Best sci-fi movie mistakes of 2005

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith picture

Continuity mistake: On Utapau, when Obi-Wan faces off with Grievous, Grievous sends 4 magna guards at Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan force-pulls something from the ceiling to crush the droids. But in the ensuing fight between Obi-Wan and Grievous afterward, the ceiling thing and crushed droids are gone.

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War of the Worlds picture

Continuity mistake: On the ferry, Rachel wears the purple/pink camouflage hoodie OVER her orange knit sweater with the colorful stripe sleeves, as usual. Now this is where things become strange. In the first shot as the trio come ashore, she is only wearing her orange sweater, she is not wearing the purple/pink hoodie – note the clear lack of fur hood. In the very next shot as they climb a bit more and then rest, Rachel is wearing the purple/pink hoodie – note the hood, but now it's on UNDER her orange sweater. In the underwater shots she is also wearing it under the orange sweater. (This odd mistake has absolutely nothing to do with the very long wool cloak that Rachel wears in the next scene.)

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The Island picture

Deliberate mistake: Gandu Three Echo, the clone who hits the screen showing the first lottery winner in the movie, complains that he has been around for 7 years and never won the lottery. However, McCord explains later in the movie that the last name tells how old the clones are. Lincoln Six Echo is 3 years old because he is in the Echo generation, and the Delta generation (Jordan Two Delta) is 4 years old. Going backwards, this would make Charlies 5 years old, Bravos 6 years old, and Alphas 7 years old. Gandu Three Echo should have really been Gandu Three Alpha.

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White Noise picture

Continuity mistake: When John is driving to work and he hears Anna on the radio, he swerves to avoid a car. From inside the car you can see that there are no cars in the rear window, yet when the shot changes to an outside shot, there are 3 cars.

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Sky High picture

Character mistake: In the scene where Steve and Josie prepare to leave to fight the giant robot at the beginning of the movie, Steve tells Will "Oh, Will, a reminder: a lot of the kids at Sky High will only have one super hero parent, not two." When he says "one super hero parent", he holds up two fingers. When he says "not two", he holds up only one finger.

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V for Vendetta picture

Continuity mistake: As V attacks all of Creedy's men with his knives, in one shot he cuts one man's neck, and blood sprays onto the man's face, but in the next shot as the man falls, his face is clean.

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Aeon Flux picture

Continuity mistake: Sithandra grabs a branch as she runs through the garden, which changes in appearance between shots.

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Chicken Little picture
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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Chicken Little lends the alien baby, Kirby, his handkerchief, after Kirby blows his nose, it sticks to Chicken Little's hand. Chicken Little then wipes the hanky off his hand on to the grass. In the very next shot, the hanky has disappeared, and never shows up again.

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Serenity picture

Continuity mistake: When the cast are at the Miranda colony and discover that everyone is dead, there is a rotating shot of River as she realises what happened. Prior to this there is a brief closeup shot of the rest of the cast as they turn to face her. Jayne turns to his right, but in the following rotating shot of River he has turned from his left.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy picture

Continuity mistake: When Arthur breaks the arm of the chair as his brain is being taken, the arm is strapped to his wrist. A second later the strap and broken arm are gone.

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Robots (2005)

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Continuity mistake: Following Rodney's step from the escalator on the red pedestal he is being scooped into one half of a wire-frame globe/ball. Two halves now (the other one has Fender in it) form an intact globe. A safety bar with a 'wooden' middle bit (like those on rollercoasters) suddenly appears. After their journey, when the ball splits back into two halves, the safety bar, which previously had mysteriously appeared, now has disappeared.

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The Cave picture

Continuity mistake: When Tyler is resuscitating Katherine he cuts and then rips her swim suit down to her belly button, but in the next shot when she is climbing up the cliff the cut is only up to her breast bone and has a zip on it.

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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children picture

Revealing mistake: When Kadaj kneels in front of Rufus Shinra, watch his sword. As he kneels, it goes through the floor.

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Zathura mistake picture

Continuity mistake: After Danny gets mad at Walter for catching the ball that his Dad threw for him, he throws his glove down on the floor and runs inside. In the next shot the glove is in a different location.

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Hamster

Plot hole: In the course of the story it's said that at the time the black hole went out of control, it had a mass of "half a mountaintop of granite." But in a flashback scene Dr. Krone is shown growing the mass of the hole by feeding it large numbers of lead bricks in the laboratory. It's a little hard to believe his lab could store, or even afford, enough lead bricks to equal that much mass.

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Fantastic Four picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where The Thing and Human Torch are arguing in the lobby you can see in one scene the door leading to the outside with people around it Then, when Invisible Woman comes, Human Torch heads out through a different door with nobody around.

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Stealth picture

Factual error: During the scene in which the plane flies directly toward the ground at a speed of 2070 knots to deliver the bomb, after dropping the bomb and pulling up to fly horizontally through the city streets, there is no damage or anything created from a sonic boom. At that level and speed, the sonic boom would have been tremendous on the ground, even if the plane was designed to minimize the shock wave.

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A Sound of Thunder picture

Continuity mistake: The name on Travis' helmet switches between 'Ryer' to 'Travis' several times throughout the movie.

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Doom (2005)

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Continuity mistake: There is blood on Samantha's gloved hand when she presses the keypad, but there is no blood on the keypad after she removes her hand.

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Alien Express picture

Factual error: Throughout the movie, as the train speeds through the starry night, the constellation Orion is recognizable (presumably rising) on the horizon. Oddly, Orion never rises any higher as the night progresses. Also, at the latitude of the southern U.S., the constellation would not rise (or set) vertically as shown but would be tipped at a considerable angle.

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Land of the Dead picture

Other mistake: When the zombies come out of the river and start marching, look closely. The first zombies to come out wear wet clothes, but the ones in the back are dry.

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Grigory the Wanderer
Supernova picture

Factual error: In the first scene at the Pentagon, the sergeant tells the other officer that all satellites are being put into geosynchronous orbit to "hide them behind the planet." But objects in geosynchronous orbit don't remain hidden behind the Earth relative to the sun; they orbit once a day, remaining over a particular longitude on earth. Therefore, they would be subjected to the magnetic storms every day, during daylight at that longitude.

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Locusts picture

Factual error: In order to be electrocuted you need to connect a high voltage to a low voltage. Touching a power line does not get you electrocuted unless you make contact with the ground. So electrocuting the locusts by making them fly against a powerline can not work because they are not 'grounded'.

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The Jacket picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Jack and Jackie are waiting in the car for Dr. Becker, Jack is looking in the side mirror. When Jack sees him he opens the door, a camera is visible in the side mirror.

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Left Behind III: World at War picture

Revealing mistake: When the president is thrown out of the window by Carpathia, it is obviously just a CG shot. Not only is the president obviously CG, but the glass from the window breaks into neat little triangles. Right.

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Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave picture

Continuity mistake: During the final rave scenes, just before the group enters the rave, Jenny is given a regular sized revolver. When she finally shoots Jeremy in the head, the revolver she takes from her pocket is much smaller than the one she was given.

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Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch picture

Continuity mistake: Stitch, toward the end of the movie, scratches Lilo on her face just before he runs away to try to leave the planet. Lilo goes on stage to do her song and the scratches to her face are now gone.

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