History Headscratchers / GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra

17th Oct '17 4:21:08 PM Bauglir100
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*** I think he/she meant that the ''cartoon'' was aimed at children, not the movie.


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** I'm pretty sure they were blue in the cartoon, too.
22nd Sep '17 5:53:20 AM LexTheDragon
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* When the villain threatens to kill his sister in ''Rise of the Cobra'', why doesn't the main character call his bluff? Essentially, say, "You won't do it because if you do, I'll kill you and you value your life more." In fact, that bugs me about almost any movie hostage situation, the villain literally ''can't'' kill the hostage because it would mean their own death and villains always care most about their own lives. Why don't any heroes ever realize this?

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* When the villain threatens to kill his sister in ''Rise ''The Rise of the Cobra'', why doesn't the main character call his bluff? Essentially, say, "You won't do it because if you do, I'll kill you and you value your life more." In fact, that bugs me about almost any movie hostage situation, the villain literally ''can't'' kill the hostage because it would mean their own death and villains always care most about their own lives. Why don't any heroes ever realize this?
15th Jan '17 11:19:23 PM DustSnitch
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*** During Scarlett's motorcycle sequence, she's very clearly ''hit by a car'' while she's driving, but in a clearly CGI moment, she's only shoved a little, and keeps on driving. It's supposed to be BadAss, but it just fries WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief for a moment and throws one out of the film.

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*** During Scarlett's motorcycle sequence, she's very clearly ''hit by a car'' while she's driving, but in a clearly CGI moment, she's only shoved a little, and keeps on driving. It's supposed to be BadAss, badass, but it just fries WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief for a moment and throws one out of the film.
24th Jul '16 6:26:19 AM Hello_there
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**** I always assumed that they were sonic weaponry. The effects the weapons produce (concussive impact, but no/low direct damage to target) are very similar to what I would expect from a high powered infrasound pulse. It would also explain the weird ripple effect and noise they produce and the fact that they are effective in water as well as in air. It's not exactly hard sci-fi, but it's also not completely soft either.
24th May '16 11:18:25 AM MrHand
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** Unless his company was actually contracted to build nukes, he'd have had to run his own programme in total secrecy. Running a nuclear weapons programme in total secrecy is harder than you think. The technologies, personnel and raw material required are closely scrutinised, for obvious reasons, and if anyone gets suspicious, a transnational corporation is far more vulnerable to investigation than a rogue state. The nanomites, on the other hand, MARS was actually contracted by NATO to build, so any activity related to them didn't need to be secret at all.
24th May '16 11:10:42 AM MrHand
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24th May '16 11:09:57 AM MrHand
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*** But they SHOULD have been looking for it. This is a highly classified military base whose very location is a closely-guarded secret. They have to be practising emission control, simply in order to keep their own radio signals from compromising them, never mind anyone else's, which means they ought to be monitoring every conceivable frequency. For that matter, the presence of what appears to be a good sixty feet of water above the command centre, plus god knows how much steel and concrete ought to block anything except an Extremely Low Frequency transmission - and transmitters for those are about fifty miles long.
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* The tracking signal. This is a top-secret military base whose very location is a closely-guarded secret. They have to be practising emission control, simply in order to keep their own radio signals from compromising them, never mind anyone else's. So how was the tracking signal from the case not picked up? For that matter, the presence of what appears to be a good sixty feet of water above the command centre, plus god knows how much steel and concrete ought to block anything except an Extremely Low Frequency transmission - and transmitters for those are about fifty miles long.
18th Apr '16 4:47:26 PM Melancholeric
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** It's not like French authorities could actually stop Cobra. Not to insult them, but MARS and their soldiers are way out of their league, and asking them for help would result in a pile of dead French agents.
14th Mar '16 12:14:16 PM MrHand
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* The tracking signal. This is a top-secret military base whose very location is a closely-guarded secret. They have to be practising emission control, simply in order to keep their own radio signals from compromising them, never mind anyone else's. So how was the tracking signal from the case not picked up? For that matter, the presence of what appears to be a good sixty feet of water above the command centre, plus god knows how much steel and concrete ought to block anything except an Extremely Low Frequency transmission - and transmitters for those are about fifty miles long.
6th Jan '16 7:54:41 AM crazysamaritan
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* So MARS managed to build an elaborate UnderwaterBase complete with 3 ICBMs without the Joes or anybody else noticing. It's only when they steal the nanites that the plot starts. What bugs me is that MARS never ''needed'' their super nanomachines for their plot to work. They would have caused global chaos just as well with ordinary nuclear warheads, which would have been far easier to steal, buy or even make themselves. Heck, they probably even had a few lying around if they really supplied 70some percent of the world's weapons.

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* So MARS managed to build an elaborate UnderwaterBase complete with 3 ICBMs [=ICBMs=] without the Joes or anybody else noticing. It's only when they steal the nanites that the plot starts. What bugs me is that MARS never ''needed'' their super nanomachines for their plot to work. They would have caused global chaos just as well with ordinary nuclear warheads, which would have been far easier to steal, buy or even make themselves. Heck, they probably even had a few lying around if they really supplied 70some percent of the world's weapons.
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