Month: May 2015

Nit-Picking in Movies

I’ll admit it, I’m guilty of this too, but it still gets on my nerves. You know what I’m talking about, those people who constantly say, “Dude, that plot hole was so big you could drive a truck through it!”. Unfortunatly, I don’t know what you’re talking about, as you say that about every movie you tell me about. Don’t get me wrong, I think there’s definitely movies that have blatant plot holes and story errors that I question how they made it out of pre-production (Think Avengers, Hulk all of a sudden controls his powers before New York? What?). Granted I think it’s probably good to criticize these things, it forces screen writers to pay attention to these types of things in their next movies.

With that all being said, the people who complain about characters not doing the most logical thing in a movie, or something along those lines, yet still call them plot holes, is a little ridiculous. For instance, The Dark Knight Rises is often cited for this, the question being, after Batman escapes from the hole, he somehow ends up in Gotham hours later? The answer to this is simple, Gotham was supposedly under Bane’s control of weeks, if not months, before Batman returned… It was just an editing error if anything that caused this supposed, “truck sized plot hole”.

This can go the other way, however, this nit-picking can be super annoying, but it can also be hilarious.

This is a YouTube series I’ve been watching for a while, and one of the only ones that can get me to sit down for 10 or so minutes and watch the entire video. They’re just too funny. The idea is simple, and much like what I explained above. A guy with a pretty cool voice, and a little too much time on his hands goes through movies of differing ages and genres, and spots inconsistencies, plot holes, and logic failures for the entertainment of dorks everywhere. Honestly, this is exactly the thing I was saying was annoying, but half of the things this guy spots out are so minute that they’re funny. The reason I like them so much, is it lets me revisit a lot of the movies I haven’t seen in a while, but in a way that makes me hate them. In all seriousness though, they’re hilarious, and if you like them, there are literally tons… Like probably at least 5 days of pure viewing time worth. Enjoy.