Best sci-fi movie continuity mistakes of 2017

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Thor: Ragnarok picture

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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Continuity mistake: Daniels' face gets splattered with blood, in a following shot there's slightly less blood, then when she uses the radio to call back the others, her face on the screen shows no blood at all. In the other shots after it's there again.

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Continuity mistake: In Peter's personal vlog of the airport battle from Civil War, he jumps in, grabs Cap's shield and immediately says "hey everyone." However, in Civil War he jumps in and grabs the shield without saying anything, Tony says "nice job, kid", there's a longer chat about the suit, and only later does Spider-Man say "hey everyone."

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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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Continuity mistake: When Bumblebee is driving through London there are suddenly a couple of shots from some American town, you can tell from the different street name sign styles. (01:28:35)

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Blade Runner 2049 picture Blade Runner 2049 mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Luv returns to the sinking car to retrieve Deckard, and K enters and grabs Luv by the neck, Deckard's hair is wet, but visibly smooth, however, in the next shot, his hair is suddenly ruffled. (02:24:10)

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Continuity mistake: Near the end when Jake realises he has to go into space to get to the section he needs to access to put the code in, there is about 2 minutes and 50 seconds left on the Geostorm clock. The next shot he has a space suit on and proceeds into space. The next time the clock is shown it says around 1:40. There's no way he went and found that suit, put it on by himself, and got where he needed to be in under 1 minute.


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Continuity mistake: Laureline is not wearing a safety harness when talking to Valerian, but it appears and disappears several times as the shot cuts back and forth to Valerian. Laureline then puts on the safety harness she was already wearing.

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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. (00:21:25)

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Continuity mistake: During the opening scene with Ego and Quill's mother, they run into the woods behind the Dairy Queen, and mom is wearing boots with fur trim. When they get to where the Ego's plant is in the ground, she is suddenly wearing sandals.


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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. (01:53:30 - 01:54:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Noah enters the first house, a man wearing a black boggan on his head turns to look at him. Close to him is an old woman sitting on a couch watching TV. In the this shot, her shadow on the wall is slightly elongated and thin. But it cuts to a different angle and you can tell they moved the lighting around for the shot as then her shadow is roughly the same shape and size as her and much dark and thicker. (00:03:20)

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Continuity mistake: He drinks from a water bottle and finishes it. The next cut it's got water left in it. (00:22:00)

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Continuity mistake: At the end, when Sam places the last few mini figurines on the hex riser display, note the house's chimney stack faces to the right, but when Sam picks up the display the chimney faces to the left. There are some other difference between these shots, such as the miniature tree under Dash's car goes from full green foliage to sparse, then back to full. (01:45:40)

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Continuity mistake: As Lin and the Woman in Black are fighting on the side of the fin shaped building and hanging off the side, the close ups show that they are in direct sunlight. But in the shot where Lin is tumbling after the Woman cuts the line he's holding, that side of the building is now in shadows with the sun shining from the other side. Then in the following close ups they are back in direct sunlight again. (00:54:40)

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