10 Glaring Plot Holes You Didn't Realise The Movie Actually Solved

It's not a plot hole if the movie explains it.

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If there's one thing people love to do more than enjoying movies it's tearing them to shreds. And nothing is more destructive than pointing out a massive plot hole.

There are some pretty big ones out there. How did Cypher manage to go into the Matrix to visit Agent Smith without a techie in the real world? Why does Buzz Lightyear stay still when Andy's around if he doesn't think he's a toy? What time zone do Gremlins measure midnight in (and when does it stop being "after")? Why does monkey Tim Roth take over Earth at the end of Tim Burton's The Planet Of The Apes? OK, so that last one isn't technically a plot hole, but it's still really annoying.

The thing is, there's plenty of plot holes out there with shockingly simple solutions. Far from ruining their movies, they're really just a sign of people missing what's right in front of them.

And they're not just solved by fan theories either. Whether people have missed the obvious solution, or the director's put just enough in to make it feasibly solvable, many of cinema's biggest "mistakes" are explained in their own movies.

So come along and see which of the biggest movie plot holes are anything but.


Film Editor (2014-2016). Loves The Usual Suspects. Hates Transformers 2. Everything else lies somewhere in the middle. Once met the Chuckle Brothers.