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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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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When Elizabeth went back to the boat from the future, why didn't she need an oxygen mask?

In Tenet, when Elizabeth Debicki was inverted to meet her husband back in time, how come she didn't need a gas mask? How come she is able to talk normally?
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How was the initial jump made?

I just watched The Tomorrow War. I actually have quite a few questions but I will start with just this one. In the movie, fairly early on it is explained that time travel is only possible between the ...
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Was he a Nazi in The Good Liar?

In the movie The Good Liar, we are shown that Hans took on the identity of Roy and escaped to England. But it appears Hans was stationed to hunt Nazis, and may not have been one himself. In the end ...
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How is it possible that old Joe was killed by young Joe, but he appears again? [duplicate]

There are 3 possibilities shown in movie. In one scenario, old Joe is killed as soon as he appears in the field. In 2nd scenario, he turns his back and survives. In 3rd, things change as young Joe ...
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How come the Children of the Forest don't use dragonglass weapons?

In episode 5 of season 6, there is a battle scene between a Child of the Forest and a White Walker: click here to watch the scene. The Child of the Forest is using ordinary weapon, not made of ...
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Why and to whom did the protagonist have to prove his loyalty?

My understanding of Tenet is as follows: The future version of the protagonist will build the organisation Tenet in the future and will direct Neil to travel back to the present day to guide the ...
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What happened to the algorithm at the end of the movie?

At the end of Tenet, Ives breaks the algorithm into three parts and splits them between the three of them. Again Neil gives his part back to the protagonist before joining Ives, while Ives takes away ...
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Did Taskmaster actually adopt others' fighting skills?

In Black Widow, Taskmaster is noted for her ability to adopt (or mimic) fighting skills. Throughout the movie, she displays fighting skills similar to that of many Avengers characters. However, in ...
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Why did Warren tell the story of the "no dogs or Mexicans" sign?

In The Hateful Eight by Tarantino, Maj. Warren seemed to be suspicious of Bob pretty much from the beginning. In the last minutes before actually killing him, he conducted a last interrogation and ...
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What did Seppala think was the matter with Togo's paw?

Towards the end of the film Togo, the titular dog has a bandaged paw and limps. But discussing his survival, Seppala is dismissive of his wife's comment about the paw, and says "You've seen it ...
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What does Taylor Mason mean by predicting delta of a stock? [closed]

A stock is like a living organism. A sparrow, say. And we are able to create an emergent-based abstraction of that sparrow, which closely approximates the sparrow itself, accounting for migration ...
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Why don't Jules & Vincent immediately kill everyone in the apartment except Marvin?

In the opening scene of Pulp Fiction (1994), hit-men Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega raids the apartment of Brett, a business associate of their boss (Marsellus Wallace). The main objective is to ...
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Why was the police station shown to be empty at night?

In Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Mildred planned to burn down the police station at night. Dixon was present there accidentally, to collect a letter. It seems she knew that the police ...
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What happened to the prisoner in the LOKI show

In this shot, a fellow prisoner is seemingly disintegrated or something. I'm wondering what that was. Was he being killed or was it a portal or something?
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How did the survivor drug Joon-woo and Yu bin in #Alive?

I rewatched #Alive recently and was just wondering how the lone survivor managed to drug Joon-woo and Yu bin. The food they ate was canned and sealed, the water they drank, the survivor also drank so ...
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When a wish can be interpreted in more than one way, can the Dreamstone decide how to interpret it?

In WW84, Alistair makes such a wish: Then I wish for your greatness Now, I can see two ways to interpret it: Alistair wish for his father to have greatness i.e. "I wish for you to have ...
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Why are certain alcoholic drinks sometimes placed in a paper bag?

I live in a country where alcohol is not allowed. I am hoping that someone else might help explain why, in some movies, drunk characters consume alcohol directly from the bottle when it is still ...
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What happened with T12's tiger children in Sherni movie?

Movie Sherni (2021), The story of a female character Vidya saving female tiger T12 and her 2 children from bad peoples. Unfortunately, T12 tiger killed by bad peoples and 2 innocent children hides ...
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Why is Joe’s body perfectly fine when he returns to Earth?

In the Pixar movie Soul the main character accidentally falls into a manhole. He hits the ground so hard that he actually dies. However, when he comes back to Earth and gets into the cat’s body, his ...
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Why did S I Tilak shoot through a bottle?

In the 2021 Telugu movie Krack, police officer S I Tilak shot an innocent boy but due to a conspiracy, S I Veera Krishna got suspended from his post instead. This is how Tilak shot the innocent boy: ...
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What is the "trap" or "gimmick" Brad Pitt is talking about in 12 Monkeys?

In a December 2019 interview in the New York Times, Brad Pitt says this about "12 Monkeys": I nailed the first half of “12 Monkeys.” I got the second half all wrong. That performance ...
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Why did Randall give the Joker the gun?

In Joker (2019), why did Randall give the Joker the gun? What was his actual motive? Did he give the gun thinking that when Joker will be performing he will drop it - as it happened? Or did he really ...
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What was the hole in the wall symbolizing in "Black Box"?

I just saw "Black Box" on amazon prime. I was waiting for the movie to explain the hole in Nol's wall. He looks at it in the first few minutes of the movie. Then we get a second look at it ...
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How has Raya been searching for Sisu for 6 years?

In "Raya and the Last Dragon", Naamari says that Raya stole the map of Sisu's location a few months before we see Raya on-screen 6 years after the world broke. How is this possible when Raya ...
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Why was Cunningham Sr. taken aback when Scout talks to him about entailment?

In the movie To Kill a Mockingbird, when the angry crowd reached the police-station to hurt Tom Robinson, they found Atticus Finch already sitting outside the door blocking their way. After a few ...
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What did June mean at the end of the Handmaids's Tale season 4 finale?

At the end of the season 4 finale, June says: What does she mean? Where is she going? Does it mean she is going to turn herself in for what she did? Or does it mean that Luke doesn't want her to be ...
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How did these characters in A Quiet Place 2 not notice the monster on board?

In A Quiet Place 2, a monster sneaks in on the boat and attacks the island that was previously monster-free. But how did it get there? Did it just sneak into the boat and went unnoticed? Or is the ...