Nitpick a movie or what you only noticed years later

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  1. FPAlpha

    FPAlpha Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    As far as i remember they pick her up in the morning, drive the Ferrari into the city ( was it Chicago?), park it in the garage, then head for lunch, use a taxi to get to the game, on to the parade and then back home - sounds like it could be done, especially for a guy like Ferris Bueller ;)
     
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  2. Mojochi

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    I'm going on memory, but he calls out sick, which would be prior to 8AM, & then moments later harrasses Cameron into coming over, where they then they call to get her, which wasn't too long after the Bueller... Bueller... roll call scene. Have I got the right?

    They might've pulled her out before or by 9, go for a ride, hitting the museum, lunch by maybe 10:30, taxi to ballgame within the next hour. Maybe don't even stay to the end, but instead catch the parade going back, stall at the pool for Cameron's meltdown, walk Sloan home (presumably these suburban kids live close to each other) & then realize he's nearly out of time. It's a LOT for a day, but doable, if they just kept moving, blasting thru the world on high octane holiday mode
     
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  3. Vanyel

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    I thought they knew he was an android and wasn't another person, the captain, in the medbay with him while the rest of the crew watched? I'm going from memory.

    Another nitpick how did Indy survive the U-Boat trip. I think, they were faster, because they had a bow and not the tear drop shaped hull like modern submarines, so it would be faster on the surface, and I think it takes place before the invasion of Poland so it didn't have to avoid British war ships or fighters. The U-boat did sit low in the water so it didn't submerge Indy would have been hit with a ton of water, and if it did submerge just to get past the British at the Straits of Gibraltar he would have drowned.

    Also, in TBBT Amy does have a point. And the story leaves out a lot about the Ark, like just touching it could kill you. Uzzah tried to steady the Ark and was killed 2 Samuel 6:1-7 and 1Chronicles 13:9-12 (I looked it up) - God really didn't like people touching his stuff.
     
  4. DarrenTR1970

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    In the novel at least, Ash is a last minute replacement for their regular science officer who was reassigned suddenly before the return trip to Earth.

    Also in the novel, Ripley and Lambert both ask each other if they're slept with Ash, and the answer is no - that he's not interested or asexual. There's a line in the novel that everyone has slept with everyone else/multiple partners, except Ash.
     
  5. Mojochi

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    This one does kind of stick in my craw, but I guess you just have to assume he climbed up onto the sub, and it sailed into harbor never having submerged, which is a super lucky break for him lol. As for it being a rough ride, it's a dude who can manage being dragged under a truck at full speed so...
     
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    I know the Marines knew Bishop was one in Aliens but I'm fairly sure that the Nostormo's crew (and the movie audience) didn't know Ash was one until he tried to kill Ripley and one of the other crew knocked his head off.
     
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  7. J.T.B.

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    It would be a very rough trip and this always bugged me too, BUT... WW2 U-boats were more like submersible torpedo boats, only submerging when they had to, to attack or evade. They were a lot slower on submerged electric motors and had limited battery time. If they wanted to make good travel time it would be an all-surface trip, no question.

    Yep, Parker's astonished "Ash is a goddamn robot!" makes it pretty clear.
     
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  8. Mojochi

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    I realize it's just a fun gag, but how exactly did Indiana Jones fly into god-knows-where South America on Jacque's 2 seat propellor seaplane, without noticing his pet Boa Constrictor Reggie was riding with them to begin with, or am I supposed to assume Jacque domesticated the thing sometime before he went fishing, while Indy was wandering around the jungle & dodging rolling boulders?

    I mean, I suppose it's possible (but unlikely) that Reggie could've been riding in Jacque's seat on the way down there, & Indy never noticed him there, but why would he want to fly with a big snake in his way & then move it over to Indy's seat while waiting for him to return, or if Reggie went wandering over to Indy's seat on his own, why didn't Jacque notice he was gone when they took off, & be like "Where'd Reggie go? We can't leave without Reggie!"

    I'm going to write this one off by saying Jacque, knowing of Indy's phobia, just found a random Boa & put it in there to prank Indy, & we just never saw the part where Indy chews him out saying "There was never any snake in this plane, you jackass. I'd have noticed!"

    BTW, Marion sure does brush off a dozen shots of liquor pretty easily once Indy shows up. I think she was faking fading out during the contest, to drive up the betting.
     
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  9. BK613

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    Even more so for the inter-war U-boats. And it is worth noting that the snorkel was not a thing in the mid-1930s. So those subs traveled on the surface and dived when attacking.
    In regards to the movie, I think people forget that when the sub arrives at the island sub-pen, the crate holding the ark is on the deck in front of the deck gun, implying that it made the journey lashed there.
     
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  10. Jayson1

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    This might not be a nit but I wonder. In "War of the World", the Tom Cruise version, is I wonder if people would be safe going up mountains. Would those Tripod machines be able to maneuver up something like that?
     
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    Watched the original Willow recently. Great film, way better than I remembered even. The nitpick is, after questing far to reach the shore of the body of water where the island destination the baby would be safe at was located, rather than taking the baby onto the island, Willow took the boat alone to the island to get the protector and bring her to the baby - causing everyone to get captured! :brickwall:
     
  12. Foxhot

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    And FERRIS's actual ending gave birth to probably 50 Marvel ripoffs and counting.
     
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    Similar to 'Why doesn't Yoda and Obi-wan go after Palpatine together first—since they're both on the same planet with him—and then Anakin together later?' Answer: Because then they would win and they can't win.
     
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    That follows along with what's happening in Prometheus where everyone is hooking up with each other, mostly out of boredom.
     
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    Objection. Aspersiony.
     
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    The idea might have been that Palpatine could have quickly taken out Obi-Wan with his Force powers. Yoda even said that Obi-Wan was not strong enough. Consider what happened when Anakin and Obi-Wan went up against Dooku.
     
  17. BK613

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    Anakin and Obi-wan didn't actually go up against Dooku together and that's why they got beat. Not a mistake that Yoda and Obi-wan should have made. But they did.
    And the result is that Yoda did get beat and Obi-wan almost did.
    But the OT required it so it was so...
     
  18. Mojochi

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    Jimmy Stewart is wearing the same pajamas in both Rear Window & Vertigo
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  19. Mojochi

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    I'm going to nitpick John Mulaney making fun of Back to the Future, even though I know his premise here is rather purposefully silly & exaggerated for comedic effect, because I do think there's some interesting things that get lost from a cultural perspective.

    I think this is where the generation gap begins, because I'm like almost 12 years older than Mulaney, & a lot of context gets lost in that gap maybe. 1st of all, the pitch of the movie was probably very similar to the pitch of a slew of other movies from then, like The Last Starfighter, Explorers, E.T, Time Bandits, WarGames, D.A.R.Y.L, Flight of the Navigator, etc... Sci-fi was in its heyday at this point, & the general notion was that the fans of the Star Wars phenomenon were primarily young boys 12-18. So, there was a clamor in those 80s years to have sci-fi films that now showed kids from that demographic as their featured players. Everybody was pitching those ideas. It's the next logical evolution of that pop wave

    So BTTF's pitch was likely a simple idea of a teen kid accidentally getting tossed back in time and having to get back to the future... from THERE, duh, a play on words, & basically a modernization of a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Now, you have to devise the literal vehicle by which that happens, which inevitably involves someone who can build a time machine. The hurdle of how Doc & Marty know one another is not that big of a leap as the above bit might suggest. It too is a matter of context of the time.

    Doc, who no longer lives in the Brown mansion, is literally living near Marty's little suburban neighborhood. He literally rides to school on a skateboard, and passes by his house routinely, so easily that he often just stops by to use his music gear in the very 1st scene that all this is established. You're shown it, not told. That's how movies do things sometimes.

    Interestingly enough, back then, people actually knew who their neighbors were. So it wouldn't be so unusual for Marty to have found out that a guy living on his way to school was a tech wizard, who could maybe help fix his own electronic music equipment from time to time. That's how they know each other. Common interests.

    It's a small town with like one high school, that nobody ever leaves apparently, & Doc is the resident weird guy who knows a ton about tech. I wouldn't call him a disgraced nuclear physicist either, more like a failed inventor with a masters in some kind of engineering or applied science. Dude, when I was a teen & early 20s, I knew several people outside my age range who were older college burnouts with some kind of weird degree & knowledge in a subject. They were like the MOST fun people to know lol

    This really isn't that weird imho. Maybe NOW it would be a weird friendship, in this helicopter parenting age, but back then, not so much, man.
     
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    When the Marines were in the atmosphere generator, Gorman should not have ordered their magazines collected (which created resentment), and should have explained the situation better, i.e. "Okay, listen up, if you shoot anything technical down there, you could blow up the whole thing with you inside. Do not fire in that area unless your life depends on it."

    On the other hand, trained Marines should have goddamn obeyed their Lieutenant's orders, regardless of whether he was an asshole or not.