Best sci-fi movie mistakes of 1994
Deliberate mistake: After the trilithium missile hits the sun, it is shown going out in real time from Veridian III. As the planet is relatively earth-like, it is several light-minutes away from the sun. The filmmakers wanted it to be obvious that the missile was successful, so they ignored the speed of light.
Factual error: We're told they carbon dated the gold to determine its age. Problem is, the gold hasn't aged by the normal processs - as it's been brought forward in time it will appear to be extremely new. As such carbon dating wouldn't work. Also, carbon dating only works on things that were alive and absorbed carbon-14; gold, having never been alive, could not be dated this way.
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Continuity mistake: When Guile infiltrates the base, he has as his only weapons a pistol and a couple of knifes. But when he fights the Bison troopers in the control Center, he suddenly has a Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine gun. He does have the magazines when he enters the lab, but the submachine gun is fairly bulky and thus should be visible when he comes in.
Revealing mistake: As Mary, Sam, Jarvis and Andrew are speeding away from the TV station, one of the boys from the UFO crashes his bike head first into the car. This causes the boy to crash through the window. When he does this the window shatters like a plate glass window instead of the safety glass that is a standard to be used for vehicle windshields.
Revealing mistake: When they are stopped after curfew by the Mohawks, Hawk jumps at the window and orders them to give them 50 bucks to go on, and they accept credit cards. When saying this, you can see the dividing line between his real skin and the fake head cap that supports the actor's fake hair.
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Deliberate mistake: During the final battle, at one point Sean kicks Crane off a rope bridge. When this happens, if you look closely you can see the rope railing on the side of the bridge fall away right before Crane falls. It's supposed to look like Crane is falling through the ropes, but they drop just a split-second too early (he's not even touching them when they start to fall), so it was done on purpose and mistimed. (It was likely timed to drop away just a split-second before Crane fell so that the stunt-person wouldn't accidentally get tangled in the ropes as they fell).