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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 24
02-18-2011, 05:09 PM
Originally Posted by USS Parallax
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."

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.

It doesn't fit any definition of a plot hole.
It is important because Nero disappears despite having an uber-ship and having been seen by the Federation ship he destroyed. For 25 years nobody sees this ship again despite it apparently being in a part of space in or around the Federation that he's apparently been checking periodically for Spock.

And him not doing anything for 25 years goes completely against the flow of ALL logic. Logic would dictate going right to Romulus to warn them of the impending doom. Logic would have his crew overthrow him after a few years of just sitting around waiting for Spock to show up rather than either taking their revenge on Federation planets, Vulcan or otherwise, or going back to Romulus or trying to find a way back to the future or any number of other, less insane things to do.

Of course, logic would mean he would want revenge on the idiots in the Romulan government who ignored his warnings in the future rather than the one guy who actually attempted to help him out...

But if you don't want to call it a plot hole, so be it. We can simply call it bad writing.

As far as its popularity, whopdeedoo. Transformers II's box office returns made that movie's box office returns look like it was the profit from a little girl's lemonade stand, but nobody's going to argue Transformers II is a good movie or well written.