Today I've stumbled upon the following question and, as it already happened to me a few other times, I'm not quite sure what is the best way to handle such posts.
The question is surely not a high-quality one and plus it could be easily answered with a quick search in Google by reading the plot of the movie in Wikipedia (just one of many examples).
Given that the question is an "honest" one by someone (my guess is the OP might be a kid or a teenager) who didn't understand the plot and that it could hardly be improved by editing (OP's or another user's), what shall we do about it?
- Should we just answer the question in the best possible way we are capable of?
- Should we answer the question and point out that this kind of question can be easily answered with a quick search in Google?
- Should we "flag" the question because is of low quality and add a comment (maybe with a simple link to Wikipedia's plot) in which is explained why we deem the question doesn't meet the site's standards (if it doesn't)?
I'm asking this also because I've asked a pretty dumb plot-explanation question a few days ago. I'm calling it dumb because, although I've tried to give a context to the question, when I read the answer given by the user madmada I realized that it was plainly spoken in a piece of dialogue of the movie which somehow I completely missed.
I've read many discussions here in Meta about the expected quality/policy of questions/answers, but none of them helped me to understand how to handle such questions: