Best drama movie mistakes of 2010
Other mistake: When Leo is laying his dead kids on the grass, the little girl keeps moving her eyes and breathing.
Factual error: On the cliff top before the battle on the beach, you are treated to a lovely if fleeting glimpse of 12th Century wind farm turbines.
Continuity mistake: When Eduardo finds the letter on the mantlepiece about them apparently stealing the idea for Facebook and asks Mark if they did or not, he places a bottle on the mantlepiece just before he finds the letter. This bottle rotates slightly between shots without him touching it after placing it down.
Plot hole: When Astrid gets on Toothless for the first time, Toothless takes off uncontrollably and tries to scare her. Hiccup seems to have no control over him at this time. How is that so if with the new tail fin, Toothless cannot fly without Hiccup's precise control of the tail fin? That whole sequence would have fallen apart. This mistake was even admitted to on the DVD Commentary.
Continuity mistake: On the inspector's boat Frank's wrists are handcuffed together with a railing between his arms to secure him in place. There is a very short chain between the cuffs, 4 to 5 inches at most. When he's pulled free by a rope from Elise's boat he starts 'climbing' the rope hand over hand. In one shot his hands are over a foot apart, he's obviously not wearing the handcuffs. When he gets onto Elise's boat his hands are cuffed once again, she shows him how to pick the locks to get the cuffs off.
Visible crew/equipment: Several times during the movie, when Jacob rides his motorcycle you can see the camera reflection in his helmet.
Continuity mistake: When the police car rolls out of the car wash, both passenger and driver's doors are open. When the shot changes to the deputy holding the rifle, the driver's door is closed. In the next shot both doors are open again.
Continuity mistake: When Will has come to apologize and talk to Ronnie after she has left the volleyball game practice, Ronnie's father opens the door to a sweaty suitor. The door is closed and when it is reopened just a brief moment later, Will is no longer sweaty.
Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth meets Lionel for the first time, her face netting disappears and reappears between shots.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where the train hits the horse trailer, it knocks its left side light out. However each scene after that showing the train it has its right side light broken.
Deliberate mistake: In the final dance Julien is wearing the samurai jacket, but when the camera changes angles and then focueses back he isn't wearing the jacket. This happens at least three times.
Factual error: When Tommy and Kathy go to visit the madame, that part of the movie is set in 1994, but we see two cars that don't fit in that year: a gray 1997-2004 Volkswagen Passat that drives past, and a gray 1996-1999 Citroen Saxo parked a few meters away from madame's house.
Other mistake: During the heist of the armoured car, The Losers detonate the explosive device on one of the black SUV's and it then blows up and rises up vertically. The problem with this is the explosive device was attached to the side of the SUV, and it really should have blown it sideways and up, not just vertical.
Continuity mistake: In the first shot of the dead man hanging form the tree, his head appears to be about 12" from the tree limb. After Mattie climbs up to cut him down, his head is several feet from the tree limb.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Doug and his brother are talking outside the cemetery, the zipper on Doug's jacket goes from being almost completely zipped to about halfway zipped without him touching it.
Continuity mistake: When Ally comes home and fights with her father after getting drunk and staying out all night, the strap of her white top is hanging down at her shoulder, but as the shot changes it moves up on her shoulder without Ally moving it. This changes constantly throughout the scene.
Factual error: When Ethan is driving through Texas while Peter is sleeping; the camera shows a Texas Highway traffic marker that reads: "Dallas 36 Miles." In the same camera shot, we see mountainous terrain in the background; followed by additional camera shots that show more mountainous terrain as they travel on the highway before crashing off the overpass. The problem is that there is no mountainous terrain 36 miles outside of Dallas, Texas; it's pretty much flatland.
Factual error: In the scene where Ewan McGregor drives to Belmont MA to visit Paul Emmett, he checks the mailbox to see who mail is addressed to. It shows the name Paul Emmett, address, Belmont MA 02324, which is the wrong zip code; it is the zipcode for Bridgewater MA, and Belmont MA should be 02478.
Continuity mistake: In the scene when Balthazar and Dave are in Chinatown looking for the Grimhold, Balthazar enters a building to talk to its current owner and encounters Horvath. As Horvath is telling Balthazar that he has released the Chinese sorcerer Sun-lok from the Grimhold, we see him standing behind Balthazar, preparing to attack him with hundreds of accupuncture needles. We see all of the needles float up and out of a doll-like figure on a table as well as some other places. Immediately after the attack, Balthazar runs across the room to the window and the doll is visible with all of the needles back in place.