Best fantasy movie mistakes of 1985

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Plot hole: Isn't it rather strange that nobody outside the Howard family's small town expresses any interest in the confirmed discovery of a new human sub-species, the only one on the planet? Wouldn't it be more likely that their little backwater town would be inundated with every press and scientific organisation on earth, and that the Howard family would be the centre of the greatest publicity carnival of all time?

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Suggested correction: I don't see this as a plot hole but as the comedic core of the movie. I mean, one of the funniest bits in the film is when Mr. Howard rather nonchalantly "comes out" for a father-and-son chat about maturing as a werewolf. This is a gag throughout the film, with locals oddly accepting werewolves in the community. It's reminiscent of the surreal humor of "The Addams Family" and "The Munsters," in which actual monsters and ghoulish psychopaths somehow fit into society.

Charles Austin Miller

Just because it's a common comedic theme doesn't mean it isn't a plot hole. Once the werewolves had gone public that town would become a media circus, but not a single reporter shows up?

Was it a plot hole that The Addams Family and The Munsters seemingly went about their lives without attracting a media circus every single time they set foot in public? Sure, people looked at these families a bit oddly, but where were the throngs of reporters when Herman Munster (a literal seven-foot-tall Frankenstein monster) casually went to work every morning? His son, Eddie, was a real werewolf but attended public school. No fuss at all. That was the heart of the humor.

Charles Austin Miller

Every fiction movie takes place in its own universe. The fact that it looks very similar to our reality doesn't mean it's the same reality. Certain tendencies or attitudes can be different. It is not a mistake as long as the world presented by the movie is consistent and the movie does not self-contradict.

Suggested correction: Probably not, because this same case is most likely to have happened to other people before - as seen in Teen Wolf Too, there are plenty of other 'werewolf' people. So it is most likely that a case like Scott's has been exposed and reported before in other locations. Also, such a small town would probably want to prevent such a thing from happening, and everyone seems a certain bit frightened of Scott as a werewolf.

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Scott doesn't even know that he is a werewolf until it "hits him in the face." It is a very closely guarded secret until Scott goes public. That would bring every biologist, anthropologist, zoologist - name the scientific discipline - running, as well as every reporter on the planet. The posting is absolutely correct.

I agree with the original posting. The entire town is shocked about Scott and certainly not familiar with other cases of werewolves.

The_Iceman

I'm going to agree. Not only is everybody surprised at the discovery that Scott is a werewolf but, the same thing happens in Teen Wolf Too. Todd believes he's just an ordinary guy until he turns into a werewolf while dancing which again, surprises everybody.

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Continuity mistake: During the storm of Lisa's creation, when Wyatt shouts to hang up the phone, Gary leans over Wyatt's arm and places the handset back onto the phone base. However, after Gary shouts, "What's going on?" the handset is still on the modem.

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Visible crew/equipment: After just meeting Tik-Tok, Dorothy winds him up, and then he bows, and raises his hat. As he bows a crewmember can clearly be seen crouched behind him. (00:36:20)

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Revealing mistake: In one scene, when Jack is in the dungeon talking to the fairy, you can clearly see that the "fairy" is nothing more than a light on a thin piece of wire. The wire can be seen quite clearly for two shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Cornelia leaves some food and a can of soda out for Joe, the label says "Coke." In the next shot, when Joe goes to get the meal, the label on the can is "Coca-Cola."

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Continuity mistake: When the evil spell takes over the tree in the Forest of Feelings, Brave Heart Lion has his symbol on his belly in the shot as Swift Heart rabbit is coming to the rescue. They don't get their symbols until the end of the movie. (00:41:05)

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Revealing mistake: When Jesse is cleaning out his room, he puts a tape into his tape player, and presses a button down on the top of it. But halfway though the scene of him packing his things away, you can clearly see the button is no longer pressed down, yet the tape still plays. (00:18:10 - 00:19:00)

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Other mistake: Just after Isabeau falls from the abbey tower and turns into Ladyhawke, a soldier emerges onto the roof of the tower and questions Phillipe. An arrow is then fired (by Navarre) into the left-side of the soldier. However, he initially grabs at his right-side. After a couple of seconds he correctly grabs at his left-side, before falling off the tower. (01:00:26)

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Revealing mistake: When Lowry first arrives at Buttle's flat to return the cheque, he hears a cough and turns to see a man smoking a cigarette, half hidden by a column. When he blows a cloud of smoke it is easy to see that it comes from a tube next to his mouth. He isn't even exhaling at the time.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Sonja's sister is escaping from the temple she is shot with an arrow whilst on an aerial slide. Her body hangs limply and is met at the end of the slide by Kalidor. However, the limp body is a stunt *man* in drag.

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Continuity mistake: When Jennifer finds the small boy, she removes a sheet from a mirror. In the next shot the sheet is draped back over the mirror again and then gone again. (01:35:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Taran, Princess Elonwy and Fflewddur try to escape from the Horned King's castle, Taran opened the gate by removing the chains. The next shot the gate is closed and chained, the last shot the gate is open again, and the boat is pushed trough by Taran. (01:06:33)

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