If you are a student of cinema, you’ll hear about plot holes until the cows come home.
And if you pay close attention to movies, you do start to notice plot holes here, there, and everywhere.
Some people get so offended by these holes in the story that they can’t even deal with it and the whole movie is ruined for them.
Let’s see what people on AskReddit had to say about this.
1. Never thought about that…
“Bruce Wayne being “completely broke” in Dark Knight Rises because his share trading was allowed to stand DESPITE THE FACT THAT THERE WAS A TERRORIST ATTACK ON THE STOCK EXCHANGE.”
2. Not too smart.
If he’s so fucking smart, why didn’t he pay the drug dealer?! That would be like priority one even for your average moron.”
3. Settle down, buddy.
“Ant-Man: they specifically say early in the movie that his mass won’t change, only the space between his molecules.
So he’d always weigh 200 lbs. Later on in the same movie Hank Pym has a freaking tank on his keychain. Also the fact that the ants can carry Scott.
I know ants are strong but HE STILL WEIGHS 200 POUNDS!!”
4. Let this one sink in…
“In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men tell no Tales, they explain that if you give away the magic compass, it releases your worst fear.
Jack’s worst fear is Salazar and his crew, so they are freed from the Devil’s Triangle when Jack trades the compass for rum. But Jack willingly gave away the compass multiple times in the previous movies, and Salazar was not freed.”
5. Has anyone actually seen this film?
“The film Tiptoes. Yes, the one where Academy Award-winning actor Gary Oldman walks around on his knees pretending to be a person with dwarfism.
The whole premise of that film is that a couple (both average-sized) find out they’re having a kid, and it is revealed that the fiance’s family are all dwarfs, which freaks him out, with the idea of his child being a dwarf too. Throughout the film it’s them coming to terms with the possibility.
Yeah…you can’t ‘carry’ dwarfism. It is a dominant trait. Either you have it, and are visibly a dwarf, or you do not have the gene at all. Watching this as a dwarf myself was the dumbest experience I’ve ever had.”
6. Good point…
The monster guy has a scary truck with a licence plate that says “BEATNGU”. Are we to believe this demon-monster went into the dmv or where ever to get this? And why would he drive anywhere? He has wings.”
7. We have an astronaut on our hands here.
So many mistakes. The one that stands out is George Clooney floating away at rapid speed after he detaches himself from Sandra Bullock. That just doesn’t happen.
He’ll still be going be going at the same speed as he was before. Who TF is pushing him away?”
8. Run for it, Marty!
“In back to the future 2, if the old man Biff went back in time to give himself the sports almanac, how did he go back to the future to put the time machine back for Marty and the Doc?
At this point, wouldn’t he only be able to go into the now new future where Biff is rich?”
9. That’s kind of weird.
“In Philadelphia, Andrew Beckett successfully sues his company for wrongful dismissal after they discover he has AIDS.
Except, it’s made incredibly clear that it wasn’t because of his AIDS- they fire him for being gay. Even the defense makes that point.
At that time in Philadelphia, it was a hundred percent legal to fire someone for being gay. The trial should have ended oppositely.”
10. Be very quiet…
“A Quiet Place.
I can’t believe aliens would hear you whisper but can’t hear your bare feet pad across the ground. Your general breathing. Your stomach never making involuntarily noises, your elbows, knees, fingers etc never popping on their own.
It’s like they convince you that the hearing is so astute but even a dog can hear a creature shuffling nearby when we can’t. Seems completely illogical to want me to believe they can hear you whisper but they either they can’t hear your stomach growl or you somehow managed to stop it from making any noises, ever.
And not a plot hole, but if it’s the fucking end of the world and the chances are not in your favor for surviving, maybe it’s not a good time to get laid without any prevention of pregnancy. Don’t be fucking morons! Why does someone always get pregnant?”
11. “It completely pissed me off.”
“28 Weeks Later.
Really, no one was guarding the wife who had just been rescued from the infected zone? They were wary of her enough to strap her down, but not enough to order a guard to watch her even though they did so for the two kids? Right.
There were NO guards all the way in the building when the dad got infected until he got out and bit enough people to create a group of infected?
Also, when they locked the civilians in the room, why was the dad alone when he banged on the back doors that sooo coincidentally his son peeked out of? As though he wandered the place by himself and found himself there.
So somehow he’s special managing to retain some form of sentience even after getting infected? I would think after he got infected and started biting people, he would just disappear into the hordes of infected.
It completely pissed me off. I stopped watching halfway through.”
12. Don’t ask any questions.
“Ben Affleck on Armageddon: “wouldn’t it be easier to train astronauts to be drillers than it would be to train oil drillers to be astronauts?” Michael Bay: “shut the fuck up.””
13. That can’t happen.
“Dust storms of destructive magnitudes can’t happen on Mars.
But Matt Damon can still play one hell of a botanist.”
14. Just believe in yourself!
“I mean the movie was already ruined but in The Last Airbender when the Earthbenders were “imprisoned” at some kinda camp until the Uvutar Ong comes by and tells them they just need to believe in themselves or something.”
15. Not feasible.
“Jurassic World when the kids take the battery out of the ATV to start the jeep.
Vehicle is 20 years old, but in pristine condition. Starts instantly with a wrong voltage and amperage battery. Bothers me every time. It changes the plot of the movie from that point forward.”
16. A very famous line.
“In Citizen Kane, how does anyone know he said “Rosebud” if he was alone in his room?
The nurse arrives after…”
17. Whoa…(in the Keanu Reeves voice).
“The Matrix, how the machines use humans for power without explaining how the humans have the energy to grow and survive in their tubes in a sunless world that seems devoid of plant and animal life.
Their explanation of feeding the dead to the living would break down within a generation, even assuming 100% caloric transfer. Thermodynamics are a thing.”
18. Explain that one!
“In the movie Signs, Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix find out that water is toxic to aliens. Yet the aliens are fine walking around with all the natural humidity in the air.”
“Independence Day. Oh, this computer virus will magically work on their alien technology, because that’s how we got computers.
20. Take that back!
“Weekend At Bernies.
The dude is fucking dead, how can you not see that?”
Okay, all you movie buffs out there!
Now we want to hear from you!
In the comments, please tell us what movies have been ruined for you because the plot holes were just too big for you to ignore?
Let’s see what you can come up with!