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Baffling moments in movies (and tv-series)

Postby AngrySquirrel » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:53 am UTC

Sometimes while you are watching movies, whether they are good or bad, something just sticks out and makes you go "Whaat!? Ehm...what was that?" and then your head explodes.

This is the thread for those moments.

If you are lucky someone might actually offer an explanation for them.

Edit: This spoiler is about Batman Returns and why it's driving me crazy.
Spoiler:
My reason for creating this thread is my recent encounter with Batman Returns. There is a lot of things in this movie that is rather...strange...however, the thing that keeps me awake at night is WHY ARE THERE PENGUINS IN THE SEWER OF GOTHAM CITY!?
I mean, crocodiles and alligators I would understand, rats would be a possibility, even otters and ducks would be understandable, but penguins!? I mean...what!?
Ok, so they might have escaped from a zoo, but still, they would need a decent amount of fish to survive, ok, so it rains all the time in Gotham so it is possible that there are some fish swimming around, but you'd think that the pollution would atleast stunt the growth of a sewer-dwelling penguin tribe. Or? Then again there are a lot of corpses around in that city, which could provide good food for the fish which the penguins would eat, but still. Penguins? In the sewer?
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Postby Sir_Elderberry » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:28 am UTC

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Re: Baffling moments in movies (and tv-series)

Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:46 am UTC

AngrySquirrel wrote:
Spoiler:
My reason for creating this thread is my recent encounter with Batman Returns. There is a lot of things in this movie that is rather...strange...however, the thing that keeps me awake at night is WHY ARE THERE PENGUINS IN THE SEWER OF GOTHAM CITY!?
I mean, crocodiles and alligators I would understand, rats would be a possibility, even otters and ducks would be understandable, but penguins!? I mean...what!?
Ok, so they might have escaped from a zoo, but still, they would need a decent amount of fish to survive, ok, so it rains all the time in Gotham so it is possible that there are some fish swimming around, but you'd think that the pollution would atleast stunt the growth of a sewer-dwelling penguin tribe. Or? Then again there are a lot of corpses around in that city, which could provide good food for the fish which the penguins would eat, but still. Penguins? In the sewer?


Nitpick: probably polite to mention what the spoiler is about before the tag so readers can decide to look or not. I agonized for a minute or two before deciding to peek. Luckily it was something I'd seen.
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Postby Avelion » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:44 am UTC

Ah crap. There's an anime section. Nice knowing you guys.
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Postby Sir_Elderberry » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:10 pm UTC

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Postby SecondTalon » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:57 pm UTC

You WILL rue this day, Sir Elderberry!

RUE IT!

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Postby Sir_Elderberry » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:52 pm UTC

Wait, rue 8/14/2008, or just Thursdays in general?
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Postby SecondTalon » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:10 pm UTC

Hm. Let's go with Thursdays in general.
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Re: Baffling moments in movies (and tv-series)

Postby Clumpy » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:13 am UTC

To throw this back to topic:

Spoiler:
How did the aliens in "Lilo and Stitch" know about Earth near the end of the movie, right down to remembering specific people, if they feign ignorance about the planet all throughout the beginning of the movie? I mean, the most dramatic thing that they can think about the planet is that it's a mosquito refuge.

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Postby DaMullet » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:22 pm UTC

It's 'ruing', I'm pretty sure. That follows basic American English rules for present-tensing, and it's not flagged by my spell check.

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Postby Asmodieus » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:01 pm UTC

everytime, i get linked to tv tropes i lose my day there

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Postby Awia » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:03 pm UTC



Damn you! I have done nothing all day because of that site...
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Postby hideki101 » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:48 pm UTC


I'm gonna join with the crowd and say i hate you very much. :evil: srsly.
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Re: Baffling moments in movies (and tv-series)

Postby Force42 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:54 pm UTC

Clumpy wrote:To throw this back to topic:

Spoiler:
How did the aliens in "Lilo and Stitch" know about Earth near the end of the movie, right down to remembering specific people, if they feign ignorance about the planet all throughout the beginning of the movie? I mean, the most dramatic thing that they can think about the planet is that it's a mosquito refuge.


Lilo and Stitch:
Spoiler:
Roswell. Mr. Bubbles was one of the 'men in black' who had helped cover up Roswell, which they seem to suggest was an actual crash-landing of a spaceship, which led to some inter-galactic diplomacy issues. I'm guessing there was a cover-up on both ends.

edit:\\ courtesy of imdb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275847/):
Grand Councilwoman: You look familiar.
Mr. Cobra Bubbles: CIA. Roswell. 1973.
Grand Councilwoman: Ah, yes. You had hair then.

However, the date is wrong; the Roswell incident happened on July 7, 1947.
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Postby Avelion » Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:20 pm UTC

Lilo and Stitch
Spoiler:
Probably not referring to the actual Roswell incident as it seems unlikely that the high chancelor person would have been involved. If there was to be a place for diplomacy between Earth and the aliens they'd probably put it at the site of first contact. If that were true they could have met at any time. I'm probably putting more thought into than Disney ever did though.


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How did Siler live through season 1 of Heroes? Also when Peter and the invisible guy are on the roof and they get attacked, how did Peter stop time with the black guy nearby?
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Re: Baffling moments in movies (and tv-series)

Postby Force42 » Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:58 pm UTC

Avelion wrote:
Spoiler:
Probably not referring to the actual Roswell incident as it seems unlikely that the high chancelor person would have been involved. If there was to be a place for diplomacy between Earth and the aliens they'd probably put it at the site of first contact. If that were true they could have met at any time. I'm probably putting more thought into than Disney ever did though.


Spoiler:
How did Siler live through season 1 of Heroes? Also when Peter and the invisible guy are on the roof and they get attacked, how did Peter stop time with the black guy nearby?


Re: Lilo and Stitch:
Spoiler:
You make a good point in your first spoiler that they may not have been referring to the actual Roswell incident, as, if we assume Lilo and Stitch occurs in 'the present day' circa 2002 (the year the movie was released), Mr. Bubbles would have to have been in his 80's if he had actually been present as a CIA agent in 1947 (which is impossible, as the Roswell incident occurred on July 7, 1947, while the CIA was founded on July 26, 1947). In the movie, he appears to be in his 40's or 50's.
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Re: Baffling moments in movies (and tv-series)

Postby tgjensen » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:07 am UTC

Guys seriously, what is the point of spoilering something if you don't even write what the spoiler is about? I'm playing the freakin' lottery here

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Re: Baffling moments in movies (and tv-series)

Postby Force42 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:49 pm UTC

tgjensen wrote:Guys seriously, what is the point of spoilering something if you don't even write what the spoiler is about? I'm playing the freakin' lottery here


Very good point. *goes back and edits posts*

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Re: Baffling moments in movies (and tv-series)

Postby Iori_Yagami » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:58 am UTC

Oh, well.
It has NEVER occurred to me to be baffled by movies. That is, I watch them and enjoy. Perhaps I am too dumb, grossly inattentive, totally gullible, have bad taste to never notice such things. On the other hand, this doesn't spoil the pleasure of watching for me. On 3rd hand (eh what?), this thread made me loathe myself. Again.
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Re: Baffling moments in movies (and tv-series)

Postby Brother Maynard » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:57 pm UTC

Avelion wrote:
Spoiler:
How did Siler live through season 1 of Heroes? Also when Peter and the invisible guy are on the roof and they get attacked, how did Peter stop time with the black guy nearby?


On the Heroes questions:

Spoiler:
Concerning Sylar: All he got was a random stabbing in the chest. That's far from being fatal, and Candice (and possibly others) patched him up afterwards. It's not too baffling. Now, if you're asking how he avoided the events depicted in the comic book, remember that future visions and even travel to the future is only a glimpse of what would happen. THe knowledge of the future travels back, causing the past to change and the future to never happen. That's what happened with the prophecy of Hiro killing Sylar.

On the roof: The Haitian is an agent of Mrs. Petrelli. It's in her best interests that Peter be kept free anyway. Furthermore, it's been shown (I can't remember show examples, but it's proven in the graphic novels) that the cancellation of powers isn't like the passive generation of a field. He can choose to turn it on and off. Whether he can choose who he blocks I don't know. However, Peter was the only one using powers at that point, so The Haitian obviously had it turned off.

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Re: Baffling moments in movies (and tv-series)

Postby lambda_warrior » Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:55 am UTC



Oh dear Lord...I was caught unawares and just spent my whole day there. (Many, many more important things to do? Phah!)

You are a most horrible person, Sir Elderberry.

ETA: Oh, yeah. And this crashed my browser by having too many tabs open. Four times.

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Postby Nyarlathotep » Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:36 pm UTC

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Re: Baffling moments in movies (and tv-series)

Postby sugarhyped » Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:50 am UTC

back to Heroes
Spoiler:
Nathan flew away when the Haitian and HRG were chasing him too. I guess that can be explained by the Haitian being close to the Petrelli mom too.

I don't get why HRG is HRG because his glasses aren't horn-rimmed. I'm not sure that belongs in this thread though.

Oh and that chick Peter was with is still lost in the future.
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