Continuity mistake: Back at the KAOS Headquarters when Siegfried finishes with the phone call he turns around to speak to the big man. The violin jumps from under his right arm to him holding it in his left hand.
New this month Continuity mistake: When Agent 23 kidnaps Agent 99 at the end, he puts her in the car, he then gets in and drives away. He is wearing a suit jacket and tie but the next interior shot shows him without the jacket or tie, his shirt undone, and sleeves rolled up. Impossible to do at any time while driving, let alone in a car chase.
Continuity mistake: When Max and 99 are fighting Dalip on top of the bakery, Dalip punches a hole in the wall beside 99's head. When he body slams Max, the hole has disappeared.
Continuity mistake: In the plane's bathroom, Max shoots himself several times with the mini-crossbow: in the cheek, ear, etc. After landing on the ground, all traces of the dart punctures are gone.
Deliberate mistake: When Max and 99 are in the air, they can be seen talking to each other. This is not possible (as proven on MYTHBUSTERS) even if you were yelling at the top of your lungs. The wind would make any noise unrecognizable, yet we hear them talking to each other just fine.
Continuity mistake: The Chief flies in a fixed undercarriage Cessna aircraft. During some of the flying sequences, the aircraft is shown as a tail-dragger with retracted undercarriage.
Continuity mistake: In the sequence of the laser rays, Agent 99 comes out of the sewer with her shoes on. Never the less, when she begins to do her stunt to cross without touching the lasers, she has them off. Then when she has crossed, she has them on again, but we never actually see her take them off or carry them while she is crossing.
Factual error: When Max falls out of the trap door in the airplane, they show an overhead view of him falling, shot from the ceiling of the bathroom. You see his body falling briefly before they cut the camera angle. With the speed of a commercial airliner being in excess of 500 miles per hour his body would have left the camera's view within a split second of him hitting the outside wind currents.
Continuity mistake: When Agent 99 and Max are fighting the guards in Kristic's house, the hole Max and 99 used to get in disappears and reappears randomly.
Factual error: In the beginning of the film, Max is walking down the National Mall listening to his iPod. He walks toward the Smithsonian Building (the supposed location of CONTROL's headquarters). However, in the next shot, he is entering the National Museum of Natural History, which is on the other side of the Mall and is further down. Also, exhibitions of CONTROL's history are seen in the museum. The Museum of Natural History exhibits prehistoric and natural objects. The exhibition on CONTROL should actually belong in the Museum of American History.
Visible crew/equipment: When you are watching the Chief fly the plane and Max wants to get out, if you look on the ground you can see that the actual freeway/highway is blocked off by a police car with detour signs or cones on the bottom right side.
Continuity mistake: When the bomb in the piano is first armed, it has a simple LED display reading "ARMED." Later when the Ode to Joy starts, it has a complex graphical display counting down.
Continuity mistake: When Max is entering CONTROL through all of the doors and a paper gets caught in one, the paper is moved out of frame as a whole piece of paper. When the camera moves up, the paper is now ripped in half. Even though you hear a ripping noise afterwards, enough time has not passed for the paper to be ripped and it is one continuous shot.