Best movie mistakes of 2013
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Character mistake: In the scene where Billy is called to the crime scene of Andrews' murder, Andrews' body is shown with a wound on his chest. Later in the movie though, Billy is questioning Todd Lancaster. Todd Lancaster says that he saw Andrews get shot in the head. (00:52:00 - 01:25:00)
Continuity mistake: As in most movies I've seen where size is a main factor, the animators did not pay much attention to scale. In the scene where the main character leads the leaf people to her father's house, she is jumping and lands on the thinnest pencils I've ever seen. They have the width of the pencil smaller than her foot. However later on, it is shown that a push pin is almost the size of her body.
Revealing mistake: In the scene where Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough are in the row boat, it starts to rain so they rush to shore. They huddle under a tree and you can see behind them that the rain is only falling right around them - only slightly further away on the lake there are no rain drops hitting the water.
Other mistake: One of the three girls swallows the wedding ring and later it's retrieved by pulling it out of her stomach, but earlier in the fight in the toilet when the boy's head came off, there were no pipes or tubes connecting the head to the stomach.
Factual error: This film takes place in the north eastern USA. During the beautiful scene with the large black bird soaring above, they added a close up of an Andean Condor. The Andean Condor only lives in South America; Peru, Argentina, Chile, etc.
Factual error: The door handles on the Challenger are the wrong handles for all makes of the Challenger in the 70s.
Factual error: In this relatively low-budget but extremely well-produced 2013 science fiction film, a 6-man crew travels from Earth to Europa (one of the moons of Jupiter) to search for traces of life in the vast oceans beneath Europa's icy surface. One of the astronauts dies in-transit, leaving 5 crewmembers to complete the mission. When the large "Europa One" interplanetary spacecraft arrives at its destination, all 5 surviving crewmembers descend in a small landing craft to the moon's surface, leaving the Europa One spacecraft in orbit, totally unmanned. This is an inconceivable factual blunder. The narration plainly states that this mission picked up where manned lunar missions of the 1970s left off; so, many of the same protocols are in place. Just so, no manned space mission would ever abandon the primary space vehicle in orbit, placing the mission at risk by sending the entire crew down together in a landing party. At least two astronauts should have remained aboard the orbiting Europa One just in case the landing mission went sideways (as it does in this film).Charles Austin Miller
Factual error: Towards the end of the movie, when the escaped convict gets captured, there is a new style California license plate on the rear of one of the police cars. This film takes place in New Hampshire in the 1980s.
Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film when Hannah goes to Elliot's house to make up with him, she parks her Volvo SUV directly in front of the door. In fact, the car is visible behind her when she enters the home. Then when she leaves after they argue, she has to walk pretty far up the street to her car, giving him time to catch her.bnemirow
Factual error: The bikes used in film are Enfield Classics, which were introduced in 2010 and not available in 1960 or 1947. The engines are visible in 2 scenes (when young Milka meets his sister for first time in Delhi and when Milka rides to see his old home when in Pakistan) and are AVL engines, not the cast iron engines in 1950s bikes.
Other mistake: Liesel goes to live with Papa and Mama in 1937, and starts attending school. About half way through the movie, 1942, Mama goes to school to tell her that Max was okay. Liesel is still sitting in the same chair and with the same teacher as in 1937, and the kids around her have not changed a bit.