Corrected entry: Near the beginning of the movie, when Dr. Osborn is in the lab testing out the chemical thing and Dr. Stromm straps him into the chair, Dr. Osborn exclaims that the metal bars holding him into the chair are cold. In later shots, you can see that the bars aren't even touching his body.
Correction: The metal touched him when he was being locked in, before he'd properly settled into position.
Corrected entry: When Peter and his uncle are talking in the car, and the camera is on Peter, you can see lots of plants and bushes in the background. When he gets out of the car, there are no plants or bushes.
New this month Correction: The main library entrance is flanked by two marble lions and a plaza on its north and south sides. In the shots facing Peter in the car, the camera faces the south library plaza with its "plants/bushes" parallel to the car (note the kiosk topped by a pediment, one of two kiosks that used to be on the north and south plazas). Then, when Peter gets out of the car the plants/bushes haven't actually disappeared, it's just that the angle of the camera is now turned more northward toward the entrance, so we simply can't see the south plaza, though if the camera turned a bit to the left we would see it's still directly across the street from Peter. See street here.
Corrected entry: Aunt May obviously flinches and her voice falters a second before the Green Goblin crashes through the wall.
Correction: Aunt May flinches exactly when Goblin crashes through the wall. Her voice falters because she is about to cry over her husband's death.
Corrected entry: When Osbourne is getting ready to be tested he says something like "...when the vapor hits the blood stream." If you look, you can see his mouth isn't moving when he's saying this.
Correction: Yes he does. Since Norman's lips are partially obscured since he is removing his shirt it may look like he doesn't say the lines but he does.
Corrected entry: Towards the end, during the climatic fight between Spider-Man and Green Goblin, there is a part where Goblin is against a wall (this is just before he spears himself with his own hoverboard) and the floor at his feet is fairly intact, but when Peter jumps down the floor is a lot less intact (this is shown from a sideview displaying both Goblin and Spider-Man).
Correction: The building is old and has fallen apart over some time and the fight. some of the floor is intact while there are sections that are missing. you could see missing pieces whe the fight first arrives in the building.
Corrected entry: Nice pun before the fight in the burning building (German dub): Spidey's "It's you who's out, Gobbie. Out of your mind" is dubbed as "Du bist es der verloren hat, Koblöd. Und zwar Deinen Verstand." "Goblin" is correctly translated to "Kobold" in the subtitles of my edition (done by SDI media group) though.
Correction: This entry needs clarification. What exactly is the pun? You have indicated that the correct German translation for "Goblin" is "Kobold," but what is Koblöd supposed to mean?
Corrected entry: When Spider-man first gets his new suit you can see the world trade center in his eyes when the film came out in 2002.
Correction: The movie was filmed in 2001, and obviously is supposed to be set in 2001 (despite it being released in 2002). The original trailer for the film showed Spider-Man catching a felon's helicopter in a web that he strung between the twin towers.
Corrected entry: When Peter enters the wrestling arena and we see Bonesaw fly off the corner of the ring, the guy on the floor has his arm across his body/stomach. Yet, when Bonesaw flies through the air, you can see the guy on the floor move his arm ready for him to land on top of him.
Correction: Where's the mistake? Wrestlers actually do that.
Corrected entry: Why doesn't Mary Jane know that Spiderman is Peter Parker? He speaks to her on a number of occasions and even though he's in full costume, his voice is clear as a bell - he doesn't disguise it at all. She'd recognise it from a mile off.
Correction: The same way that no one realized Clark Kent was Superman with glasses. It's part of the suspension of disbelief involved with comics and comic book movies.
Corrected entry: Green Goblin never actually presses any of the buttons on his costume, so how does he operate the glider?
Correction: The glider had thrusters and he steers it with his legs. There are also many instances when the Green Goblin is off screen where he can be taking action to control the glider.
Corrected entry: The whole scene where Peter is testing his web powers by swinging across the road and hitting the billboard on the roof defies the laws of physics no matter how you try to explain it. Peter, the web line and the crane were a pendulum, so if the crane were behind or directly above the sign, Peter would not have lifted back up because he didn't pass under the pivot. If the crane were before the sign, he would up swing but would not have been able to slide down the sign immediately after impact because he would have swung backwards toward the pivot again meaning he'd need to wait until the back-swing reached zero and went in the other direction towards the sign; this would take several seconds.
Correction: Peter's weblines have considerable elasticity to them, giving the whole setup some decidedly un-pendulum-like properties. As such, the pendulum model cannot really be considered suitable for analysing this scene for possible errors.
Corrected entry: The newspaper advert Peter sees is for amateur wrestlers, yet the wrestling shown is in the squared circle of professional wrestling.
Correction: The event shown is a pro wrestling event - the ad is part of a PR campaign where amateurs get to challenge professionals in between scheduled pro matches.
Corrected entry: It may just be me but, when Peter suddenly stops wearing his glasses shouldn't his aunt and uncle have noticed? Mary Jane notices at school yet the people that have raised him never say anything.
Correction: Maybe they said something to Peter when the camera wasn't rolling. Peter is never shown using the bathroom, but I have to assume he did. He is never shown doing laundry, bathing, and many more routine and needed things. Do you really want to see any of that in a film?
Corrected entry: In the scene near the beginning when Peter does his little trick on the stairs when he's coming down for breakfast, we see Uncle Ben drinking tea/coffee, he looks in Peter's direction, and in the following shot he is looking in his direction again.
Correction: Uncle Ben is doing a double take because Peter surprised him just as he was taking a sip of hot coffee
Corrected entry: At the beginning in the museum scene, in one shot when the class moves on and Peter and MJ are left alone, Peter asks "Can I take your picture? I need one with a student in it." When he begins to take pictures, when the camera cuts to a view of MJ, she is smiling and looking in another direction, not at the camera. (If someone was taking your picture, you would be looking at the camera. MJ is not).
Correction: So? I have many times looked away from the camera when someone was taking my picture. If MJ and Peter feels that the picture is better (for instance, more natural than a stiff, posing heads-on shot), it is their choice.
Corrected entry: At the World Festival, when the Green Goblin punches Spider-Man into a pole, he says, "Impressive," yet you can see his mouth through the gauze of his mask and his lips don't move.
Correction: If you turn up the brightness on your TV, you can easily see that his lips do move, albeit a little bit.
Corrected entry: When Peter discovers he can climb walls, there is a shot which shows hairs on the tips of his fingers. For the rest of the movie he has a costume which includes gloves. How is he supposed to climb, now that his fingers are covered with a homemade costume?
Correction: That is exactly why they came up with the idea of the micro hairs. The spandex that he wears is thin enough that the hairs poke through and grip for him.
Corrected entry: In the shot where Spider-Man rescues Mary Jane from the balcony at the festival, one of his web strings is not hanging onto anything.
Correction: He only needs one string to hang on to in order to rescue her. If the other one missed, it's not a problem.