Category "plot-explanation"

Who put the key in the box, and how did they get it?

In Stoker the protagonist receives a pair of shoes every year for her birthday. She always believed them to be from her Dad. But the last birthday the dad is de

Why were these people cheering the arrival of the Juggernaut?

In Alien: Covenant (2017) we see a flashback of David arriving at the Engineer's homeworld.     This seems to be a special event for the people li

How did Joshua locate his sons bodies at Gallipoli?

We see in the The Water Diviner that Joshua has set out to find his sons that went to WW1 (Arthur and the other two I can't remember their names). After his wif

Why does Sanderson talks to Paul as if they've met before?

In The Rum Diary (2011), Paul has to take an interview from the Mayor who will arrive at the Airport, But the Mayor's plane got cancelled. So Paul met Sanderson

What favor did Chenault done to Paul?

In The Rum Diary (2011), Paul providing shelter to Chenault who left his boyfriend Sanderson. Paul came to Chenault who is sleeping on his bed. Cheanult: I

Does Aaron Cross intentionally trap a wolf, or does he just improvise?

Does Aaron Cross intentionally trap a wolf and put the detector into its mouth, or does he just improvise when the wolves happen to surround him?

Does Paterson adopt a backup strategy?

In Jim Jarmusch's 2016 Paterson, I didn't see this resolved. I thought of course you need backups of your data. Except the film doesn't seem to say that.

In Alien 3, is the Ox/ Dog xenomorph a Queen?

I guess this is a plot hole (amongst several others) in Alien 3, as it has NEVER been clarified as to how the Ox Xenomorph is different from other xenomorphs we

What were the Slytherins doing during the battle of Hogwarts?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : Part 2 which is the movie version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the Slyth

What happened to the second Blue Thunder prototype?

In the 1983 film Blue Thunder, Roy Schneider plays a LAPD helicopter pilot who gets his hands on Blue Thunder - a new prototype helicopter designed for surveill

How did NASA astronauts launch the pod from Mars, though they were at millions of Kilometres away?

I watched The Martian (2015) not long ago and it has finally dawned on me why it looked a bit weird: When Mark was stranded on Mars because of a dust storm, ba

Why is the Black Pearl partially unharmed at the begining of "At World's End"?

At the end of "Dead man's chest": The Kraken drags the Black Pearl and Captain Jack Sparrow down to Davy Jones' locker Leading to his crew and friends to

Why does this character in Black Rain do this?

In Black Rain (1989), there is a character that is a henchman of a mafia boss in the Japanese Yakuza. The actor is Rikiya Yasuoka and is just known as "Sugai's

Why did Max leave the Citadel at the end of Mad Max Fury Road?

I guess Fury Road was a story of redemption, not only for Furiosa, but for every other character in search of hope and salvation, including Max himself. That b

What is this statue?

In War Machine, at a point where General McMahon has begun doubting himself, we see him solemnly walk up to and salute this statue: What is this statue?

How does Sherlock know what Moriarty "is going to do next" in The Abominable Bride?

I just finished seeing Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, but haven't started on Season 4 yet. So please, no Season 4 spoiler. At the end of the episode, Sherloc

How did Frank realize the coup?

So in House of Cards episode 7 of season 5, while in the bunker, Frank realizes that it was all a coup against him. I'm confused as to how he realized this. He

What actually happened with E.T. under the plastic sheet?

I'm confused over what happened when E.T. appeared to die, and it was revealed that... he didn't? It appears as if he's dead, and the flowers droop and appear

Who are the mob stealing from in Casino?

In Casino the story revolves around the mob stealing from the Tangiers casino by skimming off the top of all money earned. In order to get away with this, they

How did Bud White survive a shot in the chest in L.A. Confidential?

In L.A. Confidential, an unsuspecting Bud White, while trying to aid Ed Exley, gets shot thrice by Dudley at the Victory Motel shootout. The Three Shots: Bud