Best movie mistakes of 2011

The Green Hornet picture

Continuity mistake: When Reid and Kato are fighting by the pool, the beach ball falls off the chair (beside the pool) when they land in the water, but is back up on the chair in a following shot.

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Super Grover
Limitless picture

Plot hole: If Bradley Cooper was able to "quintuple" his money every day in the market as he claims to have done, he would have been able to earn the $100k he borrowed from a loan shark within a few days, starting from $800. Alternatively, he is shown in one scene winning a pot in poker where he could presumably also make a large amount of "seed" money from gambling. There was no need to borrow such a small sum of money from a loan shark, making the entire sub-plot unnecessary.

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Blitz (2011)

Blitz picture

Continuity mistake: When Brant kills Barry at the end of the movie, Brant lowers his gun after shooting him, but in the next shot he is pointing his gun at Barry. Also, the scene shows Brant holding a semi-automatic style handgun before shooting Barry, then when the scene pulls out it shows him holding a revolver, then shows him holding the semi-auto again.

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Scream 4 picture

Revealing mistake: In the final shot of the film, Jill's head moves slightly when she's supposed to be dead.

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The Mechanic picture

Revealing mistake: While Bishop and Steve McKenna are practicing with various firearms, a slow-motion shot in the film of Steve shooting a .50 caliber rifle shows that, while the sequence depicts him firing "live" rounds, the extracted shell casing is from a "Blank" cartridge (evidenced by the crimped forward portion of the brass casing).

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Super 8 picture

Factual error: After the train crash, the teen characters discover cube-like items. One of them states it looks like a Rubik's Cube. The movie itself takes place in 1979, but the Rubik's Cube, although invented in 1974, was not licensed to sell in the USA until 1980. It was not even called a "Rubik's cube" until 1980 (prior to this, it was known as a "Magic Cube").

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spectrauru
Sucker Punch picture

Continuity mistake: Before killing the dragon, Baby Doll is holding her sword with her right hand. But when she jumps up and kills the dragon she is suddenly holding it with her left hand.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 picture

Plot hole: One of Snape's memories show Lily telling baby Harry to be safe, be strong. That had to have occurred before Voldemort killed Lily. Snape was not in the house until after Lily was killed and Voldemort was gone. Only Lily and Harry should have had that memory, but not Snape.

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X-Men: First Class picture

Continuity mistake: When Mystique is on the exercise table and Erik lifts the bar off her, her right leg changes from stretched out to bent from the different camera shots.

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Amberer
Transformers: Dark of the Moon picture

Other mistake: So let me get this straight: Optimus Prime has Energon Swords hidden in both of his arms, with which he can slice through an entire Decepticon in one chop, yet when he is hanging from a few wires, despite having one arm entirely free, he can't cut himself loose?

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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn picture

Plot hole: In Bagghar, Allan knocks out Haddock by hitting him on the head from behind. Later, Haddock tells Tintin it was Allan who knocked him out - how would he have seen him?

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LadyArcher
Wrong Turn 4 picture

Plot hole: No one wonders what happened to all the staff and patients at that sanatorium? No police ever came there and checked the place out after 30 years? And all the patient records, furniture, etc are still there?

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amycamille1975
Barbie: Princess Charm School picture

Continuity mistake: Delancy's clothing changes from the old school uniform to the new school uniform then back, when checking Blair Willow's room.

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Johnny English Reborn picture

Continuity mistake: When the car is cutting the hole through the garage you can see that it is cutting a straight line across with the laser. But when it comes out you can see that it is slightly curved.

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Drive (2011)

Drive picture

Other mistake: In the pre-credit scenes when the chopper spots the runaway car, Driver guns it (he clenches his jaw, fists and you hear the engine revving and gears changing) but he never catches up with the two cars only a few feet in front of him (which are proceeding at normal speed) for the whole length of the bridge.

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Take Me Home Tonight picture

Factual error: In one of the first major scenes where Matt Franklin and Tori Frederking are being introduced at the rental store - there is a shot where you can see the entrance of the store, and there is an electronic article surveillance detector on either side of the entrance to the store. This technology for use in a video rental store (for VHS tapes) did not exist in the 1980s.

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Thor (2011)

Thor picture

Other mistake: On one of the SHIELD monitors, "perimeter" is spelled "perimiter".

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Rio (2011)

Rio picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Tulio visits Linda in Minnesota, there are two blue pens or pencils on the table. When Tulio throws Blu, the two pens or pencils have disappeared.

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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol picture

Plot hole: When Ethan meets the Secretary in the car, he tells him that Hendricks was seen leaving the Kremlin with the nuclear launch device and deduces that he is Cobalt. The Secretary then gives Ethan the flash drive containing his mission, which Ethan reads on the train. Ethan then tells the rest of the team that - according to the mission - IMF believes that Hendricks is Cobalt and was seen leaving the Kremlin with the launch device - hence why he needs to buy the launch codes from Moreau. How could IMF have known about this information to put it on the drive, given that Ethan just told the Secretary in the car?

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Brad
Captain America: The First Avenger picture

Factual error: When the action moves to England after the failed award ceremony, the British Union Flag hanging from the wall is upside down. The broad white band should be at the top left (nearest the top of the flag pole).

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Source Code picture

Audio problem: This scene is repeated multiple times in the movie: usually when the main character enters the "source code" the scene begins by panning over a small pond showing a Canada goose taking flight. However the sound editor makes the mistake of dubbing in a recording of a hen mallard duck.

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 picture

Revealing mistake: When Bella calls Rosalie, you can briefly see the cell phone screen before she puts it to her ear. The lock screen is still visible, showing she didn't dial anything.

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Sammi
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides picture

Factual error: Barbossa addresses one of his officers as "lieutenant-commander". This rank was not introduced into the Royal Navy until 1914.

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Necrothesp
Rise of the Planet of the Apes picture
Rise of the Planet of the Apes mistake picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene on the Golden Gate Bridge when the apes are pushing the bus, the police shoot the bus numerous times, but when the camera goes off the bus and then shows the bus again (twice) the bullet holes are not there anymore.

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Moviegeek87
Puss in Boots picture

Continuity mistake: When Puss is telling his childhood story and he is in the orphanage, when Boy Blue spins Humpty, Humpty's hat is off, it comes back later in another shot.

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Bridesmaids picture

Continuity mistake: When Annie is sitting on the couch at her blind date's house, talking to his kid, her pearl-like necklace usually lays under her coat, but in some shots, they're over the coat or completely hidden.

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Bishop73
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules picture

Other mistake: When Greg is looking at the video of Rowley sitting on the foil ball, he notices it has only 4 views on YouTube. However, if you look closely, it has 24,963 comments - impossible if it's only been viewed 4 times.

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Paul (2011)

Paul picture

Continuity mistake: When the bird first hits the RV, a blood stain is visible on the windshield. But on the exterior shot of the RV as it stops, the blood has disappeared.

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Sayn
Fast Five picture

Continuity mistake: During the vault chase scene, the vault spins on two separate occasions, tangling the lines in the process. The first time, it is being dragged out of the police station and the second when it destroys half a bank. The lines could not have been untangled, because both times they guys were turning to the right and the vault spins in the same direction.

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I Am Number Four picture

Continuity mistake: When John sees his photos on Sarah's website, the lower row of photos shows him throwing a football. However, when Sarah took those photos earlier, she only took out her camera AFTER he threw the football, while John was already talking to Sam.

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