Best sci-fi movie plot holes of 2018

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Plot hole: How can Bumblebee and Optimus already have the car specs and colours before they leave Cybertron for the first time to come to earth? Optimus didn't have this when they came to earth in the first Transformers movie.

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Suggested correction: First of all, this might not be the same continuity as the older Transformers films. Second of all, the cars on Cybertron might be Cybertronian vehicles. Optimus scanned the semi in the first film so that he could be a different vehicle than he already was. There is no reason this could not have happened.

I'd like to add that we know for a fact that this is not the same continuity. It is a reboot. See the Wikipedia article.

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Plot hole: At the angle of descent and the speed it was traveling (still burning from reentry even), when the space shuttle crashed in the opening of the film, it would not have left much of anything behind. The kinetic explosion that would have resulted would have downed the forest around it for a good distance leaving a crater, and the clean up crews would have been lucky to find any piece of the ship itself still intact bigger than a football. Much less been able to find any discernible remains of the crew. Yet bodies were being taken out in still relatively good condition. And probably most unbelievable is that the glass containers holding the Symbiotes were not even broken.

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Suggested correction: Since this is in the Marvel universe the capsule could have at least partially been made of Vibranium or Adamantium.

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Adamantium is exclusive to the X-Men films which for the time being are under Fox, and Vibranium is exclusive to films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This film is part of neither. There were rumors and speculation prior to this film's release that it would be adjunct to the MCU, but there are things within the film that contradict it. Particularly Eddie Brock being dismissive of the symbiote being an alien life form. An alien invasion was one of the major plot points of the first Avengers film, so an alien being wouldn't be something people would be skeptical of going forward.

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Like Phan said. But also, i'm referring to the glass of the container staying in tact. Those two super metals don't make glass.

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I just thought that although there can't be a mention of Vibranium, it doesn't mean it's not there. What I mean is if Vibranium softens the bow of the impact the glass containers would stay intact. But I suppose if it's not allowed to exist for the films, then I guess it doesn't exist. The glass can be nanotechnology though.

lionhead

I see what you're saying, but that wouldn't mater with an impact like that. Space Shuttles are even made of Titanium, and would still be smashed to millions of little pieces from a reentry impact like that. The momentum and resulting kinetic explosion would devastate everything around it and level the forest for a good distance, leaving a massive creator, possibly as big or bigger than a football field. We are talking a few megatons of force.

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This movie is not set in the Marvel Universe. It has been confirmed by the film crew that Venom is a standalone movie so it doesn't take place in the MCU at all.

I didn't say MCU, I said Marvel Universe. Some Marvel Universe anyway.

lionhead

There's only the MCU and since this movie doesn't take place in it, the ship is probably only made from the materials that most rocket ships are constructed from.

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Plot hole: In all scenes where special or heavy items are used against the sixers, they are 'zeroed' in waves or circles. This can be seen by their stations turning red in clusters. This makes no sense as the stations have fixed positions, meaning that the sixers would have identical positions in the Oasis and have no freedom or own will to move relative to each other.

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Suggested correction: From a military point of view it makes perfect sense. AOE weapons would be most likely to hit members of the same squads, companies or battalions. It would make sense for squad mates in the oasis to stick together in stations as well. I just watched that scene. As long as the Sixers are trained soldiers or players it makes perfect sense.

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Plot hole: There was only one T-Rex on the island. When Owen and the others are running down the side of the island escaping the volcanic ash, another dino tries to eat them but then the T-Rex shows up and kills it. This establishes the T-Rex was there in that spot. Owen and the others then wash up back on shore and find the soldiers loading the dinos on a boat and stow away. Then when Blue is bleeding out they have to get a blood transfusion and the only viable candidate is the T-Rex who is now captured and sedated on the ship. How did the soldiers capture, let alone bring the Rex to the ship from where it was seen by Owen back up over hills and rocky terrain? It would have been an all day process just to haul the T-Rex to the ship. It just magically appears on the ship after they stow away on it and can provide the blood Blue needs.

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Suggested correction: There was a shot showing the T-rex being carried to the boat via helicopter during the beach scene before the transfusion occurs.

Suggested correction: Since we never see this process and some time had passed-as evidenced by the water scene-this can't really be considered a mistake. Plus, we see her walk off-screen so we have no idea how far she had to walk and the people could've been near that area for all we know. Plus, their job was to haul dinosaurs off the island, much like in The Lost World; I'm pretty sure they were prepared.

Actually only a little time has passed. The volcano is already exploding with lava and ash racing down the island. When Owen and crew reach the boats they are racing against time still to get on board before the lava reaches them. The mercs would not have had time to find, capture, and put the T-rex on the ship in such little time, even if it came to them first. They already had their hands full with the dinos they already captured. Again, getting the T-rex would have been a very long process and they did not have the time with the volcano already erupting towards them.

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Try watching a video on YouTube by Jeremy James Prutchick where he talks about this scene.

You see them airlifting the T-rex using lifting straps when Owen and co are standing on the beach.

Watch that scene again. If you can't, go to the Cinema Sins video of it I linked to this mistake and go to the 6 minute mark. That is a much much smaller carnivore, not a T-rex.

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The T-Rex can been seen being taken by a Chinook helicopter onto the boat. However, your original mistake that they wouldn't have had time to capture and transport it is valid.

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Also, you see a shot of Rexy in a helicopter harness.

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Plot hole: There is no way Anna could know that Hester was going to be at the auction. The circumstances that led to Hester and Tom being captured can't possibly have spread to the Anti-Traction League, they were immediately taken to the slave auction after being captured. Anna also instantly recognizes Hester when she sees her despite the fact that Hester was 8 years old the last time she would have seen her.

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Suggested correction: Anna might have very well just been there to do anti-tractionist things, it was an auction made of towns after all a prime target to hit many options at once or hide bombs on for a bigger city to gobble up and go off later. Once she saw Hester her plans simply changed. As for how she recognized her, it is possible Anna had been tracking / keeping an eye on her. It wouldn't be impossible to ask around for a scar faced girl moving from town to town and might have gotten a pic somewhere.

These are all wild guesses that aren't confirmed by the film itself. They do not qualify as corrections.

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Plot hole: Spoiler. Alana discovers the alternate memory pathways in the film while Eve is lying back in the chair with the Mem Scanner on showing it was actually Eve that killed the crew on the pod. But as she's watching it, shots show Eve in the background not wearing the Mem Scanner. So Alana watching the memory feed then would not be possible. It was not recorded and played back until later. (01:19:00)

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Plot hole: William is taking a scan of his own brain in the bathroom to try to upload into the robot body, about half way through the film. Later in the film to undermine Jones, he uploads this scan into the robot to give himself a strong ally in the fight who turns the tables. However this Robot William had the brain scan taken that was uploaded into it long before William knew that Paul was turning on him and going to kill his cloned family, which caused the real William to have a near mental break down and fall apart. When the robot William comes in, he's already in on the plan and starts kicking but to get the family back and is about to kill Jones. But there's no way this older brain scan would have reacted this way going into this situation.

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Suggested correction: It is shown that it is quite trivial for William to change aspects of those scans. As he was rebuilding his algorithm for the robots to function, he could have added something to the brain scan that indicated his family was in danger in the other room. Jones was watching, but obviously not very well as he was not expecting the robot to activate (he was just expecting William to rebuild the code, not upload it). He had the access and the time, and nobody in the room would have known.

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Plot hole: The movie establishes the narrative that megalodons have been locked beneath a layer of hydrogen-sulfide and that the first sub to penetrate that layer is their own research sub, thus allowing the megalodon to escape the hydrogen-sulfide layer for the first time in modern history. So, how could there be a megalodon present to at the very beginning of the movie, which interfered with the protagonist's rescue efforts?

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