Best movie character mistakes of 2021

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The Virtuoso picture

Character mistake: One of the Virtuoso's rules is "no distractions", but he stops along the road on his way to the next mission and asks The Girl if she'd like a ride. (00:28:34)


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Character mistake: Diana categorizes without a doubt Aquaman as "a mixed blood" Atlantean because Bruce tells her that he could breathe air. However Steppenwolf interrogated one of the guards from Atlantis on the ground, and he could breathe just fine.

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Tom Clancy's Without Remorse picture

Character mistake: The Captain of the team breaches a door and engages the sniper with her rifle, however it's dry and her weapon just clicks twice. Being a highly trained soldier she should have known her weapon is dry. She's using a IWI Tavor, which has a bolt hold-open mechanism after the last round is depleted from the magazine just like an AR-15 or a Glock handgun. Even if she had 10 rounds in the magazine she should have done a tactical reload since she's entering a new room with unknown hostiles. (01:14:00)

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Suggested correction: I didn't realise till after the engagement she said her gun jammed, hence why it clicked. She didn't enter the room with a dry gun. I didn't realise till the next seen and I had already submitted the mistake. My bad.

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Cruella picture

Character mistake: Whenever Catherine visits the Baroness with young Estella, before she gets murdered, she asks the Baroness for money so that her and Estella could start a new life. Since Estella is being spoken about, the Baroness is aware of her at this point. However, later on in the movie, the Baroness questions John, "What did you think I meant when I said take care of the problem?!" Implying she thought Estella had already been killed when she was a baby.

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Character mistake: The Gardener threw a knife that impaled an intruder's gut, essentially rendering the intruder incapacitated. At this point, the intruder was no longer a threat and did not pose imminent danger, therefore the Gardener was NOT justified in shooting the intruder in the forehead and killing him. The Gardener could be charged with some degree of murder, such as voluntary manslaughter (provoked and loss of self-control or inability to control emotions). (01:15:20 - 01:15:55)


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Breaking News in Yuba County picture

Character mistake: After banker Karl was reported missing from his home, the police detective did not even think to locate his car - which he could have merely driven away in (meaning he was not kidnapped).


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Copshop picture

Character mistake: Valerie approached a group of wedding attendees fighting outside the venue, saying, "Break it up" a few times. When that didn't work, she fired two "warning shots" into the air. The second shot was aimed more toward the brick porch/overhang. In general, warning shots are not permitted and it is illegal to discharge a weapon in a public place, except in the line of duty when faced with imminent threat of serious bodily injury or death. There was no justification to discharge her firearm. (00:05:20)


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The Gateway picture

Character mistake: Detective King (?) told Mikey, "You're on probation. You got no rights." King knew Mikey had been in prison, so should have said, "You're on parole" (not probation). Although a layperson might use probation and parole interchangeably, an employee in the criminal justice system (such as a detective) should know the differences between the terms and use the right one. A parolee is given an early, conditional release from prison and has fewer "rights" than a probationer. (00:47:10)


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House of Gucci picture

Character mistake: Aldo tells Rodolfo to reconcile with his son, saying "Sunday is my birthday." Aldo Gucci was born on May 26th, which was not a Sunday in 1980 nor 1981, which is when the scene would take place. (00:31:30)

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Outside the Wire picture Outside the Wire mistake picture

Character mistake: The woman with the AK-47 doesn't have the covers on the red dot optic open. In other words, she can't see her target.

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The Lost Daughter picture

Character mistake: When Bianca's mother leaves the room Bianca says "I'll give you three more seconds to come back" and counts on her finger but she counts backwards starting with one finger, then two then three shown as she says "three, two one." She should have shown three fingers, then two and then one. (00:34:35)

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Character mistake: During the opening fight Jackie lands a punch on her opponent just after the round ends. The referee should've warned her about this as it's illegal in MMA to do this, and he didn't.


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Fear of Rain picture

Character mistake: When searching the database for the missing girl, they find her and it says missing since 7 January 2021. When Caleb read it, he says "missing since February..."

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Zeros and Ones picture

Character mistake: Immediately after kissing (through masks) and having close contact with JJ, Valeria removed her protective mask and went to check on her sick/crying child. Valeria was clicking her tongue, kissing her child on the face/head and putting her hands around the child's ears/hair. Valeria did not take appropriate preventive measures for contracting and/or spreading COVID-19. (00:18:40 - 00:19:29)


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The Suicide Squad picture

Character mistake: David Dastmalchian is the Polka-Dot Man, hyphenated in the comics, and in the end credits of the movie. Then again, when Waller threatens to kill everyone off, the name of the character appears in print as Polka Dot Man, no hyphen. (01:49:40)

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Deadlock picture

Character mistake: Seargent Fulbright and his three member team stormed the front and back doors with weapons drawn and said, "Hey!" followed by "Get down!" seven times, "Get the f - down!" twice, and "Put your f-ing hands in the air!" twice BUT never identified themselves as police officers as required. They arrived in a fake company van, were not wearing police uniforms (just plain jackets with "POLICE" across the back) and had badges on neck chains that were not highly visible and looked more like toys. (00:02:45)


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