Best drama movie mistakes of 2016
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Plot hole: In multiple scenes in the movie the starship is in a gentle rotation which allows 1G gravity on the ship. When the power to the propellant is cut the rotation stops and gravity is lost. Such a design for a starship doesn't make sense as the entire structure could be put in a continuous motion, as is indeed done with many probes today without requiring the continuous addition of power. Even if this design was chosen with part of the structure fixed and party of it moving around it still seems unlikely that the rotating part would come to a grinding halt within seconds (if it did, the friction of the structure would be huge, requiring enormous levels of energy to keep it moving) The only reason the movie chooses this unlikely design is to integrate the crucial shot of Aurora floating out of the pool when power is first lost.
Character mistake: A TV news announcer describes Alan Shepard's first manned launch into space as him being lifted to "an altitude of 116 miles per hour." That's not an altitude, that's a speed. It should have just been "116 miles."
Factual error: Women's stockings had seams in 1944. When people are dancing at the party in Bayfield's apartment, the backs of women's legs appear in enough shots to show that their stockings, anachronistically, are seamless.
New this month Factual error: Throughout the first battle at "Hacksaw Ridge" some of the men are seen pulling the pins of grenades with their teeth. In actuality, the pins on the grenades (both modern and old ones) take at least 7 pounds of force to release the pin. If someone did that, they'd either cause severe damage to their teeth or maybe lose a couple.
Factual error: The glass baby bottles shown were equipped with NUK brand nipples, which were not available in the US until the 1970's.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning, inside the hotel room in Hong Kong. Before Snowden puts the two cellphones belonging to his guests in the microwave, there are already two different cellphones lying in there. After the point of view switches to the microwave's turntable, the two original cellphones have magically disappeared.
Factual error: When Jake Gyllenhaal confronts one of the suspects in the shed and wakes up (several hours later) after being knocked out cold, he moves the dead guy's arm. Normally, bodies stiffen up after being dead for several hours, but when Tony (Jake) moves the other guy's arm, it is not stiff at all.
Factual error: The Budweiser beer bottles used in the movie have the 'Bud' neck label, not used on bottles in 1985.
New this month Continuity mistake: When Mowgli is with the monkeys, Bagheera is on Mowgli's left, but then suddenly he is on Mowgli's right.
Continuity mistake: The wounds that Juda got on his face from the fall from the horse at the beginning of the film, disappear the very same day.
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.
New this month Character mistake: When Mike's wife is watching the news about the oil rig on fire, you can see the TV with part of the U.S. map on it and 'Mississippi' is misspelled as Missisippi.
Factual error: Brad Pitt refers to 'Triple A'. This is an anachronism - the terms of the period were Ack-Ack or Flak.
Factual error: Toward the end of the movie there is a shot over the Mediterranean Sea with the sun rising. The shoreline at Benghazi generally runs northeast-southwest, meaning the point of view would be somewhere between these two directions. If we assume that the point of view is generally straight out to sea, this would make the point of view northwest.
Continuity mistake: When Lady Susan is counseling her daughter Frederica in her bedroom, the shot shows an unlit candle on a dresser behind Lady Susan. The shot changes back and forth between Frederica and Lady Susan. When the shot changes back to Lady Susan, the unlit candle is gone, though there is no one else in the room.
New this month Continuity mistake: Whilst sitting having lunch, when the girl sits beside Ben Affleck, he removes the cup from his thermos, and sets it down to his right. A following shot shows the cup now on his left.
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.