*** Spoilers for 2012 below ***
Is there a website that tracks major plot holes for movies? I saw 2012 this week, and I liked it for about 3 days, and then my brain, working against me, figured out a gigantic plot hole that I can’t get past. This happens to me from time to time, and I’m just curious if anyone out there reviews movies from a Gigantic Plot Hole perspective.
I found a site called moviemistakes.com that points out crap like this:
After the survivors escape from Las Vegas in the Antonov they are obviously worried about fuel and making it all the way to China. As any fool knows, lightening a plane increases range and yet, oddly, it never seems to occur to them to ditch all the heavy and now useless automobiles into the ocean. Luckily, the cars come in handy to manufacture an exciting exit from the plane at the end of the flight.
That’s not the sort of thing I’m talking about. I can suspend disbelief long enough to enjoy some mindless entertainment. What I can’t get past is stuff like this:
The big plot twist in the movie is that the “ships” are boats (submarines), not spaceships. Maybe it was just me, but I was thinking spaceships the whole time, and I felt that the “They’re not spaceships” line was the “a-ha” moment. All well and good, until I realized that the boats weren’t entirely stout. Well, they were, but that’s because they were built in the mountains. If they had been built in a dry dock like everything else, they could have just sent them out to sea and not worried about smashing into Everest. So we have not-so-stout boats that don’t even really need to be stout floating around for less than a month before the end of the world is over and civilization can begin again. So I wonder… couldn’t pretty much any submarine have been just as effective? Or a hot air balloon with 30 days of fuel? Or a blimp? Or a kayak and a shitload of chutzpah? I mean, at the “a-ha” moment, the game changes from “the world is ending, get off the planet” to “there’s going to be a lot of earthquakes and floods, figure out how to float around for a month.” And it seems to me that if you made a public announcement on day 1 and gave people 3 years, lots of these boats/submarines/blimps could be produced, savings millions if not billions of people. Instead, they keep their small-scale “save humanity” plan secret and only manage to save 400k. Seems like all the world governments should be tried for murder, if you ask me.
So, first of, for those who have seen the movie, am I right? And if so, am I right to let that ruin the movie for me?
Also, is there a website where people have aggregated major plot holes like this?