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Movie Plot Holes

posted by Nell Minow

As I walk to my car after a movie, I want to be thinking, “Oh…so when such-and-such happened at the beginning” or “When so-and-so made that comment” and figure out how the puzzle pieces all fit together.  Too often, instead I am thinking, “Hey, wait a minute.”  Most movies have some implausibilities or inconsistencies or way-too-convenient or coincidental, but some of them are really way out of whack.  Huffington Post has a list of 19 of the biggest plot holes in movies, from some time-bending in “The Dark Knight Rises” to the question of who was there to hear Kane’s dying words in “Citizen Kane.”



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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Toby Clark

    I don’t have a problem with the Independence Day one, since it was stated that our computer technology was reverse engineered from the spaceship at Area 51.

    For Signs, I always figured that it wasn’t water that was deadly to them so much as the impurities that Bo had been paranoid about. And even if it was just the water, well, I have less of a problem with it here than I did when the Wizard of Oz did the same thing.

    For Memento, my explanation is the tattoo on his finger saying, “Remember Sammy Jankis” as a constant reminder.

    • Nell Minow

      I never caught that about “Independence Day,” Toby! Thanks for that. I still have a problem with “Signs,” though. I can name a zillion movies with bigger plot holes; they just aren’t hits.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Andrew

    The death of Citizen Kane, of course, was filmed on remote and is available on DVD for anybody to see. There’s even an Ebert voice-over. Yes, because Kane was richer than, say, Kublai Khan, he had a zoom lens and a nurse outside the door who knew how to use it. How else to explain her entrance seconds after the utterance?

    • Nell Minow

      Very funny, Andrew! And I do love the Ebert commentary.

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