Best sci-fi movie mistakes of 2013

The Wolverine picture

Continuity mistake: When Viper confronts Shingen, she removes her left glove twice.

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About Time picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Tim buys his lunch in a Pret A Manger, the assistant charges him £4.24. When he time travels back, she charges him £6.23. (01:40:05 - 01:41:55)

Sharknado pictureSharknado mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Fin stops near the school bus, the bus number changes from "278146" to "278245" during the rescue of the kids.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire picture

Other mistake: The old man executed in District 11 was shot in the head from behind. However, when Katniss looks out the window from above there are no blood stains on the floor, nor is there a gunshot wound to the head. (00:20:50 - 00:22:30)

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox pictureJustice League: The Flashpoint Paradox mistake picture

Continuity mistake: After Batman shoots Reverse Flash through the head, Flash rushes over to Batman and catches him before he falls over from his wounds. As Flash is lying him down slowly, there is no blood on Batman's face. It then cuts to a close up as Batman reaches up to pull off his mask and there is suddenly blood on his lips and chin. (01:12:20)

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 picture

Other mistake: Sam draws an orange vest for Lockwood using a dark crayon. (01:10:45)

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Her (2013)

Her picture

Continuity mistake: When Theodore goes to Amy for comfort in her apartment, there's someone (or something), walking at the front door, but then not again in the next shot. Keep your eyes top right, it's very visible. (01:26:50)

Paula Rose
Pacific Rim picture

Plot hole: The Kaiju's EMP fries all electrical circuits next to him, and affects the base as well. If that's true, how did the helicopters carrying Gypsy survive the blast without having their electronics fried? EMP pulses induce current in all electronics regardless of whether they're powered on or not. (01:18:00)

Marcus CaptainSlow Belicchi
World War Z picture

Other mistake: When Gerry and Segen are in the plane towards Cardiff, a zombie attacks a flight attendant and a whole section of the plane. Despite the fact that what's happening would be obvious to the passengers of that section, no one even tries to escape the attack by going to the back of the plane, in Gerry's section. Gerry and the passenger have the time to pile up luggage without anybody from the front section interfering. (01:16:40)

TheMailman2121
Escape from Planet Earth picture

Continuity mistake: Towards the beginning of the movie, Gerry's son spills hot coffee all over Gerry's shirt. He is wearing a white shirt/vest for his uniform. There is no stain or even wetness left behind.

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Iron Man 3 picture

Continuity mistake: After Tony gets the armor back at the Mandarin's hideout and meets up with Rhodes, they go by boat to the harbor. On the way Tony calls the Vice President - during this scene the VP's phone changes, note the camera on the back of the phone is visible, but in another shot right after, it is a completely flat back panel. (01:30:10)

Kaison Vourne
Elysium picture

Factual error: When the shuttles are approaching the station, their engines are firing from the rear, meaning they are in constant acceleration toward the station. When arriving at a station, you would need to slow down as you approach, meaning the engines should be firing forward (or the shuttle should reverse direction). This happens in all scenes where shuttles are approaching the station.

After Earth picture

Visible crew/equipment: Just after Kitai left the tail section of the ship, he is seen walking through some leaves from top down. The camera crane shadow is visible on the leaves. (01:19:20)

Enso
Star Trek Into Darkness picture

Factual error: At one point Khan threatens to target the Enterprise's life support systems which are located behind her "aft nacelle". The Enterprise doesn't have an aft nacelle; as the many exterior shots show, it has a port nacelle and a starboard nacelle. Khan a) is familiar enough with Starfleet ships to know this basic fact about the Enterprise, and b) can see its nacelles for himself on his own viewscreen while he's delivering this line. There is no "nacelle" housing the impulse engines. They are enclosed by the hull of the saucer section. (01:37:25)

Aerinah
The Purge picture

Continuity mistake: After Mary slams Grace's face into the table, the blood on her face keeps changing size and shape.

oddy knocky
Man of Steel picture

Continuity mistake: When the woman is trapped at the end and Perry is trying to save her, the same car is crushed twice by the force of the world engine.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation picture

Plot hole: Even if someone would make all nuclear powers launch their nuclear missiles and then destroy them you still wouldn't have a nuclear weapons free world as most of those nations have plenty of nuclear weapons in reserve. A lot would be even be armed and ready to go for a possible second strike. (01:24:10)

lionhead
Oblivion pictureOblivion mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Jack sets up the motorbike, he pivots the two bars forward and locks them to form the handlebars. A few shots later as Jack looks down at the sensor, you can see one solid handlebar, all the way across. (00:13:45 - 00:14:25)

Snowpiercer picture

Revealing mistake: When Tanya has just died, her face goes still and she stops breathing, but you can still see her pulse beating in her neck.

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Coherence picture

Continuity mistake: A few minutes after Lee puts a bandage on Hugh's forehead, it disappears completely in one shot (as does the cut it was covering), before reappearing a moment later, but in a different position.

DavidRTurner
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore picture

Audio problem: When Tony is telling Pepper about what happened to Rhodey, there is one shot of the side of Tony, slightly to a back angle where he is talking. His jaw does not move at all while speaking during that shot. (00:27:10)

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The Host picture

Continuity mistake: When Wanderer and Melanie first start to work together to escape, she walks out onto the balcony above a pool and places her hands on the railing, very close to one of the vertical dividers of the railing. The camera pans down to the pool then cuts back up to her. Suddenly, she is equal distance from the vertical dividers on her left and right, and the doors and windows she just walked through have disappeared behind her. (00:22:50)

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The Last Days on Mars picture

Factual error: They inject the infected Brunel with antibiotics to fight the bacteria, however there is no pulse and that means the antibiotic can never spread through the body, as there is no blood circulation.

lionhead
Under the Skin picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the opening close up shot of the eye, you can see a reflector screen reflected in it. (00:04:10)

Friso94
Stranded picture

Revealing mistake: When the doctor intercoms the colonel because he cannot get into the medical room for the pregnant woman having nightmares, the camera shows the bridge intercom, which is simply the back end of a desktop computer with a couple of knobs stuck on it.

DavidRTurner
Zombie Massacre picture

Visible crew/equipment: When the first car seen in the movie stops, the camera rig can be seen reflected in the hubcap.

Movie Nut
Riddick picture

Character mistake: In Pitch Black they established the system they crashed in (M-344/G) had 3 stars. Jack stated it when the 2nd sunrise started, and the solar system model also had 3 stars. In this film when Boss Johns starts asking about M-344/G he's told it is a backwater system with 2 suns and 1 habitable planet.

Scalorn
Atlantic Rim picture

Factual error: Admiral Hadley often barks orders ordering Army forces to act, not just Navy forces. He wouldn't have the authority.

DavidRTurner
The Returned picture

Revealing mistake: After Alex shoots the intruder in the head, killing him, a couple of shots later you can see his chest slightly expanding and contracting, showing that the actor was still breathing.

Knever
Rise of the Dinosaurs picture

Revealing mistake: Not bad digital effects for a combination "Predator" and "Jurassic Park" monster movie, except that the dinosaurs don't cast shadows about half the time.

Charles Austin Miller

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