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  • chris-gibbons - December 14, 2014 8:55 p.m.

    Back to the future 2 couldn't be simpler. Biff is an idiot. That is it. It's just that simple. He is too stupid to change the timeline even with the almanac.
  • cyanacheak07 - December 10, 2014 8:05 a.m.

    You don't know what a plot hole is apparently. A plot hole is when something in the plot contradicts itself, creating a paradox. Not something unexplained or lame. (Indiana Jones digging up the Ark? He's an archaeologist, he was curious. Not a plot hole. Etc.)
  • travstanton - December 8, 2014 11:52 p.m.

    Ugh, flash. Ok, this is about #6 Avatar and wasn't mentioned because it's a lot juicier than this Trudy story. When the good guys move out to the Hallelujah Mountains to get away and hide their signal from the base, they don't worry or have any trouble getting the signals from the driving pods to the Avatar bodies out there in the jungle. This may be explained away because it assumes the wireless signal going to the Avatars is similar to that of the communications. There is this "genetic compatibility" whose workings are never explained, but granted that this is human tech, I don't see how else it would work and bypass any problems the unobtanium causes their instruments.
  • ArtR - December 5, 2014 2 p.m.

    The ending to It's A Wonderful Life was done on Saturday Night Live and it was perfect! Check it out Here: http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/81249131/
  • faze - December 5, 2014 1:48 p.m.

    the Horses in Planet of the Apes were not actually Horses, but Kabus
  • doxloco - December 3, 2014 2:15 p.m.

    matrix? plot hole? ...its our time ...like we where in the matrix
  • ghyslain-dufour - December 3, 2014 9:29 a.m.

    For E.T.'s levitation powers, at the beginning, we can all see that he's the smallest of his race... A kid learning. Like a bird need to learn to fly !... As for (any) Back to the future movie, listen CAREFULLY to doc's explanations : nobody's ever going back where they comes from (he even used a drawing to explain it), they just go on to new reality lines, created by their choices... basically, Marty McFly never came back when he traveled time with the DeLorean, he just moved on to his new chosen reality.
  • ghyslain-dufour - December 3, 2014 8:58 a.m.

    1st of all: Starwars... any problems with the plot or anything else on any Starwars movies, books, comics, etc... could be answered with... (open quotes from 99% SW fans) '' DAMN MEDICLORIANS !!! ''... (Yoda and Obi-wan stated often that it was a universal life energy that was everywhere and in everyone... Duh! G. Lucas is surely biting his fingers over that DUMB, STUPID AND PLAIN USELESS addition since the Phantom menace... Not unlike the extra-terrestrial origins of Connor McCloud ( WTF! ) and the the others ''Immortals'' from Highlander II)... So, blame-it on thoses damn Mediclorians !!!
  • ghyslain-dufour - December 3, 2014 9:16 a.m.

    Also, in Indiana jones III, there's more than the floor tiles that don't fit... isn't the person who use the Chalice supposed to stay in the temple to benefit from it ? Indy and his father both used it and are none the worse for it!
  • Giles - December 7, 2014 2 a.m.

    Drinking from it will heal you and revitalise you, but you cannot take the Grail beyond the seal. If you wanted near-immortality, you'd have to stay within the temple and regularly drink from it.
  • ghyslain-dufour - December 3, 2014 9:53 a.m.

    During the sixth sense, Bruce Willis does speak to other persons than the kid, but he doesn't seem to (or want to) realise thoses persons are merely speaking aloud or to someone else instead of him... And last, starwars's '' don't shoot that escape shuttle, there's no sign of life aboard'' ?!? What, is the Empire so poor they actually try to save on lasers ?(c'mon, it's LIGHT !!!) I prefer my earliest statement: '' DAMN MEDICLORANS !!!''... They're my usual suspect for anything wrong going on anytime, anywhere... Why, why, why mister Lucas why ?... goodbye everyone, i'm done bitchin' ;)
  • Mindless_Robot - December 2, 2014 2:08 p.m.

    Most of what you included here are not actual plot holes. Plot holes have to be incongruous errors, not just curious goofs or a failure to clearly communicate some plot point. It's hard to believe you missed the most obvious one - The Terminator and the whole Kyle-is-sent-back-in-time-to-impregnate-Sarah-so-that-she-will-give-birth-to-the-son-who'll-someday-send-his-father-back-in-time-to-impregnate-his-mother-so-that ... (at this point we're supposed to throw our hands up in the air and scream, "WHAT??!!") Or the utter stupidity of Independence Day and it's "all-we-gotta-do-is-write-a-computer-virus-to-infect-their-computers-even-though-we-haven't-clue-what-kind-of-technology-they-have" bull****. Forget the problem of machine capability, how would the software interact? That was so bad it makes you wish the Terminator had gone back in time not for John Conner but to stop Roland Emmerich from making this movie. I still think Emmerich simply wanted to do a remake of War of the Worlds, and he substituted the virus from H.G. Wells for a modern day computer virus. And who says computer viruses are always a bad thing? Vertigo makes no sense at all. How is it possible that Scotty somehow finds Madeleine / Barton while rambling around San Francisco? If it is that easy then he could make a fortune looking for missing persons. And then she falls in love with him? Suuuuuure. Northwest by Northwest is so absurd (yes, I am not a Hitchcock fan) that I sometimes wonder if it was meant to be a straight comedy. Whenever I think about the crop duster scene I get a nauseous feeling in my stomach (it just happened again). I think you misunderstood Die Hard With a Vengeance. Simon expected John to die in Harlem, since, as Zeus put it, if a white cop is killed in Harlem, all hell breaks loose. The fact that he survived allows Simon to continue to toy with John, who somehow survives the bomb in the park and the subway, to the constant annoyance of his gang. Or maybe not. Oh, and to correct a minor mistake, the poster in The Shawshank Redemption was of Rita Hayworth and not Raquel Welch, who would have have still been a wee lass at the time of the movie. As for taking the time to reattached the poster before leaving he had to do that, as means of hiding his escape, right? I love to analyze stories and figure out goofs and errors and I enjoyed your column. I hope I didn't overstay my welcome.
  • sam-iam - December 2, 2014 8:20 p.m.

    Actually, the poster was of Raquel. Originally in 1947, it was Rita Hayworth, but by the time 1966 rolled around, Raquel would have been in her mid 20s and starred in "One Million Years B.C." which is what the poster depicted, her in her "cave-woman" bikini.
  • NoBody - December 1, 2014 8:24 a.m.

    Missed the biggest gaffes of all - big enough to walk a T-Rex through. Jurassic Park - T-Rex tears a hole in the electric fence, walks through it, Grant + girl use cable to climb down concrete wall, T-Rex throws jeep after them, jeep lodges in treetop. Question - What happened to ground T-Rex walked on when she tore the fence in the first place? Why couldn't she walk back through the hole she made? Where did the concrete wall come from? At the end, Grant's group faces off with two velociraptors. One leaps - and the T-Rex catches it mid-leap to everyone's surprise. Nobody saw it, nobody heard it, It's invisible, silent and in the room with them until the raptor attacks!. Just what we need - a T-Rex with ninja skills!
  • CunningSmile - November 29, 2014 3:13 p.m.

    My theory for Revenge of the Sith? Obi-Wan took Luke to Tatooine as a sacrifice. Vader never knew he was having twins so would only be looking for one child. Hide Luke in plain sight and no one would ever look for Leia meaning Kenobi and Yoda would always have their last hope. It's a plan ruthless enough for the Sith rather than two Jedi but it makes perfect sense
  • Giles - November 29, 2014 1:04 p.m.

    Indy was being funded by US Army Intelligence to bring the Ark back, not just make sure the Nazis weren't about to find it... BRODY They want you to go for it. INDY Oh, Marcus! MARCUS They want you to get a hold of the Ark before the Nazis do and they're prepared to pay handsomely for it. INDY And the museum? The museum gets the Ark when we're finished? BRODY Oh, yes.
  • rock-brentwood - November 25, 2014 3:05 p.m.

    The book made this one clear, to the effect, "Don't waste your energy, there's no pilot aboard, it will just burn up on reentry". After this, (had the movie been cut right), it would switch to the pod, and C3PO asks, "do you know how to pilot this thing?", and R2D2 gives a couple funny beeps, and C3PO goes "I'm going to regret this." In fact, that's actually the context "I'm going to regret this" was originally meant for. It was all lost in translation from book to movie.
  • beavus-bhead - November 21, 2014 7:50 a.m.

    Nah, you have it wrong too. The biggest weasel in the gang was Mr. Pink...he shot fast Eddie!

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