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.
Continuity mistake: In the shot where Katniss walks up the steps after volunteering to replace Primrose, Effie's fingers are waving her forward, but on the giant screen visible in the background, her hand is still.
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.
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.
Factual error: As stated at the hearing at the end of the film, the plane went into a dive because the flaps on the tail came loose then jammed in the down position, from which the pilot could not recover. Turning the plane upside down would reverse the problem and put it into a steep climb. The pilot would not be able to fly upside down in a straight line then roll it over and glide - as soon as the plane was rolled over it would go straight into the steep dive again.
Continuity mistake: After Ellis and his mom are stopped by the Troopers, one of them holds a clip board with Mud's picture on it and finger prints. As he is showing it to Ellis, the close up shows his fingers over the finger prints as he is holding it one-handed. Then in a further shot, his fingers are suddenly holding the board about 2 inches above the finger prints.
Visible crew/equipment: Crew member holding some equipment is visible in a reflection of the window on the right of the screen.
Visible crew/equipment: As Jack and George enter the boat site they hide behind a red Jaguar XFR. As the camera moves round the camera man is visible in the chrome-work on the Jaguar.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bilbo spares Gollum's life, Gollum turns around facing the invisible Bilbo and extends his right hand out to a rock. The far shots from in front of Gollum show his arm almost fully stretched out and his hand away. But the shots from behind Gollum show his right arm bent on the rock with his hand much closer and level with his head.
Other mistake: In the opening song, at the end when the people are are "thhhhhhhhhneeding" it shows a closeup of a little girl with red hair and a yellow bow, you later see her in the flashbacks multiple times. She is throwing tomatoes at the Once-ler and singing along to the Thneed song. There are also 2 O-Hare workers, most noticeably during the opening song. They sing the part about the tree needing 96 batteries. You later see them in a flash back during the "Everybody Needs a Thneed" song. You see them well, in the front row near the end of the song, O-Hare uniforms and all.
Audio problem: In the scene where Jack Bondurant is loading jars into the back of the truck, Floyd Banner is driven into town and screeches to a halt nearby. Although the tyres screech which is characteristic of tyres stopping suddenly/losing traction on Tarmac or cement, the car is on a loose dirt road.