No one wants to watch a frowny Batman drive silently back home to the Batcave or see the awkward moment when the rousing applause gradually dies down after Gene Hackman delivers an inspirational speech. This is why we have film editing, which keeps the story moving by trimming out unimportant scenes and maintaining a consistent tone to keep the audience engaged.
Other times, editing can be used for the much shittier task of getting around the fact that the movie has written its characters into an inescapable situation, and the only way out is to just move on to the next scene and pretend like nothing happened. This is exactly the case for the following films, which bravely gloss over glaring plot holes with a single, well-timed cut.
7 Spectre: James Bond Somehow Gets A Super-Secret Spy Car From London To Rome In Two Days
In a truly unique departure from the last few films in the series, Spectre follows James Bond as he gets suspended from duty and injected with a tracking device while MI6 is threatened with a government shutdown, only to defy orders and take on the villain -- who reveals both his dark past and physical deformity to Bond while behind dramatic security glass. Also, this time Bond gets a custom murder-car equipped with flamethrowers and ejection seats ...
"Wow, we must be doing really well."
The only problem with getting a new murder car is the aforementioned suspension and DNA tracking, which our boozy-suit hero quickly bypasses by influencing Q to hold off on reporting his whereabouts for the first 48 hours. Then, like some kind of double-O-asshole, he thanks Q by sneaking into his underground go-go-gadget lair under MI6's old London headquarters ...
"Where's all my shiiiiiiiiiit?!"
... and flat-out stealing the awesomobile for his personal use.
Cut To ...
Bond, a suspended agent being carefully watched, somehow got a secret spy car filled with weapons and flamethrower fuel all the way to Rome in less than two days' time.
"I made good time by making only five sex stops."
That may seem doable at first glance (if you've never tried to drive across Europe before), but Bond had to break into goddamn MI6 and somehow steal a one-of-a-kind spy vehicle before even attempting to keep that time table. Unless this super agency simply leaves the keys under the mat, that alone would undoubtedly require all kinds of planning, equipment, and security hacking, right? But even assuming that Bond is somehow able to magically breeze through the theft, he would then have to either fly the car to Rome (which would mean taking it through customs and consequently being detained) or drive the thing through the Channel Tunnel, which also has rigorous security checks for the vehicles passing through.
One assumes all the detonation-looking switches would raise some red flags.
The act of stealing and trafficking exotic weapons in major countries is something you could devote a whole film to, and Bond does it in the span of a snappy transition.
6 The Dark Knight: We "Yadda Yadda" Over The Fact That Commissioner Gordon Should Be Fired
Before being asymmetrically victimized, Harvey Dent spends the first part of The Dark Knight trying like hell to marry Batman's crush, coaxing Commissioner Gordon to spill the beans on his secret relationship with the Caped Crusader, and taking on Gotham's corrupt police force. Because of his diligence on that last item, Harvey is kidnapped by dirty cops and ends up sans a girlfriend and half a face.
You should probably get some aloe on that ...
Harvey then goes on a police-murdering spree and kidnaps Commissioner Gordon's family before Batman swoops in and tackles him to death ... leaving the once beloved D.A. a crumpled gargoyle of his former self. This is why Bruce tells Gordon to frame him for Harvey's crimes and publicly declare Batman to be a cold-blooded psycho murderer.
Cut To ...
"We're here to mourn not just for Harvey but for ourselves for not having saved
the whole Two-Face thing for a sequel."
The music swells as the film montages to Gordon blaming Batman for the "heroic" Dent's death while speaking at his funeral and smashing the Bat Signal as he vows to hunt him down in front of the media.
"Shouldn't we at least unplug it before you hit it, with a metal ax in the rain? Fine, just ignore me ..."
But wait ... that means Gordon publicly admitted that the Bat Signal is a thing that exists and not just "malfunctioning equipment" like he says at the start of the film, right? Remember, even before Dent's death, Batman is a known vigilante that the police have a standing order to arrest on sight. So the police commissioner of Gotham just announced to the world that he's been secretly working with a vigilante who is now responsible for the deaths of several police officers. Furthermore, as far as the public knows, Gordon was an accessory to the murder of Harvey Dent ... and he still has a job? That kind of feels like a Blackgate Prison-worthy offense, let alone the kind of thing that generally earns you a pink slip.