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Elysium

Elysium (2013)

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Directed by: Neill Blomkamp

Starring: Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley

Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Factual error: When the shuttles are approaching the station, their engines are firing from the rear, meaning they are in constant acceleration toward the station. When arriving at a station, you would need to slow down as you approach, meaning the engines should be firing forward (or the shuttle should reverse direction). This happens in all scenes where shuttles are approaching the station.

Factual error: When the Armadyne computer reboots, you can see the typical bootup screen which gives away certain information about the computer: In two consecutive shots of the screen, you can see that this computer has a BIOS, a GA-MA790XT-UD4P mainboard from Gigabyte, 4 gigabytes of RAM, and apparently works with IDE drives. The successor to the BIOS is called UEFI, the mainboard and 4 GB of RAM are only remotely up to date as of 2014, and IDE drives are already dying out in favor of SATA drives.

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Audio problem: Throughout the film, Jodie Foster's dialogue does not sync up with the movements of her mouth, indicating most if not all of her lines were re-dubbed after filming.

Phixius

Continuity mistake: When Matt Damon is talking to Freya's daughter before he leaves the house, there's a bit of spit on his lower lip which vanishes in some shots, only to reappear in the same place shortly afterwards.

Jon Sandys

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