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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Did Ava a.k.a the Ghost kill agent Stoltz?

In Ant-Man and the Wasp Ghost attacked the corrupt FBI agent Stoltz when he was trying to put Hank Pym's shrunk lab in the back of his car at the woods. After that scene, there's no mention of his ...
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In WandaVision, where did Pietro get his powers?

WandaVision S01E09 Finale Spoilers ahead.... When Wanda's brother first came into the scene, some people thought that this Pietro is from another universe. He has the same power as actual Pietro AKA ...
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Is that a pure mind stone on top of Wanda's vision?

I'm talking about the show WandaVision. Spoilers ahead.... We get to know that Vision living with Wanda is actually created by Wanda herself. She was in grief and that caused uncontrolled power surge ...
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Can we as an audience know whether Father Flynn is guilty in Doubt?

In the movie Doubt (2008), Father Flynn gets sent away from a Catholic school at the end of the movie because the principal is overwhelmed with circumstantial evidence that he might be guilty of moral ...
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Is there a “MacGuffin” in Star Wars? [closed]

In a lot of good movie series, there are "MacGuffins' that are central objects that serve as a trigger for the plot. In the lord of the rings, it was the one ring. In Harry Potter, is was the ...
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Why did Ben calmly show up in the window instead of shouting “Help!”?

In the original 1968 Night of the Living Dead, Ben gets shot by the posse when they mistake him for a ghoul. What puzzles me is that Ben, having heard sirens and gunshots outside, and then even seeing ...
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How come Fury and Hill could not identify Quentin Beck?

In Spider Man Far From Home, Hill and Fury are investigating an unnatural storm in Ixtenco Mexico. This is an earth elemental of Mysterio's orchestration.  With the unnatural storm data and the access ...
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Why do they think the plot will work in “The Burnt Orange Heresy”?

In The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019), if James Figueras and Joseph Cassidy really want to have the final work of Jerome Debney, then they should kill him. Why do they think burning down the house and ...
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What does the demon want to do in two scenes in “Becoming”?

In Becoming (2020), in the first scene when Alex just gets possessed and goes out for a ride and outside a store, another person thinks he is Alex too. Why does the demon inside Alex try to control ...
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What did Uncle Owen want with an R2 unit?

At the beginning of Episode IV, Luke and Uncle Owen purchase C-3PO and R2-D2 from the Jawas. Well, whenever Uncle Owen talks with 3PO he mentions that he needs a droid that can understand the binary ...
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Why does Peter Sullivan do anything or report the firm's risky position?

In the movie Margin Call (2011), Peter Sullivan who is a Risk Analyst (not a partner or major investor in the firm), after being given a thumb drive with some data, discovers late at night (once ...
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In Logan's Run (1976) how does controlling the population work when it comes to births?

I recently rewatched Logan's Run. The concept of "Carousel" is explained well. Citizens participate when they turn 30 and believe they will be able to renew (be reborn) and it is shown later ...
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Why does Red John never attack Jane directly like his other victims?

I have just finished watching S03E03 of The Mentalist, where Red John leaves Kristina Frye in a hypnotised(?) state. According to Jane, Kristina was targeted because she talked about Red John in the ...
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How does this character suddenly catch fire?

Near the end of the film Maps to the Stars, is out by the swimming pool when she suddenly erupts into flames. I never understood how/why that happens - is it some sort of accident? Does she perform ...
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Why could not the doctor just shoot John Wick in part 3 and get the reward?

Here is the thing: when I first saw the Asian doctor pull out a gun, I thought he would just kill him and receive his reward. Why could not he just kill John Wick? Of course the movie would end.. and ...
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Why did Kaguya cry and run away?

Somewhere near the end of the Tale of Princess Kaguya, Kaguya is returning home in a carriage and she spots Sutemaru. He has robbed someone and is running with some vegetables in his hands. They see ...
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Why is the stalactite covered with blood before Gabe lifts up his opponent against it to kill him?

In Cliffhanger (1993), there is a scene where Gabe is fighting with an opponent in a cave. His opponent seems to win, but finally Gabe grabs him and lifts him up against a stalactite which pierces his ...
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Why does the thin man want Josephus to leave his apartment

In Metropolis (1927), Joh Fredersen orders his bodyguard/spy, called only The Thin Man in the movie, to shadow his son, Freder. He tracks the boy to the apartment of Josaphat, Joh Fredersen's former ...
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What was Aquaman's motivation for killing Black Manta's father?

In Aquaman, after Black Manta's father was dead, Black Manta gets revenge on Aquaman. At times I feel like Aquaman just killed Manta's father for the sake of it. So why did Aquaman kill Black Manta's ...
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What was Groot doing during the fight between Drax and Ronan?

On Knowhere, Drax calls Ronan, and just after he arrives, the Guardians steal some pods. Rocket tells Groot he can't fit in the pod and to wait for him until he gets back. Drax then attacks Ronan. ...
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Why does Marla yank out her tooth?

In the movie I Care A Lot, Marla nearly drowns. After exiting the water, she pulls out a molar. She then preserves it and has a dentist put it back. Maybe I missed something, but why would she do this?...
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Why didn't Harriet Vanger look for protection with Henrik?

I am wondering why Harriet Vanger didn't try to contact her uncle looking for protection in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. After these many years she would have been able to receive protection from ...
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Why does Maria flee the flashlight beam?

In the first section of Fritz Lang's "Metropolis," the mad scientist, Rotwang, descends into catacombs under the workers' city to capture their moral leader, Maria. He easily succeeds, ...
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How is Rogue forced to help Magneto with his machine to convert people in mutants in the Statue of Liberty

Magneto's plan is to use Rogue in his machine, which requires to grab two handles by the hands. She is handcuffed to the machine (both made of metal) and we see that Magneto puts his hands on her face,...
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Why did they choose this as their code phrase?

In the animated movie Cars 2 the two agents shared this code phrase together so that they be sure the other one is an agent. Holley: A Volkswagen Karmann Ghia has no radiator. Finn: That's because it'...
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Where did the disease come from and why did it disappear?

Does anyone know what is the cause of the disease in the movie Blindness? Is it explained any further in the book? I wonder if there is a plausible explanation why the population lost their sight and ...
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Why was Mycroft indifferent about Mary's potential death and the possible consequences of Ajay's reappearance?

In season 4 Sherlock clearly says that Ajay is a killer and hints that he could murder Mary, but all Mycroft says is that agents die. Sherlock goes to Mycroft for help. He sees Mary as a friend. He ...
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Why didn't Harry Rawling just pay Jack Mulligan the one million?

Since my English is limited, I don't quite understand this movie "Widows" (Liam Neeson - Colin Farrel). As far as I understand : Harry rob Jamal 2 Million. It seems the deal with Jack ...
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Where is Apocalypse in the original X-Men timeline?

As far as I know, X-Men 1, 2, 3 and the start of Days of Future Past form an original timeline. Then in Days of Future Past, Logan goes back in time and creates a new timeline. Later in this new ...
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What was the money in the van for?

In the movie The Usual Suspects, we learned at the end that there was no cocaine on the heist boat, and the reason for boat heist was to put a hit on one of the people on the boat. My question is, if ...
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In HBO's Chernobyl, how does Professor Ulana know Lyudmila was pregnant?

When Professor Ulana Khomyuk visits the hospital in Moscow to talk to the plant workers, she sees Lyudmilla in her husband's room, inside the plastic, and inmediately goes nuclear (pun intended). When ...
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Is there a significance to the different colored ink in Cassie's notebook in Promising Young Woman?

In the movie Promising Young Woman, the main character--Cassie--is shown seeking out encounters with men who think she is very drunk and then confronting them in a sober manner when they try to have ...
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How did Neil manage to get through the blocked tunnel entrance?

My previous question was closed as duplicate but it is not, this question asks about how did Neil get through the shut tunnel, which is different to how did Neil unlock the gate. Please don't close. ...
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How does the wife know she has rescued her husband’s killer?

In the movie Hunter Hunter, the wife rescues a stranger, nursing him and feeding him before going out to look for her missing husband in the forest. Then she finds her husband’s dead body with a head ...
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Was Dylan Rhodes a member of the Eye when he frames Thaddeus Bradley?

In Now You See Me 1, Dylan Rhodes framed Thaddeus Bradley, who was the head of the Eye as revealed in Now You See Me 2. Was Dylan working alone to frame Thaddeus? If so then did he lie to the Four ...
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Why does she self-immolate in Saint Maud

In the movie Saint Maud, Maud pours Acetone all over her body and self-immolates. But the whole movie establishes she is a devoted Roman Catholic Christian, and Christianity forbids people from ...
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In MCU, how many characters have wielded more than one Infinity Stones? [duplicate]

Which characters have wielded atleast two infinity stones simultaneously in the MCU? Here is a list of all characters who have wielded the infinity stones (atleast one): Loki wielded the tesseract (...
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Were the “friends” of Sebastian essentially small replicants or were they something else?

In Blade Runner, it seems to me that making small replicants would be illegal for the same reason that replicants were hunted on Earth even though they were small. Was Sebastian using a combination of ...
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How did Rocket know how to extract the Reality Stone?

In the movie Thor: The Dark World we come to know that once the Reality Stone (Aether) has taken a living being's body as a carrier host, it is extremely difficult to extract it. When Jane Foster asks ...
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Why didn't Michael plan this step well in advance?

In the first season of Prison Break, Michael and others escape from Fox River Penitentiary. Michael seemed to have planned each and every step thoroughly. In fact, he went into so much detail as to ...
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What happened to the goat in Palm Springs?

As one of Sarah's physics experiments to break the loop in Palm Springs she blows up a goat in the portal. The next day, the goat doesn't reappear (presumably having broken the loop and now living ...
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Why didn't Jack Sparrow make a duplicate of the key?

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) revolves around finding the chest which contains Davy Jones' heart. Central to the story is finding the key which unlocks the chest. Jack seem to have ...
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Is it implied that Stuart is homosexual?

In the 2021 film The Dig, two of the archaeologists are married -- Peggy and Stuart. The movie makes clear that they are having marital problems. I've just finished watching the film, and am confused ...
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Any theories/ideas on where Mrs Teavee was taken by the Oompa Loompas after she fainted in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?

When Mrs Teavee faints in Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, she falls backwards into Grandpa Joe’s arms and then after being dismissed by Wonka, she is thrown to a pair of Oompa Loompas and ...
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Is this a plausible interpretation of the movie “The Next Three Days”?

There is a scene in The Next Three Days where Russel Crowe’s character is explaining don Quixote to his students. He says something on the lines of “we can make our reality what we want it to be..”. ...
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Is the rabbit real?

In The Hunt (2020), we see a jackrabbit which appears when Crystal is dying: Is there any way to know if the rabbit is real, or just her imagination? The answer has a big impact, in my opinion, on ...
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Why did Claire change her hair color to black and then later back to blonde?

After their first real fight between Francis and Claire, Claire changed her hair color to black. She kept it like this for a few episodes and then changed it back to blonde. What is the underlying ...
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How do 22 and Joe Gardner communicate?

In the movie Soul, when 22 and Joe Gardner come to Earth, 22 enters body of Joe, and Joe enters the body of a cat. When Joe, in the cat, tries to speak, other humans do not understand whereas 22 has ...
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When was the gold un-inverted?

While staying on Sator's yacht in Tenet, the protagonist spies a helicopter unload a canister containing inverted gold. We know that it is inverted because several bars fly into Sator's hand when he ...
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How did Brian Cruikshank know that Hamilton Bartholomew was really Carson Dyle?

In the thrilling finale of Charade (1963), when Brian Cruikshank (Cary Grant) sees Hamilton Bartholomew (Walter Matthau) and yells for Regina "Reggie" Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) to stop ...