Harry Potter: 10 Majorly Dumb Plot Holes You Never Noticed
10. Who Tortured Nevilles Parents Depends On Who The Current Antagonist Is
What caused it: The film not explaining the wider world of the books.
Neville was a real joy for the fans of Harry Potter. Developing from a hardworking buffoon to someone as important to the world as Harry, he was the everymans wizard. The films played the character a little broader, having him be some much needed comic relief in the first few films before having to do a swift u-turn when Rowling completely changed his character in the books.
We learn in Goblet Of Fire that the reason he lives with his Grandmother is because his parents were tortured and killed by Death Eaters after defying Voldemort. The question the movie leaves us with it who actually did it. In Goblet Of Fire its stated it was Barty Crouch Jr., but in Order Of The Phoenix its switched to Bellatrix Lestrange, just so there can be some emotional history between the young characters and the much older villains.
The books imply it was a gang of Death Eaters including both of the above dark wizards, but the way the film shows it its almost like it was a lone killer. One line could have solved this.