It’s been seven weeks now since the release of Avengers: Endgame. A brilliant feat of blockbuster movie-making, sure; an incredibly entertaining three-hour culmination of ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But it’s doing a hell of a lot of heavy-lifting.
Even at three hours, that huge, complex plot and the dozens of characters that sit within it are bursting at the seams. It was inevitable that, once the smoke cleared and the sheer emotion of the movie died down, plot holes would appear that just couldn’t be explained away.
For the pedants amongst you, a plot hole is defined as an inconsistency in a story that flies in the face of the story itself. Examples might include events that don’t follow on from what’s already been established, gaps in a story’s internal logic, or just gaps in basic, objective logic.
Of course, if you look hard enough you can find inconsistencies in any movie. However, a real plot hole is one which takes you out of the story and affects your suspension of disbelief, even just for a moment.
Now that we have our ground rules established, let's dissect what really doesn't work in Avengers: Endgame.
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