Best fantasy movie mistakes of 2009

The Twilight Saga: New Moon picture

Continuity mistake: During the paper cut scene, when Bella is thrown against the table, there are 5 vases of flowers and 3 sets of candles. After she hits the table she lands against one of the vases and knocks the 2nd one to the floor, but the next shot shows only one vase left upright.

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Aliens in the Attic picture

Continuity mistake: When the law enforcement officer arrives, there is a tight close up on the handle of his .38 revolver. When one of the aliens scans his body, an image of a .45 1911 appears instead.

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince picture

Continuity mistake: In the dormitory, when lovestruck Ron is going gaga over Romilda, he is wearing a brown sleeveless tee shirt and its tan trim has many holes. When Harry brings Ron to Slughorn, Ron is still wearing that tee shirt, but now some of the holes are gone and the rest of the holes have changed position.

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17 Again picture
17 Again mistake picture

Continuity mistake: After Mike and Ned fight with lightsabers, when they are in the kitchen Mike's wedding ring moves from his left hand to his right hand and back again, depending on the angle of the shot.

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Solomon Kane picture

Factual error: At the start of the movie you can see the Flag of Great Britain on Solomon's ship. The film is set in 1600 and the Union flag didn't exist until 1606.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine picture

Revealing mistake: When the old couple who give Wolverine clothes are first driving towards their house, there is an aerial shot of them driving over a bridge. This is supposed to be set in Canada (drive on the right) but it was filmed in New Zealand (drive on the left). They are driving on the right but the arrow on the road is on the left side.

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Imagine That picture

Visible crew/equipment: At the start of the scene where Evan is racing to the school to get to the choir, you see some buildings. If you look down when the angle is turning to the right, it focuses on some cranes, a camera, and a wire holding it up, and a crew member is visible in the reflection of a red window.

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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans picture

Continuity mistake: Near the start, after Lucian saves Sonja from the werewolves. Before Sonja throws Lucian the the sword, Viktor and his guards are walking around the corner next to the ladder. When she throws it they disappear, when Lucian catches it they reappear.

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Ursus Maritimus
Watchmen picture
Watchmen mistake picture

Revealing mistake: During the final confrontation in Veidt's lair, you see the actor Billy Crudup in his SFX suit reflected in Nite Owl's goggles, not the image of Dr. Manhattan.

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G-Force picture

Plot hole: Ben demonstrates for the FBI that he has not only invented gear that allows animals to speak English, but trained ordinary rodents to a level on par with Navy Seals. The FBI laughs at him and cuts his funding, a plot hammer so G-Force can escape and save the day. Are they kidding!?! Even if the info G-force brought back is wrong, Ben has created agents that can repeatedly infiltrate almost literally any place on Earth. No government agency would pass up such a huge intelligence gathering tool.

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Grumpy Scot
Coraline picture

Revealing mistake: In the shot right before Coraline finds the hidden door for the first time, she says "Alright Little Me, where are you hiding?" and drops her notebook and pen on the floor. When the notebook and pen are falling, you can see the wires that were used to suspend them while they were being animated. It's a common stop motion technique, but these days they usually try to paint the wires out afterward. It's a pretty severe dutch angle though, and they're only visible for a few frames, so it's easy to miss.

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The Lovely Bones picture

Continuity mistake: At Susie's locker, when Ray first approaches her, she is startled and closes her locker door almost completely, but not quite. In the next shot, the door is completely shut without her having touched it.

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Planet 51 picture

Revealing mistake: After Chuck steps on the toy duck, he looks up to see the alien family and their house behind them. However, there is no reflection of this on his visor, just an empty field and the trees beyond.

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Shorts (2009)

Shorts picture

Revealing mistake: When Helvetica is on the rocket bike, her hair doesn't move.

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The Invention of Lying picture

Visible crew/equipment: The crew is reflected on the motorcycle-cop helmet when Mark says "He is not drunk".

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9 (2009)

9 picture

Continuity mistake: When 9 created the "torch" from a light bulb, it needed to be turned to work. However, when 3 and 4 investigate the bulb one of them simply puts it in and it starts glowing without being screwed.

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The Princess and the Frog picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end, Dr. Facilier has Tiana pinned down with his staff. After Tiana uses her tongue to grab the talisman from Facilier's hand, the staff is no longer anywhere to be seen.

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Where the Wild Things Are picture

Continuity mistake: When Max is going to get K.W. just prior to the Dirt Clod War, his hood is down. When he returns to Carol and Douglas, (just prior to being hit with a dirt clod) his hood is up.

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Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus picture

Other mistake: In the scene with the plane that is attacked by the mega shark and subsequently crashes, the camera focuses on one character in particular- a man who states he is "getting married in a few days". It is assumed when the plane crashes that everyone on board dies, yet in the very next scene this man walks behind Deborah Gibson's character as an extra.

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Dorian Gray picture

Continuity mistake: 21 minutes and 30 seconds into the film, Dorian enters Cibyl's dressing room holding his hat and what seems to be the program to the performance (that he has just watched with Cibyl in it). A few seconds later, Dorian has only his hat. Seconds later, he has the piece of paper and his hat in his hand again. Dorian did not sit down anywhere or go near anything that he could have put the "program" down on to be picked up again a few seconds later.

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Mr. Nobody picture

Continuity mistake: When he has the car accident, the blood splat from hitting the bird goes from being an eight inch wide bright red smear of just "blood" that is low and centered directly in front of the driver to a four inch circle with chunks that is high and to the left.It is also totally missing while the car is viewed from above before hitting the water.

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Dragonball Evolution picture

Factual error: Despite the film building to a climax during a total solar eclipse, which requires a New Moon, the film constantly shows a Full Moon, which never changes phase over the weeks the film takes place.

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The Yeti
A Christmas Carol picture

Factual error: At the beginning Scrooge is seen signing Jacob Marley's death certificate in the year 1836. English Birth, Marriage & Death certificates didn't come into being until 1837.

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus picture

Other mistake: When Anton is swinging below the bridge to rescue Tony from his hanging, he bumps into him. At that moment, Heath Ledger opens his eyes, breaking character for a split second.

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Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, there is a large procession of fairies accompanying Tinker Bell, who is carrying the Fall Scepter. The wings of the second row of fairies disappear in one scene.

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The Land That Time Forgot picture

Continuity mistake: When Cole fills the water jug at the creek, it is only about a fourth full of water when he caps it and hands it to Captain Burroughs. A moment later as they are walking away, the jug is almost completely full of water.

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Julenatt i Blafjell picture

Plot hole: In the series we learn that these creatures take a lot longer than us humans to grow up and that they live a lot longer. They mention that the children are about 900 years old, so a grown-up would be more than 1000 (probably 2000). The series is set around our time (1990s/2000s) and Fjellrose and Erke are very old. Yet the film is set about 100 or 200 years ago, you can tell by the way the humans are dressed and the way their houses are built etc. So Fjellrose and Erke should still be grown up, but they are young children. If they are only 100 to 200 years younger, then they should be much older in the film or much younger in the series.

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