John Wick : Plot Holes Explained

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Basic Plot:

Neo has just lost his wife to cancer and has grown a beard. He’s also called John Wick in this movie (However he holds the same expressions from the Matrix. Also, seems to have forgotten all his Jujitsu knowledge).

His wife leaves him a puppy. An aww-cute-little-puppy-wuppy. She plans this puppy as her replacement in death. So as far as John Wick is concerned this is his dead wife. Wick takes the puppy out for a drive and at a fuel station we meet our first 3 people of interest. The villains. Russian mob with Iosef as their leader. Iosef wants Wick’s car. Wick says no – “not this bitch” in Russian.

Typically if you are a Russian in America and an American replies to you in Russian, you would check out who the possible American could be. After all, Russian is not the national language of America. Instead what do the 3 Russians do? They land up at Wick’s place at night beat him up, steal his car and … wait for it… kill his puppy. Yep, that’s what they do.

They take the car and try to get it mod-ed by the car modifier – Aureilo. Aureilo beats up Iosef  for being an Iosef and doing Iosef  like things to Wick. Wick meets with Aureilo to find out who Iosef was. Turns out that Iosef is the idiot son of a Russian mob head – Viggo. Viggo gets to find out from Aureilo about what his smart-ass son has done to Wick.

What we get to know now is that Wick is a big bad-ass called the Boogeyman. He’s basically f*#ked up the opposition all by himself to get Viggo where he is today. However Wick retired from his bad-assery to take care of his dying wife. He’s not been in the scene for 5 years.

Let’s review the situation -  Iosef just messed up the puppy of the retired Boogeyman, the puppy which was the replacement of his wife who died of cancer, for . Plot established! Iosef will die a gruesome death at the hands of Wick and so will anyone who comes in Wick's way.

Viggo calls Wick and tries to change his mind. Doesn’t work. Viggo sends assassins to Wick’s house to take him out. Wick f*#ks them all up. Calls the cleaning service to take out the bodies. Viggo puts $2mil bounty on Wick and gives the job to Marcus, John’s friend and mentor. So you know where Iosef is getting his brains from.

Wick moves out to this cool hotel which is a sweet set up for assassins to stay and perform assassinations outside of the hotel. Viggo now doubles the bounty in desperation. Wick’s chilling out at the exclusive club at the Continental trying to get more info on the location of Iosef. You also see this chick-who-played-wonderwoman at the club winking and saying hi to Wick. Bartender chick is cozying up with Wick. Basically everyone likes/loves Wick. The owner of Continental slyly gives Wick the location of Iosef. He’s at his papa’s club making out with multiple ladies in a pool. Wick lands up there and takes out 2 dozen men but Iosef escapes.

From here on Wick gets his ass handed to him multiple times - by the guard at the club, the chick-who-played-wonderwoman at Continental, guards at the Church and Viggo at a later time. As the law of the villains go – they never kill Wick when they have the chance. This is perfectly in accordance with this certification: http://digestivepyrotechnics.blogspot.com/2013/12/villain-certification-final-question.html
Marcus, too, babysits Wick with his awesome sniper rifle. Thanks to the good fortune, great luck, great baby sitting and retardedness of the mob leader and assassins, Wick finds and kills Iosef.

After this, Marcus is killed by Viggo, chick-who-played-wonderwoman is killed by the owner of Continental, more henchmen are killed by Wick. Then the customary fist to fist fight happens between Wick and Viggo. Viggo cheats, of course, by pulling out a knife. The knife finds its way to Wicks abdomen and then to Viggo’s neck. Viggo dies, Wick picks up a new dog and walks off into the sunset.

Plot Holes:


Ok FINE, there was no plot, we get it. For the awesome way in which John Wick was introduced, he needn’t have been saved by every character in the movie who was not the villain. The gun fire scenes were nicely done, but people, this is the guy who played Neo! They could have thrown in some better hand to hand combat for Pete’s sake. The movie started at such a high note and died to an average action flick at the end.

Interstellar : Plot Holes Explained

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Yes, to all the dear folk who are jumping off buildings because they can't believe Nolan outdid himself over Inception, calm the f^*k down.

Let's take a quick walk through the movie first.



The Basic Plot

So the Earth has finally hit a point where a disease attacks all crops. Soil turns to loose sand and the world (read: America, clearly one cares about what happening in the other parts of the world) is now in peril. Gaya the spirit of the world can no longer stand the destruction plaguing our planet. She sent five magic rings to five different young people … sorry, we digressed. Bottom line, Earth is messed up, Nitrogen levels are increasing, eventually everyone will perish by suffocation.

Cooper is an ex-NASA pilot who is now living a life in the dust ball with his two kids. You can ignore the guy kid, Nolan ignores him too eventually. The girl kid is Murphy or Murph for short. Murph believes there are ghosts in her house trying to communicate. Cooper can barely keep his kids in school, either they are too smart or too dumb. One day, when a dust storm hits, Cooper and Murph notice that the dust is falling to the ground in a specific pattern. Cooper figures it to be Morse code and it seems to be coordinates for some place. He sets off to those coordinates, Murph sneaks into his truck. The coordinates lead them to NASA. A NASA that was deemed shut down many years ago. 

Enter the other characters in the movie – Amelia, an astronaut in the making. Dr.Brand, a professor and Amelia’s dad. One Romily and a Doyle for added astronauts. The NASA folk tell Cooper that the gravitational anomalies are basically some extra-terrestrial beings trying to make contact and save the human race from extinction. There seems to have been a wormhole opened near Saturn. Since wormholes are not a natural occurrence, their guess is that it was created by the extra-terrestrial beings. NASA mentions that they have already sent out 3 people on missions to find inhabitable planets and relay back information about the planet conditions - the Lazarus mission they’ve called this. They have some readings from each of the Astronauts. Based on this they were planning to send a large centrifuge ship (called Endurance) on a mission to repopulate the best planet. Cooper lands just in time to pilot the ship, but he has second thoughts because of his kids. He decides to do it for the sake of humanity and his kids. Dr.Brand says he should finish solving the physics problem of the whole mankind escaping the Earth’s gravity to flee to a better planet, in the meanwhile. Standard rocket propulsion ain’t gonna cut it.

Cooper says bye to his son, his daughter is throwing tantrums about him going. She deciphers from her book stand a message in Morse code from her ghosts. The message reads STAY, Cooper goes. Cooper joins the crew of Amelia, Romily, Doyle. They also have two robots with them – CASE and TARS. After a two year journey to Saturn, they now head for the worm hole. They get constant video messages from their families and send back responses. They enter the wormhole, as they do Amelia gives what she calls her first handshake to an extra-terrestrial presence. The crew has two plans. Plan A – find a suitable planet based on the info from Lazarus, head back and get the rest of the planet. Plan B – screw the rest of the planet, they are carrying with them a set of human fertilized eggs, the population bomb, use that to create the human species on some poor unsuspecting planet and start over.

The wormhole here is a shortcut in space, but not time. Once they reach the other side, they are still in the same time as that on earth. The problem however is that the first planet in their list is very close to a black hole – Gargantua. This means that as their centrifuge ship goes closer, their relative time will become much slower than that on earth. Visiting this planet will cause everyone on Earth to age too much. Cooper suggests an alternate route of heading on the centrifuge till a point and then using the pods to enter the planet to investigate. They would lose a few years on earth, but not enough that everyone back home is dead. Cooper, Amelia and Doyle head in the pod.
Once they set foot on the planet, they realize that it has only water on it and giant tidal waves. Miller, from the Lazarus project has perished and in the attempt to collect her transmission device, Doyle gets killed and the pod gets flooded. They lose more time and when they get back to the centrifuge ship to realize 23 years has passed. Romily has aged, everyone on Earth has aged. Big screw up. Miller’s transmissions looked like they came a while ago, but they were transmitted merely minutes before their pod got on the planet. The relatively slow time gave the impression that the readings came a while back.

Back on Earth, Amelia is now a grown woman, working with Dr.Brand on the gravitation problem. She decides to send out her first message to her father because she is now the same age as Cooper when he left her. Cooper sort of promises that's when he'll be back. Soon, Dr.Brand starts fading as a result of old age, and tells Murph that he lied about the whole thing. The equation cannot be solved without the black-hole information. There is no getting information from the inside of a black hole. He sent the team only keeping in mind the hope of the “population creation” and expects people of earth to perish. Murph earlier notices this about his equations - that Dr.Brand has not bothered keeping time a variable while solving it. She relays information to the centrifuge saying Dr.Brand has passed and that his daughter knew about the unsolvable equation. She accuses Amelia of the knowledge that they had left Earth and its people to die.

Back on the centrifuge, they decide to go with Dr.Mann’s planet as his signals are more promising. Cooper and Amelia have an argument about this. Cooper wants to pick Dr.Mann’s planet as it does not have any major impact on relative time and Cooper can get back to his family. Amelia was in love with Dr.Edmund and hopes he’s still alive. However, that planet is close to the black hole and will have consequences to the relative time. Basically, they need to pick between the planets as there are resources on the centrifuge ship for only 2 trips. If they check out both planets, then there is no going back to Earth. Cooper wins; they head to Dr.Mann’s planet.

On landing, Dr.Mann is Matt Damon, ooooh the well-kept secret. Mann’s in cryro-sleep. They wake him up. He shows them about the awesome planetary readings. They are all happy. Murph’s message comes to them now. Amelia didn't know about the fact that her dad was lying about solving the gravity equation. Dr.Mann too knows about the lie and says there was never any hope for Earth. Amelia apologizes to Cooper and asks him how she can help. Cooper obviously gives up and says he wants to go back to Earth to his family.

Dr.Mann and Cooper take a stroll in the planet and voila a twist. Dr.Mann announces to Cooper how all the data sent by him was fudged. Mann just wanted to be rescued of the planet. There is no chance of a survival on the planet. It has too much Ammonia. Mann decides to kill Cooper and take the centrifuge on its final journey to Dr.Edmund’s planet and perform the population bomb thingy. Mann rigs the base to explode and Romily gets blown up. Mann escapes with the pod to the centrifuge ship. Amelia saves the suffocating Cooper. They take the other pod and chase after Mann. Mann gets to the centrifuge and tries to dock manually; he fails and gets blown up. In the process he sets the centrifuge into a spin. Cooper performs a spinaroonie with the pod and docks with the centrifuge and stops the spinning.

The centrifuge is busted and there is no way to get back home to Earth. Cooper has one final plan. By using the gravitational pull of the black hole Gargantua, they can try a sling shot to Dr.Edmund’s planet and work on the population bomb. In the process, they prep TARS to drop off into the black hole and relay out the information required to solve the gravity equation. Just as they are preparing for the sling shot, Cooper also disengages to drop off into the black hole. The extra weight he and his pod add to the centrifuge will not allow the sling shot to happen. Yes, a sacrifice.

Cooper gets pulled in and his controls start giving up on him. He then ejects and just as he’s heading to his death, he suddenly finds himself in a tesseract of multi-dimentions. Here time is non-linear. He is at Murph’s bookshelf through various points in time. He can see a young Murph on the other side. Cooper tries to send out messages to Murph using the books in Morse code. Gravity is something that transcends space time. He tries to get the message across by saying – STAY. He realizes that he is actually Murph’s ghost. He also realizes that Murph is the one who the extra-terrestrial beings are trying to reach out to. He also also realizes that the extra-terrestrial beings are in fact humans from a future time who have evolved into multi-dimensional beings and are simply trying to create the event that saves the human race from extinction on Earth. The multi-dimensional humans have built this tesseract to save Cooper and help them send a message across to Murph. 

TARS resumes communication with Cooper saying he is unable to transmit the black hole information out. Cooper realizes his role in all of this. He is the bridge that the multi-dimensional humans are trying to use to get the black hole information across to Murph to ensure their own survival. Cooper is able to identify at which point in time and where he needs to send the information so that Murph will identify it. Cooper gifts Murph a watch, which he knows she will keep dear to her. He relays the information of the black hole to the watch’s second's hand in Morse code. He does this by altering the gravitational fields around the watch. He relays this information to the watch of the grown up Murph who is working on the solution of the gravity problem. The multi-dimensional beings are unable to pin point how the message can be sent to Murph. Cooper’s help is required for this as it is his love for Murph and vice versa which helps him locate the way in which he can relay back the information. As he expects, Murph puts together that the ghost is in fact her father and he’s trying to communicate from another timeline via the watch and book stand. She collects the information from the watch heads towards the solution of the gravity problem. She succeeds.

Cooper’s job is done, the tesseract starts dismantling and he is thrown out of it and exits back at the mouth of the wormhole near Saturn. As he does, he passes the time when Amelia does her handshake. Amelia was merely witnessing Cooper passing by in another timeline. Cooper gets picked up by a NASA station nearby. Though Cooper has not aged, being in the black hole has cause more time to pass for Earth people. Murph is now very old and is on her death bed, she meets with Cooper. She confirms that he was her ghost. She asks him to go unite with Amelia who had headed to Dr.Edmud’s planet. Cooper steals a NASA craft and heads out while Amelia is shown setting up camp on Dr.Edmund’s planet alone.

Plot Holes:

1) Dr.Mann's story - well this wasn't a plot hole, but the time they spent on him didn't have any effect on the story other than the cool spinaroonie. They could have done without the hassles of the second planet.

2) Relaying the information of a black hole through Morse code to a watch's second's hand. This is going to be tonnes of data! How long would the data need to be relayed for? Murph is shown seeing the watch with the "broken" second's hand and ignoring it. Since the information has been relaying for a while, she's obviously going to miss a good deal of the information. Tonnes of Morse code data could take any amount of time to construct into usable information. It appeared to be a weak mechanism to send the data through. Mysterious how Murph put together a solution with only portion the data. Ideally she would have had to put it down on paper the minute the seconds hand started "malfunctioning".

3) The gravitational forces in a black hole are so rough that light can't find its way out. Going in to it would mean getting sheared into bits and pieces. Not comfortably ejecting out and floating towards the center. Yet Cooper stays in one piece while entering the black hole.

4) This again is not a plot hole, just a point to note. Amelia doesn't enter the black hole. Time for Cooper passes much slower than Amelia's. This is why Murph is on her death bed after Cooper exits the black hole. Amelia too would have aged significantly or perhaps even died on Dr.Edmunds planet by the time Cooper gets there.

5) Funny that the tidal waves had such high crests and the trough was merely 2 feet of water. Wouldn't there need to be sufficient depth for the waters to rise that high. If it was because of the gravitational pull of the black hole, how does that not affect the crew too? They seem to be able to walk around on the 2 feet deep water with out any upward gravitational forces.

6) If the plan was anyway going to be Plan-B, the Lazarus people knew of this, they could have simply each taken a bunch of fertilized eggs and started a colony of humans in which ever planet was suitable. Why build a centrifuge ship and send it with a bunch of fertilized eggs in it as a second step?



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Gone Girl : Plot Holes Explained

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A story well told. Even if the movie had ended at half point, that would have been a complete story with a twist. But thankfully it wasn't, that would have been just another execution of a standard ending-with-a-twist.

The Basic Plot Explained
Let's put the events of the movie in chronological order. The beauty of the story telling was the switching between the events in the time series. However, for the sake of understanding, let's make it a little boring.

Nick and Amy are both writers, they meet and fall in love. Amy's parents are shown to have been converting what Amy didn't get in her life into events of success in her fictional character - Amazing Amy. In short, Amy's a sweet candidate to have been turned into a psycho bitch early in life.

Nick and Amy fall in love, they have a sugar coated kiss and get married.

The recession hits. Both of them lose their jobs in NY. Nick's mother is diagnosed with cancer. They move to Missouri. Nick wants a child with Amy, and Amy refuses it. He keeps a sample of his manhood in a fertility clinic to ensure his swimmers are still awesome. Amy doesn't do her bit for this.

Eventually, Nick becomes uninterested in Amy and sleeps around with his hot student - Andie. He runs a bar called The Bar and everything he owns is on Amy's name. Amy eventually sees Nick cheating on her with Andie at The Bar and gets mother-pissed and decides to unleash her psycho on him.

Amy plans a nice and elaborate plot to frame Nick for her apparent murder. 
She finds a neighborhood idiot pregnant woman and becomes her BFF. They hang out and she gets enough evidence in the form of pictures that Amy has a friend indeed. Amy further tricks the said idiot pregnant woman and steals her urine to send them for testing to ensure that she was pregnant on records. She creates a diary with some true content about the initial days when they fell in love. She throws in all the extra false information about how Nick becomes aggressive and is unwilling to have a baby with her. Her pregnancy records in combination to this anti-baby feeling creates a motive for Nick. Amy changes her appearance and flees, waiting for Nick to get caught and sentenced to death after which she would actually commit suicide to give the murder story a closure. 

She sets up her house with the crime scene of her own assault. A little destroyed furniture, a little blood spatter. Lots of her blood on the floor, mopped up. A murder weapon in the fire place. She then leaves a trail of clues, which is part of her usual annual treasure hunt. But this time it's to frame Nick.

After having drinks with his twin sister - Margo, Nick walks in to his house to find Amy missing --> this is how the movie begins. He calls up the cops to tell them this. Detective Rhonda and her side kick show up to do a sweep.

Investigation starts, they find the envelop named clue one. Nick then follows this clue to the second, the second place is his office. The next clue leads him to his father's place. He gets there before the detective and hides the clues as he doesn't like where the clues are leading.

After a public event that goes bad with the idiot pregnant woman screaming out Amy was pregnant, the detective turns on Nick. There are purchases that Nick seems to have done on Amy's credit card. Nick convinces his sister that he is innocent and moves in with her. He even finds the final clue which is the out house at Margo's place. All the purchases done by Nick on Amy's card is sitting in the outhouse as evidence for his plan after murdering his wife.

Sexy student Andie comes in looking for some love, and love she get in Nick's sisters house. As Andie is leaving in the early morning, his sister catches him. Nick apologizes and heads to NY to get help from Tanner Bolt, a high fly super attorney who helps in such cases. They plan to fix Nick's public image.

Nick meets old boyfriend of Amy who was accused of rape and was set up, confirms her psycho-abilities. Just as Nick plans to go on TV and admit that he needed to be hated for his cheating-ass self and that he loves his wife and wants her back, big tit Andie makes a public statement about her rub-a-dub relationship with Nick. Nick gives his TV statement anyways. 

In the meanwhile Amy gets mugged by two of the people in the trailer park she's staying in. She has no place to go to and turns to Desi her former boyfriend. Desi is madly in love with Amy, so mad that Amy has a restraining order on him. He meets Amy and takes her to his bootylicious uber-cool pad with automated appliances and surveillance recordings and everything. Basically, everything that doesn't impress a psycho woman.

With Desi, Amy sees Nicks TV show program where he's being all - I wuv you Amy, please come back to me, I don't kill wives, etc. Amy is all - awww! 

Nick's image in the meanwhile is gets all better with the TV show cry fest act that he puts up. But the clues Amy leaves eventually catches up to Nick as the murderer. Detective Rhonda connects all the created evidence, including the outhouse full of goodies to point to Nick for the murder of his wife and arrests him. He gets pulled out on bail after by his lawyer.

Amy plans the rape attack tactic on Desi. She preps a surveillance video with her bleeding and crying lying at the door. She preps her her wrists with tie marks with a rope. When the poor soul gets back home, Amy takes Desi in to the bedroom, gets him all prepared for a humpin' good time and slits his throat. Once dead, she leaves and reaches Nicks house covered in Desi's blood. The media watches as she collapses in Nick's arms.

After this, she gives a statement to the FBI and the local task force. She explains how this whole period she had been kidnapped and kept in Desi's house. In self defense she kills Desi and escapes. She asks them to go through the surveillance tapes for proof. Detective Rhonda tries to cross question Amy, but gets shut-the-fuck-up'ed as Rhonda almost had Nick heading towards a death sentence.

Back at home Amy confesses to Nick about the murder. Nick plans to tell the world of Amy's psycho-bitchery in front of national television. But just before the shoot, Amy discloses that she is pregnant with Nick's kid. She snuck Nick's swimmers from the fertility clinic and let them swim up her womanliness. Nick can't do shit, feels responsible for the future kid and just plays a loving husband at the interview and stays with Amy. The disclose that they are expecting a baby.

The Plot Hole:

Unlike the rest of the world burning up with anger, we don't care if the villain wins for a change. However, Amy did commit a murder, any murder is questioned and looked into. FBI wouldn't go - "Amy is Amazing Amy, have you not seen the cover of that book? That makes her innocent in real life too".

The minute the feds land up at Desi's house, they will check the surveillance tapes. The tapes will show Amy walking in with Desi quite willingly and only a few days ago, not a whole month ago. There would be no activity for the rest of the time.

Amy uses wine to show bleeding to the surveillance cameras. When the feds check for blood remains, they wont find any.

Amy is not in an iron fortress, she's on the other side of a glass door. If she was desperate enough to kill someone, wouldn't she have first tried to break the glass door and escape? A tad bit of a simpler idea, yes?

Her own story of attack by Desi is inconsistent with weapon used. Amy bled out a lot, typically like one who needs some medical assistance or a dead person, yet she was not taken to any hospital, no statement or record.

Her story of her own murder is thought through. Her actual murder of Desi should have resulted in the FBI catching her by the collar. Had it been Dexter investigating the murder scene, Amy'd be dead before dessert.

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