For internet movie geeks, a plot hole is the gravest of sins. Solid acting and great special effects can be forgotten in an instant if the writers or director accidently leaves a major hole in the story. While fans will gladly suspend their belief, in reality, a little bit to watch an epic sci-fi, fantasy, or action film, plot continuity is still an incredibly important aspect of filmmaking. One wrong step can completely ruin the immersive viewing experience.
Over the years, there have been plenty of blockbuster movies called out for having plot holes, both big and small. In many cases, those complaints are valid. Sometimes, however, it’s more a matter of know-it-all fans trying too hard to nitpick at someone else’s favorite movie.
In this article, we’re going to look at 12 commonly cited plot holes in some of our favorite movies. Only instead of complaining about the stupid writers or director who made the blunder, we’re going to tell you why these moments aren’t really plotted holes at all. If you look a little deeper, they all make perfect sense.