New this month Continuity mistake: When Tony is creating his weapons, one shot shows the electric glove he is wearing to be designed for his left hand. Later on, when he is in the Mandarin's mansion, he attacks one of the guards with the electric glove, only now the glove is on his right hand.
New this month Continuity mistake: When Tony and Rhodey first get noticed as they search the oil platform, one of the Extremis soldiers starts shooting at them. They dodge the bullets and hide. Tony then says "You see that? Nailed it" and he is shown to be looking at Rhodey. Next shot, he's suddenly looking downwards.
New this month Continuity mistake: After Tony hangs up on Happy using Face-Time, the scene cuts to Pepper and Killian having a conversation. As Pepper says "As in, enhanced soldiers, private armies, and Tony is...", she is cut off by Killian. When Killian starts speaking, he shifts his head to the left and starts looking downwards. In the next shot, he is suddenly looking straight back up at Pepper.
New this month Continuity mistake: As Maya is showing Tony her research, in the shot where Tony says "Essentially, you're hacking into that of the genetic operating system...", Tony is shown to be looking at Maya. Then as he finishes off the sentence with "of a living organism" in the following shot, Tony is suddenly looking at the computer.
New this month Continuity mistake: When Tony tells Killian to go to the roof, he leaves the lift. In this shot, there is a strand of Killian's hair layed over his face and nose in a straight line. In the next shot as he says "I'll see you up there", the bottom of the strand is suddenly curved over to the left side of his face.
New this month Continuity mistake: In 1999, when everyone exits the lift, Tony and Killian stay inside the lift. As everyone leaves, Tony places his hand on the door frame. In the following close-ups of Tony and Killian, Tony's arm never shows any signs of moving his hand, but as he leaves the lift, his hand is no longer on the door frame.
Continuity mistake: After Tony gets the armor back at the Mandarin's hideout and meets up with Rhodes, they go by boat to the harbor. On the way Tony calls the Vice President - during this scene the VP's phone changes, note the camera on the back of the phone is visible, but in another shot right after, it is a completely flat back panel.
Continuity mistake: When Stark gets trapped by the water tank he is completely soaked. When he walks back to the car with the boy he is completely dry and his hair is restyled with not enough time for this to happen.
Factual error: When the Iron Patriot armor is shot at on Air Force One, the bullets ricochet and smash a window. The windows on Air Force One are bulletproof.
Continuity mistake: When the suit starts to arrive at the bad guy's house in bits, Tony Stark is walking down a long hallway. Scene cuts to outside and his facemask arrives, but the building he is in front of isn't big enough for the hallway we just saw.
Factual error: In the scene in Tennessee, when Tony is being chased by the glowing "homeland security" lady. He throws a jug of oil and lights it on fire with the red hot handcuffs that he takes off. Then he somehow manages to slip a set of dog tags in a microwave and turns it on. This is to create a spark to explode the gas line that he pulls from the wall, which somehow isn't ignited by the large grease fire in the same room.
Factual error: At the end Tony drives an Audi R-8 e-tron, which is an electric car, and while it has a sound system to produce an artificial engine noise, it doesn't sound like what is heard.
Continuity mistake: Before Tony sends a holiday greeting to the Mandarin his car is pointed one way when he gets in, then the car faces the other direction.
Continuity mistake: When Tony is giving his address to the Mandarin through the media the reporter in front of him has a cell phone which changes design between shots.