9 Movie Mistakes & Plot-Holes Confirmed By The Creators

Star Wars directors admitting their mistakes?! Whatever next?!

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Most of the time, even the worst films tend to be defended by those who have a vested interest in them. Sure, after some time has passed and they no longer to stand to make any money from it some actors might change their tunes to accept the films possibly weren't their best work, but it's rare they'll ever be specific.

Film-makers or writers are even more protective of their past work. A director might unconsciously admit a mistake by making changes in a Director's Cut, but they'll rarely acknowledge a mistake or a plot-hole. That's like a confession of your own shortcomings as an artist.

Still, it's not entirely unheard of...

9. Riot Doesn't Drain His Host - Venom

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As surprises go, Venom's performance at the box office in 2018 was pretty incredible. Even with the early hint of its popularity in the record-breaking number of views its first trailer picked up, precisely nobody could have predicted that it would have made almost $900m, particularly after the critics basically savaged it.

Several issues were suggested as potentially ruinous, with particular focus on the script, which sways between absolutely ridiculous and a little boring, to be honest. Tom Hardy is great and when he's most off the chain, he's even more rewarding, but it's a performance that glosses over some holes.

At least Ruben Fleischer can admit one of his biggest mistakes though. As fans had pointed out, Fleischer admitted that he dropped the ball with villainous symbiote Riot. According to the rules established immediately, symbiotes can only bond with a host for a limited time before the host is drained completely and they have to hop to another one.

Somehow, though, the old Asian woman Riot bodyjacks somehow survives for six months through a time jump, and Fleischer held his hands up:

"Our idea was that Riot was using up the life force of whoever he took, and then he jumped ship when he'd consumed them and then find a new host to carry him further on his journey... That's one of our few – hopefully – few logic bumps."But we had to have a passage of time in order to show Eddie's downfall, and that was the one thing that doesn't entirely track."
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