How many movies have you watched that were great as a film, but the more you thought about it, the more the plot didn’t make sense? Then, the more you realize it doesn’t make sense, the more you think about it. You are not the only one who has been through this dilemma, and here is a popular online forum response to the question, “Which movies fall apart if you think about them too much?”
1. A Quiet Place (2018)
We’re just going to blow right past the idea that the world gives off so much ambient noise because it does, right? Teenagers, toddlers, babies, and even some clumsier adults can make loads of noise, many of which are involuntary. That alien reign would have lasted a few months because of military prowess or gross human incompetence.
2. Us (2019)
How can two individuals, on two completely different and separate plains of existence, simultaneously move in total sync? I don’t know either, but that’s just one of the vast plot holes left in the theme of Jordan Peele’s second horror film.
3. Any Zombie Movies
In the world of science, everything is subject to decay. Your favorite plant, pair of jeans, and even your favorite pair of work boots will all decay in a matter of; some longer than others, but all with time. So can someone explain to me how there is always some five-to-ten-year-old zombie lurking in almost every zombie movie?
4. Your Name (2016)
Mitsuha is a Japanese high school girl from the countryside town of Itomori who badly wants to be a young boy from Tokyo. Taki is a high school boy in Tokyo who mysteriously begins to switch bodies with Mitsuha. Over time they start to communicate through digital and physical messages and writing on the other’s body.
Eventually, they begin to fall in love and make attempts to find their counterpart. But they are living in different times. Tika lives in 2016 Tokyo, while Mitsuha lives in a distant 2013 Itomori. Even though Mitsuha’s small town was destroyed in late 2013 by a meteor, Tika doesn’t let time-space stop him. Finally, five years later, Mitsuha passes Tika on a train, and it’s love at first sight.
5. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
In Ryan Coogler’s 2022 follow-up film to his box office hit Black Panther, the sequel pits two of the world’s most advanced nations against each other for a fight to the death over a diplomatic issue that could have been solved within hours, if not minutes.
6. The John Wick Film Series
John Wick is an action thriller film series that follows the story of a legendary but old retired hitman for the Russian mafia. John earned his way out of the game to pursue a family and happiness, but time and time again, he has that joy ripped from him in each movie. I get that; that’s believable. But what I don’t understand is how in these very large, highly occupied places are hitmen and women just doing their “thing” with no one else in the ENTIRE WORLD taking notice; of any of it!
7. The Cars Series
In a world where there are only vehicles and no people for as far as the eye can see. They have developed a society where they mingle and help one another. One thing has me scratching my head, though, why are there these features that would only be necessary if there was a human involved? But let’s not go too deep down the logic hole. After all, this is a children’s animated film.
8. Signs (2002)
A science fiction film written, directed, and co-produced by M. Night Shyamalan. This movie is about a species of aliens that are deathly allergic to water and have traversed the stars to come to invade planet Earth and take over. Let me run that by you one more time; deathly allergic to water comes to invade Earth. How did these super-intelligent creatures not know they were walking into a supersized, humidified death trap?
9. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
There are many minor and major plot holes throughout the film, well the entire Nolan Batman series, to be honest. For now, we will hone in on The Dark Knight Rises. From pretty much the beginning of the opening scene, where Bane outsmarts and ambushes the CIA before they know what hit them, the only way for this plan to work is to sacrifice one of his own in the wreckage. HELLO? The CIA has radars and forensic scientists. Bane’s plan would have lasted all but a few days before they figured him out.
10. Tenet (2020)
Tenet is another Christopher Nolan project that will take your head for a spin if you think about what’s going on for more than a second. Unfortunately, many scenes take a moment to digest before fully comprehending what you saw. For example, when a character goes through time inversion (moving forward, in a backward motion through the past, or vice versa).
Wheeler explains it to The Protagonist: “When you run, the wind will be at your back. You encounter fire. Ice will form on your clothes as transferred heat is reversed. Gravity would feel normal, but you’re reversed from the world around you.” Uh, what?
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