Best movie plot holes of 2005

Are We There Yet? picture

Plot hole: Near the end, when Ice asks to say goodbye to the kids in the hotel room, the kids have on their pajamas, yet their luggage was left on the train earlier in the day. It is unlikely that they would have gone to the train station to get their belongings following the chaos of the Christmas party.

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The Interpreter picture

Plot hole: Toward the end of the movie, it is revealed that Silvia spent the night in the secure room where the Matabo President was taken after the assassination attempt so that she could be alone with him and threaten to kill him. With the U.N. and Secret Service on alert for an assassination attempt, wouldn't they have swept the secure room right before the Matabo President arrived that day? In addition, Silvia would have had to use her access card to get in that area of the building, so there would be a record of her being in the building but not at her station. Wouldn't that raise some suspicion long before Tobin figures it out?

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Goal! (2005)

Goal! picture

Plot hole: At the beginning, it shows Santiago crossing the border into the U.S. But the U.S. border patrol is on the Mexican side.

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Hide and Seek picture

Plot hole: In the end, when Charlie is advancing on Emily while turning his light on and off, the final time he turns it on, Kathrine is in front of Emily. How could she get there so fast without being heard? There's at least 4-5 inches of water that would make sneaking very hard.

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Flightplan picture

Plot hole: Bomb squad vehicles are present at the airport when the plane lands. There is no bomb disposal unit in Goose. If one is needed it has to come from two provinces away - travel time by vehicle, in March, going flat out: minimum 20 hours + a 2.5 hr ferry trip. Not to mention that the markings on said vehicles are American: transportation of those vehicles from the US wouldn't have been any easier than from Canada, on the contrary, so again, they wouldn't have had the time to bring them over.

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Plot hole: In the course of the story it's said that at the time the black hole went out of control, it had a mass of "half a mountaintop of granite." But in a flashback scene Dr. Krone is shown growing the mass of the hole by feeding it large numbers of lead bricks in the laboratory. It's a little hard to believe his lab could store, or even afford, enough lead bricks to equal that much mass.

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Hellraiser: Hellworld picture

Plot hole: The Hellworld website at the beginning of the film has eerie music and also Pinhead's voice reciting some of his famous lines from other Hellraiser movies, which is impossible; there's no way that someone could have gotten recordings of those moments in the past where he said the lines, so they couldn't be playing on an internet webpage.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory picture

Plot hole: In the end of the movie, when Willy Wonka decides to visit his father, his father does not recognize him until he looks at his "rare teeth." But the wall of newspaper printings that Charlie was looking at included a recent enough picture of Willy that the father would have definitely recognized him, before seeing his teeth, as Willy doesn't look like a normal person with that outfit.

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Dark Water picture

Plot hole: When Dahlia is on her cell phone with her lawyer, she goes down into an underground subway and is still talking to him. Her call should have been cut short, because cell phones in NYC don't work in underground subways.

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Hostel (2005)

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Plot hole: Theres no way Paxton could have took the bodies off the cart, laid them down, and stacked them back on top of him in the 3 seconds it took for the guy to open the door.



Plot hole: About two thirds of the way into the film, Gina comes running into Montebello's to talk to Joe, while Joe bursts into Prestolani's to confront Gina. Of course, in typical romantic comedy fashion, they just miss each other. However, the two pizzerias are directly next to each other, and both characters were using the front doors. Therefore, there is no way that they could possibly have missed each other.

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The White Countess picture

Plot hole: The movie takes place before and around 1938 and, supposedly ends in that year, following the entrance in Shanghai of the Japanese, with the exodus by many Chinese and foreign residents. Ralph Fiennes' character, as an American ex-diplomat and businessman, would have resided, have bank accounts, his car, etcetera, in the foreign concessions. The Japanese did not occupy the concessions until after Pearl Harbor, so there was no need for him to flee the city, as a refugee without a passport and with little or no money, sailing towards Macao in a fragile Chinese junk. He could just have driven or walked a few blocks to any of the "Western" concessions, from where he could have married Natasha Richardson's character, obtained U.S. passports (White Russians had none, as the rest of her family in the movie until assisted by an official in the French Consulate) for her and her daughter, purchased a ticket in a safer vessel, sold his assets (regardless of the damage to his club, he still had a house, furniture, a car, presumably bank accounts, etc.).

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The Crow: Wicked Prayer picture

Plot hole: After the bird is hurt, Jimmy is shot several times and wounded very badly. Yet just seconds later, he is able to save the young boy, and mysteriously use many of his "crow powers" despite being hurt very badly.

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The Poseidon Adventure picture

Plot hole: The survivors find their way to the internet lounge to send out a message via email about the terrorist attack. The ship was upside down. All satellite dishes used to transmit over the internet were completely submerged in water. Even if there was power to the computers, they would not have been able to get a server connection let alone send out email.

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Alone in the Dark picture

Plot hole: In the opening text scroll, it is said that the creatures live in the dark, and the name of the movie is "Alone in the Dark". But at the very end (when Edward and Aline are walking around the deserted city), the camera zooms in on the couple suddenly, implied they were attacked by one of the monsters, but in broad daylight.

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Derailed picture

Plot hole: During the end of the fight scene in the hotel, Charlie gets hold of Dexter's gun. This gun is a Desert Eagle variant that fires either a .357, .44, or a .50AE caliber round. At the close proximity to Laroche that Charlie was, he would have taken his head clean off his shoulders instead of just taking out his eye.

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EZ Money picture

Plot hole: The entourage of scammers travel about the city at will. One of the group is an internet junkie who always has his laptop in hand and turned on. No matter where they go, in their car, in an old warehouse, etc., they always have an uninterrupted wireless internet connection.

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Into the Blue picture

Plot hole: When the group first finds the plane, they are all able to hold their breath long enough to descend, search the plane and resurface. Yet later in the movie, even though Amanda can get a full breath of air from the air pocket in the plane, she can't hold her breath long enough to swim to the surface and has to be rescued by Jared.

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The Cave picture

Plot hole: Tyler jumps into the water, then grabs his mask and puts it on and begins swimming, but he fails to clear his mask by blowing the water out of it. Without clearing it, he wouldn't have been able to see a thing.

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Sahara (2005)

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Plot hole: There is no way Dirk, Al, and Eva could have made it from the top of the fort to their camels, raced cross the desert and then hid themselves in the sand all before the train were to have met them. The train was barely visible when Dirk saw it through the scope which means it was much farther away to begin with.

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Valiant picture

Plot hole: How can Valiant have such a hard time lifting the key to rescue Bugsy but easily knock the missiles down, lift the clippers, and push down the lever in the mill?

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King Kong picture

Plot hole: In the scene where Ann is laying/sleeping with Kong on the cliff, her dress should not only be beyond filthy, but it should be tattered and shredded. It doesn't so much as have a thread out of place after being carried so violently through the jungle and being caught between Kong and the dinosaur. Also, she at this point has been in Kong's possession for several hours to a day or so, and not once has she even shown any signs of hunger, thirst, or the need to relieve herself.

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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith picture

Plot hole: In the scene where Mace Windu and the other three Jedi attempt to arrest Palpatine, the first Jedi that Palpatine kills practically has his back turned to him, which is not something a Jedi Knight who is trained to be mindful of his surroundings would do. As we can see in the film, it takes Palpatine several seconds to stand up from his chair, draw out his lightsaber, threaten the Jedi, leap over his desk, and then lunge at them, meaning the Jedi had plenty of reaction time to avoid this.

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A Sound of Thunder picture

Plot hole: Travis does the last time jump to change the events of a previous time jump. As all the jumps were to the exact same time to kill the same dinosaur, the travelers of the second jump must have found there the travelers of the first one. The travelers of the third jump must have found the travelers of the second and the first, and so on.

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Sky High picture

Plot hole: In the scene where The Commander and Jetstream are called to fight the giant robot, Will's mom says "What if he forgets his lunch?" In every scene where he's eating lunch at school, Will has a school lunch.

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Stealth picture

Plot hole: After E.D.I. goes rouge, Kara brings up his weapons list, which consists of 2 ThroatRippers, 2 ShockHammers, and 3 Blue Ferrets, so E.D.I. has 7 missiles. He fires two during the Russian dogfight, another two when he and Ben escape from Alaska, and another two at the Korean border - one of which is the last missile. That's 6. So where did the last missile go?

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Hitch (2005)

Hitch picture

Plot hole: In the part where Allegra is speaking to Albert in his office doorway and Hitch slips the pen in his pocket, how did he know she looked away? He's behind a solid door.

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Mr. and Mrs. Smith picture

Plot hole: If all the marksman that are chasing Jane and John are professionals then wouldn't at least ONE bullet hit them in a major artery or something? They're all terrible shots.

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Memoirs of a Geisha picture

Plot hole: When Pumpkin is telling Sayuri about Hatsumomo talking to Dr. Crab, she says that she was waiting outside during the conversation, and while she could hear it, she couldn't see them. However, at one point Pumpkin describes a facial expression of Dr. Crab.

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Batman Begins picture

Plot hole: The manner in which the Microwave emitter is used to vaporize the city's water would not go as intended. Microwave emissions coming from a device located inside of a train that has a very metallic exterior will unavoidably be affected by the photoelectric effects resulting from any microwave beam that is focused at the water mains below the train from within it. A fork placed within a relatively low powered kitchen microwave would encounter a similar effect.

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