Best movie mistakes of 2012
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Factual error: Dr Schultz pays with 12 $1000 bills, but $1000 bills were not created until 1861, after the time period of this movie.
Other mistake: The video stream displayed in the night sky showing which tributes have died after the first day does not add up correctly. They display in district order. We see the start, the girl from three (so the boy is still alive), and the boy from four with no breaks. Then they break away to show Katniss and the control room, after which they continuously show the boy and girl from seven, the boy from eight (so the girl is still alive), the girl from nine (so the boy is still alive), and then fade to the end. We know that Foxface, the girl from five, dies later in the movie. Even if we assume that during the portion not shown, the girl from four, the boy from five, and both tributes from six are dead, that's only a total of ten. Twelve are supposed to be dead at that point in the movie.
Character mistake: At the activities fair, after Benji and Jesse walk away from the Treblemakers, Bumper says "Let's match pitch." Then sings a note. The rest of the Treblemakers harmonize, rather than match the note that Bumper sings.
Continuity mistake: Towards the end of "Stars" the camera is behind Javert while he faces out towards the city. On the right, you can see clouds being illuminated by an absent moon that is off screen but behind said clouds yet the moon reflects off of the left side of his face.
Factual error: In the scene where Arthur first enters the house and starts going through paperwork, there's a shot of Nathaniel Drablow's death certificate which shows 'body was not recovered' in the box next to his cause of death. Such a thing would not be written on death certificates of the time - that box is reserved for 'Signature, description and residence of informant', a heading which can partially be seen as the camera pans across the certificate. For the death to have been registered, an informant's signature would have to have been there.
Continuity mistake: In the scene when Ada Wong walks into the Umbrella control room and kills all the agents, she stands in the middle of the room. She uses a gun to kill all the agents, who are sitting behind glass computers. In that scene, and in later shots, we can see that the glass is intact and has no bullet holes in it.
Revealing mistake: Right at the end of the fight between Selene and the Uber-Lycan in the vampire coven, the Uber-Lycan throws Selene into some wooden panels, knocking her unconscious. As she travels through the air you can tell that she is suspended by wires; she travels far too slowly towards the wooden panels for someone who was just thrown.
Continuity mistake: Will is shown dislocating his left thumb to escape the handcuffs, but exits the vehicle and sets his right thumb back into the socket.
Factual error: When agents are searching for Abu Ahmad al Kuwaiti in Peshawar and get blocked by two Pakistani men, the agent that gets out of the car to speak with them starts speaking in Lebanese dialect. In Pakistan they do not speak Arabic, and even if the two Pakistani bikers happened to speak Arabic, it would have been literary Arabic, which is totally different from the Lebanese dialect.