Best fantasy movie mistakes of 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey picture
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey mistake picture

Continuity mistake: At the dinner scene at Bilbo's house, just before Bofur throws the egg at Bombur's mouth, Fili is seen sitting next to Bombur. Yet as Bombur catches the egg, Ori is now sitting where Fili was sitting.

Casual Person

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Brave (2012)

Brave picture

Plot hole: During the scene where Merida gives her speech on "breaking tradition", her mother, as a bear, moves silently behind the majority of the crowd, so they don't see her. Fair enough. However, Merida and her father's clan are all looking in the same general direction (towards the crowd) while she's speaking - how does no one from Merida's clan see a bear moving at the back of the room?

Byzantium picture

Plot hole: Ruthven is apparently bitter that he has been denied his chance of becoming an immortal vampire after Clara steals the map from him, which is why he attacks Eleanor. But why doesn't he just go to the island anyway? You don't need to be invited - Clara, Eleanor and Frank aren't. Having been there once, it seems highly unlikely he can't find it again - he's a naval captain, so navigation and observation are major professional skills for him. And it isn't hidden or magically protected - the local boatmen know where it is and are prepared to take people there, although they won't set foot on it themselves. He could quite easily have gone there without the map, entered the shrine and been turned into a vampire if that's what he wanted.

Necrothesp
Dark Shadows picture
Dark Shadows mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Angelique traps Barnabas in the coffin for the second time, there is a separate lid to the coffin. But by the time Barnabas is in the cemetery, hinges have suddenly appeared on it. (01:24:05 - 01:25:45)

Casual Person
The Lorax picture

Continuity mistake: When the Once-ler is drifting down the river in his bed, he puts his foot in the water, which makes the bed turn. When he puts his foot back onto the bed, it is dry and so is the bed sheet.

bobthedancingdonut
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 picture
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 mistake picture

Continuity mistake: At the end, when Bella is thrown into Edward, she is wearing shoes with a heel, but a few seconds later she is wearing regular boots. (01:32:50)

sunfox35
Underworld: Awakening picture

Revealing mistake: Right at the end of the fight between Selene and the Uber-Lycan in the vampire coven, the Uber-Lycan throws Selene into some wooden panels, knocking her unconscious. As she travels through the air you can tell that she is suspended by wires; she travels far too slowly towards the wooden panels for someone who was just thrown. (00:48:35)

THGhost
Snow White and the Huntsman picture

Continuity mistake: Snow White's feet move closer together when she is lying 'dead' as the huntsman mourns her.

ployp
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter picture

Continuity mistake: When Lincoln is hacking down the tree, he manages to chop a big part of it, but when he gives the final blow, before the tree sort of explodes, there is not a single scratch on it.

eructo666
The Odd Life Of Timothy Green picture

Continuity mistake: While Timothy is saying goodbye to his girlfriend, the girl's birthmark disappears in the shot.

John Carter picture

Continuity mistake: When John holds the match in the cave, the amount of match remaining varies between shots.

donroyco
Rise of the Guardians picture

Factual error: In the beginning where Tooth is sending her fairies to various regions, she sends a few to Moscow, stating that there are "22 incisors and 18 premolars" that need collecting. Premolars are not baby teeth; they are permanent adult teeth. (00:06:10)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island picture

Other mistake: When they find captain Nemo's journal the journal is completely intact and the pages are made of paper. But the journal is very old and the island sinks every 70 years so the journal should not have looked that good and the pages must be gone by now or at least not that readable. (00:47:30)

Lynnl
Mirror Mirror picture

Continuity mistake: In the first close-up shot when the Prince's aide is complaining about the salmon-pink clothes the Queen has given him to wear, his collar is buttoned closed. In the next close-up shot it is open with silver hook and eyes visible. In the third close-up shot it is buttoned closed again.

Upside Down picture

Continuity mistake: Eden's hand and arm positions change between shots during the final scene in the movie, when she is kissing Adam.

AngryBird
John Dies at the End picture

Factual error: When Dave shoots Justin 8 times, he empties the magazine of his semi-auto handgun, but he continues pulling the trigger, and the gun clicks several times. Semi-auto handguns do not "click" when they are empty, because it's impossible to pull the trigger. Also, the slide of Dave's handgun does not lock in the open position when the magazine is empty, as it should.

Charles Austin Miller

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