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Mistakes from current US & UK cinema and DVD releases
Below are all the major movies on current release in cinemas and on DVD, together with a couple of mistakes for each - click the movie title or the picture to read all the mistakes and to check out quotes, trivia, trailers, and more!
Argo - 31 mistakes
In the scene where the Swissair 747 is taking off from Tehran the police cars keep up with the plane until it lifts off. Takeoff speed for a 747 is about 160 mph so the police cars would have been far behind by then.
Ben Affleck gets into a 280s Mercedes driven by the Canadian Ambassador. The front screen wipers on the car are original silver chrome style and fit the screen. When they arrive at his house the wipers have now changed to much shorter modern style wipers, are black, and are the very latest frameless style first introduced in the early 2000's by Bosch.
The Croods - 1 mistake
Django Unchained - 42 mistakes
Dr Schultz pays with 12 $1000 bills, but $1000 bills were not created until 1861, after the time period of this movie.
The film is based in 1858 and proceeds through the winter into the spring of 1859. At the end of the movie Django blows up Candyland using dynamite. Dynamite was not invented by Alfred Nobel until 1864 and then patented in 1867.
The Great Gatsby - 6 mistakes
When Tom and Nick get off the train and go to Wilson's shop, in a close up of Tom's face you see him look up toward the window (looking for Myrtle). After that it cuts to a wide shot and you can see Tom in the background repeating what he did in the close up.
Trains of various types appear in several shots but the trains shown - likely all CGI - are completely unlike any trains that were in use in New York in the 1920s or in any other era. They appear to be based on Australian prototypes and their design differs significantly from American trains.
The Guilt Trip - 1 mistake
The Impossible - 1 mistake
When the kid is writing down the names of missing people. He starts writing with his left hand while someone is talking to him. the scene cuts to show him writing from another angle and suddenly he is right-handed. There's no interruption between the scenes. In the rest of the movie he is right-handed.
Iron Man 3 - 5 mistakes
When Tony Stark gives his interview in which he threatens the Mandarin, the reporter's phone changes from a flip phone to a smartphone.
When Tony is in his garage injecting his arm, his chest piece is glowing brightly through his shirt, however, the very next shot when he is wiping his arm with the alcohol pad, his chest piece is suddenly turned off.
Jack Reacher - 3 mistakes
In the car chase in Jack Reachers car, It shows a UK tax disc, first it said 5 12, then 7 12, then 9 12?! and from the shots within the car it didn't show a disc.
In the scene where James Barr is shown shooting the four men during the war his rifle movement is inconsistent with where the targets were. He took aim at the man furthest away in a line. His rifle would have to move down as he shot each person moving down the line. Instead his rifle moves down then up and up again etc. Even if the targets decided to run after the first shot the rifle movement is inconsistent.
Life of Pi - 1 mistake
After Pi Patel first meets Anandi in the dance class, he is shown looking at her in the market place. There is a little girl sitting next to the flower seller. She doesn't have any flowers in her hair in the first shot, when the shot changes to Pi and then shows Anandi the little girl now has a flower in her hair .
Oblivion - 2 mistakes
When Jack retreats to the cabin for the first time in the film, he puts a Led Zeppelin record - Led Zeppelin II - and plays the first song on that side of the record, which turns out to be 'Ramble On'. Any Zeppelin fan would know that 'Ramble On' is song number 7 on side B, therefore the needle should have been placed somewhere in the middle of the disc.
The wound on Jack's nose changes throughout the film.
Olympus Has Fallen - 2 mistakes
The president asks his son to choose a tie from a black or brown one. He gives the black one to the kid and keeps the brown one. In the next scene the president has the black tie.
Toward the end of the movie, when the US 7th fleet is ordered to withdraw from the Sea of Japan, two US aircraft carriers are shown maneuvering. One has '67' painted on its island, the other displays '73'. This represents the hull number of the ship. CV-67, the USS John F Kennedy, was decommissioned in 2007.
Pain & Gain - 2 mistakes
When the SWAT teams come to arrest all the criminals, they are shown having the EOTech holographic weapon sight on their rifles. The story happens in 1995 and EOTech introduced the first holographic sight in 1998.
The movie is set in 1995. In the movie, The Rock is driving a Plymouth/Chrysler Prowler. The Prowler wasn't available for purchase until 1997.
Parental Guidance - 3 mistakes
When Alice is having her 'Artie and Dianne' rash, she is suddenly wearing glasses, without anytime to put them on.
Artie says there are six Saw movies, when there are in fact seven.
The Place Beyond the Pines - 1 mistake
Quartet - 1 mistake
Seven Psychopaths - 1 mistake
Silver Linings Playbook - 16 mistakes
As Pat's dad was driving him to the Eagles game, they pass a construction site near the stadium. The movie was based in 2008. There was no construction going on near the stadiums in 2008. The construction site in that background of the scene is from the Spectrum being torn down and the building of Xfinity! Live, which opened in April of 2012.
Bradley Cooper wears a necklace. While rehearsing a dance sequence with Jennifer Lawrence the necklace is alternately hanging on his chest then back, indiscriminately between cuts.
Skyfall - 47 mistakes
During Bond's fight with Patrice in the Shanghai high-rise, Patrice's sniper rifle fires several times, presumably by accident. However, moments earlier, when Patrice assassinates his target in the neighboring building, the rifle is shown to be bolt-action. A bolt-action rifle can't be fired more than once without manually loading the next round.
When Silva is about to slide down the escalator, Bond runs past the same blonde woman twice between shots.
Star Trek Into Darkness - 9 mistakes
When Admiral Marcus' ship appears in front of the Enterprise after coming out of warp, a set of panels begins to close over the main deflector dish. In the next shot, when looking out of the Enterprise's viewscreen, the deflector dish is fully visible again.
There is no way Scotty could have reached the Jupiter base (let alone enter it undetected) without anyone challenging his approach.
Taken 2 - 10 mistakes
When Brian and Kim are on the ferry in Istanbul, he is wearing a scarf. This scarf varies between being rumpled in some shots and smooth in others, depending on the camera angle.
During the end car chase when Brian's daughter is driving the taxi, she keeps crashing into things, yet in the shots of the taxi after there is not damage whatsoever.
Texas Chainsaw 3D - 1 mistake
This Is 40 - 2 mistakes
In the scene when Debbie has lunch with her father in the restaurant, he shows her pictures of his other children on his iPhone. However when he shows her the phone it is upside down with the charger port facing up. Soon after when Debbie's father goes to the bathroom the Iphone is still upside down, now facing Debbie. In the next shot the phone is reside up with the charger port opposite to her.
In one scene, the family is watching SpongeBob SquarePants. However, the first time the TV is shown, one episode is playing. The next time the TV is shown, a different episode is playing (with a time difference between the episodes that doesn't make sense). The episodes involved are "That's No Lady" and "No Weenies Allowed", but I don't remember which order they come in.