I love movies. I can't wait to go back to sitting in a theater and watching a new story unfold before my eyes. However, just because I love film doesn't mean I can't embrace and call out its flaws. There are some films that are really fantastic and entertaining but upon reflection, the story has issues. And some issues haunt you. They haunt you because the movie was so close to perfect and yet...Redditor u/KentuckyFriedEel wanted to discuss the films that still haunt us, and not in a good way. They asked... What movie plothole still bothers you to this day?
I will say here and now, and die on this hill... no Marvel film has ever had a complete script. There are plot holes you could drive a spaceship through. And yet we watch. We are enthralled and ready to fight. But seriously, when the euphoria dies down, you know, you have questions.
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In Waterworld, paper is the most precious commodity in existence, yet there is inexplicably copious cigarette smoking.
Just watched the Bigfoot cartoon movie on Netflix. The kid says he inherited the ability to run very fast and talk to animals due to being Bigfoot's son. However, Bigfoot was originally a human scientist that was changed into Bigfoot after a science experiment went wrong. His kid was already born when this happened... so no way did he inherit powers. Bothered me more than it should for a kid's movie.
For the Money
You're telling me, that essentially the smartest person in the world. That took a 50k loan from some mafia, and then turned that into millions, in like a few days through some crazy investing scheme. Was unable to have the foresight, to pay back the loan shark on time.
It was explained in the movie, "He was just too focused on making money, and he forgot."
Yeah, okay. The dude remembering a random book he glanced at 20 years ago, simply forgot to pay a loan he took out a few weeks ago.
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How come the Hulk's pants always still fit down to his thighs, if he's getting big or small?
Not exactly a plot hole, more like a gap in logic, but in "Minority Report" when Tom Cruise's character gets flagged for committing a future murder, PreCrime doesn't disable his permissions or security clearance. Like this organization is LITERALLY ahead of its time but they don't think to revoke his clearance???
Those are all valid points and maybe now shine light for me on reasons why I carry disdain for several of those titles. Logic really should be simple. When you're writing, things should make sense. It's like the basic rule. Anyway...
I Hate Santa
In Polar Express, the kid who almost misses the train never gets gifts from "Santa" for Christmas presumably because his parents can't afford presents, meaning either A. Santa isn't real or B. Santa hates poor people? But at the end of the movie the main kid gets the bell from Santa directly so canonically Santa said forget that kid in particular I guess. This has haunted me for decades.
Back to the Future II is one of my all time favorite movies but the entire plot doesn't make sense. Why would they need to go into the future to prevent Marty Jr. from doing the horrible thing he does? When they go back to their present it's going to undo it anyway. Why wouldn't they just wait and then try to prevent him from doing it when the time comes?
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Ras Al Ghul standing next to a microwave emitter, explaining it turns the water in pipes 100 feet away into steam, but apparently isn't strong enough to turn the water in his body into steam when he's standing 10 inches away.
Picard could have left the Nexus and gone to any place at any time and he chose to go with an unarmed elderly man to fistfight a guy on a mountain minutes before a doom rocket launches. I can think of about 500,000 better strategies.
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Cinderella has always bothered me. We're supposed to believe the Prince falls in love and remembers NOTHING about this woman? No one remembers her face? Hair color? Nothing???
I knew there was something about Cinderalla I had issues with. Like, is he blind? He can't describe the love of his life? That would be a red flag for me. Or even a white one. But suspension of disbelief. It keeps us going. Happy viewing...
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Movies are an amazing part of our life histories. Cinema and films have shifted cultures, mended broken hearts and shown us all the worst and greatest about humanity. But not every film is perfect. In fact, very very few are in deed flawless, but that's ok. If you look at each scene and story point you'll find an oddity here and there. Plot holes are everywhere, sometimes it's what makes the movie most interesting;
Redditor u/738algorithmSing wanted to discuss the obvious plot issues in cinema by asking.... What's the biggest plot hole you've seen in a movie?
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The stigmata scene in The Butterfly Effect, where Ashton Kutcher goes back and impales his hands so that the dude in prison will help him. It completely undermines the entire premise of the movie. Not only would he have had the scars on his hands the entire time, he probably wouldn't even be in the same situation to begin with. Everything would be different if he changed something in the past. That's the whole point of the film—the butterfly effect! Shipwreck_Kelly
Mostly I try not to notice, and just think about them later, y'know, and then try to find the excuse. One that bothers me that in such a future depicted in the Minority Report, he cruises (thank you) right back into this supposed high security facility after having gone rogue using his original credentials. Sloppy. es_mo
So Scarecrow puts his fear toxin in the water supply of Gotham City, but it doesn't become active until it is evaporated.
Now I love this movie, but I find it hard to believe that nobody took a hot shower or boiled water or something and then went crazy from the fear gas. Emeraldis_
Why didn't he just use the saw to get the phone that was just barely out of reach instead of cutting off his damn foot? SasquatchAstronaut
Jigsaw: "No, please. Don't cut the pipe. Come on, I worked hard on this. Stop. Just... Please just cut your foot off. Come on, bro - it gets so cool after that, I promise." Ganglebot
The Little mermaid signing a contract and losing her voice so she couldn't communicate with Price Eric. Write him a damn note, you have flawless writing and you composed a damn song with a full aquatic orchestra. NoStopOkayMore
Jurassic Plot Hole.
That Jurassic world movie where they came up with the raptor that can hunt people. So you use a laser pointer on a gun to designate a target. But if you can shine a laser on someone, surely you can shoot them?
Like why need the dino??? TheGuyfromRiften
I really hate that they went with that premise, attack dinosaurs is like something out of a bad '80s action movie. We have drones with pinpoint accurate missiles and their use is a major ethical debate. Can you imagine just dumping off a bunch of raptors in a warzone? You better win that war or you're butt is on its way to Nuremburg. Plus you have to feed them, train them, care for them, can't just store it in a hangar, it makes no sense. OfcHist
There was no reason for Mother Gothel to tell Rapunzel when her birthday was. Hell, there was no reason for Rapunzel to even know what a birthday is in the first place. EticketJedi
Even though she kidnapped Rapunzel and exploited her, I always thought Mother Gothel still felt some genuine affection for her. Rapunzel's escape plan hinged on Mother Gothel going on a rather inconvenient errand just to make Rapunzel happy. beeftendon
In the middle of a worldwide pandemic, with a high morbidity rate, who exactly built a city size maze so that a bunch of teenagers can figure out how to escape it? LostNTheNoise
I like to think that imprisoning teenagers in a city sized maze was the plan all along, and then this pandemic came along. AngryCod
A reoccurring plot hole/lazy trope in horror and thriller movies: using the sound track of the movie to cover someone's approach. A character will be standing in a perfectly silent room like a kitchen with hard floors and then rising strings will hide the foot steps of someone wearing boots and sneaking up on them. kujocentrale
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It bothered me in a quiet place that newspapers were printing en masse that the creatures were sensitive to noise.
Newspaper printers are loud hell. You can't use the white noise excuse bc they weren't always on (like a waterfall)
Also how were they not all trapped in a giant noisy trap then captured and or killed before they got out of hand?! brutallyhonestfemale