2012’s biggest plot holes
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Few writers are capable of producing perfectly logical and air-tight tales, and even fewer of those writers work in the movie business. Here’s some the dubious plot details from 2012’s biggest blockbusters that (we reckon) didn’t totally make sense. But do you agree with us?
[Spoiler warning - Each film will be made clear and will contain plot spoilers – You have been warned]
Bruce's recovery was medically impossible (Credit: Rex)
The Dark Knight Rises – Batman’s not-so-broken back
Where better to start than with the biggest film of the year. Christopher Nolan is many things to many people, but most film fans will agree his stories typically do carry a fair few plot holes. For most people this doesn’t detract from the enjoyment of his films, and so it shouldn’t, but there are plot holes nonetheless – and the biggest ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ comes at the end of act 2.
Batman’s stuck in a pit after Bane broke his back during an epic fight. When this happens in the comics, Wayne is stuck in a wheelchair and needs months of medical attention. In Nolan’s version though, he’s is helped out by an inmate in the third world prison Bane dumped him in. Said inmate punches a piece of vertebrae back into place, then winches Batman up on a rope harness. A few weeks later, he can walk again.
Suffice to say, many weren’t convinced by this. Vulture blog even asked a real doctor if this was possible. “Obviously, no”, he said.
All in a day's work... Rapace glossed over her C-section (Credit: 20th Century Fox)
Prometheus – Severely injured action heroine
Sir Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ had a LOT of issues and they are nearly all plot holes. The biggest problem however is fundamental to the ending of the film, as Noomi Rapace’s Dr Elizabeth Shaw goes through all manner of nastiness on her way to the film’s credits.
The best scene sees Shaw order the ship’s medical robot to perform a makeshift caesarean on her to remove the squid-like alien beastie that was preparing to explode violently from her abdomen. After the deed is done, the machine staples her up and she begins injecting herself with a painkiller.