Best sci-fi movie mistakes of 2006

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Continuity mistake: When Magneto lands the Golden Gate Bridge on the island, as it hits land it is still very light. When the Brotherhood start to walk toward the island, it cuts to a wide shot of them still walking on the bridge, and it's suddenly dark.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Lois pulls up to the house where the blackout was traced to, she hears some music coming from the boat down at the dock. As the camera pans upwards over the car, as she steps out, the whole camera and a crew member are reflected in the side of the car.

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Factual error: In a few scenes at the hotel by Heathrow Airport, several British Airways aircraft are seen, all with the current paint scheme instead of 1995's.

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Audio problem: Just after the car crash, when the zombies are taking Starla, Bill and Kylie yell after her, but they call her Carla.

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Plot hole: Where did Cross get the blood on his hands? The gloves were clean of blood after he looked at the teeth and removed the gloves, so where did it come from?

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Continuity mistake: Nick goes out of his office and to Bristol's desk. Bristol starts standing up. Camera angle changes to Nick then back to Bristol. He starts standing up again.

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Revealing mistake: When the Bronco is underwater at the end of the movie, Claire's hands are tied to the steering wheel. Doug rips the steering wheel off. Anyone who has worked on cars knows you need a puller to get a steering wheel off. Also, the steering wheel is gone when Claire swims to the surface.

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New this month Suggested correction: When Claire rises to the surface, you can see the steering wheel at the bottom of the frame as it comes out of the water.

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Plot hole: Julia dies in the underwater escape trick tank because the axe couldn't get her out in time. However, if she was able to open the lid from inside the tank, get up, over, and down, then close the lid (all quickly, silently, and without assistance) when the trick goes properly, then there is no reason that the four men standing around could not have simply lifted the lid, either acting a key in the fake padlock to preserve the trick, or using a key if it's real. At this point she could have gotten her head above water and draped her hands over the side of the tank to stay up. That done, the crisis is over, and she must only wait to calm down enough to get herself down, or be assisted. Cutter built the tank, so he knew how strong the glass was. The only explanation for using the axe was to allow Julia's death, thus advancing the plot.

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Continuity mistake: At the end, during the fighting in the Cathedral, the last woman left is getting first cut by Steven Seagal at the right breast. A moment later, her cut is on her left side. The next moment it is on the right side again.

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Other mistake: When Joey Lawrence gets his hand cut off by the human, he wakes up to find his arm where his hand used to be wrapped in some kind of black cloth. It's obviously his hand that is wrapped up because the wrap sticks out too far to be only wrapping his wrist. Plus it is also bulky which gives away the hand underneath.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene on the roof after the power transfer, Hannah falls through the sky light and Matt yells down to her. You can tell the close-ups on Matt were re-shot because Matt's hair is longer and styled differently in between shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the end, all the pictures in the cousin's book are normal, but earlier Leroy tore Xs in each.

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Factual error: When Izzy urges Tom to watch through the telescope on the rooftop, he just looks and sees the nebula. From space observations done by myself, I know that the earth rotation is so fast that even for this amount of time, a manual correction must be done to center the view again.

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Pulse (2006)

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Other mistake: The same shot of two guys looking at a computer while sitting outside on the school campus is used in two different scenes.

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Rochelle McCarty

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Zoom (2006)

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Deliberate mistake: When Zoom is moving the documents from the desk to the floor for Marsha to pick up, she quite blatantly catches him two or three times, but continues on with her business.

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Plot hole: If the gasoline in fuel lines and tanks is reaching flash point and exploding, there should not be so many cars just sitting around. Surely all of those vehicles' tanks are not dry.

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Continuity mistake: After they ditch Burns in the woods, they plan to go through a small graveyard. As the captain starts briefing the squad we see him taking the cigar out of his mouth. When it cuts the cigar is back in his mouth.

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Mortug
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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Thor hits Hulk with his hammer, he swings it, but in the next shot it shows him with his arm extended as if he hit him with his fist.

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Continuity mistake: When Ernie lifts the bike, he picks it up by the top wheel. When he is shown carrying the bike a second later, he is holding it by the lower bar.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Dean Cain's character and the girl are chained together with the shackles. Dean leaps through the window and crashes to the floor. The girl then jumps through the window and neither of them is wearing shackles. There was no cut, and no indication they had a key.

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Jason Hoffman
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Factual error: When Liz and Abe's plane crashes, it sinks far too quickly to be realistic. Also, from the sheer amount of force the plane hit the water with, both should easily have died. Obviously done for dramatic effect, but still a mistake.

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Factual error: The guy who is invisible is ran down by a car while running after the cop and the scientist. He is shown getting up covered in blood. Everything about him is invisible which includes his blood. It shouldn't have been visible after the accident.

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Continuity mistake: When the guy who swears way too much is pointing a flamethrower at the two other characters in the garage, he's holding the flamethrower nozzle in his right hand. But when he goes to roll up his left sleeve to show them his arm, he uses his right hand, and it's a direct sequence cut (note the left hand is visible in the same shot and is not holding the flamethrower). After he rolls his sleeve up, he's holding the flamethrower nozzle in his right hand again.

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Continuity mistake: When the monster puts down Hanso after she tries to escape, you can see her footwear is completely dirty, but in the next shot where the monster's tail uncoils itself from her body, you can now see the pink and white of her footwear that you couldn't see before.

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Revealing mistake: The infant baby was computer animated in every scene in which the face appeared. Even the feet were obviously touched up by computer in the hallway scene. The lighting isn't quite right, the skin texture isn't quite right, and the child's face is just too animated.

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Other mistake: William B. Davis plays a US Air Force General. Unfortunately, the Wardrobe Dept took a CANADIAN Royal Air Force jacket and put US insignia on it. The noticeable difference is the epaulets, which don't reach all the way to the jacket collar. On US military uniforms, epaulets go all the way UNDER the collar.

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Continuity mistake: When Joe meets the President he is wearing orange crocs, but when the President grabs his head he is wearing black flip flops.

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Factual error: Throughout the film, most Japanese words are spelled in Katakana. In real-life Japanese, however, Katakana is exclusively used for foreign words adopted into Japanese language, like 'table', 'television' (mostly it is abbreviated to 'telebi') and 'racing car'. But in the film, even indiginous Japanese words such as 'samurai' are spelled in Katakana, not - as they should be - in Hiragana (the syllable system used for native words).

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