7 Movie Plots That Could Have Been Resolved In Five Minutes

The Lord Of The Rings shouldn't have happened at all...

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In every movie, there’s normally at least one plot development or character decision that’ll have you scratching your head in disbelief.

As we all know - and no matter how detailed all that Harry Potter fan fiction gets - movies aren’t real. They’re written by human beings who are quite capable of making mistakes, and occasionally, this can result in stories with huge gaps in logic, inconsistencies, or completely dumb decisions only put there to advance the plot.

This happens a lot in horror movies (please don’t go in that dark scary room all by yourself... oh okay you just did), but it's common in lots of other genres too. There are times when a story should realistically end really early on, but because, you know, there wouldn't be a movie if that happened, events have to unfold - often questionable events - just so things can keep moving forward.

Whether it's a character not acting the way they should, or the writer missing a completely obvious solution to a problem, you've probably noticed something like this before, and here are a few of the most notable offenders.


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