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(Huffington Post)   Nineteen of the biggest film plot holes ever. (Spoilers)   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 17
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2012-10-18 11:07:42 PM  
6 votes:
FUNFACT!  The author was voted most likely to have an aneurism while watching a Tex Avery cartoon.
2012-10-19 12:24:48 AM  
4 votes:

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 12:08:14 AM  
3 votes:

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 05:47:31 AM  
2 votes:
Is ya'll ig'nant? Were your parents cousin kissers? The most obvious plot hole is the FATE OF DANIEL SIMPSON "D-DAY" FARKIN' DAY, that's who. He could be your neighbor, your father, your father's raper, your wife's creepy uncle who looks at you like a rare piece of stinky French cheese at holidays, or just like that guy in the rusted chevy who cut you off yesterday when you obviously had the right-of-way, you pompous farkwit. But, no, we don't know. that's the plot hole that needs filled, you stupid farks,

splitsider.com
2012-10-19 03:44:15 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:24:14 AM  
2 votes:

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

jesus christ


Time travelling Jesus? Is that a Mormon thing?
2012-10-18 09:18:04 PM  
2 votes:
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...
2012-10-19 12:16:50 PM  
1 votes:
How did Bain transport Bruce to the underground prison halfway across the world and return to Gotham so quickly?

Magic underpants, obviously.
2012-10-19 12:07:55 PM  
1 votes:

flaminio: Luke had a working hyperdrive, so he got to Dagobah almost instantly. The Falcon's was broken, so it took them a very long time to get to Bespin.


Longer than 12 parsecs?
2012-10-19 07:04:59 AM  
1 votes:

FeedTheCollapse: Alien 3 has quite a bit of holes otherwise.


Ummm...until Ripley crash landed, it was a total sausagefest...
Skr
2012-10-19 05:01:33 AM  
1 votes:
Personally I thought Twelve Monkeys was a perfectly plotted self contained time travel story.

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2012-10-19 03:58:13 AM  
1 votes:
"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
kab
2012-10-19 01:07:26 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:01:15 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-10-18 10:20:44 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:20:13 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:08:39 PM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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