“Good, dumb fun.” This is a phrase I often use on action movies that I enjoy watching, but I know have no redeeming value. For instance: The Sixth Day. Or The One. It’s not a criticism - heck, I enjoyed 'em. But they’re not great art. Just very good eye candy. And I do like my eye candy. Anyway…
*1) Can they or can’t they control when one of the black holes will open? At police headquarters the hole always opens in the room with the chair. But the other end is determined by nature (the everybody has to go to the location where it will open on its own); but in the end, the cop is able to drop Law in front of the vet clinic.
My guess is all the equipment in “the transport room” somehow allows them to detect when a wormhole is about to appear (obviously) AND allows them to manipulate the endpoint of the wormhole - but they still can’t create one at their convenience. They have to wait for nature to bring one their way.
As for the other black holes in other dimensions, since it seems like they always return to the dimensional-cop’s universe, maybe they’re wormholes that originate at the transport room and whose other ends are “set” to specific universes so dimensional-cop agents can get around.
2) Why were there only 124 Law’s? Are there only 124 universes? Does everybody only appear in 124 universes?
Actually I think there are 126 (and only 126) universes. Remember, Yulaw is guilty of 124 counts of murdering himself. After that, the only Laws left are him and the one in our universe. So, a total of 126 Laws, and presumably 126 universes. (Though you have to wonder where the Law in the Hades/prison universe is. Maybe he’s already dead. He would certanly be an easy first target for Yulaw.)
3) How is the cop so familiar with the universes that he is able to select the perfect universe for Law at the end of the film. He picked a universe that was very similar to ours, yet was one in which Law and his wife had not yet met.
I have no idea. Maybe he gets special training as a part of being a dimensional cop. Maybe he (or someone else in the dimensional cops) went out of his way to research the one remaining Law’s past when they found out he was the last one YuLaw needed to kill to become “The One.”
4) Why doesn’t the multiverse police care that they have just released a super-powerful human into the multiverse with knowledge of them?
Because dem’s the rules of Dimensional Copdom, apparently. apparently. I guess they’re not worried because A) he’s obviously so cooperative with them and B) even if he does tell people, who the hell is going to believe him? Also, remember, they said in the movie that nobody really knows what happens when you kill the last of your parallel selves - it might destroy the universe you’re in. I suppose they could keep him captive, though they didn’t have too much luck with Yulaw. And they can’t kill him. Quite aside from it being grossly morally wrong, it would make Yulaw “The One” just like he wanted, and they also said in the movie that they think there might be a chance that when you kill the second-to-last copy of a person, it could “take [the universe it happens in] with it.”
The movie really was pretty bad, improved only slightly by the always good Delroy Lindo.
Yup, I agree. I’ve been enjoying Delroy Lindo’s performances ever since I first saw him in Romeo Must Die. I just wanna know, when is he gonna get a more major role? Seems like he always gets secondary parts.