Best movie mistakes of 2013
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Continuity mistake: In the scene when Yuri's daughter is getting away from the hotel, the color of the chopper changes from green to brown between shots.
Factual error: When one of the terrorists fires an RPG into the security hut, all the windows in the cars standing nearby shatter. Ordinary windshields are made of laminated glass that doesn't shatter, not to mention that at least the SUVs used to transport the Prime Minister and his escort would surely be armored and therefore possess security glass.
Continuity mistake: After Batman shoots Reverse Flash through the head, Flash rushes over to Batman and catches him before he falls over from his wounds. As Flash is lying him down slowly, there is no blood on Batman's face. It then cuts to a close up as Batman reaches up to pull off his mask and there is suddenly blood on his lips and chin.
Factual error: As Wendell and Jackie are driving in the car, Jackie turns the radio on to put a hiatus on their discussion. As soon as he turns it on, sound issues forth, but in the 40's radios used vacuum tubes, which required a warm-up period.
New this month Continuity mistake: The number of arrows that Katniss has in her quiver goes up and down through the games. For example, In the second cornucopia scene where Brutus, Enobaria, Cashmere and Gloss attack them, one shot shows three arrows left, but there were plenty used during the rest of the film.
New this month Factual error: There are several scenes which depict space debris reaching the astronauts' location, with catastrophic results. While the impact of these collisions are probably realistic, it's highly improbable that this debris would be visible (you can spot many objects approaching, missing or hitting Sandra and George's location) mainly because of their ultra high speed relative to the astronauts' area. Remember, we are talking about orbits with speeds in the order of several 10k's of km/h.
Continuity mistake: They trick one witch with a record recording of a boy that is lost. H&G are thrown down by it and the witch picks up a branch and begins zooming off like it is a broom. Hansel is behind her, yet despite the witch traveling faster than he is running, somehow he suddenly gets in front of her and smacks her with his gun.
Factual error: After killing the guards who rush in after he escapes from the stasis chamber, Storm Shadow looks at Warden James and says, "Welcome to hell". The ground he is standing on is completely covered in water from when the stasis chamber broke, spilling it everywhere. James uses this to his advantage and slams a defibrillator paddle onto it, electrifying the wet floor to shock Storm Shadow. James then gets up and takes off running... across the very same floor while Storm Shadow is still being electrocuted, but without a hitch.
Factual error: When the Mercedes jeep hits the wall at the end of the plane, Shaw goes straight through the windshield and falls to his death in a cloud of shards. Windshields on modern cars, like that jeep, are made out of laminated glass, layers of glass and plastic, precisely designed to prevent shattering into those deadly daggers during an accident and kill the unlucky guy in front of it.
Continuity mistake: John is taken down by a trap set by Hansel and puts a big hole in his back. He gets back up and is shot down by the Sheriff. As he is getting up a second time, it shows his back. There is no hole in his back or shirt before the Sheriff finishes him off. It also shows no hole or blood on his back in one shot when he is chasing with the bear trap before he is shot the first time.
Continuity mistake: Admiral Marcus' ship "The Vengeance" comes out of warp and immediately appears to be right behind The Enterprise. In the frontal shot of the two ships the Vengeance appears be right beside the Enterprise. The top of the ship even goes over the roof of the Enterprise to prove it. Also, the Enterprise is facing away from the Vengeance in this shot. Yet from an immediate side angle of the two ships, the distance between the two ships has increased noticeably and the Enterprise is now facing towards the Vengeance.
New this month Character mistake: In the scene where Nicki is being interviewed by Vanity Fair, she refers to her younger sister, "Gabby." Nicki is the character based upon Alexis Neiers. In the movie, her younger sister's name is supposed to be Emily. Gabby is the real life name of Alexis' younger sister.
Continuity mistake: Dr. Newton Geiszler states that he only has five minutes to connect to the baby kaiju. At the time the jaegers are still at the base and far from ready. When he connects, the jaegers are already at the breach. They were launched, attached to helicopters and brought into the middle of the pacific ocean, all under five minutes?
Factual error: In a scene where the nightclub singer with the tropical fruit head wear is on stage, she is singing into a classic RCA 77D microphone which is correct for the period, but in a mistake often made in movies that are set in this era, the microphone is improperly positioned. It is leaning toward the singer when in fact this type of mic is spoken to from the side not the end To be used correctly it was always pointed away from the singer or placed in a vertical position for side pickup.
New this month Factual error: In the beginning of the movie, Leah Templeton is killed on Feb 26. Then the newspaper obituary that Jordan had hanging on her locker door says that Leah's service was to be held at 11am on Feb 27. That is not enough time to prepare the body and get her ready for her funeral by 11am the next morning, especially since it's a murder under investigation.
Revealing mistake: When the family's car is about to be hit by the ambulance as they try to escape downtown, Gerry is driving and his wife is up, leaning over the passenger seat talking to their daughter. The camera angle changes to a view from behind, and as the ambulance is about to hit, we can see there is nobody in the car and the ambulance driver is wearing a safety helmet. This is viewable in just a few frames.
Continuity mistake: After Batman hits Joker with a net and pins him to the ground, he gets out of his jet and hops down. There is a chicken leg next to the jet from Joker's previous attack. But when Batman is getting back in while Superman and Robin are talking, the chicken leg has disappeared.
Continuity mistake: In Kandor, Superman punches a hole in the ground and picks up a large chunk of the street out of the hole, but does not move from that spot. The shot changes to the robot's perspective of him about to throw the rock and shows his feet. The ground he just punched and picked up is in perfect condition at his feet. No hole, no cracks, no sign of the damage he just made.
New this month Visible crew/equipment: When Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy are in the hotel room arguing, they sit down at a table in the room. In the glass reflection of the framed picture on the wall, you can see the cameraman.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, Oz gives his new assistant a gift, and leans in for a kiss. Both of them are seen to tilt their heads to their right for the kiss. The scene cuts to a wider shot, just before Frank barges in, and their heads are tilted to the left.
Continuity mistake: When Sarah is trying to convince The Frog to help them, The Frog's glasses alternate between being worn and being in his hand from shot to shot.
New this month Factual error: In the scene where they are heading towards the Aria hotel to check for hotel rooms, they walk past the volcano at the Mirage. They are walking in the opposite direction (away from) the Aria hotel.
New this month Continuity mistake: Sif has a wound on the left side of her forehead which disappears when she arrives at Asgard.
Other mistake: When the driver of the ZR1 corvette changes gears the emergency brake lever is visibly up.