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2012-10-18 08:53:03 PM  
#5 is full of shiat. There are some time traveling stories that have 0 plot holes.

Bender's Big Score has no plot-holes whatsoever. In fact, the story writers went WAY out of their way to ensure that there were no plot holes. That is the most insane time-traveling story ever told.
 
2012-10-18 09:05:49 PM  
Eh, as lame as Signs was, it was the impurities in our water that farked the aliens up not just water itself. That was pretty clear. As for The Matrix plot hole, none of it makes sense at all since they could have just used cows if all they wanted was heat energy. Initially man was supposed to be used as a parallel processor but the suits didn't understand it so they changed it to something simpler.
 
2012-10-18 09:18:04 PM  
They mention the Matrix but overlook the "humans as batteries" thing?


While there are certainly other plot holes in the "Alien" series to point out, one of the biggest one occurs at the beginning of the third film. The movie shows one alien egg hanging on the wall in the sleep chamber. But how did it get there from the last film when the Queen never had the opportunity to leave an egg to in her wake?

What are they talking about? There was no third Aliens movie...
 
2012-10-18 09:19:01 PM  

cman: #5 is full of shiat. There are some time traveling stories that have 0 plot holes.

Bender's Big Score has no plot-holes whatsoever. In fact, the story writers went WAY out of their way to ensure that there were no plot holes. That is the most insane time-traveling story ever told.


How did they compensate for the motion of the Earth in that one?
 
2012-10-18 09:34:59 PM  
So Cheese Legs just admits to everything right there in a big musical number and no one even notices? I mean I know it's supposed to be a cartoon, but I mean come on!
 
2012-10-18 09:46:41 PM  

Mugato: Eh, as lame as Signs was, it was the impurities in our water that farked the aliens up not just water itself. That was pretty clear. As for The Matrix plot hole, none of it makes sense at all since they could have just used cows if all they wanted was heat energy. Initially man was supposed to be used as a parallel processor but the suits didn't understand it so they changed it to something simpler.


I followed the link in the description and found the theory posited there to be one of the best I've heard.

Copypasta'd:
When I first saw this film, I didn't realize that it wasn't about aliens at all. It's about the return of demons. Notice it's all about a priest's resurgence of belief, and a preordained moment of redemption-if-dared-and-attempted. There is no alien technology or weaponry or clothing of any kind, only a clawed, naked beast creature and lights in the sky.

Furthermore: The running joke throughout the movie is that people see these "invaders" in a way that's related to their particular frame of mind: The cop sees them as prankster kids, the bookstore owners see them as "a hoax to sell commercials," the Army recruitment officer sees them as invading military, the kids see them as UFOs... and the Priest sees them as test of faith. This understanding of the film removed my hatred of the "You've got to be kidding me; they were killed by WATER!" concept. In fact, the priest's daughter had been referred to as "holy" (as revealed during Mel's key monologue)-recognized by all who saw her at her birth as "an Angel;" and her quite particular relationship to water is shown to be very special and spiritual: In other words, she has placed vials of what are, essentially, HOLY WATER all around the house. (And the creature's reaction when coming in contact with this blessed liquid is EXACTLY like monsters/vampires being splashed by spiritual "acid.")

This view of the movie also explains the creature's actions: They act like superior tricksters, are not able to break in through closed doors, can be trapped behind simple wooden latches -all mythological elements of demons and vampire-like creatures of lore. It also explains the news over the radio at the end of the movie that an ancient method of killing the creatures has been found "in three small cities in the Middle East" - one would suspect the religious "hubs" of the three main Abrahamic traditions, each discovering the "mystic methods" of protection-and-dispatch that I've noted earlier.

Note also: All the Christian iconography throughout the movie, the references to "Signs and Wonders" (the true meaning of the title), the crucifix shapes hinted-at everywhere (check out the overhead shot, looking down on the street driving into town) and the ultimate fact that the entire movie is built around a Priest rediscovering he is not abandoned to a random, Godless, scientifically-oriented Universe but, rather, is part of a predicted and dreamed-of plan.

Now -these creatures may for all intents and purposes be some sort of extraterrestrial or inter-dimensional "aliens" -but the point of the movie seems to be that they are, in the ACTUALITY OF THE FILM WORLD, the dark stuff from which all the character's tales of devils and night-creatures were born.
 
2012-10-18 10:04:26 PM  

cman: #5 is full of shiat. There are some time traveling stories that have 0 plot holes.

Bender's Big Score has no plot-holes whatsoever. In fact, the story writers went WAY out of their way to ensure that there were no plot holes. That is the most insane time-traveling story ever told.


I always get confused trying to keep track and the Frys (Fries) and which one is "real"
 
2012-10-18 10:08:39 PM  
FTFA: "Independence Day"
A computer virus destroys an entire alien ship ... really? And where did David connect the device that uploaded the virus. We doubt they sell alien ports at Best Buy.


WTF? Did the author actually watch any of these movies?

The virus didn't destroy the alien ship. The nuclear bomb that was detonated inside the alien ship destroyed the alien ship. The virus just screwed up the alien computer systems that controlled their ships.

The virus was transmitted to the mother ship from an antenna that had been mounted on the captured spaceship.

The REAL plot hole in Independence Day was that the virus worked at all. Jeff Goldblum's character goes from correctly interpreting a countdown signal to being able to write malicious code for a completely alien computer system in the span of a couple of days... On a f*ckin' Mac, no less.

The WORST plot hole in Independence Day was that Jeff Goldblum and his father were able to drive from New York City to Washington DC, get into the White House, brief the president, and get over to Andrews Air Force base to escape in Air Force One in the span of about five hours.
 
2012-10-18 10:16:04 PM  
FTFA: "Waterworld"
If paper is such a rare commodity, why are the 'Smokers' smoking what seems like an endless amount of cigarettes?


(*wince*) (*rubs eyes*) There is no indication whatsoever that cigarettes are still manufactured in this time. Like pretty much everything else in this movies, they're left over from the old days. The pirates probably landed an entire stockpile of dry cigarettes off an old cargo ship. I had no problem resolving the presence of cigarettes in the movie, and I thought it added a fun and interesting aspect to Dennis Hopper's character and his crew.
 
2012-10-18 10:19:12 PM  

Fark Me To Tears: The REAL plot hole in Independence Day was that the virus worked at all. Jeff Goldblum's character goes from correctly interpreting a countdown signal to being able to write malicious code for a completely alien computer system in the span of a couple of days... On a f*ckin' Mac, no less.


There was a cut scene where they explained that they reverse engineered alien technology to make modern day computers, which was why the Mac was compatible with the alien computer. A silly explanation but an explanation.
 
2012-10-18 10:20:13 PM  
FTFA: "Citizen Kane"
The entire movie is based on Kane's famous last word, "rosebud." However, Kane died alone. So who was there to pass on what he said?


The movie is not based on Kane's famous last word. And the movie itself is the story teller here. The utterance of "Rosebud" didn't need to be "passed on" in order for the movie to tell the story to the audience.

Is the author of TFA 14 years old?
 
2012-10-18 10:20:44 PM  

ManateeGag: cman: #5 is full of shiat. There are some time traveling stories that have 0 plot holes.

Bender's Big Score has no plot-holes whatsoever. In fact, the story writers went WAY out of their way to ensure that there were no plot holes. That is the most insane time-traveling story ever told.

I always get confused trying to keep track and the Frys (Fries) and which one is "real"


The movie started out a bit slow, but when they got into the time traveling plot, it became instant comedy classic.

/Damn, with that $100 I could have bought 1 gallon of gas
 
2012-10-18 10:26:46 PM  
FTFA: "Gremlins"
Feeding the Mogwai after midnight -- isn't it always after midnight somewhere in the world? Technically, if they're on Asian standard time, then feeding them after 12 a.m. EST actually means they were fed at ... oh never mind. There's just too many things wrong with this scenario.



So Mogwai don't have internal body clocks like people do? Your body knows when it's midnight. Once the Mogwai got over their jet lag, wouldn't they adjust to local time just like everything else does? Circadian rhythms and all that stuff?

It sounds to me like the author was just looking for stuff to pick at in order to pad TFA. Gremlins is a fantasy movie. Midnight holds special meaning in some fantasy tales. Just accept it at that and let it go.
 
2012-10-18 10:31:14 PM  
If a huge glaring plot-hole in your movie can only be explained by 1) watching a deleted scene, 2) reading the novel, 3) reading a follow-up comicbook/novel then you sucked at making your movie. The movie should be able to stand on its own and make sense without having to resort to outside material.

If your movie no longer makes sense because you deleted a scene that was crucial to the plot, then DON'T delete that scene. Find some non-critical fluff somewhere else in the movie to cut if shaving 5 minutes off your run time is really that crucial.

This whole "oh it'll make sense once you see the deleted scenes/director's cut/read the comicbook" crap is laziness and slipshoddery, pure and simple.
 
2012-10-18 10:32:37 PM  
FTFA: "Minority Report"
Like many time travel films, movies surrounding future timelines and predictions tend to be ripe with plot holes. "Minority Report" is no different, with the precogs predicting a future -- or at least future intentions -- that never comes to pass.


The author is screwed in the head on this one. The whole POINT of the movie was that the precogs weren't 100% perfect, and because of that the whole pre-crime concept was flawed, prone to abuse by people in power, and doomed to fail.
 
2012-10-18 10:39:40 PM  
FTFA: "The Dark Knight"
"The Dark Knight Rises" is not the only movie in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy that contains major plot holes. In the second film, when the Joker shows up at the fundraiser looking for Harvey Dent, he threatens Rachel, ultimately dropping her out of a window. Batman jumps after her, catching her in time to break her fall. But what happens to all those people still at the fundraiser? Did the Joker and his goons just shrug and leave?



Does it matter to the plot of the movie? Did Rachel need to take a dump after having the crap scared out of her from the whole being-thrown-out-the-window experience? Do we really need to know? At the time of the party, we know that Joker was there to just f*ck with everyone and stir up some high-profile trouble anyway. He accomplished that.
 
2012-10-18 10:43:52 PM  
FTFA: Limitless
Okay, Eddie; we get that you're now using 100 percent of your brain, making you one of the smartest people on Earth. So why didn't you stop to consider another way of accumulating $100,000 to bolster your stock investments rather than borrowing it from a Russian mobster?


Being able to use 100 percent of your brain doesn't mean that you automatically gain a proportional amount of common sense to go along with it.
 
2012-10-18 10:55:26 PM  
The whole article was just one big nitpicking biatchfest.
 
2012-10-18 11:07:42 PM  
FUNFACT!  The author was voted most likely to have an aneurism while watching a Tex Avery cartoon.
 
2012-10-18 11:34:34 PM  
#15 is not a plot hole either. Anterograde amnesia does indeed stop you from forming new memories, but memories made before the injury that causes it are intact. So Leonard is aware that once he was able to remember things.
 
2012-10-18 11:56:26 PM  
There is one thing that always bothered me about the Matrix:

How the hell do people think this is a good movie?

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: "Citizen Kane"
The entire movie is based on Kane's famous last word, "rosebud." However, Kane died alone. So who was there to pass on what he said?

The movie is not based on Kane's famous last word. And the movie itself is the story teller here. The utterance of "Rosebud" didn't need to be "passed on" in order for the movie to tell the story to the audience.

Is the author of TFA 14 years old?


THANK YOU!!
 
2012-10-19 12:04:03 AM  
If the whole premise of a Looper is that they need to send people back in time to kill them because its so hard to kill people in the future, why do the people who went to all the trouble of setting up this system so they can kill people without getting caught KILL BRUCE WILLIS'S WIFE IN THE FUTURE FOR NO REASON?! The plot device at the core of the entire movie collapses on itself when they use it to set up the plot!
 
2012-10-19 12:05:17 AM  

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: "The Dark Knight"
"The Dark Knight Rises" is not the only movie in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy that contains major plot holes. In the second film, when the Joker shows up at the fundraiser looking for Harvey Dent, he threatens Rachel, ultimately dropping her out of a window. Batman jumps after her, catching her in time to break her fall. But what happens to all those people still at the fundraiser? Did the Joker and his goons just shrug and leave?


Does it matter to the plot of the movie? Did Rachel need to take a dump after having the crap scared out of her from the whole being-thrown-out-the-window experience? Do we really need to know? At the time of the party, we know that Joker was there to just f*ck with everyone and stir up some high-profile trouble anyway. He accomplished that.


I thought he was there to kill Harvey Dent. Especially after that montage of Commissioner Leob and the Judge lady getting poisoned/blown the fark up. So again, we're back to "Did the Joker and his goons just shrug and leave? Making no further effort to find Harvey Dent? Who they were there to kill to begin with?"
 
2012-10-19 12:06:18 AM  
we get that you're now using 100 percent of your brain

There's a movie seriously based on this bullshiat? We're not all latent telepaths. Our brains aren't rife with potential. We use most of the damned things.
 
2012-10-19 12:06:57 AM  

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: "Independence Day"
A computer virus destroys an entire alien ship ... really? And where did David connect the device that uploaded the virus. We doubt they sell alien ports at Best Buy.

WTF? Did the author actually watch any of these movies?

The virus didn't destroy the alien ship. The nuclear bomb that was detonated inside the alien ship destroyed the alien ship. The virus just screwed up the alien computer systems that controlled their ships.

The virus was transmitted to the mother ship from an antenna that had been mounted on the captured spaceship.

The REAL plot hole in Independence Day was that the virus worked at all. Jeff Goldblum's character goes from correctly interpreting a countdown signal to being able to write malicious code for a completely alien computer system in the span of a couple of days... On a f*ckin' Mac, no less.

The WORST plot hole in Independence Day was that Jeff Goldblum and his father were able to drive from New York City to Washington DC, get into the White House, brief the president, and get over to Andrews Air Force base to escape in Air Force One in the span of about five hours.


The thing that annoyed me is that the President's injured wife is transported to the super-secret high tech facility but then dies because no one knows how to do a simple farking laparaotomy to stop her internal bleeding (which somehow managed not to kill her before she was rescued).
 
2012-10-19 12:08:14 AM  

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: "Independence Day"
A computer virus destroys an entire alien ship ... really? And where did David connect the device that uploaded the virus. We doubt they sell alien ports at Best Buy.

WTF? Did the author actually watch any of these movies?

The virus didn't destroy the alien ship. The nuclear bomb that was detonated inside the alien ship destroyed the alien ship. The virus just screwed up the alien computer systems that controlled their ships.

The virus was transmitted to the mother ship from an antenna that had been mounted on the captured spaceship.

The REAL plot hole in Independence Day was that the virus worked at all. Jeff Goldblum's character goes from correctly interpreting a countdown signal to being able to write malicious code for a completely alien computer system in the span of a couple of days... On a f*ckin' Mac, no less.

The WORST plot hole in Independence Day was that Jeff Goldblum and his father were able to drive from New York City to Washington DC, get into the White House, brief the president, and get over to Andrews Air Force base to escape in Air Force One in the span of about five hours.


retronaut.com

//Independence Day was a documentary
////I Want to Believe!!
 
2012-10-19 12:10:07 AM  

Mugato: Eh, as lame as Signs was, it was the impurities in our water that farked the aliens up not just water itself. That was pretty clear. As for The Matrix plot hole, none of it makes sense at all since they could have just used cows if all they wanted was heat energy. Initially man was supposed to be used as a parallel processor but the suits didn't understand it so they changed it to something simpler.


This link about the aliens in signs possibly being demons kind of blew my mind when I first read it.

However, it doesn't explain the radio signals being picked up on the baby monitor, nor the bird crashing into the ship... or the crop circles and the lights in the sky... but it explained the water and the pantry doors thing. 

And as much as I dislike Shyamalan for raping The Last Airbender, if he WAS really going for demons instead of aliens, it kind of brings back a little respect for him to me.
 
2012-10-19 12:11:37 AM  
You want to know how Bruce Wayne got back to Gotham so fast? He's Bruce Wayne. He finds the nearest Wayne Corporation facility or a sister company and tells the front desk girl he'll be taking the jet back to Gotham.
 
2012-10-19 12:12:27 AM  

cman: #5 is full of shiat. There are some time traveling stories that have 0 plot holes.

Bender's Big Score has no plot-holes whatsoever. In fact, the story writers went WAY out of their way to ensure that there were no plot holes. That is the most insane time-traveling story ever told.


They also obviously haven't seen Primer.

It may have a plot hole somewhere, but that'd require you understanding what the hell is going on to find it or even care.
 
2012-10-19 12:13:55 AM  
Videos? Seriously? Even a slide show would have been better.
 
2012-10-19 12:15:15 AM  
Yakivegas:

The thing that annoyed me is that the President's injured wife is transported to the super-secret high tech facility but then dies because no one knows how to do a simple farking laparaotomy to stop her internal bleeding (which somehow managed not to kill her before she was rescued).

It's because the actress playing her had a clause in her contract that stated every other character she plays in a movie must die.

After being in the military myself, I think how stupid it was that the entire battle plan was "Let's send a bunch of F-18s to shoot missiles and hopefully blow up a 15 mile diameter object..." instead of "Let's first use stand-off tactics and launch some harpoons from some cruisers and destroyers several miles away to see if they have any effect, and THEN use close range fighters..." or something less stupid.
 
2012-10-19 12:15:28 AM  

unicron702: You want to know how Bruce Wayne got back to Gotham so fast? He's Bruce Wayne. He finds the nearest Wayne Corporation facility or a sister company and tells the front desk girl he'll be taking the jet back to Gotham.


This. I don't know why people get so focused on that. Also, Batman Begins showed him traveling through the world with zero money. He's a resourceful man.
 
2012-10-19 12:16:11 AM  

CPennypacker: If the whole premise of a Looper is that they need to send people back in time to kill them because its so hard to kill people in the future, why do the people who went to all the trouble of setting up this system so they can kill people without getting caught KILL BRUCE WILLIS'S WIFE IN THE FUTURE FOR NO REASON?! The plot device at the core of the entire movie collapses on itself when they use it to set up the plot!


I figured the obvious hole was sending Loopers to be killed by their past selves. Someone else would've shot Willis, end of story.
 
2012-10-19 12:16:41 AM  
Actually, after reading other movies, I don't think the writer understands what a plot hole is.
 
2012-10-19 12:16:51 AM  

timujin: Mugato: Eh, as lame as Signs was, it was the impurities in our water that farked the aliens up not just water itself. That was pretty clear. As for The Matrix plot hole, none of it makes sense at all since they could have just used cows if all they wanted was heat energy. Initially man was supposed to be used as a parallel processor but the suits didn't understand it so they changed it to something simpler.

I followed the link in the description and found the theory posited there to be one of the best I've heard.

Copypasta'd:
When I first saw this film, I didn't realize that it wasn't about aliens at all. It's about the return of demons. Notice it's all about a priest's resurgence of belief, and a preordained moment of redemption-if-dared-and-attempted. There is no alien technology or weaponry or clothing of any kind, only a clawed, naked beast creature and lights in the sky.

Furthermore: The running joke throughout the movie is that people see these "invaders" in a way that's related to their particular frame of mind: The cop sees them as prankster kids, the bookstore owners see them as "a hoax to sell commercials," the Army recruitment officer sees them as invading military, the kids see them as UFOs... and the Priest sees them as test of faith. This understanding of the film removed my hatred of the "You've got to be kidding me; they were killed by WATER!" concept. In fact, the priest's daughter had been referred to as "holy" (as revealed during Mel's key monologue)-recognized by all who saw her at her birth as "an Angel;" and her quite particular relationship to water is shown to be very special and spiritual: In other words, she has placed vials of what are, essentially, HOLY WATER all around the house. (And the creature's reaction when coming in contact with this blessed liquid is EXACTLY like monsters/vampires being splashed by spiritual "acid.")

This view of the movie also explains the creature's actions: They act like superior tricksters, are not able t ...


D'oh! Beat me to it...
 
2012-10-19 12:16:58 AM  
Ill give Independence Day a pass. The scientists did have 40 some years of tinkering with the alien technology. Its conceivable they had learned their computer systems and networking protocols to program a virus that attacks it.

Also, its equally feasible that our computing technology is actually based on that alien technology.
 
2012-10-19 12:22:10 AM  

cman: There are some time traveling stories that have 0 plot holes.


jesus christ
 
2012-10-19 12:22:24 AM  
"The RocK"

When Cage, Connery and the others enter Alcatraz through the "cistern room" - WTF? It's locked from the prison side. Why?

Then you have this strange half-geared flame-shooting contraption... Connery "analyzed the timing" and hoped it hadn't changed. Except for one small problem... that was to ESCAPE into the cistern room, not out of the room (and the door is bolted on the prison side... again, why bother with the giant flame thing if you are trying to get into the room to escape the prison, as Connery's character had? What is the contraption, anyway? Why is it still operational decades after the prison has closed?

Let's not even mention how he knew who really killed Kennedy, even though he was in prison for discovering this 2 YEARS BEFORE THE ASSASSINATION.
 
2012-10-19 12:22:34 AM  
Spoiler alert: it's a slideshow.
 
2012-10-19 12:24:06 AM  
A lot of the list seemed to be a crapload of nitpicking. The whole Gremlins part about feeding after midnight when it's always midnight somewhere, etc. But especially the Jurassic Park one.

"ZOMG, how did crew die if rex l0xx0red up first? Watch deleeted scenes to find out!"

Seriously?
 
2012-10-19 12:24:14 AM  

fisker: cman: There are some time traveling stories that have 0 plot holes.

jesus christ


Time travelling Jesus? Is that a Mormon thing?
 
2012-10-19 12:24:48 AM  

phuquetarde: Ill give Independence Day a pass. The scientists did have 40 some years of tinkering with the alien technology. Its conceivable they had learned their computer systems and networking protocols to program a virus that attacks it.

Also, its equally feasible that our computing technology is actually based on that alien technology.


Or, the more likely scenario, he just plugged a Mac into the network, and the whole thing crashed.

(flees from the Macolytes...)
 
2012-10-19 12:26:22 AM  

LesserEvil: "The RocK"

When Cage, Connery and the others enter Alcatraz through the "cistern room" - WTF? It's locked from the prison side. Why?

Then you have this strange half-geared flame-shooting contraption... Connery "analyzed the timing" and hoped it hadn't changed. Except for one small problem... that was to ESCAPE into the cistern room, not out of the room (and the door is bolted on the prison side... again, why bother with the giant flame thing if you are trying to get into the room to escape the prison, as Connery's character had? What is the contraption, anyway? Why is it still operational decades after the prison has closed?

Let's not even mention how he knew who really killed Kennedy, even though he was in prison for discovering this 2 YEARS BEFORE THE ASSASSINATION.


The answer to all of these is: Michael Bay.
 
2012-10-19 12:33:30 AM  
If Grady exists only in Jacks mind, who let him out of the pantry?
 
2012-10-19 12:37:13 AM  

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: "Citizen Kane"
The entire movie is based on Kane's famous last word, "rosebud." However, Kane died alone. So who was there to pass on what he said?

The movie is not based on Kane's famous last word. And the movie itself is the story teller here. The utterance of "Rosebud" didn't need to be "passed on" in order for the movie to tell the story to the audience.

The investigative reporter in Citizen Kane is interviewing everybody during the story to try to find out what "Rosebud" meant. Somehow they heard it.
 
2012-10-19 12:38:31 AM  

moothemagiccow: CPennypacker: If the whole premise of a Looper is that they need to send people back in time to kill them because its so hard to kill people in the future, why do the people who went to all the trouble of setting up this system so they can kill people without getting caught KILL BRUCE WILLIS'S WIFE IN THE FUTURE FOR NO REASON?! The plot device at the core of the entire movie collapses on itself when they use it to set up the plot!

I figured the obvious hole was sending Loopers to be killed by their past selves. Someone else would've shot Willis, end of story.


Wasn't it part of their contracts that they had to close their own loop.
 
2012-10-19 12:39:37 AM  
I can answer 2 of them

The Matrix- The machines keep leaving the humans an out. Its one of the systems checks and balances. Some of the machines programs retain a fondness for humans no matter what.

Independance Day- According to the entire premise modern computers are based on the alien tech so interface is natural and as far as Goldblums ability to write a virus in an alien computer language that could bypass their security.

1 the aliens bridged comms to take over our satelites for their countdown.

2 a telepathic race would have no reason for computer security

in short the simplest of computer viruses written in our computer languages would find a way into their system and find no resistance
 
2012-10-19 12:41:04 AM  

CPennypacker: If the whole premise of a Looper is that they need to send people back in time to kill them because its so hard to kill people in the future, why do the people who went to all the trouble of setting up this system so they can kill people without getting caught KILL BRUCE WILLIS'S WIFE IN THE FUTURE FOR NO REASON?! The plot device at the core of the entire movie collapses on itself when they use it to set up the plot!


I thought his wife's death was an accident. The enforcer reacted to a noise and fired, hitting her.
 
2012-10-19 12:44:41 AM  

phuquetarde: Ill give Independence Day a pass. The scientists did have 40 some years of tinkering with the alien technology. Its conceivable they had learned their computer systems and networking protocols to program a virus that attacks it.

Also, its equally feasible that our computing technology is actually based on that alien technology.


No.
 
2012-10-19 12:45:05 AM  

CPennypacker: If the whole premise of a Looper is that they need to send people back in time to kill them because its so hard to kill people in the future, why do the people who went to all the trouble of setting up this system so they can kill people without getting caught KILL BRUCE WILLIS'S WIFE IN THE FUTURE FOR NO REASON?! The plot device at the core of the entire movie collapses on itself when they use it to set up the plot!


While unsatisfactorily addressed within the movie, the director has stated that the criminals likely would not have escaped justice for the murder of Old Joe's wife had they not been killed by Old Joe, despite their attempt to cover up the murder by burning the village in which Old Joe resided.
 
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