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Army of the Dead picture

Stupidity: In the opening scene with the military convoy, the two soldiers in the lead vehicle never notice the car veer into their lane, even though their faces are bathed in bright light from the car's headlights. They simply ignore it and keep talking to one another.

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage picture

Stupidity: Shriek is being taken to a new facility for superbeings, after a medical exam established that her sonic powers that she has been using since she was a kid are too strong to keep her at the correction house. So "naturally" for this transport she is not gagged, sedated, not even bound, and there's just one guy with her, not even wearing earplugs. It couldn't possibly be any more comically unsafe.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home picture

Stupidity: We know that the two 'special visitors' have been in our universe longer than a day. Despite being capable, smart, heroic figures, they did diddly-squat until the plot says so, since they haven't tracked down the very public (they recognize them) partners of Spiderman, they don't show up for the battle broadcast by JJJ on giant screens, but more importantly, they do not know who the "Avengers" are, showing they didn't look into Peter's history - the name would have popped up in relation to Stark, the blip and much more. Seems that they didn't even try to look for him.

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Stupidity: Liv and her five friends went to Willy's to set it on fire, but Liv insisted they first go inside to get the Janitor out. All were aware of the situation and danger related to the mass murderer and the animatronics, but Bobby and Kathy went into another room to "hook up." Kathy recognized the room as the one where the killers committed suicide and later saw movement, but she continued having sex with Bobby until he was attacked and killed. (00:38:48 - 00:42:02)


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Zack Snyder's Justice League picture

Stupidity: To save the people from rubble falling on their heads Flash does not move them aside like he did with his future love, but does some strange manoeuvre which takes seconds - since we see people moving normally - and happens in midair (how does he get there?) and that does not take care of a huge chunk of concrete which he does nothing about, shouting just "No!", but Cyborg has all the time he needs to load his Mega Man arm and vaporize it in midair. (02:00:00)

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Eternals picture

Stupidity: Arishem's plan with the Deviants hardly makes any sense; he sent out biological beasts that he can't control, to kill off the natural predators of every planet. Forgetting the fact that obviously it didn't work (but the movie does not say that) because Earth has always had predators, that's a terrible plan to begin with, since any ecosystem needs predators or the other animals will grow uncontrollably.

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No Time to Die picture

Stupidity: After the fight in the woods Bonds walks back a long way, instead of driving the Toyota he had left in the forest in full working order.

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Suggested correction: The Toyota has had a major chase over very rough terrain, it may no longer be operable.

It was operating fine when they stopped it in the middle of the forest.

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Black Widow picture

Stupidity: Natasha is in Norway on the run - Norwegian radio mentions her by name, Yelena talks about her being on magazines, she's very recognisable, and yet she goes into a gas station with her sister without changing her appearance in any way, and loudly talks about being an Avenger and killing people, right in front of the gas station attendant who for all she knows would be on the phone to the authorities the second she's out the door.

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Space Sweepers picture

Stupidity: When the crew think that Dorothy is a robot with a bomb planted in her and is capable of exploding, they begin to think that she is about to explode and attempt to dodge it. Rather than hide somewhere or take cover behind an area that may protect them, they just get down on the floor in front of them and cover their heads with their hands. If they thought the explosion was going to be as deadly as the one they saw on the news, this method of taking cover wouldn't be even remotely effective. (00:24:40)

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Tom and Jerry picture

Stupidity: When the guard throws Tom and Jerry in the small jail cell, Jerry could've easily slipped through the bars and escaped.

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Cosmic Sin picture

Stupidity: The "body armor" General Ford and others wear is very bulky and appears to be quite heavy with all the attachments (e.g, flashlights on shoulders). With the protective suit protruding perhaps 8", it would most likely restrict/slow movement, contrary to what soldiers need. Moreover, the body may be protected, but there's no protection for the face/head, leaving them exposed/vulnerable. Today's products tend to be lighter, thinner, and stronger, so would be expected in the future.


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The Tomorrow War picture

Stupidity: At the end of the movie there is no reason for them to start injecting toxin in the first few pods of white spikes they find, whilst they have enough explosives with them to blow the entire spaceship up without chance of waking the creatures up. They risk the creatures waking up and starting spreading over the surface 30 years earlier.


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The Virtuoso picture

Stupidity: The Virtuoso was given very limited information - that he should go to Rosie's at 5:00 PM. While there, he thought "Something's not right" and "Without the Deputy, you [the Virtuoso] could complete the assignment. The outcome would look like a robbery gone wrong." Still unsure, he decides to "give it more time", watches the vehicles leaving Rosie's, rightfully assumes the Loner will go to the motel and follows him. BUT the Sheriff left first, meaning he could have gone back to finish the hit. (00:35:25)


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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City picture

Stupidity: Leon is able to sleep though an 18 wheeler crashing and then exploding about twenty feet in front of him at the police station... the deafening blast, the heat, the light, etc. don't wake him up. But a gunshot from a pistol woke him up thirty seconds later.


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Separation picture

Stupidity: Jennifer sat on a bench in the hallway while her arguing parents and maternal grandfather were meeting with a negotiator about the divorce settlement. The door to the meeting room was left open, allowing eight-year-old Jennifer to hear everything. Parents Maggie and Jeff also frequently argued at home when Jennifer was within hearing distance. Parents - especially one educated as a lawyer - should know better. (00:10:56)


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Stupidity: When the rebel leader talks to Rick Flag guaranteeing her help, she mentions that she will help to find "this Gaius Grieves", speaking as if it was someone unknown to her. He's been around the island (going to bars and surely not being reclusive) for 30 years; it's pretty difficult to think it would not be one of the most known people on the island, given his role, unique appearance and the small community.

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Stupidity: Simon sees his wife has been killed by a dinosaur, so runs out of the shed and tells Mark to run. Simon gets Mark into the front seat and hears the T-Rex roaring nearby. Instead of getting into the car as fast as he can, Simon takes the time to buckle Mark's seat belt and tell him to "be brave for daddy" and "everything's going to be fine." Simon turns around when the T-Rex is next to the car and he tells Mark to close his eyes. Simon just stands there as the T-Rex gets closer, then eats him. (00:05:50 - 00:06:21)


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Diabolik picture

Stupidity: To quietly kill the hotel valet he is replacing, Diabolik throws a knife at him from distance, hits him in the back, and then drags his body in the middle of the street to the nearest manhole, leaving a long streak of blood he does not conceal. If this sounds pretty risky and unsafe especially for a meticulously planned murder, you have also to consider that in the comic book from 1963 this movie otherwise faithfully adapts, Diabolik did nothing this foolish; he quietly killed the guy strangling him next to the spot he'd dump his body into.

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Stupidity: After Casi changed the tracker on the Navigator, he was sneaking between vehicles to get out of the tow pound. The Whale came and stood in front of the two vehicles Casi was between. Casi stood up and, instead of turning around and running away, rushed TOWARD The Whale in an attempt to get past him. The Whale, much bigger, threw Casi against a vehicle and then onto the garage floor. (01:03:34).


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The Penthouse picture

Stupidity: Peter and Amanda were wealthy enough to buy the 11th floor penthouse for $579,000 but had no security cameras. Also, Det. Martinez never thought to check surveillance cameras outside the Wright's penthouse; surely cameras were around and/or the Detective could have questioned neighbors if anyone saw Charles near the penthouses or with the Wright's dog Humphrey. Peter or the detective could have gone near Charles' boat without a warrant and called Humphrey to see if the dog barked in response.


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