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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4
votes
0answers
55 views

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..”. ...
3
votes
0answers
53 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
51 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
59 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
225 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
39 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
442 views

Why was Hayden's ghost able to leave the Murder house property?

On season one of American Horror Story, it was established that the ghosts of those who died on the Murder House grounds could not ever leave those grounds except on Halloween. When Violet's ghost ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Fate of Jim in The Marksman

In the movie the Marksman we know that Jim is shot on the farm. At the end of the movie after dropping off Miguel with his relatives in Chicago he gets on a city bus and sits down. The movie ends at ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Has Devlin a gun or is he bluffing in the last scene?

At the end of Hitchcock's 1946 Notorious, Devlin comes to Sebastian's house and rescues Alicia. After exiting Alicia's room, Devlin threatens to shoot Sebastian and moves one hand closer to the pocket ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

Why is Malotru being guarded after being recovered from ISIS in S03E08?

In The Bureau, Why is Malotru being guarded after being recovered from ISIS in S03E08? What are CIA and DGSE afraid of?
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Why does Howard from other side wants his counterpart Howard to be with him?

Why does Howard from the other side want Howard from this side (whose wife has been in an accident) to be with him? In S01E02 Birds of a Feather, he demands it in conversation with Quale. I want him ...
4
votes
1answer
227 views

Why has nobody looted or settled Las Vegas?

At some point before the events of Blade Runner 2049, Las Vegas was hit by a dirty bomb and thus deserted due to the radiation. During the events of the movie however, Deckard apparently has lived ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Why does the detective suspect the principal in The Kid Detective (2020)?

In The Kid Detective (2020) When the detective was sure that the paper folding received by Caroline is the same as what Gracie had(made?), why did he suspect principal Erwin and go to investigate his ...
3
votes
1answer
202 views

How did Moon-Gwang get injured?

In Parasite, the former housekeeper Moon-Gwang returns to the Park family's house while the Parks are out of town and the Kim family is having a party there. When she arrives, her face is bloodied ...
1
vote
0answers
74 views

Why did Nemeny curse Lenore?

In the movie Charming, Prince Phillipe Charming was cursed by his father's former partner Nemeny Neverwish, who was jealous that Charming's father would not marry her. But why did Nemeny curse Lenore ...
1
vote
3answers
392 views

Why must inverted Neil open a door that was ALREADY open? [duplicate]

I've watched several times this video animation of Neil's death in Tenet. At the 45 second mark of the video, we see inverted Neil approaching the locked door. Now, from Neil's inverted perspective, ...
0
votes
2answers
281 views

Why does Kim Wexler love Jimmy so much?

In Better Call Saul season 5 episode 6 ("Wexler vs Goodman"), Jimmy totally surprised Kim in a meeting at which they had verbally agreed on a reasonable settlement of a case. Instead, Jimmy ...
2
votes
1answer
356 views

Why steal the Plutonium-241 and lose it?

Why was TP supposed to steal the Plutonium-241 on behalf of Sator and then lose it? Was it because Sator might be unable to steal it on his own (as Priya said he was supposed to have succeeded in ...
2
votes
0answers
26 views

How did Barzini not know of what was about to come? [duplicate]

One question keeps bothering me. Tessio was a traitor. It is also well seen even before the Don died. It was his crew that was supposed to guard the hospital where Don was lying. Barzini also knew ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

How did the cars get inverted in Tenet?

After re-watching Tenet on the small screen there is one thing really bugging me. In the car chase sequence, there appear to be two inverted cars: the silver Saab driven by the inverted protagonist, ...
3
votes
2answers
134 views

Improbable genetics in Predestination (2014)?

Predestination (2014) is a well-crafted time travel story, which I found quite remarkably consistent. There was however one point in the plot that tickled the suspension of my disbelief. The movie ...
3
votes
1answer
125 views

What is the significance of this line from The Expanse?

In Season 2 Episode 3 of The Expanse (spoilers!), Chrisjen Avasarala says to Cotyar, "Please, give it to me and go, there is no need for us to hang together." Cotyar responds, "Oh I'm ...
-1
votes
1answer
154 views

In Event Horizon, why was the doctor obsessed with hell?

Everyone from the crew was horrified or physically suffered from the infected ship. But somehow the doctor liked what he saw. Why? Why did he admire the horrors? And why didn't the ship hurt him? Is ...
0
votes
1answer
185 views

How did Volkov end up bringing two bullets, the normal one and the inverted one in one magazine and how did he try to shoot?

I have a question about the scene in Tenet at Stalsk-12, where Volkov tries to shoot TP in the head. First of all, it seemed like Volkov ended up bringing two bullets with him and it's unclear how he ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

How did Avasarala know who enabled the conspiracy?

Spoilers: Seasons 1 and 2 of The Expanse When Avasarala first approaches Cotyar towards the beginning of Season 2 of The Expanse, she claims knowledge of a conspiracy involving members deep in her ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Did Yavuz die in Something Useful?

This is about the Turkish film Something Useful (Ise Yarar Bir Sey). It was unclear to me what was Yavuz choice at the end. Did he choose to have the injection or not? Or was it meant to be unclear?
3
votes
1answer
460 views

Why isn't Sator 2 (inverted Sator) wearing an oxygen mask when he goes back to his yacht in Vietnam for his final moment?

Sator 2/inverted Sator/~ Sator returns to the yacht in Vietnam for his final moments. Why is he not wearing a mask?
6
votes
3answers
3k views

Why didn't the algorithm detonate when Kat killed Sator?

In the final sequence of Tenet, the tenet teams are racing against time to stop the algorithm from being buried in the time capsule. On the other side, Sator has a dead man's switch which will ...
-1
votes
1answer
41 views

What was the symbolism/purpose of the play in Entebbe (2018)?

In Entebbe (2018), we see play being praticised and then being performed during the assault on Entebbe. What was the purpose of the scene, was there a direct connection, was someone in the crowd ...
1
vote
1answer
255 views

Why is The Prestige Tesla's machine actually “real”?

Borden sent Angier to Tesla as a misleading fake clue, but why did Tesla knew about the machine Angier was talking about if it was just Borden's crazy idea to mislead Angier? Or even if he didn't know ...
0
votes
3answers
549 views

How did Neil know that Volkov is going to shoot the protagonist?

If Neil is seeing everything happening in reverse, he can't really see Volkov (Sator's man) pulling up the gun to shoot the protagonist for him to decide to take the bullet, he must be in the same ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

How does Viktor do this in the film Koma?

In the 2019 Russian film Koma (Coma), Vickor happens to be running in the fields inside Coma. Suddenly, he exits into the real world. What causes him to exit the Coma world at that point?
2
votes
1answer
115 views

Why would they elope to Wick?

In Miranda's final episode, Gary offers railway tickets to Wick so that he and Miranda can elope. Was there any significance to the choice of Wick? Is it easier to get married there? Is it like Gretna ...
6
votes
1answer
131 views

What is the relevance of this in The Machinist?

In the movie The Machinist, Ivan shows that he lost his fingers and they were replaced with his toes. Given Ivan was not real, what is the relevance of the toes replacing the fingers? Does it stand ...
1
vote
2answers
135 views

Why didn't Warden Nurton kill Andy for mentioning money laundering? [closed]

Prisoner Tommy reveals to Red and Andy that his cellmate at another prison had claimed responsibility for the murders for which Andy was convicted. Andy approaches Norton with this information, but ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

What's that something Tuddy is offering?

Guest at the marriage party, handover envelopes as gifts to Karen, newly wedded wife. TUDDY'S WIFE: So beautiful. I want to cry. TUDDY: Here is something to help you get started. It's unclear to me ...
-1
votes
1answer
62 views

What “bastards” is Karen referring to?

Karen is upset after seeing Janice’s name on her husband’s prison visitation list. Karen brought her kids to the prison to confront her husband, Michael: Karen: I saw her name on the register. Want ...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

What does “compares” mean?

Tommy's mother speaks about her childhood days: Mother: When we were kids, the compares used to visit each other. There was this man. He would never talk. He'd just sit there all night. What does &...
-1
votes
1answer
139 views

Why didn't Goodfellas movie show Lufthansa heist on screen?

It is touted as largest cash robbery committed on American soil at the time then why Goodfellas movie didn't show how Lufthansa heist on screen?
3
votes
3answers
303 views

Is there any reason why THIS character had no apparent interest in Moff Gideon?

In the final sequence of the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, there is a surprise rescue by The character takes out all of the threatening Dark Troopers and then makes their way to the bridge of ...
2
votes
1answer
229 views

How is Boba Fett alive?

In Return of the Jedi, Boba Fett falls into the Sarlacc pit and we hear an audible belch from the pit. However, Boba makes an appearance in The Mandalorian season 2, and it's revealed that the next ...
3
votes
2answers
218 views

How to explain the end of the game from the point of view of the kids?

In Jumanji (1995) Robin Williams' character is sucked into a board game as a kid in 1969, while his friend Sarah escapes. He lives in the game-world jungle for 26 years until two different kids bring ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

Did the magic erase Vicky's memory?

In The Fairly OddParents S04E08 (Vicky Loses Her Icky), Timmy wished for Vicky to be nice. Vicky was breaking the door of Timmy's room prior to the magic be done. After she became nice, she told Timmy:...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Why didn't Bond call for reinforcements? [duplicate]

I do not get one major plot point in James Bond, Skyfall. Why did Bond take M to the home where he grew up? Why did they ("they" as in Bond, M and the gamekeeper) want to take on Silva and ...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

Did Barb and Adam own the hardware shop?

At the beginning of Beetlejuice, Barbara and Adam Maitland stop to get something from the local hardware shop- named Maitland Hardware. For a small town it seems an unlikely coincidence- did the shop ...
14
votes
1answer
2k views

Could 007 have just had Goldfinger arrested for imprisoning and almost killing him in Switzerland?

In Goldfinger, 007's Mission was to prove Goldfinger is a criminal and get him behind bars. But midway through the movie, Goldfinger almost killed 007 on the laser table and then kidnaps him and ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

In Mirzapur, What did Kaleen Bhaiyya find in the compounder's phone?

In season 1, after Munna kills the compounder. He visits his home and checks the compounder's phone. He is startled but the scene ends there. At a later point, Maqbool breaks into the compounder's ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

How do the Volturi travel to the Cullens?

After reading and watching the Twilight saga one thing that’s always bugged me is how the Volturi travel to the Cullens in Forks. Do they get a public flight? Private jet? Walk? They just seem to ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

How did the other Brainiac 5 know about the bottle?

In Supergirl S05E10, the scene where all the brainiacs are gathered in the DEO, we see that one brainiac comes shouting "Do not let him open the bottle" and then he disappears. It is later ...
3
votes
0answers
52 views

What does “Full Dawn” mean?

Veronica presents a seminar on her book "Shedding the Coping Persona". Later, Bridget brought her away from Camille: Bridget: How often do I get my V? Twice a year? Maybe three times a year....