20+ Plot Holes You Probably Never Noticed In Your Favorite Movies

Published 6 years ago

No movie is safe from at least a single plot hole. Sometimes when you notice them, they can completely ruin your movie experience but other times they are what make certain movies great. If that is not a true love-hate relationship, then we don’t know what is.

The staff at Bored Panda have compiled a list of plot holes in some well-known movies. It seems removing them would make some movies end without even starting, like Eurotrip, or ruin some main plot driving points, like the capsule in the Da Vinci Code. Love them or hate them, they are there for good, so check out the list of famous movie plot holes in the gallery below!


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#1 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’s whole goal in the film 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 entire third act trying to acquire the second half in order to destroy them both. The problem is that she has one piece already and one half can not work without joining it with the other, so why doesn’t she just destroy the one she has, rendering the second piece useless?

#3 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.

#4 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?

#5 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 smash it open to reveal the internal message.

#6 The Hangover (2009)

Every square inch (with the exception of restrooms, guest rooms and employee locker rooms) in a Nevada casino is covered by surveillance cameras. There’s simply no way that Doug could have been on the roof for two days without someone seeing him and sending security to make certain that he wasn’t up to no good or trying to commit suicide.

#7 What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

Around 10 minutes in, the vampires draw pictures of each other to show how their clothing looks because their images don’t reflect in the mirror. While the vampires themselves wouldn’t show up, their clothing should. Since the cup one vampire is holding does show in the mirror, proximity to the vampire’s body shouldn’t be a factor.

#8 Ant-Man (2015)

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

#9 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 fancy gown, lizards to servants) are changed back into their previous shape. There is no reason given why the magic shoes should remain in their enchanted state of glass.

#10 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.

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