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Best movie mistakes of 2012

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.

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Ted

Deliberate mistake: When the news shows Ted being arrested at an airport, Ted gives the camera the rude finger. When he does this, his hand is censored, because Ted doesn't actually have any fingers.

Deliberate mistake: Manny refers to the pirate rabbit as the Easter Bunny, even though Easter never existed in prehistoric times.

Continuity mistake: In the first movie the "Welcome to Silent Hill" sign is on the right. In this movie it's on the left.

Continuity mistake: At the dinner scene at Bilbo's house, just before Bofur throws the egg at Bombur's mouth, Fili is seen sitting next to Bombur. Yet as Bombur catches the egg, Ori is now sitting where Fili was sitting.

Factual error: When J arrives in Coney Island in 1969, the Wonder Wheel has a big American flag right below the ferris wheel's name. The Wonder Wheel didn't have the flag until some time in 2011, marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

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Continuity mistake: At the end, the number on the helicopter is 711. As it takes off it is 712.

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Continuity mistake: When the hippies turn the car over it barely has any damages, but when the scene changes to the couple driving away it is dented everywhere.

Continuity mistake: The Sampson is hit by one shell at first, leaving a large hole on the port side of the bow. But when it's being pelted with shells during the second volley, the hole in the bow is gone.

Factual error: When Lightning returns to base following the destruction of the train, the pilots watch his gun camera films. Gun cameras are trained forward of the aircraft, while some of the footage displayed was from behind the P-40.

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.

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Looper

Continuity mistake: When old Joe is in the night club killing everybody, his face is covered in blood, but spotless when seen through the CCTV.

Factual error: In the beginning scene in the locker room, Taylor brings up his Glock and calls it the "Glock 19", however a shot shows the pistol's trademarks, displaying it as a Glock 22.

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.

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Skyfall

Continuity mistake: In the London Underground station, Silva walks down a flight of stairs. On the left side of the stairs are two men. In the next shot, it's only one (totally different) man.

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: At the end of the movie when Kwon says he will take Bobo down if he ever breaks the law again, Bobo empties his glass of whisky. In the next shot when Bobo puts the glass down, it's half full.

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Brave

Continuity mistake: When Merida is climbing the rock to drink from the waterfall the rock is several meters away from the waterfall, but a few shots later it is centimeters away.

Factual error: On the Amtrak train, "Vicki" sees a sign advertising downhill skiing trips to Victoria, BC. There are no downhill ski areas in Victoria, or close by, and Amtrak doesn't travel to Victoria.

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.

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Continuity mistake: At the end, when Bella is thrown into Edward, she is wearing shoes with a heel, but a few seconds later she is wearing regular boots.

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: While fighting against the Lizard in the lab, Peter looks at his backpack. The position of its straps and the debris on the wall change between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Curt is reversing the van from the crumbling tunnel, he's shown sticking his head out the window, then looking forward and again with his head out the window in the same shot.

Revealing mistake: When Picasso removes the first finger from Fan Yau Lee hand, you can clearly see that there is no blood on the instrument used.

Continuity mistake: When the Seals emerge from the water in the first action scene,Chief's m-4 scope is round. When he emerges from the water to go on land, his scope is square.

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Stolen

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.

Other mistake: When Melina picks up Quaid on "I19", the car seat is an integral part of the door. When Quaid gets out of the car after crashing on the street, the seat is an integral part of the chassis.

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