Fans Answer: What's The Worst Plot Hole You've Seen In A Well-Regarded Movie?

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Vote up the worst plot holes in your favorite movies.

When it comes right down to it, no movie is perfect. From beloved classics to industry-changing technological masterpieces, more often than not viewers will be able to suss out one (or more) issues that take them out of the cinematic experience. Plot holes and logic gaps are the usual suspects and movie fans over on Reddit have taken the time to point out some of the worst culprits in well-regarded movies.

Spanning genres, this is a universal problem in the medium, but it doesn't make us love movies any less. This is a collection of plot holes fans pointed out in well-regarded movies. Vote up what you think the worst plot hole is that fans noticed! 


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    2,367 VOTES

    Physics Were Just A Suggestion In 'Gravity'

    Physics Were Just A Suggestion In 'Gravity'
    Photo: Gravity / Warner Bros.

    From Redditor u/rob5i:

    In the film Gravity, George Clooney is hanging onto a tether and insists Sandra Bullock cut him loose to save herself. This is complete nonsense as there is no physical force pulling him away. With the slight tug on the tether he would have floated over to her. It's a monumental plot hole. The director got an Oscar when he should have been imprisoned.

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    1,781 VOTES

    Maybe Chasing Waterfalls Isn't Such A Bad Idea In 'A Quiet Place'

    Maybe Chasing Waterfalls Isn't Such A Bad Idea In 'A Quiet Place'
    Photo: A Quiet Place / Paramount Pictures

    From Redditor u/bob-lob:

    The entire premise of A Quiet Place. An apex predator that hunts strictly by sound and has giant pulsating hearing organs and NO ONE decided to try annoying frequencies against them until a girl accidentally discovered it?

    I barely passed math or science classes and even I would have immediately thought about trying to fight them with sound, yet nope!!! Humans just adapted to being real quiet. Makes no sense.

    From Redditor u/ejanely:

    I don’t understand why they didn’t build a new residence by the waterfall if they knew that was one place they didn’t have to be quiet. At the very LEAST they should have set up camp for childbirth once the mom’s due date got close.

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    1,452 VOTES

    That Moment When Something Is *Too* Comic Booky In 'Wonder Woman: 1984'

    That Moment When Something Is *Too* Comic Booky In 'Wonder Woman: 1984'
    Photo: Wonder Woman: 1984 / Warner Bros.

    From Redditor u/IamNobody85:

    IDK if that's a plot hole or not, but how did a display airplane have fuel in [Wonder Woman: 1984]? Not to mention, how they showed that the plane became untrackable just because Diana made it invisible. I really needed to suspend my disbelief there.

    From Redditor u/MCDexX

    I actually paused the movie to check the model of plane and its maximum range. It would have had to refuel TWICE, assuming it started off fully fuelled-up.

    From a Redditor:

    Also, how did Steve Trevor, who died in 1918, after having flown planes that were basically motorized kites, know how to fly a computerized jet plane from the 1980s? He would have been totally mystified by the very concept of a jet plane. He wouldn't even have been able to start the engine, much less fly it all the way to Egypt and land safely.

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    1,937 VOTES

    A Mass-ive Oversight In The 'Ant-Man' Films

    From Redditor u/PokemonGirl77:

    I love the MCU, but one plot hole I’ve seen in the movies comes from Ant-Man.

    In the beginning of the movie, Hank Pym explains that when you use the Pym particles to shrink, you have the same mass. This way, when Scott shrinks to an inch tall and punches someone in the face, it’s like being punched by a grown man, even though he’s very small. Anyway, fast forward and there’s a scene where Hank reveals that he has a tank on his keychain that he shrunk using the Pym particles. If this is the case, then how was Hank carrying the tank around if it still has its same mass? He shouldn’t physically be able to carry it.

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    1,178 VOTES

    Universal Programing Languages Are Apparently A Thing In 'Independence Day'

    Universal Programing Languages Are Apparently A Thing In 'Independence Day'
    Photo: Independence Day / 20th Century Fox

    From Redditor u/Cognitive_Cure:

     

    When Jeff Goldblum writes a virus and sends it to the Mother Ship. He constructs the virus in 2 minutes with no knowledge of alien technology. Like the mother ship was also running MS Windows 7, like the virus perfectly integrated with alien technology, like the aliens didn’t have anti-virus software, like the aliens used the same wi-fi protocols to communicate, what did Jeff do, send them an email???

    From Redditor u/distantapplause:

    In Independence Day when the army is briefing the volunteers for the assault on the alien mothership, everyone looks at Randy Quaid like he’s crazy for saying he was abducted by aliens... as the world is currently being invaded by aliens.

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    1,178 VOTES

    A Few Dim Moments Between Worlds In 'Interstellar'

    A Few Dim Moments Between Worlds In 'Interstellar'
    Photo: Interstellar / Paramount Pictures

    From Redditor u/Fluffigt:

    Interstellar: they have three of the smartest people from earth on board their spacecraft– [specifically] when deciding whether to go down to the planet where time moves faster they know they will lose years on their missions deadline. Why did they rush the decision in a quick meeting? At least run a SWOT analysis or something. Preferably run drills, walk through possible scenarios of what will happen when you get there. Spend 4-5 weeks of preparations. If it saves you more than 30 seconds down on the planet it paid for itself. Found this infuriating when I watched it.

    From Redditor u/Questioning_Chicken:

    Not to mention that their reasoning for going down is that the person who was there had been thriving for years when they know for a fact that a minute on that planet is years for them. Like seriously. How did they not realise that the scout had probably been down there for less than 5 minutes of that planet's time.