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The Expendables

Continuity mistake: In the scene When Gunner is leaving Barney's garage and says "Be Careful", he raises his right hand pointing back towards Barney but when the scene cuts to a shot looking into the garage from the outside, his left hand is raised and pointing back.


Continuity mistake: Paine punches Sandra and bruising appears immediately. However, when we see Sandra shortly after, she has no bruising at all.


Visible crew/equipment: In the car chase scene on Vilena, there is a point where Sandra's truck is headed from screen left to right, partially towards the camera. The windshield reflects the overcast sky interrupted by the reflection of a boom crane.


Revealing mistake: Towards the end of the movie, when Steve Austin is on fire during the fight, you can see it is a stunt man wearing a burn suit for a split second.

Continuity mistake: Barney's tattoo swaps from being a drawn tiger to a drawn woman.


Visible crew/equipment: When Jet Li and Sylvester Stallone are in the pick up truck just before the chase, the close up of them shows the reflection of the camera in the rear window. It is seen focusing and the lens rotating.

Continuity mistake: After the plane is docked Stallone and Statham enter the customs agency. Statham is wearing a Canon 5D MarkII camera on his neck with a small lens, he even shows it to the customs agent. After leaving the customs they walk across a square. The camera now has a big zoom lens attached to it. Statham is not wearing a lens bag. Where did he get that lense from? Also strange is that the lens is set in manual focus instead of automatic. Yet the picture stays focused even zooming in. This is not possible without looking at the screen. Plus the camera is turned off in the close up shot, with the image on the LCD composited in.


Other mistake: When Statham has a 5d mark2 Canon camera there were a couple of mistakes in the close ups. At 29:58 the camera is actually off. At 29:55 it shows him twisting clockwise and you see the lens extend then it shows the lcd screen all zoomed in. But the lens he is using is a standard telephoto its only 24mm-70mm and he zoomed out to 24mm which is really wide. Plus that particular lens extends when it is at its widest unlike most other lenses.


Revealing mistake: When the guards enter the room where Sandra is tied to the chair, she kicks her leg out to fight them off but when the chair is tipped over, we see her feet securely tied together.

Continuity mistake: At the very end, after saying goodbye to the girl, when Stallone enters the cockpit he has a bulletproof vest on, when cameras change he doesn't have it and in the next angle he does have it on again.

Continuity mistake: Christmas fires the flare from the left side of the plane. In the following shot, the flare appears to be coming from the right hand side of the plane.


Revealing mistake: When Christmas is filming the army, you can see the switch on the camera is at the "Off" position.


Continuity mistake: When Barney is driving his truck away from Gunner his windscreen gets shot to hell. In one shot however all the bullet holes disappear.


Continuity mistake: Barney climbs into the plane as it taking off, however he runs up to the cockpit as soon as he is in. Camera cuts to show the outside of the plane, and the door is now closed.


Other mistake: When Christmas starts the plane up when leaving the island the first time, he doesn't cut or loosen any of the mooring lines. However he takes off without a problem.


Continuity mistake: When we see Barney and the army both racing through the streets, there is a little boy who throws something at the army. In one shot he starts the throw with his left arm but finished it with his right arm.


Continuity mistake: When Barney is driving Sandra's truck there is a shot of it sliding through an open area. Camera cuts to Sandra saying "How can you leave?" If you look out the window they are now driving down a residential street.


Continuity mistake: When Christmas says "If we get out of here it'll be a miracle", he is sat properly. Camera cuts and he is leaning forward with his arm behind his back.


Continuity mistake: When Christmas and Barney get into the fight when the militia are trying to take Sandra, Christmas uses a throwing knife to kill several men, however in most of the shots, but not all, there is no blood on the knife whatsoever.


Continuity mistake: When Christmas asks Sandra if they are close, he is sat facing her in the tuck. Camera changes and he is now facing the front.


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