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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene with Darth Vader and Oscar the Grouch, watch Darth Vader's eyes. You can see the light screens and crew reflected in his eyes in every shot.


Continuity mistake: While Custer is guessing the Indian woman's name the monkey behind her appears and disappears.


Continuity mistake: When Kahmunrah first appears on Archie Bunker's chair, the propeller beanie cap hanging on the side of the chair disappears in the close-up.

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Other mistake: When Larry first enters the main storage room, he has to go by the guard Booth. A voice says "ID" then acknowledges that it's "Brundon, later dude". When it shows Larry from behind it shows a clear shot of the inside of the entire security room. It is completely empty. Did a ghost ask for the ID?

Other mistake: In the fight scene between Larry and Kahmunrah, Larry throws the tablet to Amelia Earhart and she opens the gate, but she didn't say the magic words to open it or even worse she doesn't know those words as Kahmunrah.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Larry and Amelia escape into the VJ Day photograph, Larry is seen speaking to a sailor in dress blues. Throughout the exchange the rating badge on the sailor's arm changes from crossed keys, the insignia for storekeeper to lightning bolts, the insignia for radioman several times.


Audio problem: When Larry sees the bust of Theodore Roosevelt in the Smithsonian, he calls out "Teddy!" But if you listen carefully after that he says "Robin!" probably referring to Robin Williams who plays Teddy.

Factual error: When Larry and Amelia's plane takes off, the cables it is held onto easily rip off from the canvas. For security measures, a real cable would be made of steel, therefore ripping the structure instead of just snapping like a string.


Revealing mistake: When Amelia and Larry are flying, his hair doesn't move a single inch.


Continuity mistake: When Larry's chauffeur takes him to the museum, the car passes way after a blue lamppost, but in the close-up it parks right next to it.


Continuity mistake: When the cowboy and the Roman are standing on the crate, from behind you can see that the Roman's cape is long and covers part of the edge of the crate, but from the front is shorter and doesn't even touch the wood.


Continuity mistake: In the opening sequence Sacajawea is placed in a crate of tan, straw-like packing material. When Larry visits the museum a few hours later, Sacajawea emerges from a crate full of white packing "peanuts" (styrofoam pellets).

Plot hole: Property is destroyed, museum windows are crashed through, a giant octopus splashes about in the National Mall's reflecting pool, and even the statue of Honest Abe at the Lincoln Memorial comes alive. With all this occurring, not a single D.C. resident seems to notice and nary a single police officer turns up to investigate the goings-on.

Factual error: Larry and Amelia Earhart both fly the Wright Flyer using a stick control. It was actually controlled using a mechanism attached to the pilot's hips whereby he could turn the aircraft by shifting his body from side to side.

Factual error: On the shoulder of the Tuskegee Airmen, their 'American Flag' patch is seen having 50 stars. At the time of WWII, the US flag only had 48, and 48 would have been the number they'd wear.

Continuity mistake: When Larry and Brundon are saying good-bye both times, their distances between each other keep changing great distances instantly.


Continuity mistake: Custer explains to the Indian girl and the primitives how to attack and there's a close-up of the monkey with his hand on his chin. A second later, a wider angle shows the hand resting on the side.


Continuity mistake: Roosevelt enters the scene and Larry greets him. The Indian woman's arms change from being crossed to down and next to the hips between shots.


Continuity mistake: During the glowing torch commercial, the actor opens a drawer with metal stuff in, but in the wide angle a wooden stick appears.


Continuity mistake: The way crates are placed differs enormously between the moment before and after the dinosaur throws Ben Stiller flying. Watch the crates on the back: First they are spread apart, perpendicular to the animal, but when Stiller lands they're parallel and close together to hide the safety crash mat in between.


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