Best action movie mistakes of 2016
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Plot hole: Prior to the final show, when the horsemen are performing separately at different locations in London. [Scene X] Jack is busy with his card swap trick. While others are doing their tricks too, [Scene Y] McKinney is believed to be tricked once again by his face sharing brother at another location... Dylan gets a call and then he calls everyone to wrap up and meet somewhere. [Scene Z] Jack also wraps up and leaves the place... OK. Later after the expose in final show McKinney tells the story about how Jack successfully hypnotized his brother [in the Scene Y]. How could Jack be at two different locations at the same time? He was performing somewhere else when he did hypnotism at another location and then wraps up his trick back where he started.
Continuity mistake: Many times in the movie, Romit's hair changes from one shot to another. It goes from very short on the sides to long then back again.
Continuity mistake: When the landlady shows Judy to her "luxury apartment" note the position of the vertical deadbolt lock affixed to the front door and jamb, but the next morning when Judy leaves for the ZPD, as she unlocks the door the deadbolt lock has moved higher up on the door and jamb (note wallpaper). Additionally, just as Judy opens the door we can see that although the interior deadbolt is affixed higher, its key cylinder on the exterior side is much lower, which makes no sense, but then the deadbolt is back to normal.
Factual error: When Bourne first arrives in London, the Audi he is driving is quite obviously left hand drive. In the UK his car would be a right hand drive.
Continuity mistake: When the Senator is about to be sacrificed, the cloth on her mouth immediately disappears for a split second.
Factual error: At the start Bruce Wayne runs into a massive dust cloud formed from the falling building. In the scenes that follow he and the other people have very little or no dust on them at all - they should be completely covered and choking on it.
Continuity mistake: In the first Avengers briefing with the Secretary, the shot has Tony Stark sitting in the back with a wedding ring on. The shot changes to another view and Tony is sitting in the same location, but is no longer wearing a wedding ring. This continues many times within the scene.
Factual error: In the first scene where Dr Strange is preparing for surgery he uses improper surgical gowning technique breaking aseptic protocols. Strange puts on a mask after washing his hands, contaminating his clean hands by bringing them in proximity to the non-sterile environment of his face. Surgical masks must be worn before the full washing of hands. Another error is that he inserted his hands all the way through his gown to don gloves. Hands must never leave the sleeves and gloves must be put on with the sleeves still covering.
Plot hole: When Kirk and Jay-lah appear on the bike they are already travelling at speed. This is impossible, as they would have had to enter the transporter room at speed, not possible with the Franklin's transporter.
Factual error: When the new president talks to the world on shortwave radio, some kids are adjusting a TV antenna in one shot. Shortwave radios wouldn't work with TV antennas, they use two significantly different frequencies. Shortwave is a much longer wavelength and would require larger antennas to work.
Character mistake: When Mike and the SAS team leader first meet, the team leader introduces himself as Will Davis, Captain. However at the near end when they say goodbye to each other, Mike addresses him as Lieutenant.
Continuity mistake: When April changes into a school girl's outfit to distract Dr. Stockman's assistant, she grabs a miniskirt and ties it around the skirt that she's already wearing. But we never see her take this particular skirt off. It just magically disappears. She is also wearing pantyhose which suddenly changes to over the knee stockings.
Factual error: When Apocalypse touches the television in Cairo and says he is "Learning", the next shot shows the rooftops with many smallish satellite dishes in view. This is set in the early eighties when satellite dishes for TV were much larger.
New this month Continuity mistake: The doctor starts out carrying a Holland and Holland "Royal" Double Rifle; but when he and Tarzan pursue the train, the doctor loses his H&H rifle in the leap from a cliff. Lo and behold, after they commandeer the train and disembark, the doctor is inexplicably carrying his H&H Double Rifle again. The H&H is not a common rifle, even today, and his chances of just discovering an exact replacement aboard the train is beyond coincidental.
Continuity mistake: The small wound below Jack's left eye increases and decreases size through the film.
Continuity mistake: After the meeting with the ghost of the mansion Erin hugs Abby and she gets the ectoplasm from her, but in the next shot it disappears.
Continuity mistake: While the Squad is patrolling the city, the ends of Harley's bunches keep changing in style; they are straight when she's changing at the prison and on the helicopter with the Squad, really curled after Rick kills someone, then jump between straight and slightly curled for the rest of the film, with the exception of the end scene where she hasn't got her hair in bunches anymore, but a different hairstyle.
Factual error: Brad Pitt refers to 'Triple A'. This is an anachronism - the terms of the period were Ack-Ack or Flak.
Revealing mistake: When Jerico is having his surgery the angle of the device that will be transmitting the memories is inconsistently angled in the real shot versus the monitor image.
Continuity mistake: In the car-chasing scene with the Jaguar, the pursuer drive three different cars, In real-life they drive BMW e92 M3 coupes, in game-graphic BMW M4 coupes. And that one which crashes right into the Volvo is a BMW e46 coupe.
Continuity mistake: In an early scene with the Scrat on board the alien space ship, he accidentally increases the artificial gravity, and there is a control panel indicator with the word "GRAVITY" in English. In a later scene when the ship is out of control and a danger warning flashes in front of him, it's written in an alien language.
Factual error: In the hanging scene where the drummer boy is playing, the drummer is using "matched grip" which is a concert style of playing a snare drum. The grip used for a marching drum in the Revolutionary or Civil War would be "traditional grip" (as we call it today), which allows the left hand to match the angle of the drum, which was tilted to the right -so each hand grips the stick differently. During those times, slings were used over the shoulder to support the drum and the drum would rest on the left leg. At the end of the movie there is a still shot of a drummer boy using traditional grip.