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No one knows - no one in any of the franchise movies has died yet. It'd be interesting to see, but kind of dark for the Jumanji films' tone Bebe Neuwirth appears in "Jumanji: The Next Level" as the same character from this film Right, there were close-ups of the Falcon and cloud-cars flying among the towers Neat but completely unnecessary And showing the wampa, I maintain, was NOT an improvement - better not to see it oh I think it's very intentionally funny and I agree it's awesome <blockquote>it's revealed in T3 that changes to the timeline not only made Skynet more powerful than ever, but it actually successfully murdered John? That was the reason T-X didn't even care to search for John when she originally came back and mainly was concerned about safeguarding Skynet and killing some 2nd in commands along the way? </blockquote> I never thought of it that way but it's an interesting take. Thing is, even in "Terminator," Reese pointed out that killing John at the end of the war would accomplish nothing. So the fact that the Arnold Terminator in "T3" succeeded is just gravy to Skynet. I'm pretty sure the stated reason the T-X was going after John's lieutenants was that John himself was too successful at hiding from Skynet by remaining off the grid. Remember, the T-X "lost it" when she tasted John Connor's blood, and immediately started hunting him as her primary target. I personally agree with pretty much everything else the OP says - in fact I'd go further and point out that the TV series wasn't called the "John Connor Chronicles." John himself, in most of the films, is more of a human McGuffin than a central character. Sarah has generally remained at the heart of the story across most of the films. I notice the resemblance too! It's got to be intentional, and suggests Favreau is a true fan It occurs to me though, that if one girl dies from her dare, and the other girl survives her next dare, Calex COULD be forced into a dare. That would've been a better ending than drawing millions of innocents into their stupid game I think Behrani felt responsible for Kathy. He explicitly said that, at that point, Kathy was like an injured bird in need of help. He wasn't totally cold - exactly the opposite, he was doing what he felt he had to in order to provide for his family in the manner he felt they deserved. Personally, as a man providing for his own family, I can identify with Behrani. In his position, I wouldn't have given up the house either. At most, I'd have helped her seek monetary damages from the county, perhaps even enough to buy back the house. The insurance thing was Bill's "plan B" now that his original plan was already foiled. As PrimeMinisterOfTheSinister & Supratad both point out, Bill pretty much said he was going to kill his wife AND daughter so they could all be "together in the dark." BTW, it took me a second viewing to put that together, too. Once his wife got away with the daughter, he knew he'd never get another chance to kill them. So he went with plan B: get himself killed (since he was planning on dying anyway) and provide for his daughter at the same time. In a sense, he redeemed himself rather like Darth Vader did, except he was both Palpatine and Anakin It's never been illegal. In fact, in Jersey, it's illegal to BAN card-counting. Jersey casinos get around this by shuffling after every deal, if they suspect you're counting Vegas falls back on the "right to refuse service," but it can be bad press if they ban too many people In fact, in May of 1989, when Stanley Fujitake held the dice at the California Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for a record 3 hours and 6 minutes, the Boyd Gaming Corporation made it a point to "leak" the fact that they banned none of the players and fired none of the croupiers or table-men. In reality, the advantage you get from counting is so slim that casinos bank on you screwing up and losing to them anyway. When Thorp first published "Beat the Dealer," it was an open secret that blackjack profits went UP dramatically, due to all the wannabe counters trying their luck and brains against the casinos' bankrolls. View all replies >