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1* How did the monks know that Isabelle's fiancée stole the beans?** Erm, they saw him?* Jack's locket was air-tight? The bean was in it when he went underwater.** It's not very far-fetched for a locket to be air-tight. Many are, and can keep even pictures dry when people swim wearing them. * The film implies that Jack's world is [[spoiler:our world, so how do the Astronauts and airplane pilots not notice the land of giants?]]** That's an easy one: it's the same reason people don't see it in the sky on a cloudless day. The beans were made with black magic so it seems likely that they are effectively acting as a bridge between two different worlds.*** This. Remember that the original monks intended for the magic beans to carry them to ''Heaven'', not merely "up". Possibly they came close enough to their goal to forge a temporary link to another world, albeit one that wasn't Heaven at all. ** Another theory: maybe they '''did''' find the giants again, and, with much more advanced technology, obliterated them and kept it a secret from general public.** Very little space travel going on in the UK. Maybe we're not as (un)lucky as Jack to have our house directly underneath the Giant's Kingdom.* Why, after they were freed from Roderick's influence, did the giants decide to go to war with the humans ''anyway''? They seemed to have no interest in doing so before then, nor did they act particularly pleased when first ordered to do so.** They thought they could win this time, maybe, seeing as they only lost the previous human-giant war because a human took control of the crown that took control of the giants. With a giant in control of the crown that controls the giants...*** The giants were always interested in invading the human lands again because they're greedy as hell and [[ToServeMan humans are delicious.]] But they were prevented from doing so by the lack of a beanstalk (remember, it was the monks who grew them, not the giants). Plus, even if they could grow a beanstalk, there was Erik's crown to worry about.* Why in the world was Isabelle engaged to Roderick in the first place? Not only does she make it clear she's not happy with the idea, but Roderick doesn't seem to have any notable reason why the king would think it'd be a good idea to force his daughter to marry him. Yeah, Isabelle had to marry nobility, but surely there were other options besides him?** It was mentioned that he held several government positions, and he might have been a competent (albeit evil) administrator. Maybe the king wanted a son-in-law with proven kingdom-ruling credentials?* Why the fuck does Jack wear the crown instead of Isabelle? They find it together, and she's the one whose ancestor it belonged to. I can't think of any reason for this other than sexism.** [[spoiler:He's the one who defeated the giants' leader]].** Probably Isabelle ''wanted'' Jack to get credit for defeating the giants, because she figures her father will accept a hero for a son-in-law more readily than some jumped-up peasant. So she insisted that ''he'' wear it.* Exactly, what race is Fumm supposed to be a part of? Some people have estimated either black or Aboriginal (personally, Im betting on the latter). Although, he might he Biracial, since his skin color is nearly identical to the other Giants (who have mostly Caucasian features), and if you look closely, his eyes are a bluish-green color. Still, that leaves a string of more questions, like: If hes half white, then whats the other half? and Are there (or were there) other Giants of color as well?** We never seen any evidence that these giants reproduce in the first place, and they probably don't age either, as they seem to ''personally'' remember their previous encounters with humans centuries ago. It's entirely possible that their whole race is supernatural in origin, and whatever process made Fallon have two heads as an individual quirk also make Fumm have a darker complexion. Maybe they were originally stone statues that became animated as flesh, and Fumm happened to have been shaped from a darker type of rock?** Looking at the other giants' faces, their heads in general tend to be a bit distorted: too elongated, too blocky, nose protruding too far, etc. In Fumm's case, his head's distortion is too ''broad'', which coincidentally makes him look more like a human from a broad-faced ethnic background than a narrow-faced northern European.* Since there are no female Giants in Gantua, how do the Giants know to use feminine pronouns when referring to Isabelle? How do they even know what feminine pronouns are?** They probably learned English via magic when Erik was controlling them the first time around. After all, the Crown wouldn't have been much use if they couldn't understand the orders he was giving them. Also, they use sheep and pigs for a food source and would know that livestock come in two sexes.


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