MCU: 15 Majorly Dumb Plot Holes You Never Noticed

So the destruction of the Bifrost meant... nothing?

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Marvel Studios

The Marvel Cinematic Universe had the almost Herculean task of, not only being consistently entertaining after nearly two dozen movies, but to connect each movie to one another. So, not only does the writers have to make sure the stories make sense, they need to stitch them into this colossal cinematic web.

Of course, we shouldn't focus too much on certain story elements jar a little. If we are watching a movie with talking raccoons and living planets, you have to suspend your disbelief to enjoy it. However, moviegoers can't help feeling irked when they see an obvious plothole that could easily have been explained away in a single line. Why do the movies make so much effort to set up the rules of how their world works... and then destroy those very same rules? Why don't the writers stay in touch with each other to ensure key moments don't undercut plot points from other movies?

Don't get me wrong. The MCU is one of the greatest achievements in cinematic history. It could've been a disaster from the get-go and instead, it became the most consistence movie franchise financially and critically. But that doesn't mean it's perfect.

15. The Army Pick THE WORST Place To Subdue The Hulk - The Incredible Hulk

MCU Broken BiFrost
Universal

After Bruce Banner Hulks out and nearly kills Betty Ross, he goes into hiding while her father, General Thunderbolt Ross, hires a squad to track him down. When he learns that Bruce is meeting Betty at a university, his soldiers wait for him to be in a non-hazardous area before attempting to take him down.

Oh, wait. That's not what happens at all. Instead, they use machine guns, grenade launchers, tear gas, pulse cannons, and a freaking helicopter's mini-gun on the Hulk. The army unleashes this assault on the emerald-skinned Goliath, (and I must stress this again), at a school filled with thousands of innocent people. They are so close to the public, several teenagers are seen recording the brawl on their cellphones.

If Ross doesn't want to cause an incident or insight a panic, why did he have this confrontation out in the open where hundreds of people can see it? Why didn't he tail Bruce and knock him out with a tranquilliser when he moved to a safer location? I know Ross is desperate to nab Bruce and doesn't want him to get away again but this strategy feels stupidly dangerous.

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