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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Does the Dune movie from 2021 assume any prior knowledge?

Is it a problem to have little to no knowledge about the Dune universe before watching the new movie? Is it helpful to have read the books or watched any prior adaption to fully understand the plot?
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Why do people go to the future to fight the aliens Tomorrow War?

In the movie Tomorrow War, why do people go to the future to fight the aliens when the logical thing to do is to go in the past where their numbers are low or at the starting point? Certainly, this is ...
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What's the meaning behind Khan's firing on the Enterprise as it approaches the Mutara Nebula?

About 80% of the way down in the Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan movie script, [Reliant bridge]JOACHIM: If they go in there we'll lose them.KHAN: Explain it to them.[Enterprise bridge]SAAVIK: That ...
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In Iron Man 3, what are the Mandarin's lessons? [closed]

In one of the trailers, the Mandarin states: I consider myself a teacher. Lesson number one : Heroes, there is no such thing. During the film itself, he tries to teach the US (and its president) ...
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How does Roy learn Guan Yin's name?

In the movie, Boss Level, a sword-wielding Guan Yin will have a pose and say a line 'I am Guan Yin and Guan Yin has done this' every time right after cutting off Roy's head. How does Roy possibly ...
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In Sympathy for Mr Vengeance, why does Cha Youngmi, the green-haired guy's girlfriend, go to meet the organ traffickers? [closed]

She tells them that she'll wire them the money tomorrow. What does this mean? Why would she wire them money?
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Who sent the postcard in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings?

I've just watched the Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings movie, and according to me there's a plot point that is left hanging (possible spoilers if you haven't seen the movie). Shang-Chi knows ...
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John Wick and Iosef at the Red Circle [closed]

Why doesn't John Wick kill Iosef at the Red Circle when John had him in his sights?
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How do the police know all this at the end of "Promising Young Woman"?

At the end of Promising Young Woman, I can imagine they discovered the necklace and what remained of the body, but at this point wouldn't everybody at the party be a suspect? The video of Nina can at ...
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Why did Mayer drop his hanky in this scene?

In Mank (2020), after attending Thalberg's funeral, crying Mayer gets into the car and drops his hanky from a car window: The shot was focused on it as there is a hidden meaning in it. Why did he ...
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Can a lone gunshot flip over a moving SUV?

In The Marksman (2021), Liam Neeson's character fires two gunshots at a Chevrolet SUV. The first penetrates the windshield and kills the driver. Where exactly does he fire the second shot at? The ...
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Why does Peters feel the helicopter is small?

Scott sends Peters to the rooftop, where she finds an abandoned helicopter and prepares it: Peters: What the hell is this? Spend all his money on that f_cking miniature? Why does Peters feel the ...
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What are those two lights in the sky?

In the opening sequence of the movie Army of the Dead, we see two light dots in the sky that just fly off the screen at an enormous speed as the Four Horsemen convoy is leaving the base. What are ...
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Why does the Dude look like he does?

In Free Guy, a character referred to as the Dude is placed in the city. The role is played by Ryan Reynolds who also plays (Blue Shirt) Guy. As Guy is just one of many NPC's and the Dude was still ...
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Can somebody explain this quote from movie Moneyball?

I watched movie Moneyball yet again and this quote from movie caught my attention. Can somebody explain this? You get on base, we win. You don't, we lose. And I hate losing, Chavy. I hate it. I hate ...
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Why did Kate have a dead zombie hand keeping the fire egress ajar?

Just before Deiter successfully opens the vault inside the casino, Kate climbs up the ladder, keeps dead zombie hand between the fire egress and the frame: Why did Kate have a dead zombie hand ...
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At what point of time branches start appearing? [duplicate]

At the end of the TV show "Loki", Kang died and we see new timelines started to branch off the sacred time line. As Kang is at the end of time, I wonder the effect of his death on the sacred ...
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Why is the timeline so different in the episode 2 of “What If...?”?

In the episode 1 of What If...?, the story follows the same events as in the first Captain America movie, but with Peggy Carter as Captain Carter. The other characters have the same roles until the ...
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Why Lockhart, Dar Adal and the third guy did this in Homeland

At the end of the third season But it seems unnecessary since Brody and Carrie were already in the safe house. It seems that the hard part of escape was done already. They even planned the future ...
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Did the Cylons Attack All of the Colonies?

In the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series, the Cylons Would they have also attacked the other Colonial planets? Are there any references in or out of universe as to whether all planets had been ...
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Why has the Time Variance Authority not intervened in the events of "What if...?"?

My understanding is that there were no multiverses going in parallel to the main timeline events of "Captain America", and multiverses started to branch after Kang died in the "Loki&...
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Did the Disruption of Sacred Timeline happen during the events of Endgame or after it?

In the Loki series, it is shown that TVA captures Loki after he flees from Stark tower when Avengers were trying to get hold of the tesseract and all the story the follows through after it. In the ...
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What Was Christoff’s Alternate Plan?

At the end of The Truman Show, Truman finally discovers What were Christoff’s hopes or what was his motive and alternate plan in trying to get Truman to stay by talking to him over the intercom? Why ...
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Why was the plane empty in The Impossible

As part of the final scene of the 2012 drama The Impossible, we can observe that the plane that was picking up the injured family has plenty of empty seats and no one else on board aside from some ...
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How did Crystal get her gag off?

In the early scenes of the heavily ironic and satirical movie The Hunt, a group of "deplorables" wake up in a field wearing gags in their mouths. They are to be hunted by a group of "...
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How did 'He who remains' manage to live for so long?

As we know, humans have a limited lifetime but as described in the Loki TV series, 'He who Remains' was managing the various timelines through TVA and he mentioned that he was living at the end of ...
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Why does Jake go to the Albacore Club?

About halfway through Chinatown, Jack Nicholson goes to the Albacore Club. Why does he go there? This happens immediately after the scene where Faye Dunaway comes to his office to hire him to ...
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In Jungle Cruise, do the adventurers travel upstream or downstream?

In Jungle Cruise, do the adventurers travel upstream or downstream? I'm confused because I recall Dr Lily saying, 'I require passage up river', ie. upstream to a more remote part of the river basin, ...
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How do Cobb and Ariadne enter Limbo without having to die?

After Saito dies on the third dream level, he enters limbo. Ariadne then convinces Cobb that it is necessary for them to enter limbo to go after Saito, in order to pull him out. They do so by hooking ...
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What is Rudy doing there?

In the movie The Jacket, Rudy claims that he's in the institution because he tried to repeatedly kill his wife. Later, Dr Lorenson discloses that Rudy locked himself up in his house for two months and ...
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Why target Billy Bauer specifically?

Throughout the Black Mirror episode Smithereens we find out that Chris has issues with the Smithereen app, at least partially blaming it and the way it is designed for the death of her fiancée. This ...
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Who wrote the message on the stone?

In the movie Synchronic Brianna is sitting down on a stone during a birthday party and there's an inscription carved in the stone that says "All ways" (or "Always", I can't ...
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How come Ramsay didn't notice the Knights of the Vale arriving?

In Game of Thrones season 6 Ramsay was about to destroy Jon Snow and his whole army, when the Knights of the Vale suddenly appeared, and reversed the tide. The key point was the element of surprise: ...
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What did Sylvie do to attract the attention of the Time Variance Authority?

We learn in the Loki series that so-called "variants" attract the attention of the Time Variance Authority by acting in a way that threatens a diversion from the "Sacred Timeline". ...
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What happened to Blinky?

Trollhunters starts with Blinky reading a book and summarizing the series leading up to the movie, but at the end of the movie the main character turns back time to when before he became trollhunter, ...
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Why did Nick kill Beth Garner in "Basic Instinct"?

Since Nick goes to the elevator to save Gus, so he must have noticed the "elevator killing" page from Catherine's book. Thus, he must have known that Catherine is the killer. Why then did he ...
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Why does Odis do this?

In the episode the Nadir, having cornered the escaped prisoners Zelmare and Swanee, US Marshall Wickware asks the local detective Odis Weff to handcuff the escapees while he holds them at gunpoint -- ...
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Why is Emma doing this in Little Fish?

In the movie Little Fish .. we see Emma putting numbers on dog cages. It appears to be days. Each day she counts down the numbers. When the number on a dog reaches 0, she takes the dog and gives it a ...
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In the movie Little Fish are there any moments like these?

In the movie Little Fish ... we're shown in the final scene that both Emma and Jude have lost their memories of each other. They meet now once again for the first time. Are there any scenes in the ...
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Why did Arthur Goldman impersonate Colonel Dorff?

The 1975 film The Man in the Glass Booth tells the fictional story of Jewish holocaust survivor Arthur Goldman. Thirty years after the war, Goldman impersonates an unrepentant concentration camp ...
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What law enforcement was there in the Neutral Zone cities

In the first series of The Man in the High Castle we were introduced to Canon City, and the apparently small town had no visible law, given that the bounty hunter The Marshall was able to string up ...
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Why did the McDonalds agree to a handshake deal in The Founder?

When Ray Kroc attempts to buy McDonald's from Dick and Mac, one of the brothers' demands is "1% if the company's profits in perpetuity". However, when negotiating, Ray Kroc refuses to put ...
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Why curse them to stay near the river when it would lead them to the Tears of the Moon?

In Jungle Cruise (2021), Aguirre is cursed by the tribal chief for the massacre. He is never to lose sight of the river otherwise the jungle would take them back. Aguirre burns down a whole village ...
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Did the tribal chief curse literally or figuratively?

In Jungle Cruise (2021), Aguirre is cursed by thr tribal chief for the massacre. He is never to lose sight of the river otherwise the jungle would take them back. Does this mean that the Jungle ...
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How did the birds die?

At some point in the movie, Isaac is being asked to watch two zebra finches birds called Tony and 400. The friend also says: New food every other day. New water every day. New filtered clean water ...
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What's the explanation behind grown-up Cal in the Season 3 finale of Manifest?

In the final scene of season 3 of Manifest, when you can see a grown-up Cal hanging over her. The premise of the show is that the world got older and the passengers of Flight 828 stayed the same. But ...
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Do the characters that are stuck in the loop actually remember their past loops?

Do the characters in The Endless that are stuck in the loop actually remember their past loops? It seems like yes, because they all have knowledge of the loops and are angry about it. But that raises ...
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Why Was Elizabeth Afraid to Keep the Painting?

In S6E8 of The Americans, Elizabeth receives a painting from Glenn for She takes it with her to one of their safe-house locations. She takes the canvas off the wood and at first considers destroying ...
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Elise's presence in the further

The further is a place where tortured people live, who later on will go to hell. Elise is a good person who only helped the Lamberts. What was she doing in the further? Wasn't she supposed to be in ...
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What killed the bomb tech in the first scene in The Hurt Locker?

After Sgt Matt Thomson (Guy Pearce) set the charges on the bomb, he crosses the 25 m radius (what Sanborn called the kill radius) and then he even starts running when Eldridge starts running towards ...

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