10 Movie "Plot Holes" You're Getting Completely Wrong

The twist in Signs isn't as silly as you think.

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Over the last few years, the phrase "plot hole" has started to lose its meaning. Once used to identify a genuine flaw in a story that should not - according to the rules set up by the movie - be able to happen, it's now thrown around all over the place as a means of pointing out even the tiniest of nitpicks and gripes.

In reality, very few movies have logic-breaking plot holes that actively destroy the narrative and render certain events impossible. Most of the time, any inconsistencies that fans point out are things that seem unlikely or questionable, sure, but if you look closely enough, there's often a perfectly reasonable explanation found within the film itself.

And that's exactly what's going on with these ten movies, which, over the years, have been undeservedly called out for having massive gaping plot holes in their stories.

But that simply isn't the case. Though the explanations for these issues might be flimsy, easy to miss, or easy to misread - and even though you might still find them problematic - they're not plot holes, and here's why.


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