History Headscratchers / Cloverfield

3rd Jul '16 6:08:26 AM trims
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** On a more mundane note, the US Military (and, presumably, all major countries' militaries) have containment protocols that cover an enormous variety of disaster-related contingencies. Which have explicitly covered nuking entire cities (with occupants) in specific conditions. Biological weapon contamination is a great example warranting nuking a city with plenty of unevacuated people. Hammerdown protocol is almost certainly a solution already worked out for such a major crisis, and if they hadn't developed it specifically for Kaiju, then they simply picked the next nearest best-fit response.
3rd Jul '16 5:51:33 AM trims
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** Don't bother trying to figure it out. It's physically impossible to have a creature that large move on land, let alone be a legged creature supporting its body weight above the surface, let alone move quickly. Just accept that it's a movie. Kaiju are fictional creatures, and can't possibly exist in our physical universe.
1st Mar '16 3:07:17 AM ConnorJohn
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** Not only that but, at a certain point in that scene, when they're moving through a slanted hallway, she clearly throws the heels away in order to balance. Barely a minute after that, when they pull Beth off of the steel pole, she looks to be inexplicably wearing either gold flats or those translucent socks/tights that only go over your toes and soles (which, as you see when she is walking up the stairs, heels in hand, she was not wearing all night). Explain that one.
8th Feb '16 2:38:23 AM jormis29
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** The Blu Ray extras do give the creature a name (well, more like a military designation), the LSA or Large Scale Aggressor.
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** The Blu Ray extras do give the creature a name (well, more like a military designation), the LSA or Large Scale Aggressor. \n<<|Headscratchers|>>
8th Feb '16 1:26:50 AM Eygam
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** I'd say it's about the job. Some characters point out Rob has been in love with Beth since college and that she loves him too. They never expressed their feelings until one month before Rob is due to leave for Japan. I guess he thinks it is less painful to completely ignore her and leave than keep seeing her for a month with the knowledge the relationship is doomed.
5th Feb '16 12:15:43 PM StFan
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** It most likely would be a last resort. Nothing they've thrown at Clover is killing it. Similar to [[Film/TheAvengers The Avengers]], the nuke would most likely be in case the force is either too large or too durable to contain.

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** It most likely would be a last resort. Nothing they've thrown at Clover is killing it. Similar to [[Film/TheAvengers The Avengers]], ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', the nuke would most likely be in case the force is either too large or too durable to contain.
27th Oct '15 9:30:22 AM ErikModi
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** Simple bad luck? Meant to call her the next day, got busy and forgot. Forgot to call her the day after. Thought about calling her day three, thought she might be mad after he didn't call her for two days. Forgot about calling her day four. Really wanted to call day five, but paralyzed with fear about what he would say, what she would say, how he was going to explain forgetting about calling the super-hot girl he slept with for four days. Day six, convinced she'd never want to hear from him ever again, et cetra, so on, yadda yadda. . .
27th Oct '15 9:18:53 AM ErikModi
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** Well, the US military does have a plan in place in case of ZombieApocalypse (http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/16/politics/pentagon-zombie-apocalypse/). Granted, this is more a thought experiment to teach military officers to think outside the box, to learn to deal with OutsideContextProblems, but it is there. It may well be that the US government in the Cloverfield verse (and potentially, our 'verse as well) is CrazyPrepared.

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** Well, the US military does have a plan in place in case of ZombieApocalypse (http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/16/politics/pentagon-zombie-apocalypse/). Granted, this is more a thought experiment to teach military officers to think outside the box, to learn to deal with OutsideContextProblems, an OutsideContextProblem, but it is there. It may well be that the US government in the Cloverfield verse (and potentially, our 'verse as well) is CrazyPrepared.
27th Oct '15 9:18:18 AM ErikModi
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** Well, the US military does have a plan in place in case of ZombieApocalypse (http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/16/politics/pentagon-zombie-apocalypse/). Granted, this is more a thought experiment to teach military officers to think outside the box, to learn to deal with OutsideContextProblems, but it is there. It may well be that the US government in the Cloverfield verse (and potentially, our 'verse as well) is CrazyPrepared.
20th Aug '15 10:41:02 AM Talia_T
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*** IT was a tape. Rob's brother gave Hud the video-camera to use, I believe the camcorder was actually Rob's camera, at the party when he notices Hud is using his own camera, he immediately asks Hud "What tape did you use?!", he was upset because he knew it contained the footage from his day with Beth. In any case, Hud responds with 'the tape that was already in the camera. IIRC, the video pauses to show us a shot of Beth, when Hud opens the camera to check which tape is in it.
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