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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 23
02-18-2011, 05:52 PM
Complaining about it is pure nitpicking at it's finest.

It's not actually a real plot hole. "A plot hole, or plothole, is a gap or inconsistency in a storyline that goes against the flow of logic established by the story's plot, or constitutes a blatant omission of relevant information regarding the plot."

1) It's not inconsistent.
2) The gap isn't important and can be explained any number of ways even if you don't like the official way. If you go purely by the movie then he waited for 25 years. He was that hellbent on screwing with Spock. So what? That's not a plot hole. His world was destroyed and family killed. People have gone more insane for much much less. There's ZERO plot hole here no matter how you look at it unless you want to nitpick the movie pointlessly.
3) It doesn't go against the flow or logic.
4) Its not a blatant omission of relevant information because even if you're told exactly WHY he waited for 25 years (whether it be because he's just THAT angry and patient or because he was captured by Klingons) it's STILL not relevant, doesn't advance the plot, isn't important to the plot and just in the end isn't important to the plot at all. Heck, that's why they took it out. The thing felt forced and even as a real explanation added absolutely nothing to the plot.

There's ZERO plot holes. It's a great movie. It's not perfect but is the most well received Star Trek movie ever. It's made the most. Obviously the VAST MAJORITY of people don't agree that leaving out why he waiting for 25 years was important.

It doesn't fit any definition of a plot hole.