Predestination : Plot Explained

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A predestination paradox occurs when a time traveller is caught in a loop of events that "predestines" or "predates" him or her to travel back in time. The paradox suggests that those people who travel back in time would have no way of changing a situation.
This is what this movie Predestination is about.



Basic Plot:

Let us give the spoiler out straight away as that will help understand what the movie is about.
We see 4 main characters in this movie – Jane, John, the Barkeep and the Fizzle bomber. They are all the same person from a different timeline. Yep, the same person.

The movie starts off with a man in a coat and hat trying to defuse a bomb. He gets distracted by a gun shots and before the bomb can be safely diffused, it blows up burning the face of the man in the coat and hat. Another person walks up to burnt man and helps him reaching out to a violin case. The burnt man uses the violin box and disappears. There are three people in this scene. The man trying to diffuse the bomb, this is John. The man who fires at John, this is the Fizzle bomber and the man who helps John with the violin case, this is the Barkeep. The point to be noted here is that they are all the same person from 3 different timelines. Don’t give it too much thought right now. Read on further.

Burnt face man, John, goes back to a future time – 1992, and gets his face grafted. Since his face is completely destroyed, they give him a new face. This is the face that we will refer to as Barkeep. John/Barkeep has been trying to hunt down a chain bomber that they call the Fizzle bomber. John/Barkeep has been trying to stop a major New York event in 1975 which kills over 10,000 people, but has been unsuccessful so far. John/Barkeep is a temporal agent of a mysterious Temporal Bureau who have the ability to travel through time.

Barkeep has one final mission he has to embark on now. For which he travels back to 1970 and plays the role of a barkeep. His younger self, John from the 1970 timeline, arrives at the bar. They start talking. John reveals that he is the author – Unmarried Mother. John starts telling the story of his life where he was born a girl and was called Jane. Jane was a baby abandoned at an orphanage in 1945. Jane never ends up getting adopted and she eventually tries to join the Space Corps program headed by one Mr. Robertson. Jane gets rejected from the program because something in her physiology is “odd”. But they don’t tell her that when they disqualify her.

Jane gives up and attends night school where she bumps into a stranger. She falls in love with him, but the stranger disappears on Jane one day, leaving her waiting on a bench. We will get back to who this stranger is in a bit. Jane realizes that she is pregnant. She delivers a baby successfully but the doctor tells her that Jane has an “odd” physiology – she has fully formed male and female organs. Complications in delivery result in the doctors only being able to save the male organs. Jane will need to change to a man as a result. Soon after this, her baby gets stolen.  Jane becomes John over time.

John completes telling this story to the Barkeep. However, the Barkeep knows all of this. It is his own life’s story after all. He doesn’t reveal that yet. Barkeep tells John that he knows the location of the “stranger” who ruined Jane’s life. Barkeep promises that he will give John the opportunity of revenge, of killing that stranger free of any consequences. John and Barkeep use the violin box to travel back in time to the point where Jane was attending night school. John equips himself with a gun and goes looking for the stranger. John bumps into Jane. John soon realizes that he is that “stranger”. He falls in love with Jane and has sex with her.

Yes folks, the male self goes back in time when he was female and has sex with him/herself. Bizarre, we now know another one of those things that is apparently possible. Talk about self-sufficient! Hang on, there is more to come.

While all of this is happening, Barkeep quietly slips out and goes forward to 1970 - to the event of the bomb defusal, the first scene of the movie. Barkeep reaches to see the Fizzle bomber placing the bomb; they get into a gun fight, then into a fist fight. Barkeep gets his ass handed to him and faints. Barkeep wakes up just in time to see John’s face getting burnt trying to defuse the bomb. Barkeep helps John with the violin box. The Fizzle bomber escapes.

Barkeep heads to the time when Jane has given birth. Mr. Robertson joins him there. It is shown that he too has a little violin box of his own and can travel through time, he seems to head the Temporal Bureau. Barkeep steals Jane’s baby and travels back to 1945 with the baby. He abandons the baby at the orphanage.

Yep, not only does the male from a future timeline has sex with his past girl self. The baby born as a result is the origin of him/herself too. Messed up right? That is truly self-sufficient indeed! This also explains why the baby would grow with both sex organs. Ladies and gentlemen, that’s your predestination paradox right there. Jane/John is a self-created entity because the “himself” from a future time has sex with the “herself” from a past time.

Once Barkeep leaves the baby, he returns to the time John and Jane are still together. He signals for John, John leaves Jane waiting on the bench. Barkeep tells John that they need to leave this timeline and travel forward. At this point Barkeep tells John that he too is John from a future timeline with a different face – however in the movie, this portion is disclosed only in the end. Barkeep and John travel forward to 1985. Barkeep meets Mr. Robertson and leaves John to recover there and travels back to 1975 for retirement. By now Barkeep has made an audio recording for John to hear and follow. Barkeep heads off to 1975 (just before the New York event date).

John recovers and uses the tape left to him by Barkeep to prep to become a temporal agent. Seven years later, in 1992, John jumps back to 1970 wearing a coat and a hat to diffuse a bomb set by the Fizzle bomber. John gets into a gun fight with the Fizzle bomber and ends up getting distracted. The bomb goes off burning John’s face.
There you have it. That explains why in the first scene of the movie you have 3 people - John, Barkeep and Fizzle bomber who are the same person from 3 different timelines.

Barkeep reaches 1975 to retire after leaving John in 1985, he decommissions his time device, but it shows an error in decommissioning. He checks the file to notice that Mr. Robertson has left him clues to get to the Fizzle bomber who is just about to commit the New York event of 1975. He heads to the Laundromat where the Fizzle bomber is. When Barkeep reaches the Laundromat, he encounters the fizzle bomber. The Fizzle bomber is the Barkeep from a future timeline. Barkeep has been basically chasing his own self from a future timeline. The time leaps have caused Barkeep to grow maniacal and turn into the Fizzle bomber. In the focus of stopping terror attacks, he’s been killing innocents. Barkeep kills the Fizzle bomber. However, Barkeep does not report the time device which he’s unable to decommission. That is the end of the movie.

Here is a timeline diagram describing the life of
Jane -> John -> Barkeep:

Does The Barkeep Become The Fizzle Bomber?
Barkeep does not report the time device which he’s unable to decommission. This indicates that he continues to use the device; time jumps are indicated to have an effect on the mind. Let’s not forget about the fact that every other event in this story is predestined to happen. This should be no exception to the rule. It only makes sense that Barkeep grows old to become the insane Fizzle bomber.

Has The New York Incident Been Stopped?
Well looks like it has but then again, predestination right? This even has already happened. Barkeep’s killing the Fizzle Bomber doesn’t necessarily mean that the bombing has been stopped. An older Fizzle bomber may have been killed by Barkeep. A younger Fizzle Bomber who is not as lost could be responsible for the New York event. After all the Fizzle Bomber also has the ability to travel through time as he pleases. We would like to stick to the theory that the New York event happens.

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Triangle Explained : Plot Holes Explained

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We finally are doing this explanatory post on the movie - Triangle. Did it take us from the year 2009 to understand this movie? No, we just saw it, umm, yeah.. moving on.

This movie didn't do too well, but re-watching helped us appreciate the keen eye director Christopher Smith.


The basic plot:


The movie opens with Jess comforting her autistic son Tommy who’s suffering from a nightmare. She’s dressed up and prepping to go someplace. She cleans paint of the floor, messes her dress up. She hears a door bell and no one is there. She’s packs a bag, hops into her car and drives out to the harbour.

Here’s what we are going to do to help you understand the movie’s convoluted plot:
The group of people who go sailing are – Jess (main focus person), Victor (single chap), Downey and Sally (married couple), Greg (boat owner), Heather (extra, you can ignore her, the director does too).
We are going to separate them in to groups to help understand what in the blazes is happening.

We will number them group-3. Jess-3, Victor-3, Downey-3, Sally-3 and Greg-3 … ok fine Heather-3.
They go sailing and get hit by a storm. Greg-3 also receives a distress signal from a woman in panic. He loses the signal, the boat upturns and they are stranded. Heather-3 gets flushed into the ocean and gets out of the plot after that (see we told you, she’s dead, let’s move along).

On the upturned boat, group-3 sits helplessly waiting for someone to come rescue them. And out comes a huge liner to their rescue. They see someone on the deck and they board the liner. On the liner, there seems to be nobody and the group starts searching. Jess-3 feels like she’s having a déjà vu and that she knows this liner. They continue further. Jess-3 finds her own keys lying around but no one knows how it got there, they suspect Heather is already on the liner (yeah sure).

They reach the dining area, still unable to find anyone on-board. Jess-3 sees someone running away and informs the group. Victor-3 runs after that someone. Greg-3 and Jess-3 go around further looking for someone from the ship. They ask Downey-3 and Sally-3 to wait in the dining area. Greg-3 and Jess-3 find a room with “Go To Theatre” written on a mirror in blood. Jess-3 freaks out about the blood and wants off the liner but Greg-3 wants to head to the theatre and they separate. Jess-3 goes to the dining area and no one is there, Victor-3 comes all bloodied. Victor-3 attacks Jess-3 but in the process Jess-3 locates a wound to the back of Victor-3’s head and aggravates it, killing him.

Jess-3 hears a gun shot, she follows it to the theatre. Greg-3 is lying dead. Downey-3 and Sally-3 are blaming Jess-3 for this. Greg-3, before he dies, tells them that Sally-? shot him. From above a masked person shoots both Downey-3 and Sally-3 and kills them. Jess-3 escapes and is chased by the masked person. Jess-3 over powers the masked person and masked person mumbles something before falling off the liner. Jess-3 is the lone survivor. She then hears a group shouting from over board. Jess-3 sees the entire group waving from an upturned boat, even herself (but no Heather, duh!). Jess-3 is the ‘someone’ group-4 now sees on the liner. Which also means group-3 saw Jess-2 as the ‘someone’ on the liner.

We will now refer to this as group-4 (Jess-4, Victor-4, Downey-4, Sally-4 and Greg-4). Jess-3 runs around in disbelief following group-4. In the process Jess-3 drops her keys, which Jess-4 picks up saying it was hers (in the same way Jess-3 does). Jess-3 gets spotted by Jess-4 and makes a run for it. Now Jess-4 informs group-4 about the ‘someone’ running away. Victor-4 runs after Jess-3.

Victor-4 catches up to Jess-3. Jess-3 tries to explain what has just happened. Obviously, Victor-4 doesn’t understand and thinks she is crazy. By mistake Jess-3 moves Victor-4 back on to a sharp protrusion impaling him on the head. Jess-3 freaks and runs for it. She finds a room with shotguns and notes on the floor saying “kill everyone who boards”, the notes are all written by previous versions of Jess. Jess-3’s locket gets pulled off her neck to only fall into a bunch of replicas; lockets that belonged to the previous versions of Jess. She picks up a gun and heads to save the people from group-4. First, Jess-3 intercepts Jess-4 and Victor-4’s meeting. This helps stop Jess-4 from aggravating Victor-4’s wound and killing him. Jess-3 doesn’t kill Jess-4, Jess-4 runs away.

Jess-3 runs to the theatre and saves Downey-4 and Sally-4. Greg-4 is dead however.  The Jess-3 shoots the masked shooter on top and causes a flesh would on the head. Downey-4, Sally-4 and Jess-3 make a run for it. Jess-3 momentarily separates from the two of them.
At this time they reveal that the masked shooter with the flesh wound is Jess, we have identified her to be Jess-2. Who is Jess-1 then? Jess-1 is the masked attacker who guns down Downey-3 and Sally-3, Jess-1 doesn’t have a flesh wound on her head and never takes the mask off. Jess-3 makes Jess-1 fall off the liner. So at any given time, there would three Jess.

Jess-2 tricks Downey-4 and Sally-4 to follow her into the room with the bloody mirror. Jess-2 kills Downey-4 with a knife and fatally wounds Sally-4. Sally-4 makes a run for it. Jess-3 spots Sally-4 and runs behind her to help. Sally-4 finds a control room and tries to send out a distress signal. This signal is the same as what Greg-3 is shown receive in the start of the movie. Sally-4’s signal is now being received by Greg-5 who’s not yet hit the storm. Sally-4 run to the upper levels to a location which has a whole bunch of dead Sally’s. Just like the many lockets and notes, Sally has died over and over. Jess-3 sees Jess-2 being hacked to death by Jess-4. Jess-2 is the shooter with a flesh wound to the head and Jess-4 is the one who Jess-3 spares while trying to save Victor-4.
The fight between Jess-2 and Jess-4 (the even ones) is different from the fight between Jess-1 and Jess-3 (the odd ones). This is because of the interference that Jess-3 introduced.

Sall-4 dies of bleeding, Jess-3 and Jess-4 are alive, watching a new group of themselves come to the liner. This is group-5. Group-5 sees Jess-4 as the ‘someone’ on-board. Jess-3 realizes that this is going to keep happening until everyone – including herself is killed and no one enters the liner. She is desperate to go back to her son. Jess-3 now goes ahead and cleans up all the bodies and starts doing all the actions Jess-1 did. She removes Downey-4’s body and writes “Go To Theatre” with his blood on the mirror. Jess-3 sees Jess-4 wounding Victor-5 to the head.
The conversation that Victor-5 and Jess-4 have is also very different from the conversation Victor-4 has with Jess-3. Again, this is because of the interference Jess-3 has done.

Jess-3 goes to the dining hall and tells Downey-5 and Sally-5 to go to the theatre. Jess-3 gets a gun, puts on a mask and follows Greg-5 into the theatre and shoots him. Greg-5 recognizes that the shooter is Jess. Down below, we can see Downey-5 and Sally-5 blaming Jess-5 for the death of Greg-5. Jess-3 shoots and kills Downey-5 and Sally-5 (exactly in the way Jess-1 kills Downey-3 and Sally-3). Jess-5 escapes and Jess-3 (the masked person) chases. The same fight ensues between Jess-3 and Jess-5 (that we earlier see between Jess-1 and Jess-3). Jess-5 gets the upper hand, Jess-3 mumbles to kill everyone and falls off the liner.

This marks the end of the liner episode. What we would like to point out here is that there are two loops of events:

1) Where Jess never sees a past Jess. In this example the odd Jess. While the odd Jess sees a future Jess, the past Jess she meets and fights has a mask on and never gets to see the past Jess’ face. The odd Jess also doesn’t get hacked to death; she simply falls off the liner. The odd Jess also never gets intercepted by a past Jeff and ends up fighting a Victor in the dining area, killing him
    2) Where Jess meets her past Jess. In this example the even Jess. The even Jess gets intercepted by her past self at the dining area and is spared. This Jess however goes on to get a flesh wound to her head when she’s shooting. The even Jess also gets hacked to death and thrown overboard.

The story continues following Jess-3 who falls off the liner alive. She gets washed on to shore. She heads back home. From outside she sees the events of the morning in her house. This means that she has returned at an earlier point in time. Jess-3 sees her morning self shout and abuse her son. Tommy sees Jess-3 outside the window and causes the paint to spill. The Jess inside the home further shouts at Tommy and starts cleaning up and messes her dress up (exactly like in the first scene). Jess-3 from outside rings the bell and hides. Jess from inside hears the door bell, but no one is there. Jess-3 sneaks up behind Jess in the house and bludgeons her with a hammer.

Tommy sees this. Jess-3 holds Tommy and tells him that he just had a nightmare (so that’s the nightmare in the first scene). She puts the dead Jess into a bag and packs it with other clothes (so there was a dead body in the bag in the first scene). Loads the car and drives off. On the way she hits a seagull. She stops to dispose of the dead seagull and notices a whole bunch of dead seagulls. This only means that other Jess’ (the odd ones who survive on the liner) have been around doing the same actions. The seagulls are shown to be somehow connected to the time vortex on the liner and hence like everything on the liner, their versions from other timelines keeps accumulating (eg: multiple lockets, multiple notes, multiple dead Sally, etc).

Jess-3 gets back in the car and starts driving, distracted by Tommy she hits a truck and the car tumbles. This kills Tommy and the body of dead Jess is lying out. Jess-3 is however not killed and is standing watching this. A taxi guy offers a ride and she heads to the harbour. When she enters the harbour she meets a Victor, a Greg, a Downey, a Sally and Heather. They are just preparing for the sail. The loop has started all over and they head out. This explains why Jess-3 is having a déjà vu in the liner, the shock of her son dying makes her thing that her son is in school and she’s come for a sailing trip without him. Her guilt is not that she’s left him in school, but that she resulted in his death.

Plot Holes:

The one plot hole that stood out was the point of accident. How is she outside the car, unscratched? Why does a random taxi driver want to drive her to the harbour? That scene is a little out of character.


The liner is stuck in a time vortex. Therefore the people and objects brought into the liner will keep increasing. There will be more and more dead bodies of the same person as more loops happen. There will be more lockets as well. But back in town, when Jess hits a seagull, she sees a pile of dead seagulls. If that were the case there should also be a pile of dead Tommys and Jess too. We made a gross assumption on this one that the seagulls also happen to get to land from the liner and therefore have the property of sticking around even when the time loop is reset.


Only alternate Jess' (in this case the odd Jess') make it out alive from the liner. This Jess who makes it alive is who goes back to her house, kills her "dressed up self" and takes Tommy in the car, gets him killed, ends up in the harbour and back at the liner. The even Jess' get killed, hence they can't land up to kill the "dressed up Jess" and restart the loop. But we already know that Jess' keep coming non-stop. So how does that happen. One plausible explanation is that something else causes Jess' dress to get soiled and she needs to change up. Hence she changes into shorts and tees, gets into another accident killing Tommy and gets to the harbor to meet the rest. This is not really explained, it's just an assumption. Another assumption is that the Taxi man is the angel of death and is "waiting" for Jess to accept that she has died along with Tommy, not very satisfying but brings us to the philosophical point of discussion.


Philosophical Discussion:

Aeolus is the name of the liner. Sisyphus, the son of Aeolus breaks a promise he makes to death. As a result he is punished to by being compelled to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and to repeat this action forever. Ring a bell? This is mentioned in the movie.

The analogy to this is Jess making a promise to the cab driver that she would return. She says “I promise”. Jess breaks her promise too. She goes to the harbour but decides to go on the sail trip. This analogy also means that Jess is dead and her soul is refusing to cross over in the ferry (taxi). When in the movie does she really die then?

Let’s list down the points of time when Jess dies in the movie:
-          Gets bludgeoned to death
-          Dies in a car accident (perhaps?)
-          Gets axed to death on the liner
-          Falls off the liner and drowns (perhaps?)
-          Gets killed when the sail boat upturns (perhaps?)

The events of the loop are all analogous to the act of ‘roll an immense boulder up a hill’. So we can safely assume that events of the loop, hence the liner events, are all post death. What we need to locate is the start point of the loop. The harbour seems the logical point where the loop starts as that is right after her breaking her promise to the taxi man (death).


The Jess who is in the loop is wearing shorts; the Jess in the dress is out of the loop. This can mean that the Jess in shorts is dead. The Jess in the dress possibly starts the day by shouting at her son and is heading to the harbour to meet her friends with Tommy. On the way she meets with an accident where both she and Tommy are killed. This event is not shown in the movie. The one shown in the movie is the one where Jess in shorts is driving the car, which is post death and part of the loop. The actual event was possibly just Jess in the dress with her son meeting with an accident and dying. She is met by the taxi man (death), to help her cross over. The time on her watch matches the clock on the ship, perhaps it’s the time she died. 8:17AM. oooh!



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And on popular demand, we've explained out another brilliant Time Travel movie - Primer

John Wick : Plot Holes Explained

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Basic Plot:

Neo has just lost his wife to cancer and has grown a beard. He’s also called John Wick in this movie (However he holds the same expressions from the Matrix. Also, seems to have forgotten all his Jujitsu knowledge).

His wife leaves him a puppy. An aww-cute-little-puppy-wuppy. She plans this puppy as her replacement in death. So as far as John Wick is concerned this is his dead wife. Wick takes the puppy out for a drive and at a fuel station we meet our first 3 people of interest. The villains. Russian mob with Iosef as their leader. Iosef wants Wick’s car. Wick says no – “not this bitch” in Russian.

Typically if you are a Russian in America and an American replies to you in Russian, you would check out who the possible American could be. After all, Russian is not the national language of America. Instead what do the 3 Russians do? They land up at Wick’s place at night beat him up, steal his car and … wait for it… kill his puppy. Yep, that’s what they do.

They take the car and try to get it mod-ed by the car modifier – Aureilo. Aureilo beats up Iosef  for being an Iosef and doing Iosef  like things to Wick. Wick meets with Aureilo to find out who Iosef was. Turns out that Iosef is the idiot son of a Russian mob head – Viggo. Viggo gets to find out from Aureilo about what his smart-ass son has done to Wick.

What we get to know now is that Wick is a big bad-ass called the Boogeyman. He’s basically f*#ked up the opposition all by himself to get Viggo where he is today. However Wick retired from his bad-assery to take care of his dying wife. He’s not been in the scene for 5 years.

Let’s review the situation -  Iosef just messed up the puppy of the retired Boogeyman, the puppy which was the replacement of his wife who died of cancer, for . Plot established! Iosef will die a gruesome death at the hands of Wick and so will anyone who comes in Wick's way.

Viggo calls Wick and tries to change his mind. Doesn’t work. Viggo sends assassins to Wick’s house to take him out. Wick f*#ks them all up. Calls the cleaning service to take out the bodies. Viggo puts $2mil bounty on Wick and gives the job to Marcus, John’s friend and mentor. So you know where Iosef is getting his brains from.

Wick moves out to this cool hotel which is a sweet set up for assassins to stay and perform assassinations outside of the hotel. Viggo now doubles the bounty in desperation. Wick’s chilling out at the exclusive club at the Continental trying to get more info on the location of Iosef. You also see this chick-who-played-wonderwoman at the club winking and saying hi to Wick. Bartender chick is cozying up with Wick. Basically everyone likes/loves Wick. The owner of Continental slyly gives Wick the location of Iosef. He’s at his papa’s club making out with multiple ladies in a pool. Wick lands up there and takes out 2 dozen men but Iosef escapes.

From here on Wick gets his ass handed to him multiple times - by the guard at the club, the chick-who-played-wonderwoman at Continental, guards at the Church and Viggo at a later time. As the law of the villains go – they never kill Wick when they have the chance. This is perfectly in accordance with this certification: http://digestivepyrotechnics.blogspot.com/2013/12/villain-certification-final-question.html
Marcus, too, babysits Wick with his awesome sniper rifle. Thanks to the good fortune, great luck, great baby sitting and retardedness of the mob leader and assassins, Wick finds and kills Iosef.

After this, Marcus is killed by Viggo, chick-who-played-wonderwoman is killed by the owner of Continental, more henchmen are killed by Wick. Then the customary fist to fist fight happens between Wick and Viggo. Viggo cheats, of course, by pulling out a knife. The knife finds its way to Wicks abdomen and then to Viggo’s neck. Viggo dies, Wick picks up a new dog and walks off into the sunset.

Plot Holes:


Ok FINE, there was no plot, we get it. For the awesome way in which John Wick was introduced, he needn’t have been saved by every character in the movie who was not the villain. The gun fire scenes were nicely done, but people, this is the guy who played Neo! They could have thrown in some better hand to hand combat for Pete’s sake. The movie started at such a high note and died to an average action flick at the end.

Interstellar : Plot Holes Explained

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Let's take a quick walk through the movie first.



The Basic Plot

So the Earth has finally hit a point where a disease attacks all crops. Soil turns to loose sand and the world (read: America, clearly one cares about what happening in the other parts of the world) is now in peril. Gaya the spirit of the world can no longer stand the destruction plaguing our planet. She sent five magic rings to five different young people … sorry, we digressed. Bottom line, Earth is messed up, Nitrogen levels are increasing, eventually everyone will perish by suffocation.

Cooper is an ex-NASA pilot who is now living a life in the dust ball with his two kids. You can ignore the guy kid, Nolan ignores him too eventually. The girl kid is Murphy or Murph for short. Murph believes there are ghosts in her house trying to communicate. Cooper can barely keep his kids in school, either they are too smart or too dumb. One day, when a dust storm hits, Cooper and Murph notice that the dust is falling to the ground in a specific pattern. Cooper figures it to be Morse code and it seems to be coordinates for some place. He sets off to those coordinates, Murph sneaks into his truck. The coordinates lead them to NASA. A NASA that was deemed shut down many years ago. 

Enter the other characters in the movie – Amelia, an astronaut in the making. Dr.Brand, a professor and Amelia’s dad. One Romily and a Doyle for added astronauts. The NASA folk tell Cooper that the gravitational anomalies are basically some extra-terrestrial beings trying to make contact and save the human race from extinction. There seems to have been a wormhole opened near Saturn. Since wormholes are not a natural occurrence, their guess is that it was created by the extra-terrestrial beings. NASA mentions that they have already sent out 3 people on missions to find inhabitable planets and relay back information about the planet conditions - the Lazarus mission they’ve called this. They have some readings from each of the Astronauts. Based on this they were planning to send a large centrifuge ship (called Endurance) on a mission to repopulate the best planet. Cooper lands just in time to pilot the ship, but he has second thoughts because of his kids. He decides to do it for the sake of humanity and his kids. Dr.Brand says he should finish solving the physics problem of the whole mankind escaping the Earth’s gravity to flee to a better planet, in the meanwhile. Standard rocket propulsion ain’t gonna cut it.

Cooper says bye to his son, his daughter is throwing tantrums about him going. She deciphers from her book stand a message in Morse code from her ghosts. The message reads STAY, Cooper goes. Cooper joins the crew of Amelia, Romily, Doyle. They also have two robots with them – CASE and TARS. After a two year journey to Saturn, they now head for the worm hole. They get constant video messages from their families and send back responses. They enter the wormhole, as they do Amelia gives what she calls her first handshake to an extra-terrestrial presence. The crew has two plans. Plan A – find a suitable planet based on the info from Lazarus, head back and get the rest of the planet. Plan B – screw the rest of the planet, they are carrying with them a set of human fertilized eggs, the population bomb, use that to create the human species on some poor unsuspecting planet and start over.

The wormhole here is a shortcut in space, but not time. Once they reach the other side, they are still in the same time as that on earth. The problem however is that the first planet in their list is very close to a black hole – Gargantua. This means that as their centrifuge ship goes closer, their relative time will become much slower than that on earth. Visiting this planet will cause everyone on Earth to age too much. Cooper suggests an alternate route of heading on the centrifuge till a point and then using the pods to enter the planet to investigate. They would lose a few years on earth, but not enough that everyone back home is dead. Cooper, Amelia and Doyle head in the pod.
Once they set foot on the planet, they realize that it has only water on it and giant tidal waves. Miller, from the Lazarus project has perished and in the attempt to collect her transmission device, Doyle gets killed and the pod gets flooded. They lose more time and when they get back to the centrifuge ship to realize 23 years has passed. Romily has aged, everyone on Earth has aged. Big screw up. Miller’s transmissions looked like they came a while ago, but they were transmitted merely minutes before their pod got on the planet. The relatively slow time gave the impression that the readings came a while back.

Back on Earth, Amelia is now a grown woman, working with Dr.Brand on the gravitation problem. She decides to send out her first message to her father because she is now the same age as Cooper when he left her. Cooper sort of promises that's when he'll be back. Soon, Dr.Brand starts fading as a result of old age, and tells Murph that he lied about the whole thing. The equation cannot be solved without the black-hole information. There is no getting information from the inside of a black hole. He sent the team only keeping in mind the hope of the “population creation” and expects people of earth to perish. Murph earlier notices this about his equations - that Dr.Brand has not bothered keeping time a variable while solving it. She relays information to the centrifuge saying Dr.Brand has passed and that his daughter knew about the unsolvable equation. She accuses Amelia of the knowledge that they had left Earth and its people to die.

Back on the centrifuge, they decide to go with Dr.Mann’s planet as his signals are more promising. Cooper and Amelia have an argument about this. Cooper wants to pick Dr.Mann’s planet as it does not have any major impact on relative time and Cooper can get back to his family. Amelia was in love with Dr.Edmund and hopes he’s still alive. However, that planet is close to the black hole and will have consequences to the relative time. Basically, they need to pick between the planets as there are resources on the centrifuge ship for only 2 trips. If they check out both planets, then there is no going back to Earth. Cooper wins; they head to Dr.Mann’s planet.

On landing, Dr.Mann is Matt Damon, ooooh the well-kept secret. Mann’s in cryro-sleep. They wake him up. He shows them about the awesome planetary readings. They are all happy. Murph’s message comes to them now. Amelia didn't know about the fact that her dad was lying about solving the gravity equation. Dr.Mann too knows about the lie and says there was never any hope for Earth. Amelia apologizes to Cooper and asks him how she can help. Cooper obviously gives up and says he wants to go back to Earth to his family.

Dr.Mann and Cooper take a stroll in the planet and voila a twist. Dr.Mann announces to Cooper how all the data sent by him was fudged. Mann just wanted to be rescued of the planet. There is no chance of a survival on the planet. It has too much Ammonia. Mann decides to kill Cooper and take the centrifuge on its final journey to Dr.Edmund’s planet and perform the population bomb thingy. Mann rigs the base to explode and Romily gets blown up. Mann escapes with the pod to the centrifuge ship. Amelia saves the suffocating Cooper. They take the other pod and chase after Mann. Mann gets to the centrifuge and tries to dock manually; he fails and gets blown up. In the process he sets the centrifuge into a spin. Cooper performs a spinaroonie with the pod and docks with the centrifuge and stops the spinning.

The centrifuge is busted and there is no way to get back home to Earth. Cooper has one final plan. By using the gravitational pull of the black hole Gargantua, they can try a sling shot to Dr.Edmund’s planet and work on the population bomb. In the process, they prep TARS to drop off into the black hole and relay out the information required to solve the gravity equation. Just as they are preparing for the sling shot, Cooper also disengages to drop off into the black hole. The extra weight he and his pod add to the centrifuge will not allow the sling shot to happen. Yes, a sacrifice.

Cooper gets pulled in and his controls start giving up on him. He then ejects and just as he’s heading to his death, he suddenly finds himself in a tesseract of multi-dimentions. Here time is non-linear. He is at Murph’s bookshelf through various points in time. He can see a young Murph on the other side. Cooper tries to send out messages to Murph using the books in Morse code. Gravity is something that transcends space time. He tries to get the message across by saying – STAY. He realizes that he is actually Murph’s ghost. He also realizes that Murph is the one who the extra-terrestrial beings are trying to reach out to. He also also realizes that the extra-terrestrial beings are in fact humans from a future time who have evolved into multi-dimensional beings and are simply trying to create the event that saves the human race from extinction on Earth. The multi-dimensional humans have built this tesseract to save Cooper and help them send a message across to Murph. 

TARS resumes communication with Cooper saying he is unable to transmit the black hole information out. Cooper realizes his role in all of this. He is the bridge that the multi-dimensional humans are trying to use to get the black hole information across to Murph to ensure their own survival. Cooper is able to identify at which point in time and where he needs to send the information so that Murph will identify it. Cooper gifts Murph a watch, which he knows she will keep dear to her. He relays the information of the black hole to the watch’s second's hand in Morse code. He does this by altering the gravitational fields around the watch. He relays this information to the watch of the grown up Murph who is working on the solution of the gravity problem. The multi-dimensional beings are unable to pin point how the message can be sent to Murph. Cooper’s help is required for this as it is his love for Murph and vice versa which helps him locate the way in which he can relay back the information. As he expects, Murph puts together that the ghost is in fact her father and he’s trying to communicate from another timeline via the watch and book stand. She collects the information from the watch heads towards the solution of the gravity problem. She succeeds.

Cooper’s job is done, the tesseract starts dismantling and he is thrown out of it and exits back at the mouth of the wormhole near Saturn. As he does, he passes the time when Amelia does her handshake. Amelia was merely witnessing Cooper passing by in another timeline. Cooper gets picked up by a NASA station nearby. Though Cooper has not aged, being in the black hole has cause more time to pass for Earth people. Murph is now very old and is on her death bed, she meets with Cooper. She confirms that he was her ghost. She asks him to go unite with Amelia who had headed to Dr.Edmud’s planet. Cooper steals a NASA craft and heads out while Amelia is shown setting up camp on Dr.Edmund’s planet alone.

Plot Holes:

1) Dr.Mann's story - well this wasn't a plot hole, but the time they spent on him didn't have any effect on the story other than the cool spinaroonie. They could have done without the hassles of the second planet.

2) Relaying the information of a black hole through Morse code to a watch's second's hand. This is going to be tonnes of data! How long would the data need to be relayed for? Murph is shown seeing the watch with the "broken" second's hand and ignoring it. Since the information has been relaying for a while, she's obviously going to miss a good deal of the information. Tonnes of Morse code data could take any amount of time to construct into usable information. It appeared to be a weak mechanism to send the data through. Mysterious how Murph put together a solution with only portion the data. Ideally she would have had to put it down on paper the minute the seconds hand started "malfunctioning".

3) The gravitational forces in a black hole are so rough that light can't find its way out. Going in to it would mean getting sheared into bits and pieces. Not comfortably ejecting out and floating towards the center. Yet Cooper stays in one piece while entering the black hole.

4) This again is not a plot hole, just a point to note. Amelia doesn't enter the black hole. Time for Cooper passes much slower than Amelia's. This is why Murph is on her death bed after Cooper exits the black hole. Amelia too would have aged significantly or perhaps even died on Dr.Edmunds planet by the time Cooper gets there.

5) Funny that the tidal waves had such high crests and the trough was merely 2 feet of water. Wouldn't there need to be sufficient depth for the waters to rise that high. If it was because of the gravitational pull of the black hole, how does that not affect the crew too? They seem to be able to walk around on the 2 feet deep water with out any upward gravitational forces.

6) If the plan was anyway going to be Plan-B, the Lazarus people knew of this, they could have simply each taken a bunch of fertilized eggs and started a colony of humans in which ever planet was suitable. Why build a centrifuge ship and send it with a bunch of fertilized eggs in it as a second step?



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Gone Girl : Plot Holes Explained

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A story well told. Even if the movie had ended at half point, that would have been a complete story with a twist. But thankfully it wasn't, that would have been just another execution of a standard ending-with-a-twist.

The Basic Plot Explained
Let's put the events of the movie in chronological order. The beauty of the story telling was the switching between the events in the time series. However, for the sake of understanding, let's make it a little boring.

Nick and Amy are both writers, they meet and fall in love. Amy's parents are shown to have been converting what Amy didn't get in her life into events of success in her fictional character - Amazing Amy. In short, Amy's a sweet candidate to have been turned into a psycho bitch early in life.

Nick and Amy fall in love, they have a sugar coated kiss and get married.

The recession hits. Both of them lose their jobs in NY. Nick's mother is diagnosed with cancer. They move to Missouri. Nick wants a child with Amy, and Amy refuses it. He keeps a sample of his manhood in a fertility clinic to ensure his swimmers are still awesome. Amy doesn't do her bit for this.

Eventually, Nick becomes uninterested in Amy and sleeps around with his hot student - Andie. He runs a bar called The Bar and everything he owns is on Amy's name. Amy eventually sees Nick cheating on her with Andie at The Bar and gets mother-pissed and decides to unleash her psycho on him.

Amy plans a nice and elaborate plot to frame Nick for her apparent murder. 
She finds a neighborhood idiot pregnant woman and becomes her BFF. They hang out and she gets enough evidence in the form of pictures that Amy has a friend indeed. Amy further tricks the said idiot pregnant woman and steals her urine to send them for testing to ensure that she was pregnant on records. She creates a diary with some true content about the initial days when they fell in love. She throws in all the extra false information about how Nick becomes aggressive and is unwilling to have a baby with her. Her pregnancy records in combination to this anti-baby feeling creates a motive for Nick. Amy changes her appearance and flees, waiting for Nick to get caught and sentenced to death after which she would actually commit suicide to give the murder story a closure. 

She sets up her house with the crime scene of her own assault. A little destroyed furniture, a little blood spatter. Lots of her blood on the floor, mopped up. A murder weapon in the fire place. She then leaves a trail of clues, which is part of her usual annual treasure hunt. But this time it's to frame Nick.

After having drinks with his twin sister - Margo, Nick walks in to his house to find Amy missing --> this is how the movie begins. He calls up the cops to tell them this. Detective Rhonda and her side kick show up to do a sweep.

Investigation starts, they find the envelop named clue one. Nick then follows this clue to the second, the second place is his office. The next clue leads him to his father's place. He gets there before the detective and hides the clues as he doesn't like where the clues are leading.

After a public event that goes bad with the idiot pregnant woman screaming out Amy was pregnant, the detective turns on Nick. There are purchases that Nick seems to have done on Amy's credit card. Nick convinces his sister that he is innocent and moves in with her. He even finds the final clue which is the out house at Margo's place. All the purchases done by Nick on Amy's card is sitting in the outhouse as evidence for his plan after murdering his wife.

Sexy student Andie comes in looking for some love, and love she get in Nick's sisters house. As Andie is leaving in the early morning, his sister catches him. Nick apologizes and heads to NY to get help from Tanner Bolt, a high fly super attorney who helps in such cases. They plan to fix Nick's public image.

Nick meets old boyfriend of Amy who was accused of rape and was set up, confirms her psycho-abilities. Just as Nick plans to go on TV and admit that he needed to be hated for his cheating-ass self and that he loves his wife and wants her back, big tit Andie makes a public statement about her rub-a-dub relationship with Nick. Nick gives his TV statement anyways. 

In the meanwhile Amy gets mugged by two of the people in the trailer park she's staying in. She has no place to go to and turns to Desi her former boyfriend. Desi is madly in love with Amy, so mad that Amy has a restraining order on him. He meets Amy and takes her to his bootylicious uber-cool pad with automated appliances and surveillance recordings and everything. Basically, everything that doesn't impress a psycho woman.

With Desi, Amy sees Nicks TV show program where he's being all - I wuv you Amy, please come back to me, I don't kill wives, etc. Amy is all - awww! 

Nick's image in the meanwhile is gets all better with the TV show cry fest act that he puts up. But the clues Amy leaves eventually catches up to Nick as the murderer. Detective Rhonda connects all the created evidence, including the outhouse full of goodies to point to Nick for the murder of his wife and arrests him. He gets pulled out on bail after by his lawyer.

Amy plans the rape attack tactic on Desi. She preps a surveillance video with her bleeding and crying lying at the door. She preps her her wrists with tie marks with a rope. When the poor soul gets back home, Amy takes Desi in to the bedroom, gets him all prepared for a humpin' good time and slits his throat. Once dead, she leaves and reaches Nicks house covered in Desi's blood. The media watches as she collapses in Nick's arms.

After this, she gives a statement to the FBI and the local task force. She explains how this whole period she had been kidnapped and kept in Desi's house. In self defense she kills Desi and escapes. She asks them to go through the surveillance tapes for proof. Detective Rhonda tries to cross question Amy, but gets shut-the-fuck-up'ed as Rhonda almost had Nick heading towards a death sentence.

Back at home Amy confesses to Nick about the murder. Nick plans to tell the world of Amy's psycho-bitchery in front of national television. But just before the shoot, Amy discloses that she is pregnant with Nick's kid. She snuck Nick's swimmers from the fertility clinic and let them swim up her womanliness. Nick can't do shit, feels responsible for the future kid and just plays a loving husband at the interview and stays with Amy. The disclose that they are expecting a baby.

The Plot Hole:

Unlike the rest of the world burning up with anger, we don't care if the villain wins for a change. However, Amy did commit a murder, any murder is questioned and looked into. FBI wouldn't go - "Amy is Amazing Amy, have you not seen the cover of that book? That makes her innocent in real life too".

The minute the feds land up at Desi's house, they will check the surveillance tapes. The tapes will show Amy walking in with Desi quite willingly and only a few days ago, not a whole month ago. There would be no activity for the rest of the time.

Amy uses wine to show bleeding to the surveillance cameras. When the feds check for blood remains, they wont find any.

Amy is not in an iron fortress, she's on the other side of a glass door. If she was desperate enough to kill someone, wouldn't she have first tried to break the glass door and escape? A tad bit of a simpler idea, yes?

Her own story of attack by Desi is inconsistent with weapon used. Amy bled out a lot, typically like one who needs some medical assistance or a dead person, yet she was not taken to any hospital, no statement or record.

Her story of her own murder is thought through. Her actual murder of Desi should have resulted in the FBI catching her by the collar. Had it been Dexter investigating the murder scene, Amy'd be dead before dessert.

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Digestive Pyrotechnics Meaning

There were enough people asking what Digestive Pyrotechnics meant.

Pyrotechnics is the science behind using chemicals to cause fire/flame in a controlled manner.
For the common man, this is fireworks.

Now imagine someone throwing up so hard, that the projectiles from that person resembles fireworks. When you close your eyes in disgust, you can still hear the fireworks from his digestive system.

That, friend, is display of - Digestive Pyrotechnics!

Edge Of Tomorrow : Plot-Hole Explained

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The Basics

The basic concept is that the Omega is the main alien unit with multiple Alphas. The death of an Alpha causes the Omega to revert time back and anticipate the course of events. This way the alien life form never loses a battle. Poor humans don’t know this and they run into their imminent deaths.

The blood of the Alpha on Cage, gives him the power of reset too. So now every time he dies he resets back to the start of the previous day. Rita notices that Cage sees the future; she too had that power once so she asks Cage to go meet her when his day resets. The rest of the movie, the two of them plot on various strategies to get to the location of the omega which comes to Cage as a dream vision. 

Little do they know that the Omega simply has identified a human (Cage) with the ability to reset and buy giving the vision of a fake location to itself, the Omega can plan a trap for Cage to drain his blood which will remove his powers to reset time. This has already happened to Rita in the past and that is how she loses her power to reset. Cage escapes the trap by drowning himself and resets to the previous day.

Rita and Cage now choose an alternate strategy to find the real location of the Omega using a device. There is not much explanation to this device but helps locate the Omega based on the Alpha’s blood in Cage. 

Cutting it short to the end, Cage and Rita with the help of the squadron land up in Paris and plan an attack on the Omega. With their last breath, they succeed to kill the Omega. Cage is dying by bleeding out. But the Omega’s blood enters him and he now resets the time back by a day. This event of absorbing the alien blood happens at a time earlier than the previous time. Therefore the reset of time happens to an earlier point (on the chopper) instead of his usual reset point on the airfield. 


Hole in the plot

The death of the Omega is an event that is created by Cage. Since the Omega itself died, it could not reset time to prevent its own death. Cage can now be assumed to be the Omega (with no Alphas). So he can continue to have memories of the event of the Omega’s death – yet to occur. As far as the rest of the world goes, they should have only been shocked that the aliens are all dead, but shouldn’t know about an explosion in Paris. The explosion in Paris is yet to happen as far as the rest of the world is concerned. The news however reports of an explosion. This part makes little sense. 

A suitable ending would have been – the aliens are dead, but no one knows how and remains a mystery to the world (because the event has not yet happened, but the consequence is felt). Only Cage knows what happened thanks to the Omega’s blood in him.


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Famous Female Cartoon Characters Of The 90's Made Sexier

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... we have collected some interesting fan art from the internet that have added sexiness to the popular characters of the 90's. Yes you wankers, we present to you your childhood fantasies handpicked and collated. Enjoy.

The Flintstones:
We suppose Betty and Wilma were probably not the top women on this list but prehistoric, scantily clad woman can always be gifted with the appropriate curves to make them better.


Betty


Wilma


The Jetsons:
Another set of woman no one gave a rats ass about but these artists. Now you have two women created out of two sets of chopsticks. Well done.


Jane

Judy


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
April O'Neal is a favorite of many boys coming into puberty and the time this was being aired (Enough to inspire a porn star to take on that name). Who knew all that needed to be done was to zipper down that jumpsuit a little. (We are not going anywhere near the comparison with Megan Fox on this one)


April

Now it's easy to move on from this show to the next. But hold your horses. Remember the bespectacled fearful little woman by the name Irma? Just because her clothes were loose, we all assumed otherwise didn't we?
Irma


Centurions:
Power Extreme! All the coolness of add-ons getting plugged in to our three heroes was precisely coordinated by this chick sitting up in the main control unit. If not for her, add-ons could get plugged into their balls. Think she was all set, just off with the clothes and done.


Crystal




Scooby Doo Series:
Now, every growing up boy wanted to see lesser skirt on Daphne, no doubt, but looks like Velma could have had a few tricks up her sleaze too!


Daphne

Velma


Dexter:
No this is not about the serial killing serial killer and his women. This is the earlier geeky boy series, it's amazing that even Dee Dee has not been spared from a make over. We don't know what to say.


Dee Dee


Captain Planet:
Well, everyone's secretly wanted to kill Wheeler for hitting on Linka so much (with a little bit of success we might add). Gi, not so much, but apparently an anime take on Gi could change a few things. Last but not least, Gaia - the spirit of the earth, can no longer contain the voluptuousness plaguing her body. 


Linka

Gi

Gaia


Let us not forget that there was one woman who pretty much outdid all the good people in the show. She was bad, we guess that adds value straight away. Dr Blight, great, but keep the lock of hair in place please.


Dr.Blight


Chip And Dale : Rescue Rangers
Gadget? The little rat girl? Really? Who would have thought? But she's made the list.


Gadget


The Real Adventures Of Johnny Quest:
When the old Johnny Quest was replaced with the Real Adventures, there was a whole new awesome Quest World with 3D! And, there was also the introduction of Jessie Bannon. There is not much of her, but this is a tad bit more oomphed.


Jessie


Josie And The Pussycats:
What were they thinking when they named them? This was a show for kids? Idea well incepted. The girls were already there with the sexiness, just a little more filling out gets the job done.


SWAT Kats:
The radical squadron! Everyone loved them. Everyone including them loved Miss Briggs or Callie as they lovingly called her. Remember her as Queen Callista? Nuff Said.


Miss Briggs


The Perils of Penelope Pitstop:
Frankly this was an annoying cartoon. A character by the name The Hooded Claw would constantly aim at capturing Penelope and attempting to kill her in some retard dastardly manner. The reason she made the list is obviously the art. Try wanting to kill that Hooded Claw!
Penelope

Power Puff Girls:
Sugar, spice and everything nice! Psychotically cool cartoon about three super powerful superhero girls. Apparently, the first cut didn't have "everything" nice. This art seems to fix what was missing.


Special Mention!!
He Man:
I have the POWER, he said! What He Man didn't realize is that he also had the booty! She-Ra, Teela and the very Sorceress - all draped in the minimal necessary clothing all the way back in the 70's.


She-Ra

Teela

Sorceress 

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