15 Unforgivable Plot Holes In Classic Films

15 Unforgivable Plot Holes In Classic Films

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Ah, the movies. They have been a source of entertainment for generations, and there is something magical about watching a story unfold on the big screen. But for all the joy they bring, movies are not perfect. They can be full of plot holes, inconsistencies, and unanswered questions that leave us scratching our heads. 

Take, for example, the list of movies we are about to explore. From The Shawshank Redemption to The Karate Kid, each of these films has its own unique plot holes that have left audiences confused and frustrated. But that’s part of the fun, isn’t it? We can all be armchair detectives, analyzing the plot and trying to figure out what went wrong. 

So, without further ado, let’s dive into this list of movie plot holes and see if we can make sense of them. From the mysterious poster in The Shawshank Redemption to the time-traveling wardrobe in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, we’ll explore all the inconsistencies that have left us scratching our heads.

Smaug’s omniscience?

Plot Holes CRACKED The Desolation of smaug Smaug somehow knows Thorin's last name, Oakenshield, even though Thorin only got that name after he left Erebor. Smaug never left the mountain, so he shouldn't know about it.

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Free candy, but not for Charlie.

Plot Holes CRACKED willy Wonka & & the chocolate Factory Even though candy is being given out for free, Charlie isn't allowed to have any because he's poor. Nobody's keeping track of who's eating what, so it's not like it costs anything.

Paramount Pictures

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Smaug: Nose for Bilbo, none for dwarves.

Plot Holes CRACKED The Desolation of smaug Smaug is able to sniff out Bilbo even though he was invisible, but can't smell the dwarves who are right under him, even though their smell should be easy to pick up.

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Mysterious Mr. Slugworth.

Plot Holes CRACKED willy Wonka & the chocolate Factory Slugworth must have had some kind of secret knowledge about the golden tickets, because he's able to show up and tell Mike, Violet and Augustus about the Everlasting Gobstopper, and knows where the tickets were sent to Veruca and Charlie.

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Voldemort missed it.

Plot Holes CRACKED Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone Professor Quirrell should have realized that Snape was trying to look out for Harry, but Voldemort didn't even suspect Snape even though he was really good at reading minds.

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Oops, missed him.

Plot Holes CRACKED Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Fred and George Weasley never spot Peter Pettigrew on the Marauder's Мар, even though he's next to their brother all along (and he's a buddy of their family, so they'd recognize the name).

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Miss Gulch: all bark, no bite.

Plot Holes CRACKED The wizard of OZ Miss Gulch (AKA The Wicked Witch of the West) really hates Toto, and the first 20 minutes of the movie is all about her trying to get rid of him. But then she kind of just forgets about it.

MGM

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Plot Holes CRACKED The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe When Lucy goes inside the wardrobe and meets Tumnus, she only stays in there for a few minutes. But when they spend 20 years in there, they come out at the exact same moment they went in, which doesn't make any sense.

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Never-aging, never-explained.

Plot Holes CRACKED HOOK Peter Pan gets taken to Neverland as a baby, and he never ages beyond his teenage years. But he got taken to Neverland as a baby, so ... how did he become a teenage boy?

TriStar Pictures

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Fezzik: clueless.

Plot Holes CRACKED The Princess Bride Fezzik should have no clue who Count Rugen is, as he never met him and has no idea what happens to Wesley after he goes into the Fire Swamp.

20th Century Studios

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Elrond, silent.

Plot Holes CRACKED Fellowship of the Ring Elrond doesn't say much about Isildur's decision to keep the Ring, even though he had seen thousands of his people die for it.

New Line Cinema

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Avian transportation, anyone?

Plot Holes CRACKED The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship not flying the eagles to Mordor is kind of silly. They could have easily avoided all kinds of problems (and most of the movie series) if they had just flown to Mordor on the eagles.

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Atreyu: Sad, but not that sad.

Plot Holes CRACKED The Neverending story Atreyu is really sad when Artax sinks in the swamp, but for some reason he doesn't go down with him-even though Artax sinks because he is sad, and Atreyu is sad to lose Artax.

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