15 Infamous Movie Plot Holes (That Actually Aren't)

Those who paid attention will know the truth.

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Everyone's a critic these days, and as wonderful a tool as the Internet is, it's also empowered just about everyone to confidently espouse their hot takes on movies regardless of whether they make sense or not.

The likes of CinemaSins and Honest Trailers, entertaining though they are, are helping build an army of hopelessly picky movie audiences who are desperately seeking out "plot holes" at every possible turn, regardless of whether they are in fact lapses in the film's internal logic.

Just because a movie doesn't tell you everything, or characters behave in a stupid way, or you didn't pay attention to what the film's flat-out telling you, it doesn't mean the movie is a plot hole-riddled mess.

While there are plenty of movies with shaky plot points worth debating, in the case of these 15 films, they've been raked over the coals for apparently illogical plot elements that actually make perfect sense if you're not tripping over yourself trying to prove how smart and observant you are...


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