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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Benedict replaced the floor in the vault

The Bellagio vault robbed by Danny Ocean and crew is presented to Terry via a faked video. Terry realizes the fake later on when he realizes that the vault floor in the tape does not have the word &...
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What was the event referred to by “pom poko” in universe?

In the movie "Pom poko", it is referred multiple times to an event in a calendaric manner like "X years after pom poko". But I can't remember it being mentioned what this event ...
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Why did Remy Bressant attack the bar in Gone Baby Gone

Remy Bressant attacks the bar where he ends up getting shot. It is later revealed that he was in fact working to save the girl and tried to hide it from Patrick. But I am not able to understand why he ...
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Why would Luke Skywalker be a myth?

Near the beginning of Star Wars: The Force Awakens when Rey and Finn meet for the first time, Finn claims that BB-8 supposedly has a map to Luke Skywalker and Rey responds by saying that she thought ...
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Did this character die at this point?

SPOILERS inbound for TENET movie: By the end of the movie, it is revealed that Neil and the Protagonist were friends for a long time in the "future" and Neil was on his way to his death to ...
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Why did they want to send people to the Phantom Zone in Man of Steel?

The people of Krypton had to live somewhere, but as I got it from Man of Steel the Phantom Zone is just some place in space. But some character (I don't remember Jor-El or Zod) wanted to send people ...
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In Arrival, what are the implications of Louise writing a book about her discoveries?

The movie explains that brain function is influenced by language. The heptapod tell Louise that they will need help from humans in 3000 years. By learning the heptapod language, which is non-linear in ...
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In Vertigo, how did Madeleine get inside her hotel room without the key? [duplicate]

One of the first clue that Madeleine is possessed by Charlotta's ghost is when Scottie sees her through a window at the McKittrick hotel, where Charlotta lived, but when he goes to the front desk he ...
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In “The Jedi”, why did Lang the mercenary only fake a truce with the Mandalorian? Wasn't it really in his interest?

In The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 5: "The Jedi", the Mandalorian teams up with the Jedi Ahsoka Tano to kill a local autocrat (Elsbeth), her mercenary Lang and her troops. When all troops ...
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Why did Tom Hayden consider kid as a pocket protector?

In The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020), at Chicago park convention meeting, Kid try to climb the pole but police officers stopped him violently, Rennie interefered, got clubbed by police officer. Later, ...
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Why did Georgi make that proposal?

In The Queen's Gambit S01E04 (Middle Game), Georgi sighs and offers to adjourn the game (after 5 hours), seeing that Beth is tired. Why did he do that? He had a clear advantage on a player that was ...
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Why does Borat call USA as US&A?

In Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020), why does Borat call USA as US&A? Is there any reason behind it?
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How did Elwood know that the Illinois police force were in the audience?

In the final scene of The Blues Brothers, Elwood one of the blues brothers, gives the following speech: We're so glad to see so many of you lovely people here tonight. And we would especially like to ...
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Why did Ocean say, “You don't hear Yen complaining”?

Inside the vault, Yen placed all the detonators, but got his hand’s bandage stuck in an inlet. Outside the vault, Ocean and Linus had to open the vault by using the detonators in order to steal the ...
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Why did the scene cut away without showing Ocean's reply?

In the opening scene of Ocean's Eleven, the prison authorities question the conman Ocean: WOMAN 2: If released, is it likely you...would fall back into a similar pattern? Ocean: She already left me ...
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What is the reality in Death of Me (2020)?

In Death of Me (2020), it is not easy to identify between reality and hallucination. For example: Did the husband kill the wife and bury her? Did the husband kill himself?
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Why does removing Tony Stark's power source weaken him?

My understanding is that the effect of the explosion at the beginning of Iron Man 1 is that Tony Stark has metal shrapnel in his heart and needs an electromagnet to keep it from puncturing his heart. ...
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Why and how does Francis Underwood do that in the Senate?

In S2, E3, House of Cards, Francis Underwood attempts to pass a bill about delaying the retirement age with the Republicans (entitlement amendment); who initially agree to cooperate but later change ...
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Why did Jack Vincennes set up the three men in the Nite Owl case?

In L.A. Confidential when Ed Exley seeks Jack's help for investigating further into the Nite Owl's case, Jack refused. Then Exley said: Exley: Do you make the Negroes for the Nite Owl killings? Jack: ...
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Does Beskar armor resist lightsabers?

In S2, E5, when Din Djarin (the Mandalorian of the title) fights against a Jedi, his Beskar armor is able to fully protect him from slashes from a lightsaber. Is this a new concept introduced by ...
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What's the remaining part of Judy's line before she asks Ava a question?

In Ava (2020), Ava and Judy are talking about Michael's gambling habit: Ava: You're sure he's playing cards? Judy: It's okay. I f*cking... I hate it. 'Cause part of me is hoping you know where he is, ...
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What is Colin Tate's job in Possessor?

In the sci-horror movie, Possessor, the possessed Colin Tate goes to work, puts on a VR glasses, sits in his virtual office and starts spying on other people's lives; and while spying, he starts to ...
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Who did Valentine call?

In Kingsman: The Secret Service, Valentine calls his friend to borrow a satellite when his own is shot down. He asks his glasses to call "E-man", then says "Hi E, this is V" Who is ...
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Shouldn't the 999 call go through despite the caller losing consciousness?

In Kingsman: The Secret Service, after the bar fight, Gallahad sends an "amnesia" dart to the barman who dialed a three-digit number, which I assume is the UK emergency number 999. The ...
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How did Sam and Dean hide their plan from Chuck when he is the omniscient God in the episode “Inherit the Earth”?

I've been watching the Supernatural episode "Inherit the Earth" over and over again on CW's free stream. However, I can't find the part where Sam and Dean were able to hide their plan to ...
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Who was the man making the phony phone call?

I am watching the TV series Blindspot and I am currently on episode S02E13. If you have not watched until S02E09 then please do not read forward if you want to avoid spoilers. In S02E09 a man makes a ...
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Who was the old dog in the space suit?

In Space Bitzer, the fourth episode of Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom, there is an old dog in a (presumably?) Soviet space suit. This old dog meets Bitzer, who is dragged to space by a ...
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Why did Marie start wearing black?

In Breaking Bad, the last 5-6 episodes of season 5, Marie who wore purple throughout the entire series, starts wearing black. This happened after she learns the reality of Walter White. Why this ...
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Water coming out of Teddys toy-gun in the lighthouse scene

In Shutter Island there's water coming out of the toy-gun in the lighthouse scene as he breaks it in two pieces. You can see it here: So I've tried googling and read a ...
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What was the incriminating evidence?

In the movie Blow The Man Down, we see a scene where Gail walk up to Coleti's house and say she needed to talk about Oceanview. The cops have linked Gorski to Dee's murder because of the gun in his ...
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Why did the U-96 waste a torpedo on a crippled tanker?

After the attack on the convoy they resurface and find out that one of the ships they torpedoed, is still afloat, even though it's burning and it's almost broken in half. It looks obviously totally ...
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In the Christmas Pageant scene, what did Buzz do to Kevin?

I am completely blind, so I cannot see what is happening. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a version that contained audio descriptions, and searching various sites such as Wikipedia, WikiFandom, ...
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What “presents” is Grace referring to?

In Ready Or Not (2019), Alex Le Domas spoke to his fiancee Grace about brother Daniel who warned Grace about their family, and hints that it's not too late to flee. Daniel also mentioned to Grace that ...
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Why did Marty McFly need to look up Doc Brown's address in 1955?

At the beginning of Back to the Future, it is clear that in 1985 Marty McFly knows where Doc Brown lives. Why then did he look up Doc Brown's address in a 1955 phone book? Doesn't he already know ...
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What was the purpose of the ciphers in the Big Sleep?

It may be a lost cause asking about a plot element in the Big Sleep (1946), one of the more convoluted and confusing movies ever made. However, my question is what is the function, if any of the ...
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How did the Ghost locate Luis and his friends' workplace?

In Ant-Man and the Wasp Ava the Ghost suddenly appeared in Luis' workplace when Sonny Burch and his fellows were interrogating him. How did she find the workplace? Was she chasing Burch and his ...
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How can a chess game with clock take 5 hours?

In the 4th episode Beth plays against a Russian boy, at some point he says "the game is going on for 5 hours, you should seal your move". How can a game with a clock take 5 hours? In one of ...
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How was the TV scam in Requiem for a Dream supposed to work?

In Requiem for a Dream, Sara Goldfarb receives a phone call and later a letter purporting to be from the television station offering her an appearance on the Juice By Tappy show. It's heavily implied ...
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How do people figure out John and Holly McClane's identities in the first Die Hard?

Originally, the protagonist in Die Hard says his name is "Roy" in an effort to conceal his identity. Somewhere down the line, his ally Al Powell and everyone else outside know he is John ...
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Was it really necessary to release Santana's convict?

When Santana's ship lands on the planet in Riddick (2013) he orders a transported convict to be released, explaining that this will save them 60 kilograms with which the ship would be unable to lift ...
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Could Riddick assume that there will be two ships?

Is there anything in Riddick (2013) (that I have missed) that caused Riddick to be sure or at least assume that there will be two ships coming for him? When the first ship landed (before the second ...
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Who set a bounty over Riddick in “Riddick” (2013)?

In simple words, how can Riddick be in the same time: a Lord Marshal of the (most likely most powerful in the universe) Necromonger fleet and wanted convict with a huge bounty promised for his head (...
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Why did the banks sell credit default swaps to Michael Burry in The Big Short?

In The Big Short there's a scene where Michael Burry shorts the housing market by going to different banks and buying insurance from them. After he leaves, we see the bank employees making fun of him ...
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Significance of Caden's project

I can't quite figure out Synecdoche, New York. I felt that life is being portrayed through Caden's project, how he keeps thinking that he has got it figured out but could never complete it, but I don'...
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Did Talia and Bane plan to die in the destruction of Gotham?

The two of them were in downtown Gotham only minutes before the bomb was due to explode. Perhaps they stayed longer than expected because of Batman's return, but they don't seem to have given ...
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Why does an archive expire?

In the Sci-fi movie, Archive, when a person dies, this person's body (consciousness) is stored into a large digital box so that other living people can still talk to this dead person. What I do not ...
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Do books have astral forms?

In Doctor Strange, the fight scene between Steven Strange and the zealot shows that someone's astral form has limited interaction with the physical world (only violent actions ripple into the physical ...
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Problem in “falling ball” example in Minority Report [closed]

In Minority Report, Danny Witwer (Colin Farrell) tells John Anderton (Tom Cruise) that capturing people who have not committed a future crime means preventing that future. So, it becomes a fundamental ...
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Did Cleo and Beth have sex?

In The Queen's Gambit, did Cleo and Beth have sex? If they did, then does that make Beth bi? We see in episode 1 and in the "Adjourn" episode that Beth wakes up in a bathtub full of water. ...
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What happens between the scene where Max knocks Noodles out, and the moment Noodles come to?

I know a lot of the footage of Once Upon a Time in America is missing, but I cannot understand what happens between the scene where Max knocks him out and the one where Noodles all of a sudden appears ...