Best movie plot holes of 2010

How to Train Your Dragon picture

Plot hole: When Astrid gets on Toothless for the first time, Toothless takes off uncontrollably and tries to scare her. Hiccup seems to have no control over him at this time. How is that so if with the new tail fin, Toothless cannot fly without Hiccup's precise control of the tail fin? That whole sequence would have fallen apart. This mistake was even admitted to on the DVD Commentary.


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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief picture

Plot hole: In Aunty Em's Emporium, when Medusa turns the older woman to stone, she has hold of Annabeth's wrist and Annabeth cannot free herself. Grover comes along later, as Percy is keeping Medusa busy, and breaks the arm of the statue that is holding Annabeth (near the elbow). Annabeth is able to easily pry the statue's severed arm's grip from her wrist, even though the fingers and thumb weren't broken at all, meaning she could have easily freed herself at any time.

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Hot Tub Time Machine picture

Plot hole: The movie is based in 1986 after the group time travels from 2010. That makes it a 24 year trip back in time. It is stated that Jacob is 20 years old. That is an error as this would make him roughly around 23 or 24 if he was conceived in 1986, which we saw near the end of the movie.

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Toy Story 3 picture

Plot hole: The first night the toys spent in the Daycare, when Buzz finds Lotso's band playing in the vending machine, there are no trucks patrolling the hallways, and the monkey does not sound the alarm when he sees that Buzz escaped. However, when Woody comes back later, he finds out that those security measures operate every single night.

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Gulliver's Travels picture

Plot hole: How does Horatio (a Lilliputian) get to Glumdaclitch's dollhouse, which is on the second floor of the house? Jack Black is twelve time smaller than the Brobdingnagian, and the Lilliputians are twelve times smaller than him. How did he get up the stairs? Getting to the second story of the dollhouse would be challenging enough.

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Shrek Forever After picture

Plot hole: In the first film it takes Shrek and Donkey several days to get to Fiona and then several days to get back to Duloc. In this film, Shrek only has one day as an ogre, yet he still manages to get to and from the castle that Fiona was locked in.

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Suggested correction: The first film they are traveling from Duloc, in this film they are going to FarFarAway.

Clash of the Titans picture

Plot hole: When Andromeda and Perseus wake up on the beach, Andromeda tells Perseus that Argos needs a new leader/king. The problem with this is there is nothing onscreen to show that she even knew her father the King had died. She was hanging by her arms facing the Kraken and she couldn't turn around. By the time her father died, she was already falling into the sea, so again, she shouldn't even know her father has died.

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Green Zone picture

Plot hole: There is no way Freddy could know where to find Al Rawi to gun him down. After a lengthy, chaotic chase through Baghdad, Al Rawi is about to be captured by Miller, and Freddie simply shows up. This makes no sense at all.

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Buried picture

Plot hole: Ryan Reynold's character is told by the military that his phone number is being suppressed. Later on, however, the HR guy from his company has no troubles to call him back.

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Despicable Me picture

Plot hole: When Gru and his minions step out of the vault with the shrink ray he notices Vector walking by. Even if they managed to get inside the air duct before being seen by Vector in those few short seconds they didn't have the time to close the vault door as well without being noticed.

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Salt (2010)

Salt picture

Plot hole: In the end, all they have to do is ask the President, when he's conscious (Liev didn't kill him; he just knocked him unconscious), who killed everyone in the control room and nearly killed him. He would know who the traitor is and it's not Salt - when they look back at the facts, they'll see how Salt only killed when she absolutely had to, and how she saved lives and stopped a 3rd world war.

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The Town picture

Plot hole: When Claire is getting interviewed at the FBI building, there's pics of inside the bank during the robbery, even though the security tapes were destroyed in the microwave.

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Death Race 2 picture

Plot hole: If the cars are assigned on a "first come, first served"-bases, how can the tv programme have footage of the drivers posing with their cars, seeing as not all of them survive?

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The Next Three Days picture

Plot hole: During the scene where John (Russell) decides he needs to break into the medical van, he watches an infamous YouTube video about using a tennis ball to open "car door locks." Unfortunately for John, the YouTube video was faked, and in reality was proven to be fake on the TV show MythBusters.


The Losers picture

Plot hole: Aisha fires off a rocket explosive at the port which causes a massive explosion, yet Max doesn't react to the huge sound it makes in any way.

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Just Wright picture

Plot hole: When Morgan first meets Scott, she pretends to have been called in to a place where she volunteers. With Scott always wanting to volunteer but never having time, you would think that he would taken an interest in her volunteer work, and would soon find out she was a liar.

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Dylan Dog: Dead of Night picture

Plot hole: When Dylan enters the vampire Vargas's bedroom to interrogate him, Dylan frequently steps away from the door to let sunlight in to burn Vargas, so that Vargas will cooperate with the interrogation. Vargas is in his bed and could easily cover himself with his sheets to block the sunlight, but never does.

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Flicka 2 picture

Plot hole: Near the end of the film, Carrie gets a quarter pipe. The problem is that there is no pavement anywhere near the farm which was expressed explicitly earlier in the film. Because of this, she won't be able to use the quarter pipe anyway, especially since it is about 2 ft at the base so they would definitely need to build the rest of the ramp.


The Crazies picture

Plot hole: The water-borne biological weapon makes every individual a crazy murderer, right? Near the beginning a man burns his house with his wife and child inside. So then why do the three hunters not try to kill each other or the crazy wife in the nursery not try to kill her son?

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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark picture

Plot hole: When Sally crushes a creature in the library with the bookcases, Not only is the crushed body still there, but also its arm on the floor, yet her father still doesn't believe her.

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Saw 3D (2010)

Saw 3D picture

Plot hole: Gideon speaks to Jill about her fingerprints being all over the bear trap. When he does he says that there is a new game going on, referring to Bobby's game. However, the police are unaware of this game at this point. He can't be referring to the garage trap as he says that the game is going on, and the garage trap has already happened.


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Unstoppable picture

Plot hole: According to the channel 8 live report "the railway company is still not commenting." Yet they knew what happened to make 777 unmanned, that Dewey was the driver, his age, that he would face disciplinary action, that it was Ryan scott attempting to board, his age, that he was an ex marine, that he'd just came back from Afghanistan, that Judd Stewart was driving the front loco and his age, the names of Frank and Will and what they were attempting to do. That's an awful lot of accurate, detailed information when the company is apparently not commenting.

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The Bounty Hunter picture

Plot hole: Milo and Nicole go to the club and ask for John. After failing to convince the woman that he works in the senate for Kansas, the woman looks at him and calls him 'Senator' but calls Nicole 'Mrs Boyd'. There was no mention any of their names (even though Milo's surname is Boyd). If the woman calls Nicole Mrs Boyd, she surely must know Milo and that Nicole was his wife.

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Suggested correction: The scene starts with the membership director telling them the club is closed for a private event, so we don't see them enter and what they say to her. They obviously cut straight to this part to cut out time. But Milo and Nicole would have given her their names so she could check to see if they're members or on the list.

Tucker & Dale Vs Evil picture

Plot hole: After Tucker and Dale pulls Allison out of the lake, and Chad comes running to the lake, Chad yells to them. Tucker and Dale are close enough to the shore to hear them, yet they take no notice.





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