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15 Dumb Movie Plot Holes That We Didn’t Notice The First Time

What makes a movie exceptionally good? It’s when the elements are so strong that you love the film despite all its flaws. Take a look at some really dumb movie plot holes that people tend to overlook because of how incredible their movie is:



In Back to the Future, exactly at 10:04 pm lightning strikes the clock tower. However, they don’t know the exact second. With their limited information, Marty could easily reach the wire one full minute too soon or too late.

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In Iron Man 2, Tony casually makes up his mind to drive his own race car. However, Whiplash is already waiting for him on the track. Did Whiplash foresee the future? Because no one knew Tony would do that.

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Leia famously fails to rescue Han from Jabba’s palace in Return of the Jedi. Chewie would still be a prisoner otherwise. What was the plan here? Mounting a second rescue for him and the droids?

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In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Barbossa dies from a gunshot wound he got before the immortality curse was lifted. Good thing Jack was unharmed, huh?

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In Django Unchained, Django blows up Candyland using dynamite. What’s funny is that he did it before dynamite came into existence. Alfred Nobel patented dynamite nine years after the movie is set.

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In Gremlins, they tell to never feed a mogwai after midnight. However, nobody specifies the time when you can safely resume feeding them.

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E.T.’s ship takes off without him and he is left stranded on Earth. If he has the ability to fly, what is he still doing on earth?

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Leeloo in The Fifth Element loses hope for humanity when she reaches W for ‘war’ in her encyclopedia. How could she not find B for “battle” or G for “genocide” Or E for “execution”?

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In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the floor crumbles as Indy misspells “Jehovah” with his foot. Then he clings on letters that are also wrong. These other letters don’t crumble. Does Jehovah have an embarrassing middle name?

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In The Dark Knight Rises, Batman is in a hurry to protect Gotham City from Bane’s agony. So the first thing he decides to do is waste time by making a huge flaming bat signal.

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Edward Scissorhands has a great hand at sculpting ice. But where do these huge ice blocks come from? Were they just lying around?

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In Toy Story, all toys stand still when Andy is around. When Buzz comes home, he doesn’t know he’s a toy and still follows this rule.

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Two friends are kidnapped in Taken, Kim and Amanda. However, no one gives a flying crap about Amanda. Bryan Mills is only looking for his daughter Kim.

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It’s established that you need an operator to get inside the Matrix. However, Cypher logs in without one. It’s either that or his operator was totally unaware of what he was doing.


In X-Men, Magneto sports a helmet in order to prevent Xavier from finding him. However, nothing should stop Xavier from finding Magnelo by locating his henchmen.


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Muneer is an Indian writer at FandomWire who plans to visit all countries in this world to eat the food on their streets. Obsessed with joggers, he sings and plays the strings too.