Best sci-fi movie mistakes of 2012

The Avengers picture

Visible crew/equipment: A reflector screen is visible on Hawkeye's sunglasses at the very end when Thor and a restrained Loki are returning, presumably, to Asgard.

02:06:10

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Men in Black III picture
Men in Black III mistake picture

Continuity mistake: As the hand creature busts the shackles off Boris' legs in Lunar Max, you can see the bottoms of his pants over his metal prison boots. There are only a few folds and wrinkles over his left foot, and the pants over right foot are hardly wrinkled at all, or affected as the creature climbs up his right leg. But only a couple of seconds later, we see another shot of Boris' feet as the creature breaks off the metal sleeve of his arm, and suddenly his pants legs are very wrinkled. Boris was standing perfectly still the entire time. Boris' legs are also suddenly closer together.

00:03:35

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The Hunger Games picture

Other mistake: The video stream displayed in the night sky showing which tributes have died after the first day does not add up correctly. They display in district order. We see the start, the girl from three (so the boy is still alive), and the boy from four with no breaks. Then they break away to show Katniss and the control room, after which they continuously show the boy and girl from seven, the boy from eight (so the girl is still alive), the girl from nine (so the boy is still alive), and then fade to the end. We know that Foxface, the girl from five, dies later in the movie. Even if we assume that during the portion not shown, the girl from four, the boy from five, and both tributes from six are dead, that's only a total of ten. Thirteen are supposed to be dead at that point in the movie.

01:16:20

P3ngu1n
Battleship picture

Other mistake: When Alex Hopper is being tasered and arrested for robbing the convenience store, you can see his shirt is almost clean on his back. But he fell on the bottles and sodas rack in the store, the shirt should have stains.

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Total Recall picture

Factual error: In the movie, when the elevator ("the fall") reaches the middle of the planet, everything turns weightless. In reality, everything should have turned weightless as soon as the elevator was dropped, given they're in freefall.

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Prometheus picture

Revealing mistake: Each crew member has a monitor on their spacesuits that they use whenever they are exploring the caves. Whenever the monitor is shown, each crew member's individual heartbeat is shown in the lower left corner of the monitor. But no matter which heartbeat is shown, every time a heartbeat on the monitors is shown, it is always the exact same heartbeat, despite the various changes in panic and stress throughout the movie.

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Looper picture

Continuity mistake: When Joseph Gordon-Levitt is shot by Emily Blunt with rock salt, he is hit in the right shoulder. In the next scene he is having his left shoulder treated.

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Resident Evil: Retribution picture

Continuity mistake: When Alice knocks over the giant Licker in the Rolls-Royce, the driver's side of the car remains completely undamaged. Unlikely, but for the rest of the chase there are four giant scratches across the rear of the car.

00:51:10 - 00:52:05

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Frankenweenie picture

Revealing mistake: When Sparky's tail pops off there is a hole where it popped off. But when the tail goes into the bucket the hole is gone.

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Dredd (2012)

Dredd picture

Continuity mistake: The right side of Anderson's face is alternatively in the dark or well-lit when she rings the bell to Kathy's flat.

00:37:20

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Lockout picture

Deliberate mistake: The bomb is placed on M.S. One and Snow and Emilie get in the space suits. A cut to the bomb shows 14 seconds. Then back to Snow and Emilie as they talk for a bit. About 14 to 15 seconds go by, and then it cuts back to the bomb, which now shows 10 seconds... It counts down to 8, and then cuts back to Snow and Emilie as they run and jump out of M.S. One. The shot lasts about 7 or 8 seconds, then cuts back to the bomb, which now shows 2 seconds. The timing between shots and syncing with the bomb is way off here.

01:20:20

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John Carter picture

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

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Chronicle picture

Revealing mistake: When the three characters are playing with legos and Matt is told to start playing music from his ipod, you can see that the sound is off and the ipod is paused when the music is apparently playing.

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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

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The Watch picture

Factual error: In the scene where Evan is talking to Sgt. Bressman in front of Costco, you can see that Bressman is wearing Maryland State Police lapel pins. This is incorrect because the movie is portrayed in Ohio.

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Cloud Atlas picture

Factual error: The Asian girl in the future was wearing her collar with termination charge for a very long time around her neck. When it was removed there was no mark, tan line, or indention or anything left behind, as if it had never been there. Yet all evidence points to years of endless wearing.

01:00:00

Quantom X
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.

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AngryBird
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Dodge and Penny enters Olivia's last known residence, Penny one of the door windows. She then gets access to the door lock on the inside and she opens the door. As Penny and Dodge enters, it is visible that the window is broken. This is shown both in the first and second shot. At the third shot it is easily noticeable that the same window behind them has been magically repaired, and is in a normal, unbroken condition. The fourth shot shows that the window is again broken.

01:03:45

TheTigon
American Warships picture

Factual error: The Iowa is sailing with a depleted crew, one that most likely has no experienced gunner's mates. The 16-inch turret requires a 79-man crew to operate it, and can fire a salvo every 30 seconds. Despite these handicaps, the minimal crew in the movie was firing salvos every few seconds.

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goofyfoot
Extraction picture

Continuity mistake: Tom walks into Anthony's memory. Anthony is sitting by the pool next to a table with two glasses of beer, which are 1/3rd empty. A few minutes later the memory is replayed, but this time both beer glasses are mostly full.

00:49:50 - 00:58:35

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