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Batman Begins

Corrected entry: When Batman is being chased by the police, an announcement is made on the police scanner "Subject moving west on I-17." Odd-numbered interstates run north-south in the US; even-numbered ones run east-west.

Correction: The numbering system you describe refers to the interstates predominant direction; however, many interstates curve and move different directions for long stretches. For example, I94 is an east-west highway (and is therefore given an even number), but part of it connects Chicago to Milwaukee. This stretch runs due north and south for about 75 miles. Sometimes police will describe the flow of traffic according to their actual direction instead of the name of the highway they're on. (This correction ignores the more obvious explanation: The Odd/Even system is not an absolute. In New Jersey, Route 3 runs east/west, as does southern New York's Rt.287 (which humorously connects directly to New Jersey's Rt.287 north/south- jwrosa).)

Corrected entry: Bruce Wayne's eyes as a young boy are brown. When he is older they are blue.

Correction: While that may seem odd, it is not uncommon for eye color to change [sometimes dramatically] as one ages. See http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/eye-color.htm.

Garlonuss

Corrected entry: During the board meeting at Wayne Enterprises, before Bruce shows up, as Earle says, "I think after twenty years we can allow ourselves to…", he's walking towards his chair. As the shot ends, he's about two meters away from the chair, but in the next shot where he continues "…stop thinking about what Thomas Wayne would have done", he's already reached the chair and sits down

Correction: He never sits down. This entry is just flat out wrong.

Corrected entry: When Bruce throws the gun into the sea, he's holding the gun in the first shot, but in the following wide shot, the hand that seemingly throws the weapon is empty, and Bruce is actually throwing nothing.

Correction: Happens too fast to discern one way or the other. Even with frame advance (a violation of the guidelines of the site), there are only three frames in which Bruce would still have gun in-hand. But even with the image paused, the hand is so blurred by motion, it's impossible to tell anything about it.

Corrected entry: When Bruce is talking to Rachel before the hearing, his face is seen from the side as he says, "How's your mum?" Neither his lips nor his jaws are moving at all.

Correction: His face is actually seen from over his shoulder, behind him -- meaning we don't see his lips at all in the shot. In any case, his jaw does move slightly during the line... it's just that his jaw movements are so slight when he speaks, it's hardly noticeable..

Corrected entry: When Batman drives off from Arkham Asylum, the Tumbler drives into and hits the police car twice, first in the quick close-up, and then again in the following wide shot of the street.

Correction: No. In the close-up, the tire hits the hood of the police car. Then a reaction shot of the cops inside. Finally the shot of the Tumbler *continuing* to climb the car (wheel up to the windshield and roof).

Corrected entry: When the Tumbler leaps toward the second rooftop, as the shot ends, the Tumbler is almost right on top of the first dormer. In the next shot of the Tumbler flying through the air, it is much farther away from the dormer, before it lands on the roof.

Correction: Like slo-motion or bullet-time, it's an editing choice of the action scene. First shot, Tumbler leaps and almost lands on the opposite roof. Second shot, closeup of Batman driving. Third shot, closer angle of the Tumbler finishing its leap. We are not meant to believe that the Tumbler is still falling during the intervening shot of Batman. It's all meant to convey different persectives of one concurrent action.

Corrected entry: During the chase involving the batmobile and the cop cars, Batman goes onto the highway, and in most shots we can see the tire marks of the batmobile from previous takes.

Correction: Only one shot has obvious tires marks visible on the road surface, and they are much narrower than the Tumbler's tires so that any other vehicle could have made them at any time.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: Scene - the monorail train crash; Batman escapes the monorail by throwing an explosive to the rear of the train; the explosion separates the first car from the rest of the train. As the locomotive pulls away from the rest of the cars Batman flies out the back. Seconds later when the train goes off the edge the locomotive is reconnected to the rest of the cars and there is no damage from the explosion. A previous corrector proposed that the trailing cars of the monorail still had forward momentum. True, but they were decelerating and could not possibly have caught up; Batman jammed the accelerator of the locomotive. The trailing cars could not have "caught up" while the locomotive was still accelerating and certainly could not have re-attached themselves after the explosion.

Correction: Incorrect. The fight between Batman and Al Ghul finishes in the second car of the train - we see them move through the connecting doorway during the fight. The front two cars are seperated from the remainder by the explosion - the brief external shot of the explosion clearly shows two cars ahead of the break point. The front two cars are all that you then see fall, move through the underground parking garage and eventually explode.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: When Batman is being chased by the cops in the Batmobile and the Batmobile crashes into the concrete wall, on the right side of your screen at the top you can see the cop car run into the wall. You can see that the wall is made out of a rubber substance.

Correction: No such scene exists. The Batmobile never hits a wall. It side-swipes a concrete column, and later bashes through a concrete bridge barrier, but in neither shot is a police car shown crashing near the top/right of the screen.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: When Bruce first meets Ducard, Ducard's left eye is blue and his right eye is brown. In other close up shots of Ducard, his eye colors have switched.

Correction: Both eyes are a deep blue as they belong to Liam Neeson. In some shots, one eye or the other is in shadow or otherwise poorly lit, as to make the blue less obvious. But no contacts were worn to fake two eye colors.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: At the very end of the film when Batman and Gordon discuss escalation, you can hear Batman say "Well, Sergeant?" but his lips aren't moving. It is a wide shot but you have to look close.

Correction: It's very easy to say "Well, Sergeant" without moving your lips at all, so it stands to reason that the subtle movements Batman does make can't be easily seen in a wide shot.

Phixius

Corrected entry: In their final scene together, Batman says to Ra's, "I won't kill you, but I don't have to save you." Actually, by Batman's own moral code, he does - letting someone (even a villain) die by his own negligence when he could've otherwise saved him is tantamount to premeditated murder. This philosophy is further reinforced when Batman chooses to save the Joker (who is arguably even more dangerous than Ra's) from falling to his death near the end of "The Dark Knight." This also defies Batman's moral code as established in the comics, where he routinely saves his arch enemies from certain death (even though simply letting them die would probably serve the greater good). The aforementioned Jean-Paul Valley situation from the comics is beside the point.

Correction: As has been said many times in correction, based entirely on specific site policy as outlined in the submission guidelines, differences between a film and whatever source material it's taken from are NOT considered to be valid mistakes. Batman's moral code in the comics does not apply to the films.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce and Alfred are driving the Rolls to the shareholder's meeting, the speedometer is obviously at zero and the tachometer is at idle, even though the car is supposed to be underway at about 40mph.

Correction: At no point during this scene are the speedometer and/or the tachometer visible.

Corrected entry: When he wakes up, Alfred gives Bruce a glass of vile-looking green liquid that he downs in three gulps. Look closely at the glass as he drinks - it's a movie prop glass with an inner wall used to make it look like a full glass when it's actually just empty space in the middle.

Correction: You can never see the middle of the glass, so it is impossible to tell that it is a "movie prop glass." Also, if it was a prop glass, none of the liquid inside could escape, it would just settle as he tilted it back to drink it. And yet it dissapears in time with his gulps. Finally, the practicality issue of actually having Christian Bale drink coloured water vs constructing a complex prop to simulate him drinking assures us that the liquid is actually being drunk. Hence, no mistake.

Corrected entry: Dr. Crane visits Falcone in prison and administers the drug to drive him insane. He then leaves and tells a prison official that Falcone must be moved to Arkham for further evaluation. Later that night, Batman fights Scarecrow/Dr. Crane and is poisoned; after Alfred rescues him he wakes up in Wayne Manor after "two days." Rachel comes to visit him, and as they are talking she receives a phone call. She becomes agitated and states that she has to leave, as Dr. Crane "had Falcone moved [to Arkham] on suicide watch." Why the urgency, if the move took place at least two days earlier?

Correction: The move may have taken place a day or so previously, but she's only just found out about it, hence her sudden urgency to confront Crane.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: The officer who has been promoted to Liuetenant at the end of the film was wearing silver bars on his uniform at the beginning of the movie, signifying the position of Liuetenant.

Correction: Without knowing just what the Gotham City police force uses for rank insignia there is no way of knowing whether this is a mistake or not. For example the US Navy uses a different insignia for than The Army or Marines.

papajim

Corrected entry: Why does Bruce instruct Rachel to give Gordon an antidote vial for mass production? That's Fox's job.

Correction: He didn't want her exposed. He gives her "TWO" vials, one is actually FOR Gordon to take if he becomes exposed (which he does) and the OTHER one is for him to give Fox for mass production. She was supposed to give it to Gordon, and then leave Gotham before the gas was released.

Jazetopher

Corrected entry: When a company goes public, the directors always ensure that only 49% of the shares are actually available to the public, so that the directors - having the other 51% - will always retain control of the firm. Given this, if Bruce Wayne sold his original stake in Wayne Enterprises, it would have been impossible for him to buy back enough shares on the public market to give him control of the company, no matter how much he had to spend - the required number of shares just wouldn't have been available.

Correction: Bruce is the heir to the company, and therefore he owns 49% of the stock. He sells "a majority" of them to corporations that turn out to still be affiliated with him, and the directors sell their shares to small companies, which are also affiliated with Bruce. As such, at the end, Bruce still retained his 49%, as well as more than enough of the other director's shares to make up more than 51% of the company.

Jazetopher

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie Batman is seen flying out of the train that separated in two. If you watch closely at the wide shot of him exiting the train, you can see that the part he flew out of is only the first section of the train with no other sections attached, but later when the train is falling off the rails into Wayne Tower it all of a sudden has three connecting sections.

Correction: Batman disconnected and exited the carriages behind the second section, not the first. Only the two front carriages crash and explode.

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Quotes

Alfred: Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.

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Mistakes

When Batman is chased by the cops while he is trying to save Rachel, he reaches the roof of a parking lot and stops. A cop orders him to switch off the engine of his vehicle and get out. Later when Batman is chased inside a tunnel, we see a cop asking on his radio what the Batmobile looks like. The Batmobile then zooms past him and he says "never mind". The only problem is that it's the same cop both times, so he knew full well what the Batmobile looks like when it stopped in front of him initially. Probably caused by the order of those sequences being switched in editing, but still a mistake.

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Trivia

Some people wanted the Batmobile to be computer generated, but director Christopher Nolan refused, so it was built from scratch. It can do 0-60 in 6 seconds.

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