Best sci-fi movie mistakes of 2017

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Character mistake: Gerard Butler uses a sentence that contains the word 'me'. He is corrected, being told that the word 'I' would have been correct. However, he was grammatically correct in his use of the word 'me'. The correction was in error.

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Continuity mistake: Daniels' face gets splattered with blood but when she uses the radio to call back the others, her face on the screen shows no blood. In the other shots after it's there again.

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Factual error: The ferry splits in half down the middle...enough so the water is flooding in dramatically as the split grows. There is no possible way that the two halves of the ferry could have remained afloat like that. It would have sunk immediately. Then, as Iron Man "welds" the two halves back together, the ferry is afloat at the same waterline as before the incident...certainly not feasible with all the water it took on.

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Kit Sullivan
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Suggested correction: Actually, it could be the same waterline, because all the cars are seen floating out. That way, a huge amount of weight would have been lost, but with the new addition of the water taken on, it would be about the same.

Friso94

The weight of the water displaced would be equal to the weight of the car while is floating so that would make absolutely no sense at all. The water that would fill the total area that would have been taken by the car would be far greater.

terry s

Center of gravity takes precedence. Sliced down the middle, the two halves of the ferry would have instantly toppled away into the water.

Charles Austin Miller

Well, not instantly. There's a lot of mass with a lot of inertia there. It would take some time for them to gain momentum.

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Continuity mistake: When Ryan Gosling is talking to Harrison Ford not long after meeting up, Harrison Ford is wearing a grey T-shirt which has sweat stains around the neck. The sweat stains frequently grow, shrink and change shape between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Karl Urban is defending the Asgardians, the dust covers on his rifles vary between being open and closed several times. M16 dust covers are sprung loaded - they open on the first shot and have to be manually closed afterwards.

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Life (2017)

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Factual error: After Dr. Derry's hand is crushed by Calvin, it dangles and flops every time it is seen so that the audience can see that the bones are severely broken. However, in zero-g, the hand would float rather than swing limply.

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Logan (2017)

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Continuity mistake: When Pierce first begins to interrogate Caliban in the safe house in Mexico, a large portion of Caliban's albino makeup is smudged below his nose, revealing the actor's natural skin in his first close-up of the scene; after switching to a close-up of Pierce, then back to Caliban, the smudge has been fixed.

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Other mistake: Opening battle: 2 horsemen are hit by fireball mortars and fall from their horses. Moments later, the same horsemen are hit by arrows and fall again. It's the same footage - reused.

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Continuity mistake: Near the end a crowd is watching the sunset and Paul and Ngoc are hugging. The shot changes and they are just side by side, then suddenly hug.

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Continuity mistake: When Mae and Ty meet, when Ty asks what does she think of this, Ty begins removing the lid from the bottle of wine he is holding, but in the next shot, the lid has suddenly been removed from the bottle, with his hand nowhere near it.

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Casual Person
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Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie when the guardians are getting ready to fight off an inter-dimensional being Rocket winks a couple of times at Starlord. Starlord then responds but is looking to his left at Rocket, whilst Rocket is on his right side. The scene is for no reason mirrored, proven by the big orange device behind him also switching from being on his left to on his right.

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lionhead
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Continuity mistake: When Jason slaps the bully in detention the distance between them changes from shot to shot.

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Stem (2017)

Factual error: No matter how sophisticated the STEM chip is, it would not enable Grey (Logan Marshall-Green) to go from a completely horizontal position to a completely vertical position in one fluid motion, without bending his knees, and he does this several times in the film.

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Factual error: When the astronaut is being questioned by a 3-star general, he keeps referring to the officer as "colonel", in fact the closed captioning does the same.

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