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2012-10-19 12:51:16 AM

Ghastly: I
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.


I don't think the director's always get to make the choice of what to cut or not cut, or to have shoehorned in, such as an added voice-over that makes it a happy ending. They often get vetoed by the people holding the purse strings from what I understand.
 
2012-10-19 12:56:06 AM
I've seen like all of these movies, and pretty much none of them are real plot holes. Glad to see most of them covered here.

Where's PROMETHEUS on this list? Seriously. Let us begin;

1. First scene, what world is the alien on that suicides himself? Earth, or the military planet?
2. Why are the aliens in the holographic sequence running INTO the room that houses all the goo that creates the deadly Aliens?
3. How is it that the guy who uses flying mapping devices gets LOST backtracking through the tunnels when he has an open Mic?
4. Why do the people who get lost decide to hide in the one room that causes them to flee the building earlier?
5. How does the girl who performs C section on herself manage to run around for the rest of the film?
6. Why does no one run to the side of falling objects?

There's more, but I'm tired, and the slideshow is too stupid to earn any further explanation of plot holes.
 
2012-10-19 12:56:14 AM

fusillade762: Aliens


I'll believe in three "Alien" movies, but not four
 
2012-10-19 12:56:51 AM

GoodyearPimp: 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.


Actually according to even the original film thats exactly the case. As I said earlier though it doesn't matter. The aliens bridged communication to take over our satelites (why is a better question, Surely they had better equipment for a simple countdown. Couldnt they just have synched their watches?) so a virus in our computer language would work. Particularly since they are a telepathic race, which would make information security an alien concept to them.
 
2012-10-19 12:58:48 AM

SpanishNinja: fusillade762: Aliens

I'll believe in three "Alien" movies, but not four


Well sure. Alien, Aliens, AvP, and Prometheus. Perfectly cromulent list of the four Alien movies.
 
2012-10-19 01:01:15 AM
I saw the Gremlins when I was about 12 and the whole "5 minutes before midnight = hunky-dory; 5 minutes past midnight = devastation; but for how long past midnight = who knows" thing bugged me to no end. Major incongruity. Full moons make a lot more sense than demon creatures bowing down to local wall clocks.
 
kab
2012-10-19 01:03:19 AM
Whoever put the Matrix on this list for that reason simply wasn't paying attention.
 
2012-10-19 01:03:48 AM

Fury Pilot: 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.


Here's what I didn't get: Why tell the loopers that this is going to happen? Even if for some farked up reason they absolutely must kill their future self or the planet will spin off its axis, just stick a bag over dude's head and blast him to the past but don't strap gold to his back. The looper would kill himself not ever knowing it was him from the future, collect his regular fee of silver bars and away he goes none the wiser.

Even better, let the future baddies kill the guy and send the corpse back to the past to be incinerated. There there's zero chance that a future you gets sent to the past and is allowed to run amok.

I like time travel as a premise but goddamnit, it's tough to make a good movie about it.
 
2012-10-19 01:03:53 AM

Porous Horace: If Grady exists only in Jacks mind, who let him out of the pantry?


Answer: Grady, because he's "real."
 
2012-10-19 01:05:32 AM

Lionel Mandrake: There is one thing that always bothered me about the Matrix:

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


It's not a good movie.

It IS a fun movie though
 
kab
2012-10-19 01:07:26 AM

Mugato: 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.


Well, no, the point of using humans was to keep what the machines perceived as their primary enemy under complete control, AND to acquire heat energy.

Basically.
 
2012-10-19 01:09:26 AM

kab: Mugato: 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.

Well, no, the point of using humans was to keep what the machines perceived as their primary enemy under complete control, AND to acquire heat energy.

Basically.


Sure, but come on, something else might also qualify as "under complete control." DEAD, for example. Maybe with an option on extinct. That was, any free humans left can't get to recruiting or anything.
 
2012-10-19 01:10:00 AM

kab: Mugato: 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.

Well, no, the point of using humans was to keep what the machines perceived as their primary enemy under complete control, AND to acquire heat energy.

Basically.


yeah the whole point was the machines were split about how to deal with their creators/enslavers
 
2012-10-19 01:12:13 AM

moothemagiccow: 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.


No. Keep in mind that the author is a retard.
 
kab
2012-10-19 01:17:01 AM

Last Man on Earth: Sure, but come on, something else might also qualify as "under complete control." DEAD, for example. Maybe with an option on extinct. That was, any free humans left can't get to recruiting or anything.


I'd have to watch again, but I believe that Zion existed prior to the Matrix being created, perhaps the machines didn't know where it was prior to that.
 
kab
2012-10-19 01:17:38 AM
prior to constructing the matrix, I mean.
 
2012-10-19 01:19:37 AM
always wanted a book version of starship troopers but that will never happen :'(
most of the crowd is to derpy for the book version.

/same thing with the mechwarrior series and why thats slowly dying off.
//though pgi is doin a great job on the newest one i hope it lives for some time.

link for those farkers who want to be in open beta next tuesday.
http://mwomercs.com/forums/
 
2012-10-19 01:21:08 AM
i.imgur.com
Should be #1 for plot holes in a film.
 
2012-10-19 01:21:43 AM

moothemagiccow: 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.


That's my wife's favorite sci-fi fallacy. "You only use 10% of your brain because the rest of it is busy keeping your heart beating, dumbass!"
 
2012-10-19 01:25:59 AM
They missed a larger plot hole in Minority Report. Cruise's character gets an eye transplant so he can't be tracked by this massive big brother police force using retna identification, but he keeps his old eyes so he can use them to gain entrance into his old place of work. I'm not involved in anything close to a high security job and I promise you they'd change the locks on me within a day of being fired... or, you know, freaking out and killing a bunch of coworkers.
 
2012-10-19 01:26:29 AM

Lionel Mandrake: There is one thing that always bothered me about the Matrix:

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


Awesome shoot outs, crazy kung-fu and Carrie Ann Moss in a tight leather outfit?
 
2012-10-19 01:44:43 AM
Years ago I read a story an elementary teacher submitted to Reader's Digest:

She read Cinderella to the class and one little boy looked pretty unhappy. When she asked him what was wrong, he said he didn't believe the story, because if the coach, horses and all her clothes changed at the stroke of midnight, how come the glass slipper didn't change back too....?

/Doh. My introduction to story plot holes... Now it bugs me every time I see the Disney movie w/ my kids.
 
2012-10-19 01:58:12 AM
Those lazy cocks, simply saying, "Oh, it's a time travel movie, lol so there's totally plot holes" doesn't mean there were plot holes, much less one of the worst of all time. I thought the movie was very consistent.
 
2012-10-19 02:01:51 AM

Ghastly: 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.


I'd kiss you if I wasn't so damned straight.
 
2012-10-19 02:03:22 AM
As much as Battlefield Earth is retarded, "The entire movie is a plot hole. But specifically, when the "future cavemen" find 1,000-year-old jet fighters that they then fly in battle against an alien super power -- and win. How did they know what the jets were? How did they know how to fly them? How could the fighters even work after 1,000 years of neglect? How could they defeat alien technology?"

I don't know about the getting 1000 year old fighters to work, but the other two questions... uhhh that was explained, that alien thinking machine taught them everything and brought them up to I guess genius levels and that one human put a shiat load of the other stupid humans through it to educate them real quick.
 
2012-10-19 02:07:51 AM

justtray: 1. First scene, what world is the alien on that suicides himself? Earth, or the military planet?
2. Why are the aliens in the holographic sequence running INTO the room that houses all the goo that creates the deadly Aliens?
3. How is it that the guy who uses flying mapping devices gets LOST backtracking through the tunnels when he has an open Mic?
4. Why do the people who get lost decide to hide in the one room that causes them to flee the building earlier?
5. How does the girl who performs C section on herself manage to run around for the rest of the film?
6. Why does no one run to the side of falling objects?


1. They go around the universe giving life to planets. This scene is a visual demonstration. The planet is irrelevant to the plot, but presumably it's Earth.
2. It depends on what they were running from exactly. You're making an assumption out of nowhere. They're probably not running away from "the goo". Also, there's more goo elsewhere on the ship, and the goo in that room may well have been perfectly contained.
3. He's a moron. Why can't films have morons?
4. See point 3.
5. She doesn't. She spends most of the film clutching her wound in agony. She runs when she has to, but that's adrenaline for you.
6. Based on the approximate shape of the craft, distances and speeds, I don't believe that running to the side would've been better. Running sideways means not keeping up the distance between you and the craft. Also, these are humans, not androids.
 
2012-10-19 02:09:57 AM

Son of Streak: moothemagiccow: 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.

That's my wife's favorite sci-fi fallacy. "You only use 10% of your brain because the rest of it is busy keeping your heart beating, dumbass!"


When I was with Primerica, my Regional Vice President pulled that bit on us one morning meeting. She asked "We only use 10% of our brains, imagine what it would be like if we used 100%?" I responded with "Probably the same result as pressing all the buttons on your computer's keyboard at once." She gave me this weird look, and then I explained to her that we only use 10% of our brain at most at a time in much the same way we only use at most three keys on the keyboard at a time.

So happy to be away from that shiat...
 
2012-10-19 02:13:35 AM
That article has more plot holes than the movies it references.
 
2012-10-19 02:17:40 AM
Want to talk about plot holes? What are the chances that Norville Barnes meets a Muncie girl who knows the Muncie fight song?
 
2012-10-19 02:20:05 AM

SpanishNinja: I'll believe in three "Alien" movies, but not four


I had the recent displeasure of seeing Alien: Resurrection.

That movie made me retroactively hate Firefly, and everything else Joss Whedon.

Also, a VIDEO slideshow. My god. If this kind of thing becomes standard I'm going to mail the anthrax letters.
 
2012-10-19 02:29:55 AM

netringer: 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.


Actually, in the original story boards, had a a nurse standing sitting next to him. Wells went a dramatic visual shot and tried to explain it later in dialogue leading to believe the Butler was in the room.
 
2012-10-19 02:48:34 AM

Ed Grubermann: Ghastly: 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.

I'd kiss you if I wasn't so damned straight.


bp1.blogger.com
 
2012-10-19 02:55:14 AM

justtray: I've seen like all of these movies, and pretty much none of them are real plot holes. Glad to see most of them covered here.

Where's PROMETHEUS on this list? Seriously. Let us begin;

1. First scene, what world is the alien on that suicides himself? Earth, or the military planet?
2. Why are the aliens in the holographic sequence running INTO the room that houses all the goo that creates the deadly Aliens?
3. How is it that the guy who uses flying mapping devices gets LOST backtracking through the tunnels when he has an open Mic?
4. Why do the people who get lost decide to hide in the one room that causes them to flee the building earlier?
5. How does the girl who performs C section on herself manage to run around for the rest of the film?
6. Why does no one run to the side of falling objects?

There's more, but I'm tired, and the slideshow is too stupid to earn any further explanation of plot holes.


1 is irrelevant to the plot either way. 3 was stupid, I was also bugged by their failure to refer to their own map. I laughed at 5 - I told my friends it was because the medpod performed super-surgery.

The one thing that really bugged me was how the alien-baby grew to the size of a whole room. Conservation of mass, anyone? Maybe it ate the upholstery off the surgery table. Tasty, nutritious upholstery.
 
kab
2012-10-19 02:55:47 AM

Ghastly: This whole "oh it'll make sense once you see the deleted scenes/director's cut/read the comicbook" crap is laziness and slipshoddery a great way to sell DVD's after the fact, pure and simple.

 
2012-10-19 03:15:39 AM

kab: Mugato: 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.

Well, no, the point of using humans was to keep what the machines perceived as their primary enemy under complete control, AND to acquire heat energy.

Basically.


The heat energy thing was a giant bag of FAIL. They had just explained that the light of the sun had been blocked from earth. So, you've got an incredibly inefficient non-rechargeable battery at best.
 
ecl
2012-10-19 03:19:25 AM

Arkanaut: justtray: I've seen like all of these movies, and pretty much none of them are real plot holes. Glad to see most of them covered here.

Where's PROMETHEUS on this list? Seriously. Let us begin;

1. First scene, what world is the alien on that suicides himself? Earth, or the military planet?
2. Why are the aliens in the holographic sequence running INTO the room that houses all the goo that creates the deadly Aliens?
3. How is it that the guy who uses flying mapping devices gets LOST backtracking through the tunnels when he has an open Mic?
4. Why do the people who get lost decide to hide in the one room that causes them to flee the building earlier?
5. How does the girl who performs C section on herself manage to run around for the rest of the film?
6. Why does no one run to the side of falling objects?

There's more, but I'm tired, and the slideshow is too stupid to earn any further explanation of plot holes.

1 is irrelevant to the plot either way. 3 was stupid, I was also bugged by their failure to refer to their own map. I laughed at 5 - I told my friends it was because the medpod performed super-surgery.

The one thing that really bugged me was how the alien-baby grew to the size of a whole room. Conservation of mass, anyone? Maybe it ate the upholstery off the surgery table. Tasty, nutritious upholstery.



That was a giant sh*tty plot hole.
 
2012-10-19 03:23:03 AM

spamdog: SpanishNinja: I'll believe in three "Alien" movies, but not four

I had the recent displeasure of seeing Alien: Resurrection.

That movie made me retroactively hate Firefly, and everything else Joss Whedon.

Also, a VIDEO slideshow. My god. If this kind of thing becomes standard I'm going to mail the anthrax letters.


That wasn't a bad movie, you asshole. It wasn't the best but it was all about the characters and they were great.
 
2012-10-19 03:23:47 AM

ThatBillmanGuy: 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.


Ya that is very neat.

I HATED that aliens couldn't get through doors.
 
2012-10-19 03:25:39 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.

Is the author of TFA 14 years old?


Well the narrative basis for the movie is that the reporter was assigned to go interview all of these people (Joseph Cotten, you rock) to find out what "Rosebud" meant. So someone had to have heard that it was his last word in order for the reporter to know that it was.

I just assumed it was Paul Stewart, the butler at Xanadu, who heard him say it.
 
2012-10-19 03:27:31 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.


You are analyzing the plot of a Michael Bay movie.

You realize this, right?
 
2012-10-19 03:31:33 AM

cman:
/Damn, with that $100 I could have bought 1 gallon of gas ONE GALLON OF GAS!!!


ftfy
 
2012-10-19 03:36:33 AM

Digitalstrange: kab: Mugato: 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.

Well, no, the point of using humans was to keep what the machines perceived as their primary enemy under complete control, AND to acquire heat energy.

Basically.

yeah the whole point was the machines were split about how to deal with their creators/enslavers


Machines would have no need to even share parts of the universe with humans. They could just leave. It is a big world.
 
2012-10-19 03:44:15 AM
Spoiler: The web designer for the Huffington Post should be chained to the "Dance Dance Revolution" machine inside the only Chuck E. Cheese at an ADHD convention sponsored by Red Bull and Bullie, the 150 decibel bullhorn for children.
 
2012-10-19 03:45:31 AM
My contribution is blade two: they have vampires in fully anti-light suits in the beginning and then go into the sewers to detonate the light grenades on the weirdo vampires... But none of them bring their helmets.

Ridiculous.
 
2012-10-19 03:50:52 AM
One plot hole I never got over was Face/Off.

At the end of the movie, after Travolta killed Nic Cage and got changed back, why did he have his love handles put back in?
 
2012-10-19 03:58:13 AM
"Batman Begins"

Why does everyone in rural China speak perfect English?

Where are the rest of the ninjas when Bruce Wayne is fighting Ra's Al Ghul (Ken Watanabe)?

Where are the rest of the doctors and nurses during the attack on Crane's big, empty insane asylum?

When Rachel is tripping on the hallucinogen, why does Nolan only show us the wiggly lights she sees when she looks out the Batmobile window? What about when she looks at Batman? Since everyone apparently has the same hallucinations, doesn't she see the demon-bat Crane saw and shouldn't that scare the crap out of her?

Why do the tripping Gothamites stop turning on each other and spontaneously organize to zombie-walk toward Rachel and the little boy? And why are there conveniently none of them around whenever Gordon or Rachel needs a moment of calm to accomplish something?

Why is Ra's the only person on the elevated train in the climax? It's not like he's working alone.

Why does Nolan make a point of showing us Bruce Wayne's stomach injury, then completely ignore that he's hurt for the rest of the film?

"The Island" - so full of holes it's a wonder the film doesn't get tangled up in the projector.

We're told there are several "generations" of clones, but we're never told how or why. Are the cloners using different processes each time? Other than being created a year apart, what makes the Echo "generation" different from Delta "generation"? We know the clones aren't reproducing and causing genetic variations.

If the clone farm's security monitors the residents so closely, why don't they realize when Lincoln has woken up and sneaked out of his room in the middle of the night?

Why would the cloning company need to bring Tom Lincoln in for "rescanning"? Don't they keep a copy of his DNA on file?

Why aren't Lincoln and Jordan surprised to see each other when they both end up at the clone facility in the finale?

How does Lincoln know the process for shutting down the holographic generators?

If Lincoln can evade scores of security guys, how come the scientist who runs the place can so easily sneak up on him for a final fight scene?

Since the clones have been told the world is contaminated, why are they all so anxious to go running outside for the movie's last shot?

Speaking of which, I guess Michael Bay's philosophy is, why write your own ending when you can lift the one from "Logan's Run" wholesale?

"The Day After Tomorrow"

From the satellite shots, it seems there's not a thing happening in southern hemisphere, but nobody explains why.

The supposedly genius Emmy Rossum character who supposedly "paid attention in health class" more than Gyllenhaal doesn't have the common sense to treat the huge gash on her leg -- or even tell anyone about it -- just so the movie can have a medical emergency and Jake can brave the storm looking for penicillin.

The huge cargo ship that comes floating down the street and stops right in front of the library exists in the script for the sole purpose of having a place for him to find said penicillin.

Why is the "nerdy" kid fixing the radio? Who's going to be broadcasting on AM or FM within range of that radio when the whole continent is frozen over?

The president gives "the order to evacuate the southern states." Evacuate them to WHERE?

In the Wendy's restaurant where Quaid and Mihok hole up, everything is frozen solid except the grill fires, yet it's warm enough to take off their coats and not see their breath.

Ditto all their tent scenes outdoors, in the middle of the biggest winter storm in 10,000 years.

The kids trapped in the library don't worry, wonder about, or even mention their parents.

The storm dissipates literally overnight.

The shots of the International Space Station show it literally tumbling through space, as if the thing orbits end-over-end.



"Flightplan"

Once the whole plot is revealed, it becomes obvious that it was dependent on the incredible unlikelihood that not one single person on the flight saw the missing girl at the gate or on the plane. The whole thing would fall apart if even one passenger said, "Yeah, I saw her." What kind of idiot villain comes up with a plan like that?

What's the villain's motive? Why such a complex ransom plan for so much money? Why not commit a simple kidnapping for a couple million dollars instead of this ridiculously complicated scheme involving staged suicides, staged disappearances, falsified passenger manifests, predicting the behavior of scape goats -- and doing it all with 400 captive-audience witnesses?

If the baddie is planning to kill the girl anyway, what's the point of keeping her alive, then leaving her unsecured (what about turbulence?) in the nose of the plane (which in the real world would have no heating)?

OK, I admit this one is completely extraneous and apropos to nothing, but what airline would paint their planes an ominous, uninviting dark gray?

"Star Trek: Nemesis"

Why do some parts of Shinzon's ship take 7 minutes to get into position for firing his weapon while others snap into place in seconds?

When Picard announced "battle stations!" why weren't the shields put up?

Why would the Enterprise return to Federation space by flying straight through a cloud that interferes with their systems and instruments? Why not go around it?

Why would the Reman soldiers passing in the hallway of Shinzon's ship believe Data's dumb twin would be asked to escort prisoner Picard to Shinzon at gunpoint instead of a guard?

Shinzon tells Picard (paraphrasing) "I'm afraid you won't be alive long enough to see me execute my evil plan"...then doesn't kill him.

Why are there only two Romulan birds of prey that come to the aid of the Enterprise?

When Shinzon starts backing up his ship after the Enterprise has rammed it, why not ram it again?

Isn't it convenient that nobody finds B4's "redundant memory port" a little suspicious?

How is it that the knickknacks and artifacts on display pedestals around everyone's quarters on the Enterprise never get knocked down with all the times the Enterprise has been rocked, shaken, blasted and stirred?

"Jurassic Park: The Lost World"

The bad scientists had about two dozen jeeps and humvees when they arrived on the island, so why are they trekking to their rescue rendezvous on foot?

When folks start getting eaten by velociraptors in the dark, why don't the rest of them just climb trees and stay put until morning?

Speilberg's "War of the Worlds"

Hundreds of thousands of giant, high-tech extraterrestrial "tripods" have supposedly been buried on Earth for millennia. How is it that not one of these things has ever been unearthed by thousands of years of erosion, plate tectonics, excavation and construction -- or detected by modern, ground-probing sonar equipment used to find fossils and oil?

Why didn't the aliens stay here when they brought all this equipment in the first place? Do they just go around the universe burying weapons on planets they might want to invade someday?


/don't ask
 
2012-10-19 04:00:23 AM

wallywam1: kab: Mugato: 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.

Well, no, the point of using humans was to keep what the machines perceived as their primary enemy under complete control, AND to acquire heat energy.

Basically.

The heat energy thing was a giant bag of FAIL. They had just explained that the light of the sun had been blocked from earth. So, you've got an incredibly inefficient non-rechargeable battery at best.


I heard somewhere, maybe it was just some rabid Matrix fan, that the original story was for the machines to use human brains for additional CPU capacity/reasoning ability as well as energy. The Matrix was designed as an ever-growing system of interconnected CPUs that all help power the illusion because once the human brain accepted it as reality, it would become part of the overall system itself. Once they could grow humans in pods, the system became self-sustainable until the presence of the anomaly, humans escaping, etc... which makes the Architect's speech in the second film make a bit more sense. It also was supposed to go into way more detail about the difference between the "primary machine" programming that the Agents of the system had and the other programs in the Matrix, and how humans may have subconsciously programmed some of them in the real world from inside their pods.

Warner Bros. thought it was too complicated for moviegoers, who would only give a crap about the special effects anyway.

/or so the story goes...
 
2012-10-19 04:02:16 AM

KellyX:

I don't know about the getting 1000 year old fighters to work, but the other two questions... uhhh that was explained, that alien thinking machine taught them everything and brought them up to I guess genius levels and that one human put a shiat load of the other stupid humans through it to educate them real quick.


The machine tells them to look for:
A) ground attack jets to dogfight advanced alien fighters
B) U.S. Marine Corps jets at Fort Hood, an Army base.

Then there's the fact that the occupying aliens left Fort Hood, the LARGEST MILITARY BASE ON THE PLANET, mostly intact.
 
2012-10-19 04:12:23 AM

Sgt Otter: KellyX:

I don't know about the getting 1000 year old fighters to work, but the other two questions... uhhh that was explained, that alien thinking machine taught them everything and brought them up to I guess genius levels and that one human put a shiat load of the other stupid humans through it to educate them real quick.

The machine tells them to look for:
A) ground attack jets to dogfight advanced alien fighters
B) U.S. Marine Corps jets at Fort Hood, an Army base.

Then there's the fact that the occupying aliens left Fort Hood, the LARGEST MILITARY BASE ON THE PLANET, mostly intact.


What about the fact that when the aliens originally attacked, these were the things they defeated in like 9 minutes? Did they devolve that much or did the jets improve in those 1000 years, like wine?
 
2012-10-19 04:35:04 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!


They shot her by accident. They may have been caught and prosecuted in that timeline. Who knows since that timeline was altered away.
 
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