnes, in trying to save ...
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Why did Davy Jones agree to the task of ferrying the souls of those who died at sea to the next world?

Knowing that Davy Jones and Calypso would only be allowed to see each other for one day every 10 years, why did they even make that deal? Wouldn't they have been better off to just remain as they were?...
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Did the bugs attack Earth?

In Starship Troopers, the motive of the humans to attack the Klendathu planet is that the "bugs" inhabitants of that planet allegedly launched a meteorite at Earth that destroyed Buenos ...
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What Do Sam and Bucky know?

During the events of episode six of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Bucky, Sam and Sharon remain in contact via those earpieces that the Marvel Universe seems to have in oversupply. They speak to ...
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Why didn't Miller's Men shoot Germans in Neuville?

In Saving Private Ryan, in the scene where Miller's Men are in Neuville and come upon the German soldiers hiding in a building, why didn't they start shooting them first? Both groups were surprised ...
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Understanding the Cowboy's threat in Mulholland Drive

In mulholland Drive, when the Cowboy asks Adam to cast Camilla Rhodes for the lead role in his movie, He says that Adam will see him one more time if he does good, or two more times if he does bad. ...
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Did the One Ring actually have an influence on Gollum serving Frodo?

In The Two Towers when Gollum first starts leading Frodo and Sam, Gollum swears on the One Ring that he'll serve the master of the Precious, and Frodo responds by saying that the ring is treacherous ...
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Does Becca Mansell know about Hutch's history?

In one of the early scenes in Nobody, Becca Mansell, Hutch's wife, is seen tending his wounds from the fight on the bus using something like superglue to close the knife wound (this is a military ...
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Why did Felix betray Cortez family?

In near the end of the 2002 film Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams it's revealed that Felix works for the antagonist Donnagon: Donnagon: Get the transmooker device Felix. Carmen: Uncle Felix, how ...
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What does the final shot mean in the Unholy?

In the movie, the Unholy, there are a few occasions where the sculptures of Jesus and Virgin Mary cry blood from their eyes. From what I can recall, most of them make sense: When Alice calls out the ...
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If the curse of sun and moon was a myth then why did it work

In season 2 it is said that Klaus made up the curse of the sun and moon so that others will find the requirements to break the curse. So why were the others suffering from the curse like the vampires ...
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Significance of the door Levee is trying to unlock

In the movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Levee character is shown to be always trying to break free from his own self and do something beyond his steady band performer role. He keeps talking about a ...
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Could the fiancée checking out rings sense Malcom?

I first watched The Sixth Sense in the summer of 2000 when I turned 8. Then and now, during the scene where Ana (Malcom's widow) is selling an engagement ring, I felt that she was selling her own ...
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Why did fighter jets shoot Steven's helicopter without caring if Steven would survive?

In the series 24, season 3, last minutes of episode 22, catching Steven alive is very important for finding the rest of viruses so why did fighter jets shoot the helicopter without caring if Steven ...
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In Cold Pursuit how was the son involved in the drug trade?

In Cold Pursuit it seems like they never explained why Nels Coxman's son died or how he was involved in the drug trade. Did I miss something? It seems kind of major considering it's what set off all ...
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What was happening at the end of the movie “Run” between Diane and Chloe?

So at the ending of Run, we see Chloe visiting Diane in a facility where she gives Diane the same pills that she was given. And Chloe says: "But no more this has to end" and proceeds to ...
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What does Heck shoot in the ending of “The Zookeeper's Wife”?

Quoting Wikipedia's description of the scene: Heck threatens to shoot Ryszard, ignoring Antonina's pleas as he drags her son away. A shot rings out and Antonina collapses. Ryszard returns unharmed, ...
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Did Miranda let her mother die on purpose?

In the movie Return to Sender, Miranda says to William: I watched my mother die. And she did a lot of things... Earlier in the movie, it was said that she only found her mother after she had ...
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Were any animals hurt during shooting of the 2020 movie “Rogue”?

The Megan Fox movie Rogue opens with some caged lions scene, the lions are being irritated by beating on the cages. One lions is brutally hurt. Then the lion attacks people. My question is were any ...
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Why is there high-tech in the incredibles first act? [closed]

Recently, I have answered a question and a question just made out of it for me. The Incredibles first act is set in 1947. You can read the details from that answer. So how did the police cars were way ...
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Did the Rosato Brothers kill Peter Clemenza?

When Fredo and Pentangeli meet in Nevada in The Godfather Part II, they talk about Clemenza's death. Willi Cicci says that was no heart attack followed by Pentangeli saying that is the reason for him ...
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Why did Hutch take the painting?

In the movie, Nobody, Hutch burns the Russian mafia hideout and takes one painting with him. He carries the painting through several dangerous situations and gunfights, which seems risky. When Hutch ...
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Why the difference between Thanos on Titan and on Earth?

While on Titan Thanos was noticeably beaten and even almost lost, on Earth (which fight took place moments later) he got rid of anyone like flies. Captain American was the only one who actually ...
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Who or what is “the crown”?

In the movie Judas and the Black Messiah, when the Black Panthers are playing pool in a pub while giving a speech at the same time, another group of African Americans wearing green berets approach ...
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How did Thor know that his hammer would be placed back in time?

If taking Mjölnir from when they went into the past would of meant Thor wouldn't of been able to use in at all in "The Dark World" But since Captain America was able to bring it back and not ...
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How did Darkseid or DeSaad not remember about earth when Steppenwolf mentioned the motherboxes to DeSaad?

Wonder Woman mentions in the history lesson in Zack Snyder's Justice League cut that, when Darkseid/Uxas was defeated, the 3 motherboxes were left on earth and also the anti-life equation was carved ...
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What happens to Marla's tooth?

In the movie, I care a lot, Marla Grayson is tortured and one tooth is punched loose as the result. She takes that tooth out of her mouth and put it in a jug of chilled milk. Then what happens to it? ...
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Why does Lindsay in Freaks & Geeks burst out laughing when she hears Daniel's story?

In the 5th episode of the 1998 series Freaks and Geeks, named Tests and Breasts, Lindsay Weir helps Daniel Desario to cheat on his Math test. Eventually, the Math teacher suspects that they have ...
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Professor Legasov superstition in Chernobyl

In the second episode of the series, professor Legasov is at a local bar drinking and the bartender unscrews the cap on a bottle of vodka and takes a upturned glass from the bar. Legasov points to one ...
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Why did the Colonel pick a Private for a escort detail with 5 people?

I have the same question as Dejardin himself, and the question was never answered! I removed all the unnecessary spaces in the script. Why did Col. Abraham Biggs pick Pvt. Philippe Dejardin? It's ...
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Was the Golden Crown given to anyone else before?

In Game of Thrones S1E06, Viserys gets his promised crown. Before doing it, it shows Drogo consulting with some others. Is this some common practice for the Dothraki, which was used before to punish ...
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Why did the Armitage family perform Coagula?

In the movie Get Out (2017), it is revealed that: This procedure was started by Roman Armitage, Rose's grandfather because he lost to Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympics and was always bitter about it, ...
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How does Fern meet a mother of her ex-students so easily?

In the movie, Nomadland, Fern meets a mother and her two children in a hardware store, one of who used to be a student of hers. I am a bit confused by how coincidental Fern manages to meet them by ...
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Why does Florence do this in The Awakening?

In the 2011 movie The Awakening, why does Florence fall into the lake? She feels a ghostly presence in the lake, she gains control and then appears to voluntarily fall into the lake. What is she ...
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Was Sun's father planning to have Jin murdered in America?

Warning: Major spoilers for Lost follow In the final season of Lost, in the afterlife timeline, Jin is traveling to America with Sun as her bodyguard while she shops in Los Angeles. He has another ...
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What’s up with Agent Valdez?

In the final episodes of Deutschland ‘89, Agent Valdez goes “rogue”: torturing Martin at a CIA black site, trying to force a false confession, after killing Lenora. What is his justification for this? ...
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How does Elisabeth get the Faraday Pointer?

In Inferno, the Zobrist creates the Faraday Pointer so that Sienna can be the Plan B to trigger the virus. It is shown that Elisabeth gives the Faraday Pointer to Robert Langdon. I missed the part, ...
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How can the future protect themselves by wiping out the past in Tenet?

In Tenet, it is told that the future wants to wipe out the past because their rivers ran dry and oceans rose, because of global warming, etc...but if they wipe out the past completely including the ...
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Why do the protagonist plan to retrieve the original painting from the freeport in Tenet?

In London, the Protagonist approaches Sator's estranged wife Kat, an art appraiser who falsely authenticated a forged Goya drawing. She tells him that Sator purchased the drawing from the forger, ...
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What's Agatha's final fate?

Spoilers for WandaVision finale: At the end of the finale, Wanda transforms Agatha into her sitcom version "Agnes". However, by the end, Wanda removes the hex and so the "sitcom" ...

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