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Why does Doctor Strange not bind Thanos in a time loop?

Because Dormammu doesn't exist in time, but Thanos does. In Dr. Strange, it was stated that Dormammu belongs to the Dark Dimension and existed outside of time. Wong: Dormammu dwells in the Dark ...
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Why did Obi-Wan have to explain full details about Mos Eisley to Luke?

There’s definitely exposition for the audience, but even in-world Obi-Wan is much more experienced than Luke is. Luke may know the place is a rough area, but “old Ben” who fought in the Clone Wars is ...
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Why does Doctor Strange not bind Thanos in a time loop?

Strange planned to lose. Spoilers ahead...! It seems odd to me that he just handed over the time stone without a fight to save Tony. Especially after the speech he gave about how he'd let Tony or ...
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Why was there a robot in Rocky IV?

Some interesting info can be found here. Basically, to summarize the article, Stallone discovered the company that produced the robot was using it as a tool to help autistic children. One of ...
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Why didn't Voldemort create a seventh Horcrux not knowing Harry was one?

He wanted to split his soul into 7 pieces, not create 7 Horcruxes. The difference here is that the soul in his body counts as one piece, so you only need 6 Horcruxes. As we can see Voldemort say in ...
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Why did Obi-Wan have to explain full details about Mos Eisley to Luke?

I'd like to offer an in-universe answer. Owen Lars, Luke's uncle, is a very conservative person. Living on a relatively outlaw world with species aggressive towards humans such as the Sand People, ...
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Why did Morpheus tell Trinity to stay off the freeway?

Since agents can inhabit any "bluepill" person in the Matrix, the freeway poses a few issues. Yes, you can move quickly from one distant point to another, but that's of no benefit to Trinity, Morpheus,...
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Why didn't Gollum take the ring back from Bilbo between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings?

He did eventually (after some years: remember that Gollum has a hatred and fear of the Sun, the Moon and other creatures, so it took some time) leave the Misty Mountains in pursuit of Bilbo Baggins, ...
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How does the title 'The Imitation Game' justify the story of the movie?

It's a reference to the famous "Turing Test" - whether an artificial intelligence can convince a human that it itself is human. Turing's first version of this test was specifically called 'the ...
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In the "300" movie, in the final battle, Why didn't Leonidas kill Xerxes?

Because Leonidas and Xerxes were actual historical figures that have well documented histories. Xerxes lived through the battle. Also The Battle of Thermopylae is a well-documented event. Taking ...
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How come Arya Stark wasn't hurt by this in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5?

we see Arya stand from the ashes un-burnt even though she was clearly covered in fire You don't see Arya clearly covered in fire. You see Arya obscured by fire, i.e. there is fire between Arya and ...
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How did Alan Turing break the Enigma code using the hint given by the lady in the bar?

The actual decryption was very complex but Bletchley Park was given a BIG clue because... To aid this process, all Turing needed was a word (or a group of words) that he was positive the Germans ...
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Why didn't the Dursleys make witchcraft and wizardry public?

Why would they do it? As you said, they hate Harry. They want to be away from him as much as possible, and all he represents (i.e., Wizardry). The Dursleys want to be normal above all else. They want ...
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How was Thanos able to defeat Hulk in Infinity War without using any stone?

Thanos didn't use the power stone on the Hulk. Thanos is a massively powerful being on his own, even without the stones. Note that the Power Stone wasn't glowing at the time and also Ebony Maw let ...
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Does the T-1000 know that the "big guy on a bike" is a T-800 before he meets him?

Yes The script confirms that, at the very least, the T-1000 (in the script as "Officer X") has a very good idea as to who the previous visitor was... JANELLE ...
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Why wasn't the Night King naked in S08E03?

Daenerys appears to be protected though an immunity (or at least, a high resistance) to fire, whereas the Night King appears to be protected through the sheer cold that radiates from him. While it ...
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Was the dragon prowess intentionally downplayed in S08E04?

It's a major plot hole is what it is. People can come up with all the excuses they want, what happened is S08E05 can in no logical way make sense after what happened in S08E04. The scenes where ...
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How does the title 'The Imitation Game' justify the story of the movie?

The other answers already draw some really good connections to various parts of Turing's work, be it movie-related or more general. But we don't really need to stop there. In fact a big emphasis of ...
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Why do people call Morgan Freeman's character Red?

Well, it is kinda explained on The Daily Beast, In the book, Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding was a ginger-haired, middle-aged Mick. Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood and Paul Newman were all considered for ...
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Why does Scarecrow in The Wizard Of Oz get the Pythagorean Theorem wrong?

There is a version of the script that had more to say to make it obvious that it was intentional, according to: Hollywood Science: The Next Generation, From Spaceships to Microchips (ISBN 331954215X, ...
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Why didn’t Doctor Strange stay in the original winning timeline?

You misunderstood one important thing: Dr. Strange did not travel through time. He just looked into 14mil different possible futures to see the one scenario where they could win. His body stayed in ...
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Why didn't Voldemort create a seventh Horcrux not knowing Harry was one?

You made the same mistake as Harry in Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince. As JAD said, Voldemort wanted to split his soul in seven, not create seven Horcruxes (emphasis mine): “[...] You heard ...
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Why is Arya visibly scared in the library in Game of Thrones S8E3?

In the Inside the Episode David and Dan (showrunners) say the reason she is more scared here is because she is in a weakened state after getting hit on the head outside. They say at that point she is ...
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What was Hans Gruber's plan in Die Hard?

Let's go through the plan of Hans Gruber without the interference from John McClane. Infiltrate Nakatomi Tower with his goons and take the Christmas party-goers hostage. Get the vault password from ...
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Why does Bran want to find Drogon?

Drogon is capable of single-handedly wiping out an entire city in a reasonably short period of time. One of the strongest armed cities in Westeros (with weapons designed specifically for him) was ...
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Why did the Night King attack the furthest target first?

You've pointed at a good flaw. Drogon would have been an equally valid target. But there are some options here as to why the NK chose Viserion over Drogon. 1. Drogon is considerably larger. ...
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How could the Starks convince the other Lords that this character was guilty?

This is not a democratic court; it is a royal judgment. As Jon's nominated proxy, Sansa carries all the powers of a "King [queen] in the North". It is her sentence, and she does not need to seek the ...
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How is Team Scooby Doo (Mystery Inc.) funded?

According to Scooby-Doo Behind the Scenes (released in 1998; see Wikiquote), the initial money to start out was given to them by Daphne’s dad: Daphne: "Well, Daddy gave us the money to start off. (...
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Why didn't Bilbo become a creature like Gollum?

First of all, the possession of the ring didn't stay entirely without effect even to Bilbo. Remember how everyone was surprised at Bilbo's apparently unaged looks compared to his actual age (and his ...
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Why did Jon Snow do this immoral act if he is so honorable?

Jon did not commit to murdering Daenerys when he came to the Throne room. The first thing he did was lash out at her about killing innocent civilians and prisoners of war. He had been a passive ...
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