10+ Plot Gaps That Confused Us While Watching a Movie
Everybody has experienced the feeling of watching a movie and then realizing something didn’t make sense. It’s possible that some things have changed without us noticing. These are known as plot holes and can wreck a movie or leave you bewildered for a long time. However, most of these holes have been filled by the directors in response to the numerous requests from moviegoers, leaving us with no more worries.
How Monica could afford to live in such an expensive apartment
The huge apartment with lilac walls Monica lived in is an essential part of Friends. Renting such a place in one of the most expensive cities in the world would cost at least $2,500 per month. That’s a lot of money for someone who works as a chef.
But it turns out the writers took care of this issue. Monica could pay the rent because it was fixed at $200 per month. The thing is, Monica inherited the apartment from her grandmother, and the rent hadn’t changed since the 1940s.
How could Kevin order pizza with no phone service
In the first minutes of Home Alone, we see how a tree knocks down a pole in front of the McCallisters’ house, leaving them without electricity and telephone service. However, later in the film, we see how Kevin receives a pizza that he supposedly ordered by phone. How is this possible if he had no service?
To solve this plot hole, a newspaper contacted Hank Hultquist and asked him if it was possible to have no international service but still make local calls. The executive replied that it was entirely plausible for service to be suspended in that way since the connections, could be fractured at any time for a call from so far away.
Where Harry has the mirror shard from
The mirror shard appears in the films very unexpectedly. So, in Deathly Hallows, when Harry was in danger, he pulls the shard out and asks the stranger he sees there for help. It all seems strange if you haven’t read the book or don’t remember all the details. It’s just that the writers forgot to tell the story of this artifact.
In the fifth book, Sirius gave the mirror to Harry to be able to speak through it. Later, the artifact broke, but Harry kept it. Aberforth Dumbledore had the second piece, and he sent Dobby to help the characters.
Why the immortal Cullens go to school
All the Cullen children in Twilight go to school, which is a weird thing to do for immortal vampires. Considering their age (the youngest is 17), the Cullens could go to college or find jobs instead of learning the same things over and over again. So why didn’t they?
The thing is, they need to stay close for their own safety. This is because Carlisle works as a doctor in a small town, which means that his “children” need to act accordingly so that nobody gets suspicious. And the situation repeats in every new place they move to.
Additionally, each of the young vampires has a complex personality. After each time they moved, Edward would continue to go to school, so they could stick together and watch each other’s backs.
Why did Scar let Simba live
We all know the plot of The Lion King, in which Scar, the evil one, eliminates his brother Mufasa to become the only king of the jungle. But it all would have been over if Mufasa had cared for Simba when he was little. In the wilderness, lions eliminate cubs to avoid further trouble.
However, in the movie, things are not that simple. Rob Minkoff and Don Hahn, producers of the animated film, revealed that Scar and Mufasa are not brothers. In addition, Scar did try to kill Simba several times, not directly anyway, because most of the time, it was through the hyenas that always failed.
Why the couple had another baby during the apocalypse
The decision to have another child in A Quiet Place seems very strange. There are monsters around, no help, and you can’t ask an infant to be quiet.
But according to internet users, there’s nothing strange about it. Many people forget that after the monsters appeared, people didn’t have many birth control options. Pregnancy is not always planned, so it’s not like the characters decided to have a baby — it just happened.
Why Voldemort couldn’t see through Snape
Voldemort is one of the most powerful wizards in history. He could get into other people’s minds but made the mistake of thinking that Severus Snape was his loyal servant. He was sure about him until the end. But in the first film, he saw that Snape was on Dumbledore’s side. Why didn’t he crack him?
First, Severus was very strong at Occlumency and could protect his mind from outsiders. Second, Voldemort wasn’t so confident about Snape. When he was weak and found Quirrell, he didn’t trust Snape.
Why drillers were sent to the asteroid
In Armageddon, a giant asteroid is moving toward Earth. To avoid a collision, scientists come up with a smart plan. But an oil field worker finds a lot of weak parts about the plan and offers help. Together with his team, he goes to the asteroid.
The film is often criticized for the decision to send a team of drillers to space instead of teaching astronauts to drill. But online users say that NASA and other agencies do it all the time: they often hire specialists for certain missions. Besides, drilling and similar tasks require many years of training.
Bruce Willis’s job is to complete the mission, not pilot the ship. There’s a special crew for piloting.
How could Cypher enter the Matrix alone
One of the most talked-about plot holes is from the 1999 movie The Matrix. One of the bad guys is the character Cypher, who betrays his teammates, and turns Neo over to Agent Smith.
He, on his own, strikes a deal with the agent in exchange for returning everything to the way it was before. However, as we are told at the beginning of the film, a minimum of 2 people are needed to enter and exit the matrix. One person operates the access by hacking the code so the other can enter. How did he manage to operate the system by himself?
The directors, the Wachowski sisters, responded in a chat that the explanation was that Cypher was an expert programmer and had written a program that automated the process. In the scene where he talks to Neo, that code can be seen on the screen.
How everyone knows the last words of Charles Foster Kane
The main plot device of Citizen Kane are the last words of the main character. He utters, “Rosebud,” and people wondered what he meant.
Many viewers didn’t understand who heard Charles because he was alone in the shot. The explanation is simple: the butler heard his last words, as he was nearby.
Why Marty McFly’s parents don’t recognize him
In 1985’s Back to the Future, Marty McFly travels back in time to 1955 and spends a few days at his mother’s house, ensuring that she falls in love with his father so he can be born. By the end of the film, everything is resolved, but isn’t it strange that neither of his parents recognizes the boy who helped them get together 30 years earlier?
Bob Gale, who co-wrote the film with Robert Zemeckis, answered this plot hole in an interview. Lorraine and George, Marty’s parents, only hung out with him for 8 days when they were 17, and they didn’t see him daily. So it’s very difficult for anyone to remember people they knew at that age, let alone remember him from memory without a photograph.
What other movies do you believe have unresolved story points?