History Headscratchers / AtlantisTheLostEmpire

21st Jan '18 10:08:08 PM Codefreak5
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** Are you doubting Vinny's skills? The bundles of dynamite were attached on the edges of the bridge, so he easily could have just reached under while lying down to attach them. He also could have had a rope and/or partner holding on to keep him on top of the bridge. Wiring it all up wouldn't be much different from placing the dynamite; it's nothing more than leaning over and tying a bunch of fuses to a wire, which an explosives expert of Vinny's caliber could easily do.
14th Jan '18 8:32:26 PM JoeMerl
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* Why did Rourke bother hiding that page from the journal? It's HandWaved, but it doesn't really make sense. Note that a.) Milo begins the movie by saying that he wants to take the Atlantean power source and put it in a museum; b.) Rourke doesn't even think that it's a power source, just a really big and valuable diamond; and c.) none of them know that the city is full of people who need the Heart to live. Why does he assume that he needs to hide the Heart's existence to get Milo's help at this point?

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* Why did Rourke bother hiding that page from the journal? It's HandWaved, but it doesn't really make sense. Note that a.) Milo begins the movie by saying that he wants to take the Atlantean power source and put it in a museum; b.) Rourke doesn't even think that it's a power source, just a really big and valuable diamond; and c.) none of them know that the city is full of people who need the Heart to live. (Unless Rourke knew but didn't tell Helga, but that also seems random.) Why does he assume that he needs to hide the Heart's existence to get Milo's help at this point?
14th Jan '18 8:25:09 PM JoeMerl
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* A flaw in historical consistency, but remember that whoopee cushion Mole used on Milo? The movie is set in 1914, yet the whoopee cushions we know of today weren't invented until the 1920s/30s.

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* A flaw in historical consistency, but remember that whoopee cushion Mole used on Milo? The movie is set in 1914, yet the whoopee cushions we know of today weren't invented until the 1920s/30s.1920s/30s.
* Why did Rourke bother hiding that page from the journal? It's HandWaved, but it doesn't really make sense. Note that a.) Milo begins the movie by saying that he wants to take the Atlantean power source and put it in a museum; b.) Rourke doesn't even think that it's a power source, just a really big and valuable diamond; and c.) none of them know that the city is full of people who need the Heart to live. Why does he assume that he needs to hide the Heart's existence to get Milo's help at this point?
12th Jan '18 6:08:14 PM nombretomado
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*** A technology-driven society couldn't function that way. People need to be able to read manuals and instruction books. And the whole point of the Administrivia/JustBugsMe page is that viewers think something pushes the rules too far.

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*** A technology-driven society couldn't function that way. People need to be able to read manuals and instruction books. And the whole point of the Administrivia/JustBugsMe [[Headscratchers/HomePage Headscratchers]] page is that viewers think something pushes the rules too far.
12th Jan '18 6:05:42 PM nombretomado
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*** A technology-driven society couldn't function that way. People need to be able to read manuals and instruction books. And the whole point of the JustBugsMe page is that viewers think something pushes the rules too far.

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*** A technology-driven society couldn't function that way. People need to be able to read manuals and instruction books. And the whole point of the JustBugsMe Administrivia/JustBugsMe page is that viewers think something pushes the rules too far.
7th Jan '18 5:42:13 AM CYSYS8993
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* Rourke detonates the bridge to prevent Milo and the others from stopping him. Just one little problem--how the heck did he and his crew manage to wire dynamite to a bridge suspended over ''a boiling river of lava''?! There is no possible way even ''Vinny'' could've wired the bridge without plummeting into the molten magma below! So how did they wire the bridge to the detonator?

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* Rourke detonates the bridge to prevent Milo and the others from stopping him. Just one little problem--how the heck did he and his crew manage to wire dynamite to a bridge suspended over ''a boiling river of lava''?! There is no possible way even ''Vinny'' could've wired the bridge without plummeting into the molten magma below! So how did they wire the bridge to the detonator?detonator?
* A flaw in historical consistency, but remember that whoopee cushion Mole used on Milo? The movie is set in 1914, yet the whoopee cushions we know of today weren't invented until the 1920s/30s.
13th Sep '17 5:44:04 PM ngh93
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** Because she was alive before it was submerged. Probably has a basic memory of what stars are like.

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** Because she was alive before it was submerged. Probably has a basic memory of what stars are like.like.

*Rourke detonates the bridge to prevent Milo and the others from stopping him. Just one little problem--how the heck did he and his crew manage to wire dynamite to a bridge suspended over ''a boiling river of lava''?! There is no possible way even ''Vinny'' could've wired the bridge without plummeting into the molten magma below! So how did they wire the bridge to the detonator?
25th Jun '17 12:00:13 PM Amity12321
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*** Except that it wasn't popping the balloon that caused the explosion, it was popping it with a flare gun which caused the fire to mix with the gas inside the balloon. It's possible that the energy weapons wouldn't have had that kind of violent reaction. Or even, you know, going at it with the saw they were using to try and cut Kida free.
14th Apr '17 8:49:21 PM abscake
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** And even if she wasn't, the Heart can protect an entire damn city from lava and floods and prolongue life for an entire city. It can probably manage a scarf-skirt.



** And even if she wasn't, the Heart can protect an entire damn city from lava and floods and prolong life for an entire city. It can probably manage a scarf-skirt.



** It's slop, but it's edible, and according to him will 'keep and keep and keep'. He's apparently figured out how to make nasty but very long lasting, evidently nutritious food with ridiculous but simple ingredients, such as [[BreadEggsMilkSquick beans, bacon, whiskey and lard]]. On potentially month-lasting expeditions like that, tell me you wouldn't want a man like that making such useful food. Beans in cans, whiskey barrels... it's all fairly easy to cart around and preserve.
** It's a good point. I subconsciously assumed that Cookie was actually part of Whitmore's earlier teams back in the days when he went on these kinds of expeditions ''himself,'' and was simply the only one whose skill set never needed to be upgraded to 'best in their field'. There's certainly an implication that he's a long-time ActionSurvivor.

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** It's slop, but it's edible, and according to him will 'keep and keep and keep'. He's apparently figured out how to make nasty but very long lasting, evidently nutritious food with ridiculous but simple ingredients, such as [[BreadEggsMilkSquick beans, bacon, whiskey and lard]]. On Maybe not gourmet, but on potentially month-lasting expeditions like that, tell me you who wouldn't want a man like that making such useful food. food? Beans in cans, whiskey barrels... it's all fairly easy to cart around and preserve.
** It's a good point. I subconsciously assumed There's some implication that he's a long-time ActionSurvivor, what with his age. Maybe Cookie was actually part of Whitmore's earlier teams back in the days when he went on these kinds of expeditions ''himself,'' and was simply the only one whose skill set never needed to be upgraded to 'best in their field'. There's certainly an implication that he's a long-time ActionSurvivor.
14th Apr '17 8:44:40 PM abscake
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** Said deleted scene is the ''only'' one of its kind to be be fully colorized and animated, as it was only after that scene was fully animated that the decision was made to replace it.

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** Said deleted scene is It's the ''only'' one of its kind to be be fully colorized and animated, as it was only after that scene was fully animated that the decision was made to replace it.



* How are the Atlanteans dark-skinned if they're living in a place without any sunlight? Kida has lighter skin than those of the other Atlanteans, but still very tan otherwise. In the sequel, she for some reason has very dark skin.

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* How are the Atlanteans dark-skinned if they're living in a place without any sunlight? Kida has lighter skin than those of the other Atlanteans, but still very tan otherwise. In the sequel, she for some reason has very dark skin.yet even she's really dark.



* How the heck did everyone get back to the surface? They can't use the RopeBridge anymore since Rourke blew it up, with said bridge built over a river of lava, and the tunnels leading to that kingdom are now clogged up by the now-cooled lava left behind when the volcano erupted (they can't use the DrillTank anymore since if you look very closely during the scene when they and the just-rescued-but still crystallized Kida are escaping the erupting volcano, said tunneling drill can be seen falling into the lava when they all finally come out). And even if they do find another away around, they have to account for the bridge above the volcano that crumbled apart under their trucks' wheels when the Pyreflies set their camp on fire, and even if they make it back to the air pocket leading from under the Atlantic Ocean, there's still no way out from there since the Leviathan is still waiting for them at the entrance leading to the air pocket.
** Actually, in that same scene, you can see [[IfItSwimsItFlies a giant narwhal-shaped blimp]] in that background, and that the Atlanteans would use that blimp to fly the explorers over the river of lava and up the volcano's shaft ([[WaterisAir it was opened up by Rourke using several explosions so that he and Helga would escape with Kida on their own blimp]], their geologist even described that volcano as being dormant, implying that its crater was stopped up sometime after Atlantis was sunk, creating that volcano, but before it was discovered), considering the Shepherd's Journal theory for the Vikings was true. And it's pretty obvious that once the explorers get out of that blimp at the volcano's crater, and head toward the beach surrounding whatever island now sits over Atlantis, Whitmore is probably going to send one of his ships to pick them all up and take them back to Washington, DC.

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* How the heck did everyone get back to the surface? They can't use the RopeBridge anymore since Rourke blew it up, with said bridge built over a river of lava, and the tunnels leading to that kingdom are now clogged up by the now-cooled lava left behind when the volcano erupted (they erupted. They can't use the DrillTank anymore since if you look very closely during (during the scene when they and the just-rescued-but still crystallized Kida are escaping escape the erupting volcano, said tunneling drill can be seen falling into the lava when they all finally come out). And even lava). Even if they do find another away around, they have to account for the bridge above the volcano that crumbled apart under their trucks' wheels when the Pyreflies set their camp on fire, and even if they make it back to the air pocket leading from under the Atlantic Ocean, there's still no way out from there since the Leviathan is still waiting for them at the entrance leading to the air pocket.
** Actually, in that same scene, you one can see [[IfItSwimsItFlies a giant narwhal-shaped blimp]] in that background, and that the Atlanteans would use that blimp to background. They could fly the explorers over the [[WaterIsAir river of lava and up the volcano's shaft ([[WaterisAir it shaft]] that was opened up by Rourke using several explosions so that he and Helga would escape with Kida on their own blimp]], their blimp. Their geologist even described that volcano as being dormant, implying that its crater was stopped up sometime after Atlantis was sunk, creating that volcano, but before it was discovered), discovered, considering the Shepherd's Journal theory for the Vikings was true. And it's pretty obvious that once the explorers get out of that blimp at the volcano's crater, and head toward the beach surrounding whatever island now sits over Atlantis, Whitmore is probably going to send one of his ships to pick them all up and take them back to Washington, DC.



** Possibly that the Heart is sentient, or at least was running off Kida's thoughts for instruction (therefre why it absorbed her temporarily). So she was focusing its energy on important shards of crystal (such as her father's, which was then passed onto Milo- both people she cares about intensely). Possibly Milo's crystal then ecame so charged with energy as he was the one who could prevent them from taking the Heart out of Atlantis, she used it as a beacon, able to energise the other crystals around it so that they could take her and the Heart back into the city so that she could save them.

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** Possibly that Because the Heart is (somewhat?) sentient, or at least was running off Kida's thoughts for instruction (therefre why it absorbed her temporarily). So she was focusing could prioritize its energy on important shards of crystal (such as her father's, which was then passed onto Milo- both people she Kida cares about intensely). Possibly Maybe Milo's crystal then ecame became so charged with energy as because he was the one who could prevent them from taking the Heart out of Atlantis, she that crystal!Kida used it as a beacon, able to energise the other nearby crystals around it so that they could take her and facilitate the Heart back into the city so that she could save them.restoration.



* When Kida is kidnapped (before she gets crystallized), she has just come from swimming and is only wearing her bikini-style top and briefs. This is [[FanService very]] firmly established [[SheFu when she fights her kidnappers]].Then she is crystallized and the climactic battle happens and ends and the border giants come up and shield Atlantis, etc, and she comes down from the crystal - wearing her scarf-skirt again. Did the crystal fix her costume?
** She wearing it before she was crystalised, wasn't she? I imagine that once Milo agreed to lead them to the Heart, they at least let her put her skirt back on.
** And even if she wasn't, the Heart can protect an entire damn city from lava and floods and prolongue life for an entire city. I think it can manage a scarf-skirt.

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* When Kida is kidnapped (before she gets crystallized), she has just come from swimming and is only wearing her bikini-style top and briefs. This is [[FanService very]] firmly established [[SheFu when she fights her kidnappers]]. Then she is crystallized and the climactic battle happens and ends and the border giants come up and shield Atlantis, etc, and she comes down from the crystal - wearing her scarf-skirt again. Did the crystal fix her costume?
outfit?
** She wearing it before she was crystalised, wasn't she? I imagine that once Once Milo agreed to lead them to the Heart, they at least let her put her skirt back on.
** And even if she wasn't, the Heart can protect an entire damn city from lava and floods and prolongue life for an entire city. I think it It can probably manage a scarf-skirt.
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