16 Movie Plot Holes That Make No Sense


Movies often make us hang our disbelief to take us on mysterious or futuristic adventures, where humans have already explored more than just our solar system. And while usually those silly and larger than life events are explained by in-universe laws, there are times when we sit up, and question the glimmering screen and go “wait a minute”. Not even some of the greatest movies are free from plot holes and while some are so tiny that they can be easily overlooked, others are so hard to forget that they may destroy the whole movie experience. Check out 10 such examples below.

#1 Armageddon (1998)

Armageddon (1998)

It would be easier to train astronauts how to drill than train drillers to become astronauts. When Ben Affleck pointed this out, Michael Bay told him to shut up.

#2 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

Lara’s whole purpose in the movie is to destroy the triangle so the Illuminati can’t use it’s evil power, however, after successfully getting the first half at the first tomb, she spends the whole third act trying to get the second half in order to destroy them both. The problem is that she has one piece already and one half cannot work without connecting it with the other, so why doesn’t she just destroy the one she has and making the second piece useless?

#3 Toy Story (1995)

Toy Story (1995)

If Buzz does not believe himself to be a toy, and in fact, a real space ranger, why would he freeze around humans like the other toys do?

#4 Gravity (2013)

Gravity (2013)

When Kowalski asks Stone to let go of him because the rope will not hold them both, that could never happen because they are both in the same orbit around the earth. A short simple tug would have brought him back to her.

#5 The Da Vinci Code (2006)

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

There was no need to know the capsule’s combination in order to open it as vinegar is easily frozen in a household freezer. Simply freeze the capsule and then break it open to expose the internal message, SIMPLE!.

#6 The Hangover (2009)

The Hangover (2009)

Every inch (with the exception of restrooms, guest rooms, and employee locker rooms) in a Nevada casino is blanketed by surveillance cameras. There’s really no way that Doug could have been on the roof for two days without anyone seeing him and dispatching security to make sure that he wasn’t up to something naughty or trying to commit suicide.

#7 Ant-Man (2015)

Ant-Man (2015)

Ant-Man is regularly told that his mass does not change upon miniaturization. This means, however, that no ant or group thereof–crawling or flying–could support him.

#8 Cinderella (2015)

Cinderella (2015)

The fairy says that her enchantments lose their power after midnight. Indeed, when Cinderella runs away from the ball, all magic items (mice to horses, pumpkin to coach, mother’s dress to a fancy gown, lizards to servants) are transformed back into their previous shape. There is no reason given why the magic shoes should remain in their enchanted state of glass.

#9 Man Of Steel (2013)

Man Of Steel (2013)

Since Superman is indestructible in the presence of our yellow sun, then how can he shave? He appears with a beard in some scenes, then clean-shaven in others. No Earthly razor could remove his beard, a problem which has been used as the driving plot of some of his more humorous comic book adventures.

#10 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

In the flashback to when Snape and Lily were kids, Lily is shown with brown eyes. This is incorrect because everybody describes Lily to have the same color eyes as Harry in the movie which is blue.

#11: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Bane keeps the whole police force trapped underground (why would you have every policeman go to the tunnels anyway?) and they are saved by Batman months later. When they surface they are all clean-shaven, safe, and somehow… alive?

#12. Frozen (2013)

Frozen (2013)

It is shown on Elsa’s coronation day that Anna had stayed inside the palace the whole time that the gates were closed, even though the only reason the gate were closed was to stop word getting out about Elsa’s powers, this means Anna could have gone outside and had a normal life whenever she felt like it.

#13 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

During many fight scenes, Captain America falls back due to blocking hits with his shield: which receives nearly all kinetic energy. See other Marvel movies where he can take a hit from Thor’s hammer, blasts from Iron Man, shots from aliens & ships, yet a human punch/kick causes him to fall back.

#14 Signs (2002)

Signs (2002)

In the end, it is revealed that aliens are probably afraid of or killed by water, yet at the start of the movie, they are running through a dew-covered Pennsylvania cornfield at night.

#15 Wonder Woman (2017)

Wonder Woman (2017)

When Diana is running away from the gala on a horse back to the village, the blue dress she was wearing flies off, leaving her in her Wonder Woman outfit. However, if she had been wearing her costume under the dress at the gala, it would’ve easily been seen peeping out the top of the dress, since the dress is much lower cut across her chest than her costume is.

#16 Gone Girl (2014)

Gone Girl (2014)

Amy would have been fully examined by doctors at the hospital. An attack that would have been able to incapacitate her and lose as much blood as claimed would still be very visible a month after the attack. It would have been easily detected at the hospital, yet was not.

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